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  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    How can you know when someone has a gambling problem? Since my father passed away a couple years ago, my 76-year-old mother spends a lot of time at an Indian casino near her house playing slot machines.
    Troubled Son

  • Kentucky’s forests are home to one of the most diverse hardwood species mixes in the United States, second only to Florida. With more than 12 million acres of forests, a rainbow of color is on display in Kentucky almost every fall.

  • When attempting to grow tropical plants we are met with the challenge of mimicking their native habitat which is difficult inside our homes; we can allow Mother Nature to take care of some of this, outside, for now. Move some of your orchids, holiday cacti and clivia outdoors for the remainder of the season because we can initiate bud set through managing day length and nighttime temperatures.

  • My husband/wife does not “measure up.”

  • I’m always sad to see the state fair come to a close. I come from a performing arts background. My favorite acts are the variety acts, magicians; jugglers; ventriloquists etc. Magicians are my favorites because they can make the unbelievable, believable. One must realize they are just entertainers and nothing more. They are performing illusions. Even people like Chris Angel, David Blaine and even David Copperfield, will tell you there is nothing supernatural about what they do. They are entertainers and they are really good at it.

  • Once upon a time, I was an electrician; I ran wires, installed lighting and appliances, rewired buildings, all sorts of things. At the same time I never really considered myself all that handy around the house. I can do a little carpentry, but that measure twice cut once thing has caught me out a few times. For some reason plumbing and I don’t get along at all!

  • I heard a story once about a mother and father camping with their daughter in the wilderness. In the middle of the night a large bear reached into the camper and pulled the girl out. The little girl screamed “Daddy, help me!”.

  • Nearly everyone who has driven on Garrard (GARE’-ed) Street knows that the Spier (SPEAR) House is historic. The two-story log house at the corner of Garrard and Washington Streets may have been the first structure in town and was a lodging place for weary travelers for many years.  It is also well-known that the Stidger house, where Union spy Felix Stidger was born and where ice man Bud Mock lived for many years, is also an incredible treasure.

  • 40 Years Ago
    August 22, 1974

  • 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!