Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 1, 2015

    Community Good Friday Easter Service April 3
    The Spencer County Ministerial Association is hosting their annual community Good Friday Services at Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 145 W Main Street, at noon on Friday, April 3. A light lunch will follow the Good Friday Service and take-outs welcome. Brother Greg Taylor, pastor of Bethlehem Church, will bring the message. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
    Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt at Bethlehem Baptist Church, April 4, at 11 a.m.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Handy Aids For Achy Hands

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What products can you recommend for seniors with hand arthritis? I really struggle with anything that requires gripping and turning, which makes most activities difficult.
    Gripless Joan

    Dear Joan,
    There are literally hundreds of different arthritis aids and other products on the market today that can help people with arthritic hands and carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 25, 2015

    Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 28 at Elk Creek Baptist Church
    Elk Creek Baptist Church will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 28 at 11 a.m. for children ages 1 year old -11 years old. Lunch and pictures with the bunny will be provided. Elk Creek Baptist is located at 5734 Elk Creek Road in Taylorsville and the website is www.elkcreekbaptist.com.

  • A WORD FROM THE WORD by STEVE GETTINGER Pastor, Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    The Gospel reading for today’s message is from John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

    This is one of the best known verses of the Bible. The words are simple, but yet profound. They are the Gospel message captured in a few words. If you can understand these few verses, they will be the cause of great joy and allow you to protect your faith against false teachings. Let us take some time and mine the riches of John 3:16.

  • THOUGHTS ON THEOLOGY by NED WAY Pastor of Chapel 73-Evangel, Taylorsville

    A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. His father returned from church holding a palm branch. The little boy was curious and asked, “Why do you have that palm branch, dad?” “You see, when Jesus came into town, everyone waved palm branches to honor him, so we got palm branches today.” The little boy replied, “Really?, No way! The one Sunday I miss is the Sunday that Jesus shows up.”

    When Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the crowds were going wild.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY by JON ROHR Pastor of Plum Creek Baptist Church

    Maybe the problem is that I am getting older, but I think there is more to it than that. I think we live in confusing times. And I am really not talking about national or world news, though we all know there is plenty of confusion there! I’m just thinking of everyday kinds of things.

  • Swing in to Spring
  • Baseball awaits the end of March Madness

    After a wild first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, permit me to veer away from the madness for a few moments to talk about another sport that makes this time of year so wonderful.

    Tis the season for baseball. The game has been maligned by many as too slow, too boring and too mired in controversy.

    There’s some legitimacy to these accusations, but not much.

  • AGRICULTURE - Local FFA brings home honors at regional finals
  • AGRICULTURE - No-till philosophy makes sense during soggy spring

    One of the most anticipated rites of spring is dusting off the tiller and heading out to the vegetable garden for a little soil play. It is one of those things you can’t plan for, though. It becomes a waiting game because we can’t do it if the soil is too wet; we don’t want to do it if it is too cold and we only have the time to do it when the weekend rolls around.