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Today's Features

  • The 2012 Louisville Area Communications Day was held on Saturday, April 28th at the Shelby County Extension Office.  I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job.

    Junior General Demonstration:  1st Place and Blue Ribbon - Apryl Wood demonstrated Egyptian Mythology: The Legend of Osiris and Isis.

    Junior Science & Natural Resources Demonstration:  1st Place and Blue Ribbon - Brant Muddell demonstrated How to Catch Bass With Class.

  • One day when I was very young my parents promised me a day out. I don’t remember if we had planned a picnic or a trip to the zoo, I just remember that it rained cats and dogs. And I also remember how heartbroken I was. It wasn’t fair to my parents, they couldn’t help the rain, but I was so disappointed.

  • Matthew 6:19-21 says, Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

  • Magic descends on Taylorsville this week as the Spencer County middle and high school drama students perform their production of “The Hobbit.”

    The show opens on Thursday, May 10 at 7pm in the middle school theater. The cost is $2 for students and $4 for adults. Other performances are on May 11 and 12 at 7pm and Sunday, May 13 at 2pm.

    Auditions for the play were in February. Twenty-eight actors and twenty-three crew members have worked hard to get the play ready. Approximately 70% of the students involved are from the middle school.

  • 50 years ago
    May 3, 1962

    Do you know both your telephone numbers? You do have two — a local number and a long distance number, according to Art Willett, local Southern Bell manager.
    “Your long distance number is your regular number prefixed by the area code (502),” Willett said.
    Area codes became necessary when the Telephone Company instituted direct distance dialing, he explained.
    With the area code prefix, no two telephone numbers in the country are identical.

  • The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, Spencer County EMS and Taylorsville Police Department put together this mock crash scene at Spencer County High School last Wednesday as a reminder to students to drive safely and responsibly, especially with a milestone event like graduation coming soon.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What resources can you recommend for locating government assistance programs for seniors? My husband and I have been helping support his mother for the past three years and we can’t afford to do it any longer.
    Tapped Out

    Dear Tapped,
    Locating government benefits and financial assistance programs for seniors is actually pretty easy to do thanks to two key resources created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Here’s where you can turn to for help.

  • Webster’s dictionary describes a grudge as “a feeling of deep resentment or ill-will.”
    Have you ever had a grudge against someone? (Or maybe you’re still holding on to one or more.) One author states that it often seems easier to get rid of a person, or an animal, than a grudge.

  • A couple of weeks ago, in mid-April, one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom. This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen. The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.

  • Moving houseplants outside in late spring or early summer is good for them; they get better air circulation and light exposure. This also is a good time to repot your container-bound plants.
    Wait to move plants outdoors until at least mid- to late-May, or when the weather is consistently warm. Since most houseplants have a tropical origin, temperatures below 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit might damage them.