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Today's Features

  • Irene Goodall, second from right, celebrated her 90th birthday with family on Jan. 3 in Taylorsville. Goodall has nine children, several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

  • Steve Moss, chair of Seven Counties Services, Inc.’s board of directors, announces the election of John Shindlebower to its board.

    Shindlebower will represent Spencer County on the Seven Counties’ board.
    He is currently the associate director of communications for Sunrise Children’s Services, but has spent nearly 20 years in community journalism as reporter, editor and general manager.

  • Steven and Stephanie Carroll of Mount Eden announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Faith Carroll, on Dec. 22, 2011, at 9:11 p.m.

    She weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches long.
    Her maternal grandparents are Mike and Cheryl Klotz of Taylorsville.
    Her paternal grandparents are Robert and Tammy Vanderpool of London.
    Great-grandparents are Ben and Carol Fessler of Crestwood, Frederick Klotz III of Taylorsville and Jim and Peggy Allison of Louisville.

  • Dollie Heady and Justin LeeWayne Curtsinger, both of Shelbyville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Paula and Robert Wayne Heady of Mount Eden.
    The groom-to-be is a son of Rebecca Fair and Jesse and Amanda Curtsinger, of Spencer County.
    A fall wedding is planned in Shepherdsville, but a date and time are yet to be determined.
    Invitations will be sent.

  • The scene was Boston.

  • Dear Savvy Senior:
    Is heartburn considered to be an uncomfortable inconvenience or a symptom of a more serious problem? I’ve had mild heartburn for years, but it has gotten worse since I’ve gotten older. What can you tell me and what should I do?
    Rolaids Eating Ron

    Dear Ron,
    Almost everyone experiences the discomfort of heartburn or acid indigestion from time to time, but frequent episodes can signal a much more serious problem. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips and treatments to help relieve your symptoms.

  • Part of this week’s column was not written by me, but in it you will find some of the best wisdom. This was written by a man just after the death of his wife.
    This man was a gross and mouthy comedian of the ‘70s and ‘80s, yet this, you will most likely think, is eloquent and appropriate.

  • Spring bulbs popping up everywhere as temperatures roller-coaster from the teens to the 60s have left many scratching their heads; there is not much we can do to fool Mother Nature so we must be patient and hope that we have a decent display come March.
    I have some foliage that has turned to mush, but the bulb and bloom is still safe beneath the soil surface; the bulb will send up fresh foliage in due time. The real issue with the crazy weather is that our bulbs need sufficient dormancy and chilling time in the ground in order to bloom well.

  • Fluctuating winter temperatures can lull a horse owner into under- or overfeeding. Our winter in Kentucky so far has been very mild, but it still is cold enough to compromise nutrients horses might get from the tiny bits of green amid the wintery tufts of brown grass.