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  • When it rained it poured in March, 1909 across the Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnegie Hero Fund.
    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck. They lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross streets.

  • 60 Years Ago

    August 19, 1954

  • Bethlehem Baptist
    taking cemetery care
    collection
    Bethlehem Baptist Church is taking up collections for the care and maintenance of the cemetery. If you would like to support the upkeep of the cemetery, please send donations to the church or contact us through www.bbc-ky.com.

  • The storms of life, it is not a question about if they will come but when they will come. Let us spend a few moments together contemplating this matter.
    Matt 14:22 to 24: Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

  • First things first, I know that Kleenex is a brand name, but that is usually what I call those little tissues we use for blowing our noses around my house. In fact we rarely actually use Kleenex, probably because I am just too cheap to pay for the brand name!

  • To continue with this topic presented first in last week’s column, let’s start by stating: No Two Children Are Alike! So, don’t expect that what works for one will necessarily work for all. Those of you who were raised as one of two or several children, know this. If your parent(s) are still living, ask them to respond to that statement.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Is life insurance needed in retirement? I’m about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea?
    Over Insured

    Dear Over,
    While many retirees choose to stop paying their life insurance premiums when they no longer have young families to take care of, there are a few reasons you may still want to keep your policy. Here are some different points to consider that can help you determine if you still need life insurance in retirement.

  • Agriculture Commissioner James Comer encourages Kentucky State Fair visitors to drop by the Kentucky Proud Experience tent to enjoy and purchase fresh local foods and beverages. The tent is located on the West Lawn at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
    “People today want to know their farmer, where their food comes from, and to buy and drink locally,” Commissioner Comer said. “What better place to showcase the best our state has to offer than at the Kentucky State Fair?”

  • I have long understood that purslane could be used in salads or soups but never made much of an effort to harvest it until a few years ago. So, when high summer approaches I am now on the hunt for purslane, considered a noxious weed by most! I am not the only one who regards purslane with some culinary virtue. A fellow Farm Market farmer at the Belknap Farmers Market gave me a taste of his homemade salsa he was snaking on last week, commenting, is the best way to use purslane‚ and I was so excited to hear someone else get excited about this so-called weed.

  • Bethlehem Baptist taking cemetery care collection
    Bethlehem Baptist Church is taking up collections for the care and maintenance of the cemetery. Please send donations to the church or contact www.bbc-ky.com.
    Women’s Ministry to host “Seeking God”
    The Women’s Ministry at Spencer Christian Church is hosting a free event on Aug. 15 called “Seeking God”.

  • These cool mornings and hot humid evenings have led to some foggy mornings lately. I sort of enjoy the sense of quiet and isolation the fog brings when I walk the dog in the morning. But out on the road it can be a different story.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What kinds of reacher grabber tools can you recommend for seniors who need help picking things up off the ground. I bought a cheap one at Walmart a few months ago that doesn’t work very well for me, and would like to find one that does.
    Need a Hand

  • Although much of today’s column relates to principles taught by psychologists Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, who captured the theme of boundaries with their book “Boundaries,” published in 1992. The first book was followed by “Boundaries with Kids,” which I have used, although I will include examples of some of the families who came to me for counseling, especially when one or more of their children appeared to not have had sufficient boundaries established in their lives, and the problems that had now developed.

  • You know all the jokes about people having bumper crops of summer squash? Squash shows up in people’s cars or in public spaces because there is so much that the gardener can’t even give it away. Well, that’s never really been a problem for me. I have a little bit of that problem this year and I give credit to the variety and the fact that it was plated later than usual. Others, however, have not been so blessed.

  • Recent news reports of unsafe drinking water in the Great Lakes area has drawn national attention to toxic algal blooms. In Kentucky, cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, recently were found in Green River Lake, Taylorsville Lake, Barren River Lake, Nolin Reservoir and Rough River Lake at levels that prompted a recreational advisory.