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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Recreating the perfect mint chocolate cake

    Several years ago, my husband and I enjoyed White Christmas at Derby Dinner Playhouse in Indiana. We rarely get to have a date night, so to make it extra special we even ordered dessert. If there is dessert around, I generally go for the chocolate one, and this time was no exception. This cake contained a fluffy crème de mint filling that I was so impressed by that I took a picture.

  • COLUMN: Develop a healthy family

    In my many years of family practice in the field of mental health, I have heard routine testimonies of some conditions in the homes in which my clients were raised. It didn’t matter if the family background was in wealthy or very poor families, just because one family has all or most of life’s goods, and the other seems to have lived from paycheck to paycheck, what I heard was that their particular family history was one of unhealthiness.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Getting Social Security help may boost your benefits

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any services that you can recommend that help pre-retirees decide when to start drawing their Social Security benefits? My wife and I are still a few years away from retiring but want to carefully weigh all our options to make sure we get the most from our benefits.  
    Approaching Retirement

    Dear Approaching,

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 23

    Old Gospel Barn to host gospel sing Saturday
    The Cumbos Old Gospel Barn at 11286 is hosting a free gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Special guests will include The Blessed Duo, The Gospel Harts and The Cumbos.
    All are welcome.

    Promiseland Church plans revival
    Promiseland Church, located on Cecil Noel Road, will host a revival with Tim Hall and his wife from Jan. 27 through Jan. 31 at 7 each night.
    The community is invited.

    Finchville Baptist announces gospel sing, yard sale collections

  • COLUMN: Predicting the weather

    What is it about the weather that so fascinates us? We talk about it, we watch the reports on TV, you probably even have a favorite weather reporter. And then we have The Weather Channel. Who would have dreamed that a channel devoted only to the weather could be so successful?

  • BACK IN TIME: Jan. 25, 1973
  • Public Record: Property transfers from December 2012

    Property transfers from December 2012:

    On Dec. 1, 2012, a quitclaim deed from Michael S. Klotz and Cheryl M. Klotz, 48 Grant Court, Taylorsville, to MCK Investments LLC, 48 Grant Court, Taylorsville, lots 70, 71 and 77 of Settlers Trace Subdivision, as described in deed book 250, page 198, $19,000.

    On Dec. 3, 2012, from Rebecca Maddox, administrator of the estate of Michael Maddox, 103 Hill Street, Taylorsville, to Rebecca Maddox, 103 Hill Street, Taylorsville, a 0.181-acre tract, as described in deed book 250, page 212, fair market value $22,500.

  • USDA finalizes new microloan program
  • Kentucky Marketbasket survey finds a slight drop in retail food prices in fourth quarter of 2012

    The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in December 2012, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state fell slightly during the fourth quarter of the year. According to the survey, the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $115.53. This total reflects a decrease of $0.38, or 0.3 percent, from the same list of items reported in the previous quarter.

  • Fires destroy two homes

    Two Spencer County families are left without homes after each caught fire in separate incidents over the past week.