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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Cool plants for fall containers

    This time of the year we usually start to think about cleaning off the front porch, emptying containers of declining summer annuals and replacing them with something a little showy for the fall. We hope that the old standby of mums will persist through the onset of winter but that depends on the weather and the shape the mums were in when we purchased them. I have seen some that still look largely intact and others that are ready to be pulled.

  • PHOTO: Local FFA land judgers to move on to national contest
  • PHOTO: Ringing in the Christmas season at the All Saints Holiday Bazaar

    The 10th annual Holiday Bazaar held at All Saints Catholic Church was chockful of vendors with a variety of handcrafted items. Vendor Debbie Nall assists customer Judy Walters who is making a decision on which birdhouse to purchase for her feathered friends.

  • COLUMN: Black Friday craziness encroaches on Thanksgiving

    Once upon a time the Christmas buying season began after Thanksgiving, and that seemed to work out for everybody. Then it began to seep over into November, earlier and earlier, and now we barely get past Halloween before the Christmas sales start.
    And then, this year, it seems that Thanksgiving day itself was sacrificed. Perhaps this began a year or two ago and I simply didn’t notice, but now it is hard to miss. It seems that every major chain of stores now starts “Black Friday” on Thursday.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Nov. 28

    Risen Lord Church steeple returns
    Risen Lord Lutheran Church’s steeple has returned to Taylorsville. This steeple has had quite a journey from its beginnings in Campbellsville to its first home in Fairfax County, Va., then to Risen Lord Lutheran in Taylorsville and back to Campbellsville for repairs and returning just in time for the 2012 Christmas Tour.

  • COLUMN: A month of thanks, appreciation

    I recall, as a little girl, frequently opening my closet door to pull out toys or clothes — as little girls do — and getting sidetracked by a large, heavy hunk of metal laying flat in my closet floor.
    The hunk of metal was inscribed with my grandfather’s name, date of birth and death, and years of service in the United States Armed Forces.
    He was not killed in action, but, as a veteran of World War I, he died before I was born. Before my parents were married, I believe.

  • COLUMN: Handle your waste, trash responsibly

    When you think you have heard it all, something new or different surfaces to rock the boat.
    This being near the end of the year, we are now in the middle of deer hunting season. I got a call about an issue in a remote area of our county where hunters were taking what they wanted from their kill, and leaving the remainder to rot on the edge of the roadway.
    I see roadkill almost daily on our main roads, but for someone to leave a carcass on the edge of a road after stripping what they wanted to harvest is really stepping over the line.

  • Christmas Tour 2012 is Saturday

    Don’t forget the Christmas Tour this Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at The Red Scooter, 32 E. Main St.
    Stops on this year’s Christmas Tour are:
    •Lillie and Edwin Shelburne’s Home, 2891 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield
    •Joyce Nalley’s Home, 76 Savannah Court
    •The Red Scooter, 32 E. Main St.
    •T & R Antiques, 46 E. Main St.
    •The Joshua Tree Bookstore, 51 E. Main St.
    •Creekside Florist and Gifts, 57 E. Main St.

  • Library to host essay contest; winners receive a book

    Spencer County Public Library recently announced a new contest. Entrants are asked to write an essay about a book that they would give as a gift and why.
    The best essay in each group will win a book. Entries need to be turned in by Dec. 19.
    Groups are as follows:

    Toddler to preschool: Parents can write just the title of the book with the name of the child on the back of the paper. When they turn in the paper they can tell a librarian why they chose that book.

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 28

    Chili for charity
    The Spencer County FFA is hosting a chili cook-off Thursday in the Spencer County High School cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. to help raise funds to shop for angels from the Angel Tree.
    Admission is free, but any and all donations are appreciated.
    Community members are invited to come vote for their favorite chili by donating to the cause.

    Country Ham Breakfast