• Many Spencer County residents participated in the Kentucky State Fair this year by entering some of the many competitions available.

    Jean Johnson, president of the Patchworkers Quilt Guild, has been entering quilts in the Kentucky State Fair since she started quilting more than twenty-five years ago. A friend challenged her to enter quilts in the fair, so she did.

  • They used to be part of a family singing group called The Citadels.

    But today, they are simply “Blessed.”

    “Dianne chose that name because of the many blessings we’ve received throughout our lives,” says Ward Davis.

    The Woodland Hills Drive residents are back on the road again as a duet, after raising two daughters and ending their careers by retirement.

  • Thirteen members of the Spencer County FCCLA chapter recently attended the 2010 National Leadership Meeting this past July.  The conference was held in Chicago, Illinois and was designed with various leadership workshops and competitions to strengthen chapters and members from across the United States. 

  •  The big apartment house that stood on Main Street just east of Jefferson for many years was Mrs. Overstreet’s School.

    The building was called Thurman Apartments in more recent times, but after it was no longer used for a dwelling place and as deterioration took its toll, it was used by the fire department as a haunted house before its demise.

  • Melcany Ray learned how to make lumpia when she was seventeen and working in a restaurant in the Philippines. She made it every two days and learned the recipe by heart. They did not measure the ingredients, instead making the lumpia by feel.

    Lumpia is a traditional Filipino dish, similar to spring rolls. It is often served for birthday parties or weddings.

  • Concert of Prayer

    for area schools

     A Concert of Prayer for local schools has been scheduled for Sunday, August 22 at 3 p.m. in the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. Please contact Greg Taylor at 477-8942 or Carol Herndon at 477-0150 if your church would like to participate.

    Everyone is invited to attend.

     Breaking Free

    of addictions

  • Gardens are filled now with seasonal treats characteristic of the region like corn, tomatoes and zucchini. But if fresh produce lovers are looking for something sweet and a bit unusual this summer, local teenager Shane Greenwell can help.

    This summer, with the assistance of his father, Dwight Greenwell, Shane raised a unique hybrid variety of fruit known as canary melons on his family’s farm off Highway 44 East. When ripe, the melons are characterized by their bright yellow color, waxy skin and sweet but slightly tart flavor.

  • In our church, we have several little children that attend regularly. I tell you, these children have stolen my heart. They cause so many memories to wash over me of my own childhood.

    This one little girl, maybe 10 years old, had never been to church before. Another was four and he also had never stepped foot into a church.

  • Central Kentuckians are probably noticing brown spots and lots of weeds in their lawns. While the area has had above-average rainfall for the year, no significant rainfall has occurred in the past couple of weeks. Mix that with temperatures in the 90s, and that has put stress on grass.


    Green Tobacco – 5 plants per stick – Sarah Perry, Blue, 1st; Matt Recktenwald, Blue, 2nd; Sam Perry, Blue, 3rd; Austin Gibson, Blue, 4th

    Potted Tobacco Plant – Sarah Perry, Blue, 1st; Sam Perry, Blue, 2nd; Matt Recktenwald, Blue, 3rd; Austin Gibson, Blue, 4th.

    Clover or Clover Mix Hay – 20 lb – Matt Recktenwald, Blue, 1st; Austin Gibson, Blue, 2nd.

    Alfalfa Hay – 20 lbs – Sarah Perry, Blue, 1st; Sam Perry, Blue, 2nd; Matt Recktenwald, Blue, 3rd; Austin Gibson, Blue, 4th

  • Knights’ seafood buffet

    The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a seafood buffet Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, located on Main Cross in Taylorsville.

    Fish fry

    A fish fry dinner will be served at Grace Chapel Friday, August 27 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Grace Chapel is located at 60 Ray Drive in Taylorsville.

  • One existence that cannot be denied, a new sign has just been erected near the Kentucky State Fair and Expo Center and it has the city buzzing. Lifted high above the roadways near the Louisville airport a giant billboard reads: “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.”

  • The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was held July 17 with Warren Beeler, of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, judging.

    There were showmanship classes for all ages, including Novice. 

    In the Junior 4-H class, Courtney Jeffiers placed 1st, Ashley Montgomery placed 2nd, and Tatum Neal also participated. 

    Emily Hume placed 1st in the Junior FFA class, Danielle Montgomery placed 2nd, and Jane Webster took home the 3rd place honor. 

  • The book of Acts is the first gospel of the New Testament church. Today I am going to write many scriptures from the books of Acts on repentance. Most people know that without repentance there is no forgiveness of sin.

    Let’s look at the first sermon Peter preached. When they heard the Lord Jesus Christ preach, they asked Peter what they must do?

    “Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. “ Acts 2:38.

  • The time is ripe for Kentucky cantaloupes and watermelons.  Americans consume about 14 pounds of watermelon a year and about 11 pounds per year for cantaloupes, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. But how do you pick the best ones? 

  • Little Mt. Baptist fall festival

    Little Mount Baptist Church will be holding their annual fall festival Saturday, Sept. 11. Events will begin at 10 a.m. and include horse drawn wagon rides, music, food, yard sale, children’s activities and a live auction.

    Free booth space is available for yard sales and other organizations,’ however, there will be no concession food allowed at booths.

  • The Kentucky Gourd Society hosted teacher Bonnie Gibson on August 4 - 6. Gibson is a self-taught artist living in Arizona who is internationally know for gourd carving. The classes offered were:

    • Power Carving Class, a class for beginner and intermediate gourd carvers

    • River Bed Gourd, where students created recesses in the gourds and added pebbles for a river bed effect

    • Peacock Feather Gourd, where students inset a piece of glass on their gourds and designed a peacock feather around it

  • Chamber luncheon

    How do you turn ordinary products in to super brands?  What are the key components of branding and how can those relate to small businesses?    See what super brands do consistently to communicate their brand story to the public and win loyalty.

    Tomorrow’s Chamber luncheon features Allegra Print & Imaging and discusses what small businesses can learn from the world’s best brands.  The luncheon cost $10 for members, $13 for non-members and will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the chamber building in Taylorsville.

  • Jan Darnell of Elk Creek changed the recipe she found on the back of a cake mix to create her own version of apple spice cake. She found a spice cake mix that called for applesauce but decided that she wanted chunks of apples instead.

    When apples are in season, Darnell uses fresh sliced apples. She often freezes sliced apples in the fall so she can make pies year round and uses those frozen apples for the cake out of season.


    Lady’s Suit – Virginia Smith, Blue, 1st.

    Child’s Dress – Shirley Thomas    Blue, 1st; Autumn Wilson, Red, 2nd.

    Baby’s Dress – Shirley Thomas,    Blue, 1st.

    Lady’s Blouse – Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.

    Vest – Virginia Smith, Blue, 1st.

    Clothing Article, Other – Shirley Thomas, Blue, 1st; Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.

    Child’s Playwear – Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.