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Today's Features

  • I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds — sheep. Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me) but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.

  • Pictured are Makenna Cox and Marissa Allen who recently served as legislative pages house of representatives on March 7. The students were selected to represent region 6 of the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.  Jessica Cox, parent, along with Becky Wilson and Vonda Martin of the SCFYRC Centers, accompanied the students.

  • Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Friday the details of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.
    Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Arts Caucus sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. The contest is open to all high school students.

  • Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bill Greenwell, right, poses for a picture with All Saints’ youngest inductee into the Fourth Degree, Adam Villanova, with proud mother, Annie, in attendance.

  • Do you know your neighbors? I don’t mean just to speak to; I mean do you know them? Do you know their struggles, the challenges they face, the burdens they bear? I bet you know more about them than you think.
    For example, I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. Across the street was an older couple who had no kids of their own. Next to them lived a police officer and his young bride and new baby. Our next door neighbors were from Great Britain. He taught high school and one day found his Volkswagen placed on his porch by some prankish kids.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School teacher Anna Twyman’s kindergarten class celebrated legendary author Dr. Seuss’ birthday Friday by making hats to mimmic Seuss’ ‘Cat in the Hat’ character. The party was part of a week-long celebration commemorating Read Across America Week.

  • The Education First, or EF Foundation, is in need of local families to host foreign exchange students coming next fall, according to local coordinator Sally Crespo.

  • Dear Savvy Senior
    Can you recommend any easy-to-use products for video calling? I live in a different state from my mother, who’s now 78, and would like to see her more often. But mom doesn’t have a computer or a smartphone for video chatting and she’s intimidated with technology.
    Living Afar

    Dear Living,