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    Taylorsville residents Jamie Scott and Amanda Branham welcomed their son, Braxton Cole Scott, to the world on Jan. 11 at 4:33 p.m.
    Braxton was born at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured16.5 inches long.
     

  • The 2009 January ice storm knocked down limbs, electricity and phone service across Kentucky. The damage to trees was astounding, to say the least.
    Last week’s icy “situation” brought back the memory of those dread-filled days as we slowly tackled the clean-up effort at the farm. This year’s ice is not nearly as bad as 2009, but it sure left a mess in its wake.
    If you are among those with heavy damage, assess the situation with an eye toward safety.

  • 60 years ago
    Feb. 11, 1954

    CATTLE HERDSMEN TO HAVE SHORT COURSES
    Short courses for purebred and commercial breeders of beef cattle, feeders and herdsmen will be held at the University of Kentucky.
    Speakers will include Dr. C. S. Hobbs, University of Tennessee; Ken Littleton, Round Hill, Va.; Doyle Chambers, Oklahoma A. and M. College.

  • The decision to save the Ashes Creek School and Yates (or Meyers) House log cabin from destruction when Taylorsville Lake was being formed was truly significant.
    “Ashes Creek” is indeed a creek, but it has always been considered a place like Briar Ridge, Possum Ridge or Hickory Ridge.
    Joellen Tyler Johnston wrote an excellent series on the history of Ashes Creek in 1993.

  • Risen Lord hosting Valentine’s dinner
    Risen Lord Lutheran church is hosting a free Valentine’s dinner Feb. 15 at 6:30 pm.
    The event is for couples and single people.
    There will be door prizes and entertainment after the meal.
    Reservations must be made by Feb. 13.
    Space is limited and on a first come basis by reservation. Call Julie at 502-477-6557 to make a reservation.
    There is no child care available for this event.

  • In the Gospel of John chapter 8, Jesus said to those listening to him: “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
    With these words, Jesus teaches us that truth is the means to freedom.
    Truth is a very important part of Jesus’ teaching. He called himself the truth when he said, [John 14:6] “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

  • I remember when I was a kid I loved snow days. An extra day off from school!  The snow falling was magical and beautiful and getting wet and cold playing out in all that white stuff didn’t seem to bother me.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    My 62-year-old sister was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was surprised when the doctor told her that she’s probably had it or prediabetes for many years. My question is what determines prediabetes and how can you know if you have it?
    Surprised Senior

  • Love. It has many shapes, many forms of expressions, and many “flaws”. When the word love has been expressed by one of my many clients over the past four decades, it is often misunderstood or unaccepted.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you recommend some popular work at home jobs for retirees? I’m interested in earning a little extra cash, but would also like to stay at home and have a flexible schedule.
    Recently Retired

  • Because I choose to subscribe and support the organization known as Parents Television Council, I receive information relative to what PTC has discovered is going on in the television industry that could be harmful to you and your children.
    In Volume 11, Number 5, of the PTC Insider, there is a quote from Peter Chernin, president of News Corp., the parent company of the FOX TV network: “[We will] fight to the end for our ability to put controversial, offensive, and even tasteless content on the air” (Broadcasing and Cable, Oct. 21, 2008).

  • In my many years of family practice in the field of mental health, I have heard routine testimonies of some conditions in the homes in which my clients were raised. It didn’t matter if the family background was in wealthy or very poor families, just because one family has all or most of life’s goods, and the other seems to have lived from paycheck to paycheck, what I heard was that their particular family history was one of unhealthiness.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you give me some tips on how to choose a good financial planner or adviser? My wife and I are five or six years away from retiring and could use some professional help to get us on track.
    Seeking Advice

    Dear Seeking,
    With all the different financial advisers and services available today, choosing a trusted professional that can meet your needs can be a bit confusing. Here are some suggestions that can help.

    Where to look

  • Pictured are members of the Spencer County Multi Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Life Enrichment Center who recently participated in a short study about birds commonly found in Kentucky. Participants are pictured here building and painting their own birdhouses. The craft activity followed the study.

  • Jesse and Frank James did a considerable amount of their hiding in northeast Nelson County around Chaplin and in the Samuels-Deatsville section not far from Bardstown. The area was friendly territory for the soldiers of fortune where families named Dawson, Samuels, Sayers, Pence and Hall provided food and lodging.
    The Tom and Nancy Dawson log house still stands where Confederate Guerrilla Captain William Quantrill wrote love poems to Nancy Dawson, their granddaughter.

  • 60 years ago
    January 28, 1954
    Little Mt. Baptists Continue Fund Drive
    On Sunday, January 17, the Little Mount Baptist Church raised $1,928.34 for its building program, but because of bad weather previous to the Cash Raising Day, the church voted to extend the drive until Sunday, January 31.

  • The 2014 Spencer County Relay for Life will be held on June 13 at Spencer County High School. This year’s featured entertainment will be Spencer County’s own, Judge Angus.
    Team registrations are currently free of charge and you can register your team today at www.relayforlife.org. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to attend the scheduled monthly meetings.
    All meetings are hosted at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church. For questions, please contact Mary Beth Thomas at (502) 477-8171
    Future meeting dates:

  • 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.

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  • Lilli Hanik participated in the State 4-H Issues Conference at the Kentucky Leadership Center in November.  Lilli took full advantage of the leadership classes that were offered and represented Spencer County and the State 4-H Performing Arts Troupe.