Today's News

  • SCHS band members recognized for participation in honors bands, music festivals
  • The Far Middle: May 11
  • COLUMN: Wet weather woes

    The wettest April on record and historic flooding have kept the majority of Kentucky producers out of fields, delaying planting across the state and prompting producers to consider switching some areas from corn to soybeans.
    According to the Kentucky Weekly Crop and Weather report, 17 percent of the state’s corn crop was planted as of May 1. This is a great deal behind 2010, which had 82 percent of planting completed at this time, and less than the five-year average of 59 percent.

  • COLUMN: Well water safety following a flood

    The heavy rains, high water and flooding that occurred across Kentucky early this month may cause concerns about the safety of drinking water and well water in affected communities.   
    Anytime a well is surrounded by flood waters or when heavy rains cause the water to become muddy or cloudy after a rain, the well should be disinfected.  Shock chlorination is the process used to sanitize private wells.  The product recommended for use is regular liquid household bleach which can be purchased in local grocery stores.  

  • COLUMN: Soil amendments should be customized

    The rules on amending the soil have changed over the years.  Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in newly developed subdivisions where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land.  This equipment not only removes the valuable topsoil, it also compacts subsoil and kills the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system.  The less we disturb the soil the better, but for many,   some sort of amendment is necessary in order to improve tilth, drainage and nutrition.  

  • COLUMN: A Godly mother is to be praised all year long

    As we think about mothers this time of year, to some of us, it is a great, blessed day because we really love our mother. My mother went to heaven to be with the Lord. I think about her often. I will never forget when she was in the hospital with heart failure, she kept saying I want to go home, I want to go home.
    Roberta, my wife, said, “Mom, when you get well we will take you home.” She raised up her hand and said “Praise Jesus.” Really, she knew where her home was.

  • COLUMN: Fostering a relationship with God is amazing

    Have you ever thought about how amazing our lives are these days?  I know most of us think our lives are fairly ordinary, but are they really?  Let’s just think about our daily grind for a minute.

  • COLUMN: Keeping it local, and doing it well

    If I’m going to do something, I want to excel at it.
    The reverse is also true: if I don’t pick up something easily, I’m likely to stop trying.
    I never learned how to ride a bike or whistle because it didn’t come easily right away. Occasionally I try whistling again, but I get frustrated and stop nearly as soon as I start.
    I also would rather play caddy for my husband when he plays disc golf than play myself because I’ve yet to master the game. How can I master it when I never play? Good question.

  • COLUMN: Rain delays spring cleaning

    We have seen more water hit the ground in the past five weeks than many people have ever seen. Water levels have risen to never before seen heights. The overflow at the lake was last seen with water pushed to the bridge.
    All this means that when the waters drop and the sun stays out to dry the ground, we are going to see people catching up on their normal spring activities, from gardening to fishing and boating.

  • April Healthy Heroes

    Josh Seabolt and Jennifer Hahn are teachers at Taylorsville Elementary who started a track/running club that has grown into a competing track team that includes any child from either elementary school who wants to try running track.