Today's Features

  • The strawberry was first cultivated in the 14th century after a French spy collected a berry from Chile and presented it to France’s King Charles V who than planted in the Louvre’s Royal Garden.
    By the 17th century this Chilean strawberry was crossed with some found in the Virginia colonies, which gave way to the large-fruiting varieties we enjoy today. But don’t be fooled, large does not always mean flavorful.

  • One afternoon last week while I was out walking my dog, I was inspecting some wave petunias and marigolds that my family had planted in a large pot next to our garage.  I was making sure that they had plenty of moisture and that there weren’t any bugs eating on them.  Moisture was fine and didn’t see any bugs so I began to “deadhead” the flowers or pulling off the old blooms.  

  • The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers is sponsoring the Healthfair / Readifest on Aug. 6 at the Spencer County High School from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  
    FREE school supplies for students, health screenings, fitness demonstrations and information for all ages!  
    For details, contact the FRC at 477-3202 or the Extension Office at 477-2217.


  • A lot of important things happen while we are “on the way.”  Some of the best conversations my wife and I have had are in the car on the way somewhere.  The same thing has happened with my children and grandchildren.  While on my way across country, I have rejoiced at some of the most amazing scenery that our Lord ever created.

  • The first article I wrote in the paper, I wrote about hell. If you really want to go there, it is very easy. We were all born in sin, and if we don’t do anything, or if we don’t dedicate our life to Jesus Christ we will be sure and make it to hell.
    I heard a preacher preach my nephew’s funeral, and he said he had asked him, do you believe that Jesus Christ came to earth, lived and died, and rose again for your sins, and he said he did but did not go to church.

  • Jeremy and Casey Schmidt of Mount Washington announce the birth of their son, Chandler Joseph Schmidt, on July 7 at Baptist East Hospital.

  • Keith and Jamie McKinney, of Louisville, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelynn Gail McKinney.

  • Brian and Stephanie Sanford of Louisville announce the birth of their daughter, Aria Louise Sanford, on July 1 at Norton Suburban Hospital.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    She was welcomed home by a brother, Riley, 3.
    Her maternal grandparents are Danny and Patti Zirnheld.
    Her paternal grandmother is Clara Sanford.

  • Tiffany and Shawn Furman, of Taylorsville, announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Nicole Furman.

    Claire was born May 27, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces. She was 21 inches long.
    Her grandparents are Steve and Darlene Furman, of Taylorsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Hambrick, of Taylorsville.