• This April marks the 11th-annual National Donate Life Month, a celebration commemorating those who have given the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation.  For those whose lives have been saved or healed by a transplant, Donate Life Month provides a chance to share their story to encourage more people to register as donors.

  • The Spencer County Relay for Life Light the Way 5K run/walk is May 31 at Taylorsville Lake State Park. The 5k will begin at 9 a.m. and the fun run will begin at 10 a.m. Participants can pre-register by May 17. Race day registration will be at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for 5K pre-registered runners, $30 the day of the race for 5K runners and $10 for the fun run. Checks should be made to the RFL Brady Bunch.
    There will be awards, door prizes and refreshments after the race. All donations will benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • “Once upon a time,” is the way fairy tales start. It conjures up images of a better time. Fairy tales always start off well, then things fall apart, but all ends well and, “They lived happily ever after.”I think a lot of people are living with “Once upon a time” syndrome. We idolize the past and forget that the good old days weren’t all that good. We look back to some golden era in our history and want to regain its imagined glory.

  • This Friday evening from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Bethlehem Baptist Church is hosting the event, Secret Church — The Cross and Everyday Life. According to event coordinators, Secret Church is an extreme Bible study that lasts six hours and includes a time of prayer for Christians across the globe facing persecution and for those who have not heard the message of Jesus Christ.

  • Grace Chapel to host resurrection Sunday service
    Grace Chapel, 60 Ray Road, will be hosting a resurrection Sunday service on Easter day, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. The service will feature living drama scenes including: The Last Supper, Prayer in the Garden, The Crucifixion and The Resurrection.
    There is a dress rehearsal for the event on Friday, April 18. Starting at 10 a.m. on April 20, there will be a welcome with free coffee and donuts.
    All are invited to attend.

  • Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I would like to fly my elderly parents across the country next month for my daughter’s wedding but have some concerns about the flight. My mom has trouble walking long distances and my dad has COPD and needs an oxygen tank. What airport or airline services are available to help old passengers?
    Concerned Daughter

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order), as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act).

  • I was catching up on some magazine reading the other day and on two occasions I read the phrase “choose thin spears” and I got so frustrated. These spring articles were about asparagus and I would like to go on the record that when it comes to homegrown asparagus (and even the wild growing in the fence rows) fat is good! The fat spears have always been tender from the garden so don’t let anyone fool you on the fresh from the garden variety. They are particularly well-suited for the charcoal grill.

  • While the winter may have wreaked havoc on many desirable plants, it did little to affect crabgrass, the most common weed in Kentucky lawns.
    “Crabgrass is an annual weed that outcompetes desirable grasses and then dies in the fall, leaving bare spots in yards for winter weeds to fill in,” said Gregg Munshaw, extension turf specialist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “The cycle keeps repeating itself until the turf stand gets poorer and poorer.”

  • It was three years after the Civil War and Spencer Countians were ready to enjoy the peace and security they had missed so much.
     They should no longer have to live in fear, reluctant to answer the door and never knowing how to reply when a voice in the night demanded to know their politics.
    While the violence associated with the war had ended, bands of outlaws and scavengers made their presence known.

  • 60 Years Ago
    April 8, 1954

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? I was considering one last year, but now I hear they are more difficult to get.
    Ready to Reverse

  • In your lifetime, have you ever experienced the emotional highs or lows that caused you to do things that hurt you or those around you? Those emotions often feel like a ping-pong ball bouncing across a table, and then we begin to wonder, “What is wrong with me?” Well, we all have moods.

  • Spencer Christian hosts community Easter service
    Spencer Christian Church invites the community to its community-wide Easter Sunday Service at Spencer County High School on April 20, 10 a.m. There will be a nursery and children’s programs for kids through second grade.

    Bethlehem Baptist to host Easter Celebration
    Bethlehem Baptist Church at 1286 Briar Ridge Road is hosting a community Easter Celebration April 19 at 11 a.m. The event will include an egg hunt, prizes, food and fun.


  • 60 Years Ago
    April 1, 1954

    Illegal to Sell Quail For Food, Is Ruling
    The Kentucky Game and Fish Commission, at its regular March meeting, approved a regulation barring the sale of quail obtained from any source for food in Kentucky.
    The action was taken, Earl Wallace, Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said, “to prevent sale of native quail under the guise of being out-of-state wildlife shipped into the state as food.”