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  • Wow, I can’t believe it! I happened to catch one of those “Get Cash Now” commercials. I wasn’t really paying attention but I glanced at the screen when that little disclaimer blurb flashed up. You know the one you can barely see and never have the time to read? Anyway, all I saw was 99.25 percent APR. You’ve got to be kidding!

  • God designed people to be in loving and peaceful relationship with him.

  • DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 95 now and take no medications. My primary-care doctor wants me to take aspirin, even just the baby aspirin, twice a week. Some of the supplements I take do have blood-thinning characteristics, and for that reason I am fighting the aspirin recommendation. In general, is it OK to refuse the recommendation of one’s doctor? -- F.V.

  • The more consumers do business online for the convenience, the more opportunities there are for scams to increase. Of all the places online to do business, your banking can be the most worrisome when it comes to safety. The FDIC has a comprehensive website that contains everything you need to know and the steps to take to keep your money safe.
    Among the highlights:

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’m about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don’t cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road.
    Almost 65

  • Andrew J. Shoemaker of EI Segundo, California wrote recently with some good questions about his’ ancestors who were the Shoemakers and Offutts of Spencer County.
    There are still several Spencer Countians who must remember the Offutts and possibly some of our Shoemakers are kin to him, so at the end of this article I am listing Andrew’s address if you’d like to write to him.

  • 30 years ago

    January 31, 1985

  • If you thought your grocery bill was sneaking up through last year, you were right. But maybe you got used to it.
    Kentucky residents saw higher food prices in the last quarter of 2014, just as they did every quarter last year, and those increases amounted to a 7.6 percent hike in food prices overall in 2014, the Kentucky Farm Bureau reported.
    That compares to a 3.7 percent increase nationally for food consumed at home in 2014, according to the Consumer Price Index.

  • Radon is the number 1 cause of lung cancer after smoking. It annually kills more than 21,000 Americans and accounts for about 12 percent of all cancer deaths. But you don’t have to be a victim.

  • I am allergic to many things and it is not just seasonal pollen…so trust me when I say don’t blame your late summer sneezes on this lovely perennial. There are about 100 species of golden rod in North America, twenty of which can be found in Kentucky. So, it is no surprise that solidago , or golden rod, is Kentucky’s official state flower.

  • By David Uffington

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you recommend any caregiving devices or technology products that help families keep an eye on an elderly parent that lives alone? Over the holidays, my sister and I noticed that my dad’s health has slipped, so we would like to find something that helps us keep closer tabs on him when we’re not around.
    Concerned Son

  • FBC presents
    women’s Bible study class
    First Baptist Church Women’s Bible Study: “Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them,” by Liz Curtis Higgs begins Feb. 2. There are two separate sessions for this 11 week study: Mondays at 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    Both sessions will be in the media center at the church. The cost of the book is $15. All women of the community are invited to attend. If you have questions, please contact the church office at 477-8197 or Charlotte Nedros at 477-8459.

  • What do you eagerly wait for? For example, you may be a movie buff, so you wait eagerly for the newest blockbuster movie. Maybe you are one of those people who eagerly await Friday afternoon so you can chuck your job for the weekend. You could be a sports person, eagerly awaiting the next big game.

  • By Ned Way

  • A Reading from Mark 1:9-11- At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

  • Taylorsville and Spencer County have had their own newspaper for a long time. Just how long, in fact, isn’t really known.
    When Claude A. Brock wrote a “History of Spencer County Newspapers” in 1974 for the “Spencer County Salutes The Sesquicentennial,” he said that Spencer County had enjoyed a newspaper all its own for 118 years.
    After Claude wrote that article, which was a darn good one, my own research turned up an Oct. 25, 1895 letter to the editor of the Spencer Courier that I ran in this space.

  • Lexington, KY – Karen Woodrich, State Conservationist with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced recently that conservation partners from across Kentucky are coming together to invest over $4 million in a project that will address the State’s water quality concerns. This news comes after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that over 100 high-impact projects across all 50 states will receive more than $370 million as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

  • The garden is not bare in the winter, far from it. There is plenty of interest to delight the gardener, feed the birds, or provide shelter for a slug. Short of having one of those unusual winters where the temperatures drop below zero for more than a week, there are quite a few interesting herbaceous perennials that persist through winter. Design a perennial bed with them in it and you’ll always have something to enjoy.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Where can I find out about alternative transportation options for my elderly mother? She needs to give up driving, but before she does, we need to figure out how she’ll get around.
    Searching Daughter

    Dear Searching,
    Alternative transportation services vary widely by community, so what’s available to your mom will depend on where she lives. Here’s what you should know.