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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Peonies are long-lived in the garden

    A couple of weeks ago, one of the prettiest flowers in the garden started to bloom. This great cut-leaf Japanese peony, Paeonia tenuifolia, opened its simple ruby-colored petals to reveal bright yellow stamen. The finely cut foliage, reminiscent of the most finely cut foliage of a Japanese maple, allows the plant to be interesting in the mixed border the rest of the growing season, too.

  • COLUMN: Soil compaction creates unfriendly garden site

    Gardening season is in full force here in Spencer County with the threat of frost now behind us. It’s a good time to think about your soil. Soil compaction creates an unfriendly growing environment for plants and is a serious problem for many home gardeners. However, it is relatively easy to prevent.
    Compaction transforms soil into a difficult environment for plant growth by making it harder for roots, water and soil to penetrate the ground. Major causes are working the soil when it is too wet, foot traffic and excessive rototiller use.

  • PHOTO: ‘Name a Lamb’ contest raises funds for Relay

    The third- and fourth-grade classes at Taylorsville Elementary helped raise money for Spencer County Relay for Life by participating in the name a lamb contest.  The classroom raising the most money for the 4 Purple Clovers Team was Mrs. Catlett’s room.  They are pictured with Darilyn Browning and her lamb, now named Angel.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to use herbal supplements safely

    Dear Savvy Senior
    Are herbal supplements safe for seniors who are taking other prescription medications? I have a friend who swears by them, but I want to be sure before I take anything new.
    Cautious Carol

    Dear Carol,

  • COLUMN: Do you talk too much or too little?

    Have you noticed how many people seem to have a never-ending supply of words, often spoken rapidly, even at warp speed, trying to say as many words as possible in the shortest length of time.
    Well, maybe if you are one of those, it would be helpful to give your listener a chance to respond to your long presentation. While there are many like I just described, there are also many who have so few words, that some elaboration is needed. One or two words is not enough.

  • COLUMN: Come, Lord Jesus

    Revelation 22:12-20 says,

  • COLUMN: Brokenness: You can be made whole again

    The other day my wife dropped one of her favorite coffee mugs and it shattered into hundreds of little shards.  It was almost like it exploded instead of simply breaking.  It took a while to clean up the mess and we kept finding little pieces for a couple of days after.

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 29

    VBS at Finchville Baptist
    Finchville Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school June 2-6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
    The theme is “Kingdom Rock.”

    First Baptist announces VBS
    Vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville will be June 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The church is located at 115 W. Main St.
    Children from age 2 to new seventh-graders are invited to join to learn about “Facing fear, trusting God at Colossal Coaster World.”

  • This cake is a ‘jam’ you’ll want to get into

    Jam is usually reserved for bread and biscuits, but the Kentucky tradition of jam cake takes it to another level. Jam cake is a spice cake that is often served in layers with cream cheese frosting or caramel, and sometimes another frosting altogether.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Burkheads to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Roy and Lucille Burkhead will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 1, with friends and family in Richmond. The celebration will be  at 5 p.m. at Abundant Life Ministries Church, 1709 Irvine Road. The event is hosted by their children and grandchildren.
    The couple requests no gifts.