Today's Features

  • One of the earliest families to migrate to what became Spencer County was the Hills, who arrived in 1784.
    Capt. Hardy Hill and his wife Margaret (Wallace) may have been the first couple to sit down for dinner in what became Spencer County in 1824. Before then, they would have been having dinner in Shelby County.
    Prior to 1824, land north of the Salt River was in Shelby County and that south of the river was in Nelson.
    The Hills built their log cabins in 1784, some two miles west of Taylorsville on the Boston Branch of Salt River.

  • Dear Savvy Senior
    What are the 2011 IRS income tax filing requirements for seniors? I had to file and pay federal income taxes last year, but my income dropped and I’m wondering if I’m exempt this year.
    Recently Retired

    Dear Retired,

  • In 1776, when Thomas Jefferson wrote the wonderful Declaration of Independence, he listed the pursuit of happiness as an “inalienable right,” just after “life” and “liberty.”
    Could he and John Adams and others have ever expected that some day people would ever think that “happiness” includes things like a huge TV set, a fancy watch or automobile, or a larger, more luxurious home, or some form of cosmetic surgery?

  • There is a very popular dish in my house. I serve it mostly at lunch but occasionally it shows up at dinner too. My daughter christened it with the heart-melting name, “Mommy Potatoes.”

  • I suppose every day is potentially skunk season, but right about now things start to heat up.
    Mating season is upon us so skunks are on the move a bit more than usual. I have been reminded as such by a faint funk in the garage every morning this past week. I learned a serious lesson several years back when the dog got a direct shot to the face and we had a lingering stench that was otherworldly.

  • Getting a message out to the masses has never been so convenient, and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is no stranger to engaging multi-generational, diverse audiences. It was a natural progression for the college to develop a strong social media presence.


    U.S. corn for grain production was estimated at 12.4 billion bushels, up slightly from the Nov. 1 forecast but 1 percent below 2010. The average yield was estimated at 147.2 bushels per acre. This was up 0.5 bushel from the Nov. forecast but 5.6 bushels below the 2010 average yield of 152.8 bushels.

  • Aaron Ashley of Taylorsville was named to the Morehead State University dean’s list for the 2011 fall semester.
    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • Amanda Stewart of Taylorsville graduated from Morehead State University with a Master of Arts teaching degree during the 2011 fall commencement ceremony.
    MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.

  • St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the fall 2011 semester. The dean’s list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 - 3.999. The following students were recognized for their academic acheivement:
    Zachery Straton II of Fisherville
    Tiffany Miles of Taylorsville