Today's Features

  • Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, along with leaders from food and agriculture organizations, introduced recently a free online tool to help U.S. producers of all sizes achieve good agricultural practices harmonized standards and certification, helping to further expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.

  • Hope you don’t mind that I take this opportunity to reflect a little.  Another year is gone. I remember my elders marveling over this and how quickly time goes by and I get it now.  I have learned some this year but I don’t necessarily feel smarter; I have aged some but don’t necessarily feel older; and I have made new friends that have taught me that there is always potential, which has made me excited about the rest of my life.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School students recently participated in Career Week, during which guidance lessons were focused on career awareness.

    Teachers included different activities for this theme into their week.  
The week culminated with the school’s Career Day event.  Students had the opportunity to share their future career aspirations in a variety of ways.  Representatives from each of the 14 Kentucky Career Clusters visited assigned grades to share information about their career.  

  • Pictured is the Frog Prince, played by Stanley Shivers. The Prince was turned into a coach by the Fairy Godmother, who was played by Jasmine Patterson.

  • Spencer Christian Church is announcing the addition of a new Saturday worship service beginning Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m.  
    According to a news release, church leaders have been praying and discussing the need for an alternate time of worship for those who are unable to make a Sunday morning service.  
    Associate Minister, Ivan Spencer said, “We are so in love with Jesus that we want to offer solutions and remove barriers that hinder people from experiencing God and loving Jesus.”  

  • I was talking to one of my daughters the other day, after she read one of my articles in the paper. She said, “Dad, you probably made a lot of people mad with that article.” My reply — “Maybe so, but I preached it in my church and everyone came back the next Sunday.”
    I only preach and write what God lays on my heart, and one thing is for sure, I am going to stay true to God regardless of what he tells me to do.

  • The emerald ash borer has been found in six new Kentucky counties as a result of the 2011 trapping survey conducted by the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist.

    The borer, an invasive insect pest of ash trees, is now found in Anderson, Boyle, Bracken, Garrard, Hardin and Scott counties. The borer was already known to exist in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Fayette, Jessamine, Franklin, Henry, Owen, Shelby, Woodford, Boyd, Greenup, Jefferson and Oldham counties.

  • Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.