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Today's Features

  • One of the most anticipated rites of spring is dusting off the tiller and heading out to the vegetable garden for a little soil play. It is one of those things you can’t plan for, though. It becomes a waiting game because we can’t do it if the soil is too wet; we don’t want to do it if it is too cold and we only have the time to do it when the weekend rolls around.

  • When we mentioned that Dr. J. Floyd Furnish of Spencer County delivered quintuplets, our information was a bit skimpy.

    Since then, we’ve learned more of the unique delivery.

    It happened Feb. 11, 1914 in a small two-room house on Plum Creek near Waterford. It was the first delivery of quints in the United States.

    The parents were Gaither and Bertha Drury: Gaither was from Spencer County, but Bertha’s family originated from the eastern Kentucky mountains.

  • After record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures, most Spencer Countians welcome the transition into spring. Still, changeable weather is one of the harbingers of the season, and often it comes in the form of high winds and blustery conditions. Even though tornadoes can occur in any season, they are most common in spring, along with downbursts and windstorms.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    How does Medicare cover home health care? Because of my illness, my doctor suggested I get home health care, but I want to find out how it’s covered before I proceed.
    Need Some Help

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  • Knights of Columbus host dinner
    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville is hosting an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner on Sunday, February 15, from 12 until 2 p.m. and on the 3rd Sunday of every month, thereafter, at the same time. Dinners are held at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville.  Prices range from $9.00 for adult, $8.00 for seniors, $4.50 for children 4-12, and children 3 and under are free. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work.

  • by NED WAY
    When we see Jesus at the Last Supper with his disciples, we see him very much in control and very much the Son of God. Mark records this event in his book. In chapter 14, starting at verse 22, it seems he didn’t have many cares. He was glad to be with his disciples. Mark even states he sang a hymn with them. (vs.26)

  • My snow shovel is getting worn out. The snow seems gone for this year and my poor shovel is not far behind. I think we shoveled our driveway four or five times in the last month and my back and my shovel have paid the price.
    Thankfully, some years the storms pass us by, but the fact is that storms do come. We get snow about every year, maybe not 18 to 20 inches, but we can be pretty sure the snow will come, and sometimes a LOT will come. Right now the snow is melted, but I know before too long, I’ll need a new snow shovel.

  • What comes to your mind when you hear the word “sin?” How about words like disobedience, rebellion, failure, and guilt? Most people don’t like to think about their sin and what it does to themselves and others. I don’t like to think about sin, because it is ugly and it is painful. As a pastor, I wish I could tell you that I do not struggle with sin, but it would not be true. I am a repentant sinner that needs the forgiveness of Jesus. I need Jesus to fight against the temptations of my sinful nature and the temptation of the devil.

  • DEAR DR. ROACH: I am in my 60s. About 40 years ago, I had a case of shingles. Can shingles reoccur, or having once had it am I protected from having it again? I’ve been given conflicting information about whether I need to be vaccinated. -- M.F.

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I heard a report from a recent study that said a person who has shingles early in life is more likely to suffer a stroke. Would you please explain why? -- A.L.R.