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  • The Spencer County FFA chapter, for the second year in the past four, was named the 2010 winner of the National FFA Model of Innovation winner for student development which is given to the top FFA chapter in the nation. The award was presented live on RFD-TV in Indianapolis on Thursday at the National FFA Convention. The local chapter had been named one of ten national finalists in August out of over 7500 FFA chapters nation wide.

    Justin Goodlett was named the National winner of the Equine Entrepreneur proficiency award and received $1000.

  • Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky gardens, but it can also be a messy time. The season brings piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds.

    The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment. Gardeners commonly rake up and bag leaves to be hauled away to yard waste dumps.

    This option, while tidy, uses a lot of energy, both yours and the energy to transport the leaves and mixed garden waste.

  • Ardia Herndon’s peanut butter and banana salad recipe has been a family favorite for generations on both sides of her family.

    “My husband’s aunt gave it to my grandmother probably seventy years ago. I’ve known it since I was a child,” said Herndon, who grew up in Wakefield but moved to Elk Creek when she married fifty-eight years ago. It was one of her husband’s favorites as a child. When he visited his aunt, he ate enough peanut butter banana salad to make himself sick.

  • Of all the things two burglars took from Judy Crowe’s Taylorsville home Oct. 16, the memories are what she will miss the most.

  • The Main Street Committee is in full swing making plans for the holiday season. Unbelievable, that Christmas is just around the corner.

    Beverly Bentley Ingram, is coordinating the very popular Christmas Home Tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Red Scooter. I will let you know when they are available.

  • They came from the east to challenge the elements and face the dangers of territory that would become the state of “Kentucky.”

    It was 230 years ago, in the spring of 1780, that a few brave families chose to settle near the upper waters of a creek named for explorer Tom Simpson.

    A stockade was constructed near Simpson Creek and was named for the leader of the group, William Kincheloe, and was called “Kincheloe Station.”

  • Husband and wife proprietors, Larry and Rita Dennison, have opened Millview Bed and Breakfast at 139 Elk Creek Road, less than a mile from downtown Taylorsville

    The bed and breakfast features a single 1,000-square-feet, 5-room suite, with a queen-size bed. Amenities include a fully-stocked service center and a choice of full or continental breakfast.

    The Dennisons live on-site at the fully restored 1897 Queen Anne Victorian home, which boasts 10-feet ceilings and original hardwood floors.

  • Spencer County Preschool student Dawson Barr works on making hand print art Tuesday in Lisa Ingram’s class. The AM and PM preschool classes made the hand prints in honor of grandparent’s day, which the preschool is celebrating today and Thursday.

  • Thread and Thimble is an informal sewing club formed as an off-shoot of the quilting clubs of the Spencer County Homemakers. It has evolved into a way for the members to share their knowledge and support one another with their friendship.

    “It started out as a few of us ladies wanted to expand our sewing abilities,” said club president Pat Douglas. “We’ve come a long way.”

  • Judy Bowman got her recipe for her apricot nectar cake from a coworker several years ago. Her office often has potluck luncheons and someone brought this cake.

    “No matter where you take it, everyone loves it because it’s so moist,” said Bowman. The vanilla pudding and apricot nectar added to the cake make it extra moist, and the nectar gives it a unique exotic flavor.

    Bowman brings this cake whenever she is going to a potluck or family gathering. She recently brought the cake to a potluck dinner meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild.

  • For the first time this Christmas, Spencer County will exclusively have a Toys for Tots program that benefits local children.

    Spencer County resident Bruce Kapfhammer of Toys for Tots Taylorsville is heading up the collection efforts in conjunction with the Spencer County Family Resource Center and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District.

    Toys for Tots is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and benefits the children of less fortunate families whose parents might not have the resources to purchase holiday gifts.

  • Revival at Minor Chapel AME Oct. 18

    The Minor Chapel AME at 425 Jefferson Street will host a two-night fall revival Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.

    Rev. Robert Marshall will be the guest speaker.The community is invited to attend.

    Kids’ Crusade at New Hope

    The New Hope Tabernacle at 722 Townhill Road is hosting a Kids’ Crusade Oct. 18-20 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

    The event will include Bible stores, puppet skits, music and more.

    All children are invited to attend.

  • In this age, children are more separated from the farm than ever. Last Friday, Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary school students had the opportunity to learn that corn, in fact, does not come from a can and milk does not originate from a plastic jug.

    The annual Spencer County chapter of the Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsored its annual Agricultural Field Day in conjunction with the community’s elementary schools.

  • Cartoonist Rob Black takes a look at the wonders of technology

  • Everyone who comes to a Bluegrass Basket Guild meeting leaves with a basket. Each meeting is actually a basket-making class. Beginners are welcome.

    “Even beginners can do it because they don’t need to have their own supplies,” said Madonna Cash, who taught a bushel basket class at September’s meeting. “Beginners might not be at the same level but everyone leaves with a nice basket.”

  • There were several champions in this year’s Spencer County Fair Youth Poultry Show. Thank you to Lynn Shelburne and the rest of the Shelburne family for putting on a great show again this year! The winners are listed as follows:

    Champion Large Fowl – Lee Jared Miles, Mt. Eden, KY – Barred Plymouth Rock

    Champion Bantam – Jacob Benningfield, Lebanon, KY – White Silkie

    Champion American Game – Justin Goodlett, Mt. Eden, KY – Brown Red Game

  • Pictured are the Spencer County Middle School September Grizzly Heroes: Amber Adcock, Tamara Humphrey, Paige Forberger, Hunter Brown, Josh McKinley, Bailey Bryant, Lauren Stevens, Daniel Cooper, Macy McGehee, Tyler Nichols, Jonathon Jones and Nathan Dillard.

  • Our current weather conditions demand that we rethink some of our fall chores. Fall lawn and tree fertilization should come later this year then normal because of the drought conditions. An application of high nitrogen now would only burn up what little green grass you may have and force trees to work more then they should under stressful conditions.