• The most common form of plant propagation is digging and dividing which is frequently done in early spring before new growth or in the fall before plants go dormant. Digging and dividing is great for herbaceous plants but those plants that are considered woody ornamentals do not divide as easily with a spade. In this case we can look to the technique of rooting out softwood cuttings from the mother plant.

  • Agricultural chemicals are an important part of many farm operations. Used properly, they help Kentucky farmers produce an abundant, safe food supply. If mishandled, however, they can contaminate groundwater, which is a source of drinking water for many residents.You can reduce the chance that improperly used agricultural chemicals will contaminate groundwater by following these eight steps.


     The following students were recognized recently for being Taylorsville Elementary School “GREATS” for the last nine weeks. These students maintained model behavior during the nine week grading period. The students are listed by teacher.


  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What types of senior discounts are available to older travelers? My husband and I are approaching retirement and love to travel, but love to save money too.
    Almost Retired

  • Wakefield Baptist Church to host Smith & Company
    Wakefield Baptist Church at 5517 Bloomfield Road will be hosting a special service May 18 at 5 p.m. Southern gospel group Smith and Company will be performing. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Today’s column is from a Sermon from Saint Luke 20:9-20.
    In the gospel of Saint Luke, Jesus tells a parable about people losing their lives in service to their master. Jesus begins the parable by saying: A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. The farmers worked the vineyard so that it would produce for the owner. They would get paid a portion of the harvest for their labor. This was how business was done back then. The rules were to be honored and obeyed.


  • By LARRY COX, Guest columnist
    Q: I was a college student during the 1970s and still have a large box full of keepsakes from that period. I have early issues of “High Times,” a Happy Face cookie jar, a doughnut-shaped phone and an assortment of pop posters. I am thinking of having a garage sale, but keep hesitating. -- Steve, Westminster, Colo.

  • First Christian to host Youth Mission Trip fundraiser
    First Christian Church at 403 Main Cross is hosting a pork chop dinner and bingo night on May 9. The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will include a pork chop sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, a drink and dessert. The cost is $10 per meal and bingo. At 7:30 p.m., a game of bingo with various gift card prizes will be played. Funds raised will benefit the church’s youth mission trip to Illinois.
    For additional information, call 477-8553.

  • Today’s column is based on a reading from 1 Peter: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Peter 1:18–19)
    Spring is here. It is a time for spring flowers, new life, spring cleaning, and spring fever. It is time to get outside and enjoy things like sports, walking, hiking, riding after a long cold winter.

  • I have a couple of pairs of socks that change color. They don’t actually change color, but depending on the kind of lighting in the room they can look brown or olive green. I know it’s not a big deal but it really bugs me. I have to take them into another room in the morning to make sure my socks match.

  • “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that sometimes get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.

  • courtesy of Kentucky Press News Service

  • I made a big mistake last year and burned up my Kalanchoes – it took the entire summer for these cool succulents to recover. I will not make that mistake again! After adding another crinkled-leaf variety to my collection that I purchased from Gallrein’s greenhouses last week I set to the task of resetting our patio with plants and seat cushions. I was very mindful of providing some afternoon shade for my succulent collection. As excited as we are for spring we must be slow with our houseplants as we transition from indoors to out.

  • Louisville Area Beef Cattle Meeting
    On Monday, May 5, the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting the Spring Louisville Area Beef Cattle Association Meeting. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a steak dinner being served at 6:00 p.m. There is a $3 registration fee payable at the door.
    Dr. Michelle Arnold, UK Large Animal Veterinarian, will be on hand to discuss “Health Concerns for your Herd.” She’ll give timely tips on how to properly care for your herd as we head through spring and summer.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,Can you give me some tips on starting a walking program? I need to lose weight and get my blood pressure under control, but I hate to exercise.
    Unfit at 59

  • by DOUG MARTIN, Lead Minister, Spencer Christian Church