CEA 4-H Extension Agent


    Carl and Susan Glasscock, of Taylorsville announce the engagement of their daughter Kristina (Kristy) Elaine Glasscock to Damien Ballard, son of Mike and Laura Ballard, of Bloomfield. Damien is a 2010 graduate of Nelson County High School and works for Team Fishel Electric Contractor in Louisville. Kristy is a 2012 graduate of Spencer County High School and is employed at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.


    Elk Creek Baptist Church hosted its annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday. Afer a visit from the Easter Bunny, families enjoyed a luncheon at the church

    Agriculture Extension Agent

    Garden Columnist

  • by Tim Thornsberry
    Kentucky Press News Service

  • The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking additional public input about forest management and restoration of woodland species such as grouse.
    A recent series of public meetings on the topic included a survey for attendees to complete afterward. The department has placed this survey online to gather more input from those who were not able to attend the public sessions. The survey is located on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov.


    Students at Taylorsville Elementary School dressed up March 26 as their favorite musicians. This was part of Music Appreciation Month activities at the school.


    Taylorsville Elementary School, Spencer County Elementary School, Spencer County Middle School and Spencer County High School joined forces on Saturday, March 28, for the first Spencer County Public Schools All-County Choir Concert in the Spencer County Middle School gymnasium.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any easier alternatives to a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer? I’m in my sixties and would like to be tested, but hate the idea of drinking all that laxative solution, and being sedated for the procedure.
    Squeamish Jim

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What products can you recommend for seniors with hand arthritis? I really struggle with anything that requires gripping and turning, which makes most activities difficult.
    Gripless Joan

    Dear Joan,
    There are literally hundreds of different arthritis aids and other products on the market today that can help people with arthritic hands and carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • One of the most anticipated rites of spring is dusting off the tiller and heading out to the vegetable garden for a little soil play. It is one of those things you can’t plan for, though. It becomes a waiting game because we can’t do it if the soil is too wet; we don’t want to do it if it is too cold and we only have the time to do it when the weekend rolls around.

  • When we mentioned that Dr. J. Floyd Furnish of Spencer County delivered quintuplets, our information was a bit skimpy.

    Since then, we’ve learned more of the unique delivery.

    It happened Feb. 11, 1914 in a small two-room house on Plum Creek near Waterford. It was the first delivery of quints in the United States.

    The parents were Gaither and Bertha Drury: Gaither was from Spencer County, but Bertha’s family originated from the eastern Kentucky mountains.

  • After record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures, most Spencer Countians welcome the transition into spring. Still, changeable weather is one of the harbingers of the season, and often it comes in the form of high winds and blustery conditions. Even though tornadoes can occur in any season, they are most common in spring, along with downbursts and windstorms.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    How does Medicare cover home health care? Because of my illness, my doctor suggested I get home health care, but I want to find out how it’s covered before I proceed.
    Need Some Help


  • DEAR DR. ROACH: I am in my 60s. About 40 years ago, I had a case of shingles. Can shingles reoccur, or having once had it am I protected from having it again? I’ve been given conflicting information about whether I need to be vaccinated. -- M.F.

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I heard a report from a recent study that said a person who has shingles early in life is more likely to suffer a stroke. Would you please explain why? -- A.L.R.

  • The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass can form the basis for numerous trips and adventures this summer, and it’s a bargain at $80.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’m interested in getting my 72-year-old mother a smartphone, but want to get one that’s very easy for her to use. What can you recommend?
    Shopping Around

    Dear Shopping,
    There are several different ways you can go about getting your mom a simplified smartphone that’s easy for her to use. Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, here are some different options to consider.