Today's News

  • ‘Betty Blu Pottery’ throws a new name on the wheel

    Almost resembling the famous scene from the movie “Ghost,” Betty Goodall sits behind her pottery wheel with steady hands and creates something beautiful out of an ordinary piece of clay.

  • PHOTOS: Best dressed holiday business winners
  • COLUMN: A true story: Abuse victim overcomes her past

    The author of the following wrote every word on her own with no assistance from me. She had sought counseling many years ago because of personal and marital problems and after several months of her own recognition that much of the current areas of difficulty related to things she had never told anyone about, not even her husband, namely a pattern of sexual abuse brought to her by her father, and mostly ignored by her mother.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Medicare preventive services: What’s free and what’s not

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What types of preventive health screenings does Medicare completely cover, and which ones require a coinsurance fee? I’m due to get some preventive tests done, but I want to find out how much I’ll have to pay before I proceed.
    Frugal Retiree

    Dear Frugal,
    Medicare covers a wide array of preventive services to help you stay healthy, but it’s important to know which services are totally covered, and which ones will generate some out-of-pocket costs.

    Free Services

  • COLUMN: God is a planner and has a plan for you

    Here is a reading from Jeremiah 29:
    Verses 10-13 say, “This is what the Lord says: ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ ”
    A wise person once told me that, “If you fail to plan…then you plan to fail.”
    This is something worth thinking about. For example:

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 16

    Donations needed for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • Public Record: District Court Jan. 4

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court Jan. 4, 2013:

    William K. Atteberry (1994), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $168 in court costs/fines paid.

    Casey N. Drury (1988), speeding 21 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $210 in court costs/fines to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Shelby L. Clements (1993), disregarding stop sign, guilty, $163 in court costs and fines paid.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Jan. 16 edition

    Taylorsville Police citations from Jan. 4 through Jan. 14:

    Johnathan E. Morris, 23, of Hempridge Road in Shelbyville, was cited Jan. 4 for failure to wear seat belts.

    McMillan Q. Ludwick, 18, of Loretta Drive, was cited Jan. 4 for failure to wear seat belts.

    Michael A. Bunk, 48, of Faith Lane in Springfield, was cited Jan. 5 for speeding 16 mph over the limit.

    Eddie W. Armstrong, 45, of the 4500 block of Little Union Road, was cited Jan. 5 for speeding 19 mph over the limit.

  • BACK IN TIME: From Jan. 13, 1983
  • COLUMN: Get the most from your firewood investment

    Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter. Others use it to supplement their heating sources. For many families that means purchasing wood. To gain the most from your investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood.