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Today's Features

  • Eileen Collins and Austin Webster, both of Morrison, Wis., were married July 15 in Wayside, Wis.
    The groom is originally from Taylorsville.

  • Spencer County resident Joe Paul Smith traveled to Chicago for the 34th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The 26.2-mile run was on Oct. 9. At the age of 62, Smith has now completed 37 marathons. Also running on this trip were Steve Hagan of Bardstown and Mandy and Eddie Benton of Lexington. All are members of the Kentucky Hill Runners.

  • First Baptist Church of Fisherville on Taylorsville Road is holding Upward Basketball signups for K5 through eighth grade boys and girls. Forms and registration fees may be dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,  Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

  • When I was studying 1 Corinthians 10, it laid on my heart because I know people in America are living the same sinful life that Israel was living when Moses led them through the wilderness.
    Even though all were baptized the same way, all eat and drink the same spiritual food and drink, some did not please God.

  • Everyone has had to do it, but I don’t think anyone likes it.  Yes, you’ve done it too! I’m talking about using a public restroom.  Whether you are on the highway or in the mall or even visiting at the hospital, sometimes you just have to visit the facilities.

  • Chloe convinced me not to dial 911. “Our computer, television and furniture are all here,” Chloe pointed out.

  • This column normally deals with Spencer County history, so it would seem to be somewhat off-track to write about coyotes, except the rabbit-murdering scoundrels have been around these parts for a long time.
    There used to be more bunnies on my property than you could count. They’ve been replaced by a bunch of flea-bitten, howling creatures who get my dogs all excited so the humans can’t get a wink of sleep. I’m sure my dogs are getting invitations to join this wild bunch.

  • I placed a phone call to her near the end of October, not an unusual thing that I do. She is my sister-in-law, and for the second time she is again a widow.
    It wasn’t long into the call when she said, “It’s awfully quiet here.”

  • I have never been a fan of canned cranberry sauce even though it was always a staple at our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up. I love the flavor, but just do not care for the jellied texture.

  • It’s time to clean up the bramble patch:  in order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.   
    Most brambles are biennial which means they fruit on second-year growth.  Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer which will bear next summer’s fruit.  Repeat the same thing next year.