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Today's Features

  • There were incidents during the American Civil War that helped independent thinkers take sides. Among such incidents were the Union executions of rebel prisoners in retaliation for the deaths of northern sympathizers.

  • When it comes to celebrations, there’s no season quite like the holiday season. Entertain with some of these great recipes that are sure to please Christmas guests.

    Parmesan Pepper Spritz Crackers
    Makes about 7 dozen crackers

  • I owned a T-shirt, purchased just for the fun of it, which read “you can either agree with me...or be wrong.” That message is often what really happens, and is one of the most difficult challenges married couples face — “knowing” you are correct when your spouse “knows” you are, in fact, incorrect.
    Talk about a tight spot. When faced with this dilemma, you can either insist on your point of view or humbly bow to your spouse. You are both certain you are right, yet each of you has a completely different opinion.

  • The Spencer County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.  In this photo, Scott Williams, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the Dec. 2 recognition and awards program.

  • One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades, the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage. Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow than many think, if you create a favorable growing environment

  • Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.
    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • Seven local students graduated from Mid-Continent University on Dec. 3.
    Those students, their cities of residence, degrees earned and any honors received are as follows:
    • Laura L. Andrade, Taylorsville, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude
    • Amy Quiroa, Fisherville, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude
    • Rana Raymond Kaissieh, Coxs Creek, Associate of Science, cum laude
    • Sharon B. Wyatt, Coxs Creek, Associate of Science
    • Cessna H. Brown IV, Coxs Creek, Bachelor of Science

  • The following Taylorsville Elementary School students were named TES GREATS for the first nine weeks. These students maintained model behavior for the entire 1st 9 weeks grading period.

  • “But it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
    As I look at this verse in the Bible, one thing is for sure, I am going to see what God has prepared for me. One question: are you going to see what God has prepared for you? Many times while speaking in churches and traveling in different states, I have heard many things said from people who claim to be Christian.
    Here are some: