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Today's Features

  • A National Day of Prayer celebration is planned for noon on May 5 on the courthouse steps in Taylorsville.
    Many government leaders will participate in the program as well as several Spencer County pastors, according to a news release about the event.
    Jon Rohr is Spencer County’s National Day of Prayer coordinator.
    “Prayer is vital to the life and health of our nation, our state and our community,” Rohr said. “These difficult times remind us of our need for and dependence on God.”

  • Recalls on food items, even baby food, seem to be happening with increasing frequency. It can be scary to see a report on the news, and realize that the item being recalled is in the pantry. It’s even worse if the item in question was just fed to the baby. One way to feel more secure about the safety of baby food is to make it at home.

  • By DR. DAN BENSION, Veterinarian
    Health has always been important. Recently, health care has pushed to focus on prevention to help avoid the limits of reactive medicine and care.

    It is much better to lead a life that will promote health and wellness, rather than live in a way that we know will harm our health and then attempt to fix the diseases that may result.

    This is sometimes not so obvious when it comes to our pets. The same rules apply to our furry companions with an even more important twist.

  • by AL CROSS
    Kentucky Health News

    Few Kentuckians live in walkable communities, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

    Only 32 percent of Kentucky adults said there are a number of destinations within an easy walking distance from their home, and only 47 percent said they live in communities with sidewalks or shoulders on streets that allow for safe walking, jogging or biking.

  • In my quest for trying wild foods, I thought I would attempt to eat wild violets. I have put them on cakes before, but I doubt I ate them. I just knew that they were safe to place on food, not that I could eat them outright.

  • Growing a garden can seem like a daunting task for anyone who has less than a green thumb, but Spencer County Agriculture Extension Agent Bryce Roberts says gardens don’t need to be elaborate or large for growers to reap the health and monetary benefits of home-grown vegetables.  

  • The buzzards roost on the roof, reflecting the eventual fate of the Wigginton House at Little Union.
    The house, just down the road from the Little Union Baptist Church in southern Spencer County, appears to have been built by Elijah and Anna (Riley) Wigginton around the time the county was formed.

  • As our lives get busier, it becomes increasingly difficult to make sure our children stay active. We often think that organized sports and structured activities are the answer, and maybe they are for some. They can be costly, however, and it really should be possible for parents and children to exercise without spending a lot of money. So what are some ways to keep your kids active? Look to old-fashioned methods of finding fun for ideas on fun exercise.

  • Look no further than 210 W. Main St. to find three examples of community members who know the benefits of leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

    Tammy Butler, Dee Cox and Missy Verbeck work in the office of Verbeck and Kaleher and usually spend their lunch break taking in the sights of downtown Taylorsville by foot.

    The women have been taking their lunchtime walks on and off for a few years, and recognize the benefits of that almost daily physical activity.