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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Tea leaves and herbal concoctions

    We visited friends in Boulder, Colo., over the Christmas holiday and had an opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company that is headquartered there. In fact this one factory produces all of their tea sold worldwide.
    Celestial Tea had humble beginnings with a group of “passionate young entrepreneurs” (i.e hippies in 1969) who began collecting herbs from the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and crafted their own herbal teas to sell to local health food stores. Today Celestial Seasonings is one of the largest specialty teas companies in North America.

  • COLUMN: Orchids make good house plants

    Orchids are becoming increasingly popular as houseplants. One orchid you are likely to encounter is the Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid. It gets its name from the shape of the flower that resembles a moth in flight.

  • COLUMN: New year, new challenges

    Welcome to 2012, the year of major changes.
    We will have the opportunity to recycle more items and begin a compost program to help downsize the amount of garbage landfilled.
    Mexico is leading a major change by closing what was known as the largest landfill in this hemisphere. It was pushing 1,000 acres in size. They increased the recycling effort from 6 percent to 60 percent in 10 years, so the reduced amount to be landfilled will be handled by smaller units.

  • COLUMN: Building an ‘affair-proof’ marriage

    One of my favorite authors, Dr. Willard Harley, a noted clinical psychologist, states in one of his books, “His Needs, Her Needs,” that when a husband or wife comes to him for help, his first goal is to help them identify their most important emotional needs — what each of them can do for each other to make them happiest and most content. He has found that most of their responses can be classified into 10 emotional needs categories.

  • Clawson graduates from basic training at Lackland AFB

    Air National Guard Airman Jacob M. Clawson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
    Clawson is the son of Adam and Krista Keller of Sycamore Drive.

  • Jim Waters to speak at Spencer County Tea Party meeting

    The Spencer County Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan 19, at the Farm Bureau Insurance building, 695 Taylorsville Road (next to Dairy Queen).

  • BIRTH: Abigail Rose born Dec. 13

    Chris and Jessica Limpp of Taylorsville announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Rose Limpp, on Dec. 13, 2011, at 2:32 p.m. at Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

    She weighed 7 pounds and was 16 inches long.
    She was welcomed home by a sister, Alexandra Jameson.

  • BIRTH: Welcome, baby McClain

    Jessica and Shelby McClain announce the birth of their baby brother, David Carlton McClain, on Sept. 8, 2011.

    David weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces.
    His parents are Derrick and Amanda McClain of Bardstown.
    Grandparents are Mike and Teresa Haynes of Little Mount, Bobby and Terri Johnson of Fern Creek, and Garry McClain of Bardstown.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Millers to celebrate 60th anniversary

    The family of Alvin and Lois (Fletcher) Miller would like to invite family and friends to help celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on January 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

    The couple was married at the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville on Jan. 30, 1952.  
    They have five children and seven grandchildren. The couple reside on their farm in Shelbyville.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Ockermans celebrate 60 years

    Marvin Eugene and Anna Frances Satterly Ockerman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2011, and Christmas holiday with family at the Ockerman’s home in Bardstown.