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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Sweet potatoes need 150 frost-free days for success

  • COLUMN: STORM SAVVY: Tips for staying safe during severe weather

    Did you ever wonder why we have more thunderstorms during the spring and summer? It’s because weather patterns are more active as they move through Kentucky during these seasons, especially in the afternoon and evening.  The weather conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and possibly while they’re inside a building.  Although thunderstorms are more common during the spring and summer, they can take place all year long and at all hours.

  • COLUMN: 4-H members participate in tractor driving contest

    The 2013 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Driving Contest was Thursday at the Spencer County Extension Office. All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures they learned in 4-H.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: May 22 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations May 10-19:

    Shane R. Goldsmith, 26, of Tecumseh Drive in Shepherdsville, was cited May 10 for failure to wear seat belts.

    Frank Longley, 22, of Hill-N-Dale in Shelbyville, was cited May 11 for no registration plates, no registration receipt and license to be in possession.

    Elizabeth A. Coke, 44, of the 1200 block of Duchmans Creek Road, was cited May 13 for no registration plates and no registration receipt.

  • Public Record: District Court May 3 & 10

    Judge Linda S. Armstrong heard the following cases in Spencer District Court May 3, 2013:

    Misdemeanor:
    Charles E. Curtsinger (1973), resident fishing without a license/permit, guilty, $50 fine, $153 court costs. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Sondra Paige Jordan (1974), resident fishing without a license/permit, guilty, $50 fine and $153 court costs. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • COLUMN: ‘Take heart, I have overcome the world’

    John 16:32-33 says, “Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
    Jesus spoke the words recorded in St. John chapter 16 during his last supper with his disciples. It was the night he would be betrayed by Judas. It was the night before he would be crucified for the sins of the world.

  • COLUMN: Clothes say something about you

    Every morning I get up and decide what to wear for the day. Some days it’s jeans and a regular shirt, some days it is a little nicer, sort of business casual, then there are days that require a coat and tie. You probably face the same decisions, what to wear to meet the needs of the day.
    Sometimes a day requires several looks, working hard in the hot sun during the day and then taking your wife to a nice restaurant in the evening may mean a change of clothes. Some teenagers can’t seem to get through a day without three or four different looks.

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 22

    Cumbos to host gospel sing
    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road, in Cox’s Creek will host a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    Featured guests are The Samaritans, The Sheltons and The Cumbos.
    The event is free and open to the public.

    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

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Expand your social security

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’ve heard that there are strategies available that can help married couples increase their Social Security benefits when they retire. My wife and I are approaching retirement age and would like to understand these options. What can you tell us?
    Getting Prepared

    Dear Getting,

  • COLUMN: U.S. veterans know that freedom is not free

    Memorial Day. Just another three-day weekend, right? Well, many of our younger generation may not know the actual day is May 30, although this year we celebrate it on May 27, blending it into another traditional long weekend.
    Since I am an elderly member of our society, I always knew what it was to honor our country’s veterans — I am one of them having served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957 to 1963.
    Today’s column is about the honor and pride I have for our military, both active and retired.