Today's Features

  • Some years are worse than others. I remember years when it was like a siege of lady beetles, other years a few popped up here or there. Usually they sneak their way into our homes as a noticeable chill settles in. On sunny days, they cling to the screen door on the south side of where I write. A few weeks ago they showed up in droves. I need not worry about them as they sun themselves; but the ones that collect indoors, well your best bet is a vacuum cleaner.

  • First Baptist Family Fun Fest

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host the Family Fun Fest on Saturday, October 31 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The event will include games, candy and fun. All are invited to enjoy the festivities at the church, located on Main Street.

    Plum Creek Baptist Trunk or Treat

  • A large number of people read this newspaper, in Spencer County and beyond. But you are reading this column right now, you are not a crowd or a large number of people. You are an individual. That’s how God sees you - as an individual.


    Tucked away off a narrow country road in Clark County, in the middle of a farm, 27 acres of hemp grew all summer. Now, the plants will be harvested and processed.

    Kentucky, hailed as a leader by industrial hemp advocates, has grown the hemp. Now the state is working on growing the industry.

  • Fall Festival at Spencer Christian

    Spencer Christian Church will be hosting a Fall Festival this Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church, located at 5720 Taylorsville Road, in Elk Creek. There will be fun for the whole family, including a pig roast, live music and games, contests, a cake walk, hay rides and much more. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this free event.

    Tent Revival

  • A few years ago I had a chance to travel to Marble Colorado and visit the marble mines there. Now, when I think of marble, I think of the monuments in cemeteries, the decoration on courthouses, things like that. In fact, the marble from this area was used to build the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • The apple orchard has been picked clean. Some are stowed in the refrigerator, some are applesauce, some frozen and the rest are dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten).


    Congratulations to all of the Swine Exhibitors from Spencer County that participated in the 2015 Kentucky State Fair. In the Kentucky State Fair 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show Ashley Montgomery, Makala Hatzman, Madisyn Caudill, Courtney Jeffiers, Dalton Stallings, Kelly Herndon, Emily Herndon, Seth Goodlett, Dillon Stallings, Jenna Thompson, Noah Dunning, Casey Montgomery, Lee Tyler Owen, Ethan Thompson, Emily Truax, Desmond Stubbs, Noah Frank, Jillian Dunning, and Taylor Goodlett represented Spencer County 4-H and FFA well in the all of their classes.

  • Apples come in many colors, textures and flavors. You will be more satisfied with your culinary results when using recipes with apples if you are aware of, and knowledgable about, the varying characteristics of each type of apple.