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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Tips to avoid the flu this season

    There are all kinds of medical professionals in this world and, well, I am not even close to being qualified as one of them. But I am writing this week to beg you to please be vigilant in protecting yourself against influenza, commonly known as the flu.

  • School resource officer talks continue between city, schools

    During last Tuesday’s meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, Police Chief Toby Lewis updated the commission on his talks with Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams about the possibility of a school resource officer.

  • Massie’s bill seeks to legalize guns on school campuses

    Newly elected U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie’s opening bill since taking the District 4 seat – to repeal the prohibition on guns on school campuses – has gained some attention but not necessarily support from the leaders of the institutions his bill purports to support.
    When the U.S. House and Senate convened last week to begin the 2013 session, a flurry of bills were filed in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and President Barack Obama’s mandate for tougher gun control restrictions.

  • Shircliffe’s request to restore Main St. access to Sanctuary Arts blocked again

    Despite the efforts of one new commissioner, the request of a Main Street property owner was once again blocked regarding the property’s Main Street access.
    John Shircliffe, who, with his wife, Judy, owns the Sanctuary Arts Center at the corner of Main and Jefferson streets, asked the commission last week to restore the Main Street access taken away during the Phase II Main Street Project renovations.

  • ‘Betty Blu Pottery’ throws a new name on the wheel

    Almost resembling the famous scene from the movie “Ghost,” Betty Goodall sits behind her pottery wheel with steady hands and creates something beautiful out of an ordinary piece of clay.

  • PHOTOS: Best dressed holiday business winners
  • COLUMN: A true story: Abuse victim overcomes her past

    The author of the following wrote every word on her own with no assistance from me. She had sought counseling many years ago because of personal and marital problems and after several months of her own recognition that much of the current areas of difficulty related to things she had never told anyone about, not even her husband, namely a pattern of sexual abuse brought to her by her father, and mostly ignored by her mother.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Medicare preventive services: What’s free and what’s not

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What types of preventive health screenings does Medicare completely cover, and which ones require a coinsurance fee? I’m due to get some preventive tests done, but I want to find out how much I’ll have to pay before I proceed.
    Frugal Retiree

    Dear Frugal,
    Medicare covers a wide array of preventive services to help you stay healthy, but it’s important to know which services are totally covered, and which ones will generate some out-of-pocket costs.

    Free Services

  • COLUMN: God is a planner and has a plan for you

    Here is a reading from Jeremiah 29:
    Verses 10-13 say, “This is what the Lord says: ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ ”
    A wise person once told me that, “If you fail to plan…then you plan to fail.”
    This is something worth thinking about. For example:

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 16

    Donations needed for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.