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Today's Features

  • Western Kentucky is centered amid one of the largest cicada emergences in more than 100 years.

    Experts studying this season’s crop of the periodic winged insects say two massive broods, or hatchings, are occurring simultaneously in the Midwestern U.S.

    The Mississippian and Kansan broods are now in the short-lived emergent and mass chorus stages of their lives, according to Dr. John Cooley of the Periodical Cicada Mapping Project.

    In Murray and other parts of the region, it comes as a rather noisy coincidence.

  • What a difference three weeks can make.

    As April came to an end, Kentucky farmers were almost a month behind in planting corn, with only 7 percent planted, well behind the same time last year (29 percent) and far below the five-year average (45 percent).

    But according to the latest report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 85 percent of corn in the Commonwealth has been planted, exceeding last year at the same time and the five-year average, both at 73 percent.

  • In 2010 I wrote “we should use more crape myrtles in Kentuckiana, they are not just for warm, temperate climes; in fact, there are a great many that go unbothered by an average winter in our parts.” Well, famous last words, right? I guess the operative words are “average winter!”

    Crape myrtles are one of the last of the summer blooming shrubs to break dormancy in the spring. In fact, many fear that their crape myrtles are dead because they are so slow to leaf out. But this year it just might be the case.

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    The 2015 Louisville Area Communications Day was Saturday, May 9, at Cedar Grove Elementary School in Shepherdsville.

    I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job!

    Junior Home Environment Demonstration: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon – Lorelae Cox demonstrated How to Make Towel Friends.

    Junior Safety Demonstration: 2nd Place and Blue Ribbon – Christopher Drury demonstrated How to Safely Haul Equipment.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,

    What are the symptoms of a stroke? My 66-year-old aunt had a stroke a few months ago and neither she nor my uncle had a clue it was happening.

    Concerned Relative

    Dear Concerned,

  • Dear Savvy Senior,

    Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a few modifications to his house so he can live there as long as possible, but money is very tight.

    Inquiring Daughter

  • 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.