The newest face at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office is a familiar one.
Emily Hume, a senior majoring in animal science at Murray State University, has joined the Extension staff as a summer intern.
Hume is a Spencer County native and spent much of her time as a youth in the county’s 4-H programs. This summer will mark her eighth year showing pigs, though it will be her first in the open divisions.
I don’t know Adam Butler from, well, Adam. But I’m familiar with the kind of guy he is. I met him for the first time Saturday as he stood out in the rain with young kids as they aimed their. 22 rifles at a target several yards away and fired during the 4-H Shooting Sports event at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club.
Spencer County had 15 athletes compete in the Regional Special Olympic Competition earlier this month. They joined other athletes from Area 4 at the University of Louisville Cardinal Park for the competition. All those who competed will be moving on to the State games in Richmond, Ky., on June 5 and 6.
Several members of the Spencer County Track team have advanced to the State Track meet this coming Friday following their standout performances last week in regional competition at North Oldham High School.
Brothers Kadin and Kynan Smith both finished in the top four in the 400 meter dash, with Kadin taking second place and Kynan 4th. Meanwhile, Tabitha Martin qualified in both the 300 hurdles and the 3200 meter run. She finished 2nd in the 300 meters at Regionals and 4th in the 3200 meter run.
Summer is almost here. We’ve already experienced some heat, just a taste of what’s to come. Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer when the temperatures rise. Farm animals feel it, too. You can recognize when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what you can do to increase their comfort.
Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. The heat index is a combination of air temperature and humidity, and is used to describe how it feels outside.
Spencer County’s Noah Williamson was one of 61 students, representing 37 counties from across Kentucky who were recognized during The Gatton Academy’s eighth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall last Saturday.
Gatton Academy Executive Director Dr. Julia Roberts expressed that the graduation ceremony was a celebration for the entire Commonwealth.
Spencer County resident Doug McCoy will be certified as a master environmental educator at a ceremony in Frankfort today.
A total of 20 environmental educators from across the Commonwealth will be recognized. All master environmental educators have completed the state’s rigorous Professional Environmental Educator Certification (PEEC) course and at least six subsequent years of continuing education. The course is offered by the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Applicants for the 2015 Kentucky quota elk hunt may now go online to see if they were drawn.
This year, 34,001 people from as far away as Hawaii submitted 70,348 applications for the hunt. Kentucky, which supports the biggest elk herd east of the Mississippi River, opened a season for elk in 2001.
It is strange but true — people often refer to shade as a problem. How many times have you heard of people desperately searching for that one magic thing they can do to get grass to grow underneath a pin oak? Why can’t we just accept the fact that it just isn’t possible and move on to better things?