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Today's Features

  • When it rained it poured in March, 1909 across the Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnegie Hero Fund.
    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck. They lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross Streets.

  • Did you know that the cranberry used to be called the “cranberry?” When the colonists first learned of this berry from their American Indian hosts in the New World they thought the blooms of the native shrub looked like the long neck and bill of the crane. Eventually, as language goes, it was shortened to cranberry.

  • A reading from Matt 25:23-30
    “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
    “Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

  • by Ned Way

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can Medicare help me quit smoking? I just turned 65, and would like to quit but need some help.
    Coughing Connie

    Dear Connie,
    Yes, Medicare actually covers up to eight face-to-face counseling sessions a year to help beneficiaries quit smoking. And, if you have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, certain smoking-cessation medications are covered too. Here are some other tips that can help you kick the habit.

  • by Ned Way

  • A Reading from 1 John 3:4-6: Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he (Jesus) appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him (Jesus) is no sin. No one who lives in him (Jesus) keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him (Jesus) or known him.

  • Entomology researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have received encouraging results in their fight to protect Kentucky ash trees from the emerald ash borer. EAB is an exotic wood-boring invader that kills ash trees.

  • Cooler temperatures, a touch of frost, and some freezing overnight temperatures, are all timely because it allows our plants to make the transition into dormancy. Our winter chill is a bit early but it is inevitable; and predictions call for another memorable one. So, for our plants the best scenario is to stay cool so they can do what they are supposed to do this time of year.