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Today's News

  • 39 attend FFA Leadership Training Center
  • ENGAGEMENT: Hopper, Burgin to wed in August

    Tachelle Banfield Hopper, mother of Augustus and McMillan Ludwick, announces her engagement to Tommy Burgin, father of PJ, Jessie and TT Burgin.
    Hopper is a 1987 graduate of Sullivan University with a degree in paralegal studies. Burgin is a 1995 graduate of Oldham County High School.
    The couple will marry in Louisville on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.  
    Invitations have been mailed.

  • Browning, Goodlett participate in Institute for Future Ag Leaders

    Spencer County High School students Darilyn Browning and Tyler Goodlett recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. Browning and Goodlett along with 44 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 23-27 at the University of Kentucky.
    An identical IFAL conference was also held June 16-20 at Murray State University for an additional 45 students.

  • FSA acreage reporting deadline extended

    The USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency has announced an extension of the FSA acreage reporting deadline. Farmers and landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended from July 15 to Aug. 2. Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance did not change and was July 15.

  • Kentucky Grazing School scheduled for August

    The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School will be Aug. 21-22 in Woodford County. Informational sessions will be held at the Woodford County Extension office, with hands-on activities taking place at the University of Kentucky’s C. Oran Little Research Center.
    Hosted by extension specialists from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the school begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. EDT both days. Presenters will offer valuable educational information for new and experienced grazing systems managers.

  • In the Garden: Chicken trouble continues at the Wiche farm

    It seems only fair to share an update to the story since so many of you have been kind enough to lament my troubles with predation on the laying hens and the pastured broilers.  If you missed the column from a few weeks back it basically chronicled some owl and fox attacks on our pastured poultry we raise for meat down in the nut grove and our egg-laying hens that range freely around the barn and house during the day.   

  • 4-H Camp Fun
  • Work scheduled for Hickory Ridge Road on Thursday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists that maintenance work will be taking place this week on Ky. 1416 (Hickory Ridge Road) in Spencer County.  KYTC crews will be repairing some base failures in the pavement.

  • Counselor's Corner: Are you available to people in need?

    Many years ago, a song was recorded which repeatedly stated, “we all need somebody to lean on.” You can be that “somebody” if you move out of your comfort zone and make yourself available.

  • Library announces host of summer events

    Spencer County Public Library invites the community to join its Adult Summer Reading Open House July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.
    Enjoy coffee and pastries while talking about  recent reading adventures.  Prizes for the Book Bingo will be awarded.  Stop in even if you did not enter the contest.
    Come out July 30 to see the inspiring artwork of Spencer County, 6:30 till 8 p.m. Area artists’ work will be displayed for the public enjoyment.