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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Catch mildew on roses before it’s too late

    Spectacular blooms and diverse types and varieties make roses a favorite of many Kentucky gardeners.  However, warm, humid growing conditions create an ideal environment for serious problems each year with black spot and powdery mildew.
    Gardeners can nip these fungal diseases in the bud by planting resistant or tolerant varieties and creating an unfavorable environment for disease development. It may be necessary to use fungicides throughout the summer, especially on susceptible varieties.

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  • COLUMN: ‘Cut your spiritual teeth’ on the book of Acts

    When I grew up on our family farm in Breckenridge County, I stayed with my grandparents a lot. My grandmother had a lot of old sayings. One was when someone was real good at doing something; she would say he or she “cut their teeth on that.” After I received Jesus Christ as my savior and started reading the Bible, I realized that the book of Acts was the most challenging book in the Bible for me and so my grandmother would say “I cut my teeth” on the book of Acts because I read it many, many times.

  • COLUMN: Bible says to make disciples ‘as you go’

    Life is full of little errands and moments and in-between times that we often hurry past.  Yet it is those very moments, those quick drive-by incidents, that can add so much to our lives.  But we get so busy focusing on the big moments that we forget that those little moments can make such a big difference.
    Maybe just a wave and a smile to someone you pass on the street can brighten an otherwise dreary day.  Or maybe in the checkout line the lady in front of you wrangling three kids and a grocery cart could use a smile and a helping hand.

  • COLUMN: Learn lessons from yesterday to preserve the future

    Today, we live in a society that has access to every and any product you can imagine. We tote items to Goodwill stores, to missions, most churches have clothing centers, the list is endless.
    A lot of items, if torn, dented, bent, faded, or otherwise less than perfect is, if not given away, trashed in some manner.
    I am not the oldest man on the planet by far, but my growing up period started a little before the start of World War II.

  • COLUMN: Water customers deserved more thought from city

    What’s the old saying? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
    Well, shame on me.
    When the Taylorsville City Commission decided last week to postpone its first reading of the 2012-2013 budget so that commissioners could look into some of the matters brought up as a result of a public hearing last week, I think many attending that meeting felt a slight glimmer of hope.
    You can count me in that group.

  • PHOTO: Learning about animals with ‘Amazon John’

    ‘Amazon John’ brought several animals, including a fox, tortoise, owl, python, rabbit, frog and toad to the Spencer County Public Library to introduce children to nocturnal animals. This event was the kickoff for the library’s summer reading program. Above ‘Amazon John’ shows the children a python, and talks about snakes’ eating habits.
     

  • Students earn honors, degrees at EKU

    Conard named to dean’s list at EKU
    Ryan Steven Conard of Taylorsville, a sophomore studying biology/pre-medical science, was named to the dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University for the spring 2012 semester.
    To achieve dean’s list honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

  • Smith graduates from McKendree

    Graduates of McKendree University’s Louisville and Radcliff campuses received their diplomas at commencement exercises on June 9 at the Highview Baptist Church East Campus.
    Heather N. Smith, of Taylorsville, earned a Bachelor of Science of Nursing.

  • Two earn honors at Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors list for the spring 2012 semester.