• Dear Savvy Senior,
    Is there anything that can be done to stop the annoying robocalls my husband and I keep getting? It seems like we get two or three a day offering lower credit card interest rates, medical alert devices, home alarm systems and more. What can you recommend?
    Frustrated Seniors



    Evan and Donna Keeling are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday at the reception hall behind St. Michael’s Church in Fairfield at 2 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend an open house celebrating the couple from 2- 5 p.m.


    DJ and Richard Fee of Taylorsville are proud to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Carolyn Jean Munden, daughter of Master Sergeant Brian and Angela Munden. Master Sergeant Munden is currently stationed at Little Rock Air Base. Carolyn Jean was born on Feb. 5 weighing 5 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

  • I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm…I can barely stand the wait! I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.

  • Believe it or not, spring really is on the way. After a long, cold winter, many homeowners begin to turn their attention to their landscape. The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs. To ensure healthy spring plants, homeowners may want to prune the trees and shrubs around their home. But you shouldn’t just prune for the sake of pruning; make sure you have a valid reason.
    Pruning during the late winter months allows you to remove damage caused by winter winds and precipitation.


    Local members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau visited the nation’s capitol last week. Pictured is Spencer County farmer and Farm Bureau director Scott Travis with his daughter, Cameron Travis, and Congressman Brett Guthrie. According to the Travis family, Cameron — a Spencer County High School sophomore — learned about issues facing the agricultural community while in Washington.


    The following Spencer County Middle School students were chosen to participate in the All-District Honors Band: Trinity Johnson, Alyssa Richendollar, Ashley Whitaker, Audrey Michels, Drake Watson, Samantha Hawkins, Ramsey Knotts, Marin Bennett, Collin Hall, Andrew Ruetschle, Jeremiah Potter and Cody Robinson.


    Spencer County Elementary fifth graders from Mrs. Noel’s Health and Physical Education class recently learned how to ‘Be the Beat.’  Be the Beat is an interactive lesson from the American Heart Association in which students learn to provide hands-only CPR to a person in need.  Students gave compressions for 1 minute to practice and were encouraged to keep the beat of the song ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by the Bee Gees to find the correct timing.  For more information, you may visit the website http://bethebeat.heart.org/.


  • When history has been your life for half a century, you tend to collect boxes and boxes of clippings, notes, pictures and the like.
    This was found in a notebook.
    On April 29, 1948, John B. Carr was chosen secretary-treasurer of the Suburban Amateur Baseball League. This followed by three days, Taylorsville joining Jeffersontown, Buechel, Okalona, LaGrange and J-and-S Cafe. The manager was Robert Cotton.

  • 60 years ago
    Feb. 25, 1954
    Barbara Watson Is UK Representative
    Miss Barbara Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Watson,Taylorsville, will go to Chicago in March as music representative from the University of Kentucky to the music convention to be held there.

  • Grace Chapel to host revival March 5-8
    Grace Chapel will host revival March 5-8 with evangelist Keith Creech. Services will begin at 7 each evening. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call Pastor Johnny Hood at 502-918-0088.

    Narcotics Anonymous meetings at First Christian
    Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held at First Christian Church weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 502-902-1648.

  • Today’s column is based upon scripture from Matthew chapter 5: “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
    February is the month many people celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  • It seems like super hero movies are a big deal these days. Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man and all the others fly off the big screen at us. Larger than life heroes, many with their own flaws, but each fighting the bad guys and defending folks just like you and me.
    Of course superheroes don’t really exist, and it is sort of sad what some people see as heroic. Let’s face it, a basketball player isn’t a hero, he’s just playing a game. And the latest movie sensation? She may be a great actress, but a hero?

  • You are probably asking yourself why I am doing an article about the subject of love after the day when everybody (well almost everybody) did something special for someone special.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What resources do you recommend that offer help to caregivers? I’ve been taking care of my 82-year-old mother, and it’s wearing me to a frazzle.
    Exhausted Daughter

  • Yesterday, 4:30 pm, after shedding my city boots for my country boots I headed back out the door with my egg basket and a jug of water.  Our two livestock guardian dogs by my side, we head back to the barn.  In the blink of an eye Baxter and Finca take off in full defense mode towards our hens and the barn.  Baxter takes the front and Finca takes the back.  And, to my bewilderment, a beautiful coyote is flushed from beyond and the dogs follow pursuit.  Wiley coyote hits the frozen lake and the dogs circle.

  • A long winter with frequent bouts of ice and snow has not been kind to Spencer County trees, and we’ll probably be hearing the buzz of chainsaws with increasing frequency as things warm up and thaw out.