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Today's Features

  • The other day I was sitting in the barber’s chair and I realized two things. First, there is not nearly as much hair falling on the floor around me as there used to be. Second, the hair that is falling has changed color. I would still call my hair color brown overall, but more grey has crept than I like to admit.

  • Youth rally at CCLC
    A youth rally will be held by the Christian Crossing Lifeline Center on Saturday, Aug. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park. There will be live music, skits, food and more. For more information, call Pastor Marvin Redmon at 533-5671 or Coty Chesser at 859-805-0882.

    Gospel singing and picnic at First Baptist

  • VBS Schedule

  • Dear Savvy Senior,

    I plan to apply for my Social Security benefits in September. When can I expect my first check? And, is direct deposit my only option for receiving my monthly payment?

    Almost Eligible

    Dear Almost,

    Generally, Social Security retirement benefits (as well as disability and survivor benefits) are paid in the month after the month they are due. So, if you apply for your Social Security benefits in September, you will receive your September benefits in October.

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    About 40 years ago a fungus was discovered in pepper crops in New York and since it has spread as far as California and Florida. It’s in our midst, as well. The fungus in question causes phytophthora blight in peppers. Some refer to the sudden wilting of peppers as damping off, phytophthora root rot, crown rot or stem and fruit rot. Clearly the fungus impacts the entire plant. I had a problem with this blight in my pepper patch and it seems as though it is back!

  • Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced that dairy farmers can now enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin — the difference between the price of milk and feed costs — falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. Harden made the announcement while visiting Wolfe’s Neck Farm and dairy school in Freeport, Maine.

  • Farm transitions have been identified as one of the major upcoming structural changes in agriculture that concerns policy makers.

  • Part One

    One of the most memorable days of our lives should be when we gave our life to Jesus Christ. This is the day we changed our eternal address from hell to heaven. This is the day when the angels threw a party in our honor. It’s when we turned from darkness to light. There was a victory shout release by all those who went on before us.

  • There are a few things I am good at and many that I am can at least get by in, but plumbing does not fit in either category. Plumbing and I do not get along. In fact I almost killed myself installing a shower in our last house.

  • Ice cream and pot luck at First Christian Church

    There will be an ice cream and pot luck dinner at First Christian Church on Sunday, July 12. Special music guests include Grover Gaddie, Chuck Baxter and Friends, 6:30 p.m. at the church, 403 Main Cross Street, Taylorsville.

    Youth rally at CCLC