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  • Late blight was found on tomato plants in late May in Northern Kentucky. Since then, the disease has shown up on potato and tomato plants in Central Kentucky. A University of Kentucky plant pathologist said it’s critical for vegetable producers to scout their plants and take preventative measures to combat this disease.

  • Jakes event June 26

    The Salt River Strutters Chapter of the NWTF will be having a Jakes Day Event  Saturday June 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, located off  Dale Lane. 

    The event will include trap shooting, paintball guns, .22 rifle target shooting, archery and a nature trail.  There will also be prizes and lunch will be served. 

    Bring the kids and your lawn chairs for a day of fun. 

    For more information call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or (cell 210-1960).

  • June 13-19

    Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Church Rd., will be holding VBS for ages 3 through adult June 13-17 from 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. This year’s theme is “Saddle Ridge Ranch.”  Call 538-6902 for more information.

    Fisherville Baptist Church, located at 15001 Old Taylorsville Rd., will be holding VBS June 14-18 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Children from birth to middle school are invited to attend “Bible Heroes”. High-school aged youth are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, call 267-5605.

  • The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.  

  • Spencer County Elementary Chorus recently competed in the “Music in the Parks” festival at Kings Island.  They placed first in their division and received a rating of Excellent.  The members who attended were:

    3rd grade:  Ben Williams, Mary Broaddus, Spencer Ingram, Macy Bruner, Susan Benifiel, Chole O’Bannon, Mitti McMichael, Matti Drury, Haylee Cox, Nathan Chesser, Taylor Woods, Jordan Weed,

  • Three Spencer County teachers were among 169 educators from across Kentucky to receive Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University.

    Nichole M. Hutchens, of Spencer County Elementary School; Erin Kelsey Pavolko, of Spencer County Middle School; and Darryl Jason Matherly, of Spencer County High School were recognized during the 24th annual awards program.

    “Teaching is the profession that creates all others,” Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, said was printed on a wall in the School of Education building.

  • The other day I had a conversation with a person from the town I grew up in. She told me what a horrible time they were having in their church.

    In the last year, they had had two different preachers and was about to get their third one. I have to believe one of two things happened: the leaders of the church either lost their salvation or never had it to begin with.

  • The Waterford Homemakers Club meets the third Wednesday of the month. Some members, like Rena Baird and Kitty Miller, have been coming for over fifty years, while a few have joined within the last year. Each meeting is hosted by a club member who brings the meat and the drinks and provides a center piece that becomes the door prize. The host also decides whether the potluck will be breakfast or lunch.

  • If you have a garden like I do, most of our vegetables are growing pretty quickly right now, but so are the weeds.  Here’s some tips to help you combat the weed issue.

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn picked from their own carefully tended gardens.  But after some vigorous hoeing on a hot humid day, some may be asking themselves if it is all worth it. 

  • Monkey Bread was a favorite breakfast treat when Donna Bulf was growing up.

    “I’ve made it for my kids and grandkids. I got it from my mother,” she said.

    Her mother used homemade biscuit dough, but Bulf uses canned biscuits.

    “I don’t do that homemade stuff,” she said.

    Bulf makes monkey bread when she has company or when her grandkids are out of school. Her grandchildren live next door, so on Saturday mornings, she serves monkey bread on her back porch.

    “Everybody just grabs a piece,” said Bulf.

  • Lighthouse Taylorsville.com attracts attention

    The website ministry of Lighthouse Baptist Church is generating quite a stir online. Already this year, the site has experienced over 40,000 hits from 4,400 different visitors.  They keep coming back to read the articles (105+) and to listen to messages (85 with a new one added weekly).  Topics include: family, worldviews, the Bible, and government – just to name a few. 

  • Kay Greer inherited her recipe for Chocolate Gravy, that she calls an old mountain recipe.

    “It was handed down from my mother, and handed down to her from her mother. It was a treat because they didn’t always have chocolate.”

    Greer serves her chocolate gravy on Christmas morning. It’s a family tradition that has lasted over fifty years. She also brings the gravy to the Waterford Homemakers when they have a breakfast meeting.

  • Strawberry season is in full swing, and local strawberries are still available at the farmers market. The best way to prepare and serve strawberries is open for discussion. Local cooks are willing to share some of their favorite ways to serve strawberries.

    Debbie Hambrick didn’t know about the Taylorsville Farmers Market until a few weeks ago, but now she sells her strawberries there. She raises strawberries both for her family and to sell. Hambrick also grows other berries, fruits and vegetables which she expects to bring to market as the season continues.

  • The Kentucky State FFA Convention was held   June 8th- 10th.   The Spencer County FFA had  probably its most successful state convention ever.

    Kevin Herndon was elected as the 2010-11 State FFA Sentinel.

    In the Chapter rating contest, the chapter was the top chapter in all categories.

    The  chapter was state winner  in five team events.   

  • This cecropia moth was found by Audrey Hickerson when it was still in a cocoon at her grandmother’s house in Stamping Ground. The cecropia moth is the largest moth in North America and considered a rare sighting for anyone. Audrey’s preschool teacher, Mrs. Eye, allowed the moth to stay in her classroom until it came out of the chrysalis on May 20. Audrey took the moth back to her grandmother’s house later that week and released it.

    Above: Audrey and the cecropia moth the day she released it at her Mamaw’s in Stamping Ground.

     

  • ‘This know in the last days perilous times shall come.” -2 Timothy 3:1.

    As we look at our nation and around the world we have to say we are living in perilous times.

    Our President proposed to set up abortion clinics around the world, and the speaker of the house called it birth control. Now the President and Congress are working on repealing the ‘No ask, no tell” policy for homosexuals in our armed forces. It seems like every ungodly thing in the world is what we want to do.

  • Students from Spencer County Middle School and Taylorsville Elementary School recently released about 130 trout into Otter Creek after raising them for months in their classrooms as part of a Trout in the Classroom project.

  • Patrons of the Spencer County Library enjoyed a warm summer evening at the Shelburne’s Tunnel Hill Farm last Tuesday. 

    Patrons came together as part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Country Mart provided hot dogs to grill out and bottled water to keep everyone cool on the hike through the woods to the old railroad tunnel. 

  • Each of the Spencer County participants in the 2010 Louisville Area Communications Day brought home a blue ribbon and first place. The event was held April 24 at the Eminence Independent School in Henry County.

    Apryl Wood (seen far left) won in Junior Animal Science Demonstration for her demonstration called Tales of Cryptids.

    Lilli Hanik (seen at right) won in the Speech Category (11 Years Old - 1998) for Country Ham.

  • Over 600 members, parents, and guests attended the Spencer County FFA Banquet on May 18.  

    Winners of the top awards were:   Star Freshman Farmer, Sam Perry; Star Freshman Agribusinessman,  Brandon Cotton; and Star Freshman Placement, Tyler Fleig.

    Stars in the Sophomore class were:  Farmer,  Joseph Snider, Placement, Emily Hume; and Agribusinessman, Courtney Cox.

    Junior Stars were:  Farmer,  Matthew Jeffiers;   Agribusinessman, Justin Goodlett; and Placement, Cody Milburn.