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  • First Baptist to host fundraiser dinner
    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville at 115 W. Main Street is hosting a chili and hot dog supper Friday, Sept. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. Meals are $7 and include a bowl of chili, hot dog and a drink. Desserts will be sold separately. The event will also feature music by David Stevens and Friends. All proceeds will go toward the church’s United We Build renovation fund.

  • It is a little discouraging for a city boy like me to try to keep a plant alive. Honestly, in our first house, my wife and I couldn’t keep the flowers in the planter out front alive, so we put in plastic flowers. We got lots of compliments as long as people didn’t look too closely.
    Now we live here in Spencer County and it seems like everyone has a green thumb. They grow gardens full of huge tomatoes and green beans, they have flowers all around their houses and hanging baskets adorn their porches.

  • By Ned Way

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which medicines are available in generic form.
    Leery Senior

  • There are several Civil War soldiers buried behind the former Charles Hough place at the corner of Green’s Lane and KY 55. I have been told by the family that they are Confederate soldiers, but the incident that resulted in their deaths has been uncertain.

  • 50 YEARS AGO

    September 17, 1964

  • CYNTHIANA – Gov. Steve Beshear Monday joined state officials and community leaders to recognize two bills that support the state’s farm families and food banks. In particular, the budget bill provided funding for the Farms to Food Banks initiative. A second bill designed to support landowner rights in protecting their crops and livestock from nuisance wildlife also has beneficial impacts for food banks.
    Beshear ceremonially signed House Bills 235 and 448 at the Harrison County Extension Office in Cynthiana.

  • So often we hear that fall or winter is a particularly good time to do certain things in the landscape. This is usually due to the fact that plants have entered into winter dormancy.

  • Every place on Earth has a history and there is much more that we don’t know about than there is in written form.
    Kentuckians get an idea of what the topography was like from the surveys and explorations of men like Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and others. They had their run-ins with native Americans, but they also gained respect for their fearlessness. Both Boone and Kenton were captives of the Native Americans at separate times, but managed to escape.

  • Labor Day has come and gone. Passing by quicker than a kid can say, “Summer vacation.” But what is Labor Day exactly? And why is it usually spent grilling hamburgers, instead of actually laboring?
    The first Labor Day was celebrated 122 years ago according to the U. S. Department of Labor. The Central Labor Union used the day to demonstrate their united strength by parading on Tuesday. Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.
    Other cities soon followed the example and chose the first Monday in September to celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday.”

  • FRANKFORT, Ky. – The days are growing shorter and cooler temperatures are starting to show up in extended forecasts.
    The transition to fall is underway.
    For Kentucky hunters, it started weeks ago with the opening of early fall squirrel season. Labor Day ushered in the start of dove season, and the onrush of hunting opportunities continues this weekend.
    Archery deer and wild turkey seasons opened statewide on Saturday, Sept. 6 and run through Jan. 19, 2015.

  • Little Mount Baptist
    Fall Festival
    The Little Mount Baptist Church at 6129 Little Mount Road is hosting a fall festival Saturday, September 13 at 10 a.m. Activities include a yard sale, gospel and country music, children’s activities, crafts, pumpkins, mums and other fun. Food is available including pork chops, hamburgers and more. New events this year include a balloon race for kids. There will be a live auction at 3 p.m. Booth space is available for crafts and yard sales. For more information call 502-477-2335.
    Bethlehem Baptist

  • As I have mentioned in previous columns, Romans 12:1 talks about how the renewing of your mind is a continual process. It’s not something that happens all at once. If you continually renew your mind with the Word of God you will be able to overcome obstacles you never thought possible.
    For instance: When fear comes your way, you can give into it or say, “God does not give me the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) When anxiety comes your way, you say “I am more than a conqueror!” (Romans 8:37)

  • The other day I was looking at something on the car when I noticed that a couple of the tires were really worn down. I don’t know how long they had been on there, but I think about 4 years or so, and for me that is a lot of miles!
    Those tires carried me to church, to the homes of friends and family, they carried me back and forth to hospitals and to grocery stores, they even carried me on vacations from time to time! It’s no wonder they got a little worn out. A lot of miles, a lot of heat, a lot of hard work just carrying someone around every day.

  • Since this week is the anniversary of the Semptember 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and my memory of that horrible date is, and will be, forever indelibly imprinted, I will present a few personal thoughts today.
    As the reports unfolded in the media, that day, we sat in front of the TV and my heart was hurting as never before. Two planes full of passengers were piloted into the two trade towers in New York City? This can’t be! I sat, fixed in my chair, and felt like I couldn’t breathe, my heart beating rapidly. How? Why? What’s next?