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Today's Features

  • Snow and bitter cold sent shivers across the nation in recent days, and experts are urging all dog and cat owners to protect their pets from the freezing temperatures.

     Pets can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia just as humans can, say veterinarians who treat dogs and cats all winter long for winter-related injuries.
     
    “If it feels cold to you, it’s probably cold to your indoor cat or dog,” said Dr. Will Fischbach, a senior clinician in emergency medicine.

  • Amassing a good set of gardening tools usually takes a while and the holiday season, with various traditions of gift giving, is a perfect time to help gardeners achieve that goal.  Good tools don’t come cheap, but if you buy right the first time the investment pays off in the life of the tool and the efficiency of the job.  The right tool often means less time spent on tackling the chore.  

  • The 2017 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 9 until 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

    Preconference activities on Jan. 8 will include tree fruit, small fruit and vegetable roundtable discussions as well as a plasticulture strawberry short course.

  • It is easy to forget that Christmas was not always what we have experienced all our lives.  The trees and toys, the TV specials and holiday movies, the shopping and Black Friday, it seems like they have been around forever.  The truth is that all of that is fairly new.

  • Christmas services at All Saints Catholic Church

    All Saints Catholic Church will have Mass on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. and again on Christmas Day at 9 a.m. The church is located at 410 Main Cross in Taylorsville.

  • This is the birth of Christ, as recorded in Luke 2:1-15 (NIV):

    In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to their own town to register).

  • December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the forties.  For us this is perfect winter weather to work in.  Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike.  The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact.  The playful frolicking is proof. The clear blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.

  • Mid-Week Advent services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church is having a mid-week advent service on Wednesdays starting at 7 p.m. with a soup supper prior to the service starting at 6 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road, Taylorsville.  If you have any questions, please contact the church at 477-6557.

  • There are flurries of snow in the air as I write this, and I know that will draw mixed reactions from people.  Some of us love the snow, and some hate it.  It seems we all have an opinion one way or the other.

  • Now that we are in December, everyone’s thoughts turn toward the holidays.  Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.