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Today's Features

  • By Ned Way

  • A Reading from Mark 1:9-11- At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

  • Taylorsville and Spencer County have had their own newspaper for a long time. Just how long, in fact, isn’t really known.
    When Claude A. Brock wrote a “History of Spencer County Newspapers” in 1974 for the “Spencer County Salutes The Sesquicentennial,” he said that Spencer County had enjoyed a newspaper all its own for 118 years.
    After Claude wrote that article, which was a darn good one, my own research turned up an Oct. 25, 1895 letter to the editor of the Spencer Courier that I ran in this space.

  • Lexington, KY – Karen Woodrich, State Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced recently that conservation partners from across Kentucky are coming together to invest over $4 million in a project that will address the State’s water quality concerns. This news comes after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that over 100 high-impact projects across all 50 states will receive more than $370 million as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

  • The garden is not bare in the winter, far from it. There is plenty of interest to delight the gardener, feed the birds, or provide shelter for a slug. Short of having one of those unusual winters where the temperatures drop below zero for more than a week, there are quite a few interesting herbaceous perennials that persist through winter. Design a perennial bed with them in it and you’ll always have something to enjoy.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Where can I find out about alternative transportation options for my elderly mother? She needs to give up driving, but before she does, we need to figure out how she’ll get around.
    Searching Daughter

    Dear Searching,
    Alternative transportation services vary widely by community, so what’s available to your mom will depend on where she lives. Here’s what you should know.

  • By Ned Way

  • Do you ever feel weak? I don’t mean physically weak, though I am sure that happens sometimes. No, I mean a kind of deep weakness that steals into your heart and life. The kind of weakness that makes everything an effort. The kind of weakness that might be called depression or exhaustion. The kind of weakness that robs color from your day and paints everything in shades of grey.

  • A Reading from Luke 2:40 and 52
    And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him… And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
    I find this passage of Scripture fascinating, because sinful man and God both had favor on Jesus. Think about that for a moment, sinful man and God agreeing on something…Jesus being favored. Wow. I find this surprising because many people in this world only favor those who are wealthy, famous, beautiful, athletic, or intelligent.

  • Plant collectors have long appreciated orchids and African violets for their winter bloom cycle. I have amassed a collection of both, and they help me get through the winter with their colorful interest. But violets and orchids are not the only classes of plants that can deliver in the winter; think succulents.