Today's Features

  • The other night I looked up at the night sky and realized what an amazing thing was happening.  I don’t mean the stars.  Of course they are amazing, but that we can see them from light years away. Or consider the moon. On a clear night, we can see it’s mountains and craters with our naked eyes 250,000 miles away.  A quarter of a million miles!

  • Songwriter Regie Hamm at Grace Chapel

  • Elk Creek Baptist Church VBS

    Elk Creek Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School starting on June 11 and going through June 16. The theme will be “Operation Arctic” and will start each evening at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:35 p.m. The VBS is for children pre-K through sixth grade. Supper will be provided, along with plenty of laughs, smiles and giggles. For more information, visit the church’s website (where you can pre-register) at elkcreekbaptist.com or call 477-2730.

  • It is the vacation season.  Schools are out, and both parents and kids are ready for a break from the everyday routine.  Some of us look forward to a trip to the beach, some are ready for the mountains, some of us like nice hotel rooms, other are great with a tent, but most of us enjoy getting away from time to time.

  • Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around.  It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started.  The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • As Co-Chairs of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, we find it fitting to take a moment to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to our hunters and anglers. The critical contributions that these sportsmen and women make to our economy and professional fish and wildlife management in the Bluegrass State ensure that we will enjoy access to our hunting and angling traditions now and into the future.

  • There are some plants that demand good drainage:  taxus, coreopsis, gaillardia and penstemon, to name a few.  I have lost them all because they were poorly sited in the garden, but now that I know where water is slow to drain, I know where to plant those trees, shrubs and perennials that like wet environments.  There is an upside to poor drainage for some plants, just be sure that water is available when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver.

  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is cautioning area farmers to stay alert for possible scams targeting hay buyers and sellers.

    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has received several reports of fraudulent hay-buying activity in recent weeks,” Quarles said. “Farmers should take extra care to protect themselves from scam artists when buying or selling commodities such as hay or livestock, especially when contacted through email, social media, or text message.”

  • Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a 1955 speech given by Rev. Billy Graham following a tour of U.S. military installations in the U.S. and overseas.

  • Gospel Group to perform at Elk Creek Baptist

    Elk Creek Baptist Church welcomes the Southern Gospel group, The Joymakers, to the church on June 3 at 6 p.m. for an evening of music and celebration. A love offering will be received. The church is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road. For more information, contact the church at 477-2730.