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Today's Features

  • The wettest April on record and historic flooding have kept the majority of Kentucky producers out of fields, delaying planting across the state and prompting producers to consider switching some areas from corn to soybeans.
    According to the Kentucky Weekly Crop and Weather report, 17 percent of the state’s corn crop was planted as of May 1. This is a great deal behind 2010, which had 82 percent of planting completed at this time, and less than the five-year average of 59 percent.

  • The heavy rains, high water and flooding that occurred across Kentucky early this month may cause concerns about the safety of drinking water and well water in affected communities.   
    Anytime a well is surrounded by flood waters or when heavy rains cause the water to become muddy or cloudy after a rain, the well should be disinfected.  Shock chlorination is the process used to sanitize private wells.  The product recommended for use is regular liquid household bleach which can be purchased in local grocery stores.  

  • The rules on amending the soil have changed over the years.  Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in newly developed subdivisions where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land.  This equipment not only removes the valuable topsoil, it also compacts subsoil and kills the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system.  The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many,   some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition.  

  • As we think about mothers this time of year, to some of us, it is a great, blessed day because we really love our mother. My mother went to heaven to be with the Lord. I think about her often. I will never forget when she was in the hospital with heart failure, she kept saying I want to go home, I want to go home.
    Roberta, my wife, said, “Mom, when you get well we will take you home.” She raised up her hand and said “Praise Jesus.” Really, she knew where her home was.

  • Have you ever thought about how amazing our lives are these days?  I know most of us think our lives are fairly ordinary, but are they really?  Let’s just think about our daily grind for a minute.

  • (–Based on the work of Byron Marshall of Minneapolis–)
    There is an unusual case of doctrinal interpretation regarding the marriage of a member of the Van Buren Church of Christ to her stepson.

  • During a recent SOS class, we did two projects on preschool art. Those two are some of my favorites for this age group.

  • Jonah Wade and Aimee Jewell of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Noah Alexander Wade, on April 15 at 9:18 p.m. at Baptist Hospital East.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 6.8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his grandparents, Arlene Jewell and John and Kim Wade, and his great-grandmother, Ruth Mizner Rogers.