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Today's Features

  • Infants and Children’s Yard Sale

    Little Mount Baptist Church will be having an infants and children’s only yard sale indoors May 21-23 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.. All items new or gently used. All proceeds to benefit non-profit organizations.

    Gospel Sing at Old Gospel Barn

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    Second Baptist Church

    Are you ready? Get ready to come and play during Mega Sports Camp Vacation Bible School at Second Baptist Church at 401 Jefferson St. in Taylorsville. The one day camp will be on Saturday, June 13, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can register on May 23 or June 6 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the church.

    Elk Creek Baptist Church

  • Today as I was walking the dog, I noticed these tiny, glittering tracks on the sidewalk. I guess the rain last night coaxed the worms out to cross the sidewalks and they left these glistening trails. Who would have thought that worms would leave such beautiful signs?

  • In Mark chapter 12, starting in verse 13, we read how once again the Pharisees and others are trying to trap Jesus with words. You think they would’ve learned by now. But they asked Jesus a very hot political question of the time. “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar?” The reason for this question is simple. The Jewish people hated this tax. It symbolized everything Rome stood for. In essence, they were paying taxes on a land God had given to them for free. On the other hand, since it was occupied by Rome, they had to pay taxes.

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    Workers from Waldridge Restoration have been applying a fresh coat of paint and making repairs to the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in downtown Taylorsville. One of the oldest buildings in Spencer County, a historical marker indicates it was constructed in 1838 and is currently one of the centerpieces of downtown.

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    Several businesses with Spencer County locations were included in the 2015 Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, compiled by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.

    Signature HealthCare was listed fourth among medium-sized companies. They operate the nursing home in Taylorsville, with over 150 employees.

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    On Wednesday, May 6, the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hosparus with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Hosparus is a fully accredited nonprofit hospice care organization that provides medical care, family counseling, pain management and more to anyone with a life-limiting illness, and their family, regardless of their ability to pay. Hosparus cares for patients in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, inpatient units or in hospitals in Spencer and surrounding counties.

  • The USDA Food and Nutrition Service joined Kentucky state agencies for agriculture and Market-LinkTM to host Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) merchant sign-up events in Louisville, Manchester and Morehead.

    American consumers are enjoying ever more opportunities to buy food directly from their local farmers, and state and federal agriculture departments are working together to increase SNAP recipients’ access to farmers’ fresh products.

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    In an agriculturally-diverse state like Kentucky, knowing everything there is to know about the Commonwealth’s farm production can be difficult — without a copy of the “Kentucky Agriculture Facts” booklet. The second edition of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s pocket-sized guide to state agriculture facts is available online with updated statistics.

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    Once again we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall.

    I planted about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.