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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Plants grow in soil; dirt gets under your nails

    With spring just around the corner, and with my brain a little mushy from a long cold winter, I thought it was time to brush up on some garden nomenclature. I have long been convinced of the value of understanding more about plants than the mere fact that they need sun, soil and water. The more we learn about what plants need and how to determine if they are getting it, the more we will enjoy the act of gardening.

  • COLUMN: Spring mowing is most important of yearlong lawn duties

    It’s difficult to envision mowing your lawn this spring when frost or snow greets you nearly every morning. Yet that first spring mowing, usually in late March, begins your most important annual lawn duties.
    The first mowing makes the lawn look spring-like and very attractive.  Subsequent regular mowing hardens the grass for drought and heat stresses later on.
    So when the first clump of grass grows above the mowing height, mow, even if a lot of the yard doesn’t need to be mowed yet.

  • Bears off to 3-1 start

    The Spencer County Baseball Bears are off to a good start with a 3-1 record following two big wins last week on the road.
    On Saturday, the Bears traveled to Campbellsville where they finished off the Eagles 11-1 in six innings behind the starting pitching of Nick Vuick. The boys picked up two runs in the second inning and three in the third as they built an early lead. Campbellsville’s lone run came in the third, but the Bears’ offense added another run in the fourth and produced five runs in the sixth to complete the victory.

  • Lady Bears score 10-run victory

    The Spencer County Lady Bears evened their season record at 1-1 with a 10-run victory over Jeffersontown on Friday afternoon in Taylorsville.

  • COLUMN: U of L: The team nobody wants to play

    As many as 20 teams have a legitimate chance to win the NCAA championship, basketball experts tell us. Since Kentucky Derby experts pore over equine details like scientists in Silicon Valley, before picking one Run for the Roses winner that seldom wins, isn’t it refreshing that hoops experts blab at each for hours on air then are savvy enough to pick 20 to win?
    First among any 20? Louisville.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: March 20 edition

    Taylorsville Police issued the following citations from March 9-10:

    Shawn P. Mooney, 34, of Savannah Court in Taylorsville, was cited March 9 for no registration plates, no registration receipt and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.

    Kaylon J. Brewer, 19, of Bondville Road in Salvisa, was cited March 9 for disregarding a stop sign.

  • COLUMN: Jesus’ hands paved the way for receiving forgiveness

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    John 10:25-29 says, “Jesus answered, ‘I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.’”

  • COLUMN: Open the door for Jesus

    I don’t know who invented the door, but to whomever did, I am very thankful. Our front doors keep out the wind, rain and cold of winter. Inside doors allow us some privacy in busy households. Some doors allow us to hide messy rooms when we have guests over.

  • Church Happenings — Week of March 20

    Finchville Baptist events
    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced its March and Easter-related events:
    •The church will host a fish fry and silent auction on March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., serving as a fundraiser for the Guatemala Mission Team. Silent auction donations are being accepted until Sunday. The team also will accept donations for cakes and pies to be auctioned.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to diagnose and treat sleep apnea

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about sleep apnea? My husband, who’s 60, has become such a terrible snorer he wakes himself up at night, and he keeps me up too.
    Sleepy Shelly

    Dear Shelly,
    If your husband is a loud snorer who wakes himself up during sleep, he probably needs to be tested for sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that affects around 22 million Americans – and most don’t even know it.