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Today's Features

  • Every year during Christmastime it is a family tradition of ours to set up the nativity scene and read from the Gospels the details concerning the birth of Christ. While most of the figurines in our nativity are easily understood, the wise men have a curiousness of mystery. There are many uncertain beliefs about who they were and why they came to visit; after all, the Bible does not say anything else about these men who traveled afar to visit the manger. So who were these magi and where did they come from?

  • You’ve all heard the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  And I must admit, I generally agree.  But there are times when the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season turns me into a bit of a Grinch. 

    What about you? 

  • The majority of Mary Trice’s nativity scenes are in her living room and dining room common area. Her dining room has a tall Christmas tree that she calls her silver, white and gold tree. This tree includes her nativity ornaments and other ornaments that hold special meaning, such as the rose ornament she bought in memory of her father.

  • It is a long-standing Christmas tradition to have lots of home-baked cookies in the house. Whether due to a fear of unexpected company in need of dessert or a desire to give treats to the neighbors, many of us feel the need to bake several varieties of cookies during the holiday season. It can be time consuming to bake dozens of cookies from multiple recipes, regardless of how much fun it may be.

  • A few Sunday’s ago I preached about the straight gate.

    Matthew 7:13-15: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

  • When it rained it poured in March 1909. The Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river to stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnigie Hero Fund.

    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck.

    The family lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross Streets.

  • Jan Milby hosted an open house of her new quilt studio, Quilting @ Fashion and Flowers, on Sunday, Nov. 14. She retired in September after thirty-five years of being a hairdresser. For the last thirteen years, Milby had her own shop on the side of her home, which is located at 888 Mudd Lane in Finchville. When she retired, she decided to move her quilting hobby out of her spare bedroom and into her shop.

  • Editor’s note: This article is the third in a three-part series featuring the stops on the 2010 Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Taylorsville Main Street Committee and hosted by The Red Scooter. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by visiting The Red Scooter at 32 East Main or by calling 502-477-6608.

    Stops on the Saturday tour will include four local residences, a church and two businesses.

    The tour runs from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

  • Can you believe that December is already here? In just a few short days this year will be over and we will be starting 2011. How did that happen? Where did the last year go?

    I guess it went to elections and homecomings; it went by in birthdays and in anniversaries; there were a few weddings and way too many funerals. Day by day the year ticks off, and now with Christmas upon us, we are looking forward to a new year. But for a minute, I want us to look back.

  • Picking out the perfect Christmas tree is serious business for me. Some may find it a trivial chore but I want a tree that will be worth the effort of cleaning, moving furniture, hauling boxes, lights, step ladders and more. But once the mundane is done, then the fun begins. Each ornament that adorns the tree has a story to tell about my grandparents, parents or me. The tree is indeed important because it holds the past. And it must hold the past, in the form of many beloved ornaments, securely and with style.