.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Features

  • On Saturday, May 13, Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports hosted the 9th Annual Spencer County Invitational Shooting Sports Tournament at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club.  This year more than 420 youth, ranging from 9-18, competed in this event, representing 18 counties.

  •  

  •  

  •  

    Taylorsville Elementary School announced their students of the month for February. They are: Austin Coryell, Lucy Hinkle, Gavin Bowling, Michael Nethery, Yelismar Perez, John Hamon.

    Taylorsville Elementary School announced their students of the month for March. They are: Noah Goodlett, Jessie Sparrow, Jayden Cornett, Claire Ballard, Azriel Scally, Bryan Perez.

  •  

  •  

    Brandon Taylor graduated in May 2017 from Bellarmine University with a Bachelor’s  Degree in Exercise Science and Minor in Psychology. He has  been  accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at  Bellarmine Grad  School. Brandon was 1 of 72 students chosen from over 900 applicants for this  program. He is a graduate of SCHS and the son of Paul and Nancy Taylor.

  •  

  • I have patiently waited for some summer-like heat to arrive before planting my pepper and tomato plants.  Now that the forecast calls for warm spring nights, the coast is clear for summer vegetables!  Tomatoes love two things:  good drainage and heat.  If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past, consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.  

  •  

    The family of Hobert and Edith Judd invite friends to join them as they celebrate the couple’s 60th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, May 13 at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville. They request no gifts. RSVP Sherry Block at 502-773-4806.

  • The average age of farm operators in Kentucky is increasing, and over the next several years, many farm families will consider transitioning their farm to the next generation. The decision of when and how to begin the farm transition process can be difficult; often, farm families avoid the issue because it can be a difficult topic to discuss.

  •  

    Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville, pictured left, and Sheldon Burks, Park City, right, won grand champion bull at the Kentucky Angus Sweepstakes and accepted their award at the 2017 Kentucky Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet last month in Louisville.

  •  

    Five juniors from Spencer County High School were recently selected to participate in the 2017 Governor’s Scholars Program.

  •  

  •  

  • A mild winter can have its downsides. One is that more ticks probably survived than normal. The result is more hungry ticks out earlier than usual, according to Lee Townsend, extension entomologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    Typically, warm weather brings ticks out of hiding to find the blood meal they need to continue their life cycle. In the past two weeks, Townsend has received calls about ticks on both people and pets.

  •  

    The Spencer County Board of Education recognized five teachers from the district as Teachers of the Year for their respective schools.

  • Unusually warm temperatures have both backyard gardeners and farmers looking at crops early this year.

  • Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    KY 4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 13. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility while having a lot of fun and making new friends.

  • I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated.  These spring articles were about asparagus, and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows), fat is good.  The fat spears have always been tender from the garden, so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.