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    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.

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

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    A festive get-together for Easter

    Have you invited family or friends for brunch or dinner over the Easter weekend? This is the perfect opportunity to concoct some wonderful dishes, enjoy yourself and impress your guests. You can make sure the event is a roaring success by following these three suggestions.

    Invite spring into your home

  • The smell of fresh cut grass wafting through the neighborhood is one of the surest signs of spring. You should already be thinking about lawn care since it’s time to clip the grass for the first time. Your most important annual lawn duties begin with that first mowing.

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    Colton Todd, Ethan Thompson, Luke Jeffiers, Emily Truax, Valerie Pucko, and Lily Cook all participated in the 4-H Teen Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center March 16th -18th.  

    They all took full advantage of the leadership classes that were offered. Liz Walker is on State Teen Council, was a group leader, and directed leadership classes.

    The 4-H Teen Summit provides young people with essential leadership skills that can help them mature into successful, community minded adults.  

  • I am feeling optimistic about our springtime weather and am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: my gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine downstairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days. Those days are coming, but just are slow about the transition from indoors to out.  

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    Make your voice heard about animal cruelty!

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