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Today's News

  • State must push for real pension reform

    WLEX weather anchor Bill Meck was no doubt the most interesting speaker at this year’s Kentucky Public Retirees’ Annual Conference in Frankfort.

    Since I didn’t receive an invitation to this glorious affair, I’m not privy to what Meck, a storm chaser who once created “Danger From the Sky,” an award-winning documentary on severe weather, said that might relate his illustrious career forecasting weather patterns to the clashing of budget realities with promises – real and perceived – made to Kentucky’s public pensioners.

  • Is consumerism overshadowing our reason for Christmas?

    Have you ever gotten the feeling that Christmas has become something that it was never meant to be? We’re pushed to buy more and more, bigger and better, sometimes turning family gatherings into giving competitions. We’re decking the halls alright. In fact, special days that revolve around buying— Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday—outnumber the big day itself.

  • Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable conference set

    The 2018 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 8 until 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

    Preconference evening activities Jan. 7 will include vegetable, tree fruit and small fruit roundtable discussions.

  • State offers boost for growing specialty crops

    Specialty crops such as tree nuts, dried fruits and honey stand to get a boost from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced last week that his department is seeking concept proposals for the grant program through March 1. Kentucky receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service and then conducts an annual competitive application process to award grant funds.

  • The Christmas Blues

    You’ve all heard the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  And I must admit, I generally agree.  But there are times when the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season turns me into a bit of a Grinch.  What about you?  

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 13, 2017

    Christmas programs at New Hope Tabernacle

    New Hope Tabernacle will hold two Christmas productions this Sunday, December 17. At 10:30 a.m., the children and youth will present their Christmas program. At 6 p.m., the adult program, entitled “The Best Gift” will be presented. The public is invited to attend. New Hope Tabernacle is located on Town Hill Road in Taylorsville.

    Advent services at Risen Lord  Lutheran Church

  • Lady Bears fall to Anderson

     

    Coming into the season, the Spencer County Lady Bears knew that the road to success would go through Anderson County. The Lady Bearcats had won 17 straight district games and Spencer County hasn’t gotten a win against Anderson County since 2001. This could be the year that changes, but it didn’t change Saturday as the two teams squared up in a great high school matchup, with Anderson County holding on for a 53-47 victory.

  • Who are you talking to?

    The other day I was having trouble with my computer and I started talking to it! Just as if it could really understand me!  (And yes, I know about Siri and Echo and Alexa, but they just pretend to talk to you).

    Anyway, there I was talking to my computer, saying things like, “Oh Come ON!” Or ,“What is wrong with you now?” As if the computer would go faster or even answer my frustrated question.  But, looking back I realize, I talk to a lot of inanimate objects!  You probably do too.

  • Church Happenings - Week of December 6, 2017

    Advent services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    On Wednesday, December 6th, 13th and 20th, Risen Lord Lutheran Church is having a Mid-Week Advent Service starting at 7 p.m. with a Soup Supper prior to the service starting at 6 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran is located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd., Taylorsville.  If you have any questions, please contact the church at 477-6557.

    All Saints Catholic Church 3 Christmas Masses

    All Saints Catholic Church will have the following Christmas Masses:

  • Preserving your poinsettias

    Now that we are in December, everyone’s thoughts turn toward the holidays.  Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.