Today's Features

  • Of the hundreds of pictures in historian Tom Watson’s possession, several are special because of their rarity, while others are just nice likenesses that deserve to be preserved.

    Research has produced some interesting photos that have been  published in this column for the first time anywhere.

    What is offered this week are pictures this scribe just personally likes and they include some of the first-publication types.

  • Open Door Christian Center is hosting revival services featuring the Rev. Joseph F. Carney from Findlay, Ohio, from Aug. 18 to 21.

    Weekday services will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    There will be special singing each night with the Gospel I’s, Mavis Bennett, Carroll Ingram, Philip Ingram, the Sweazys, Karen Whitson and others.
    Sunday night special music will be provided by Bluegrass 101 from 6 to 7 p.m.
    The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call 502-252-9154.

  • Have you ever been to an open house?  One kind of open house is a party, we invite people to drop by and we open our house to them.  Maybe we give a little tour, show folks around a bit.

  • This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth at The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 19 to July 9.

  • Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America. In fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?


    Alfalfa Hay ½ bale from Current Year
    Courtney Jeffiers, Blue & Champion, Grand Champion Crops
    Brayden Morrow, Blue
    Matthew Jeffiers, Blue

    Mixed Hay ½ bale from Current Year
    Matthew Jeffiers, Blue & Champion, Reserve Grand Crops
    Courtney Jeffiers , Blue

    (not eligible to move on to State Fair)

    Head of Cabbage
    Darilyn Browning, Blue & Champion

  • Pioneers who settled along streams of water like the Salt River and Brashears Creek often decided to build a mill. The mill was a common enterprise and attracted settlers who could not build their own facility for making flour and grinding grain.

  • Norah June Tolle, daughter of Danielle Allgeier and Allen Tolle, of Taylorsville, was born July 21, 12:35 p.m., at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11.6 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Steve and Barbara Tolle, of Taylorsville, and Tina Allgeier, of Bardstown. Her great-grandparents are “Junie” and Peggy Allgeier, of Bardstown; Jerry and Johnni Tolle, of Louisville; and Thelma Bowman, of Taylorsville.