• If you need incentive to dig deep this year and get your finances under control, consider a recent study that concluded that 18 percent of adults expect to battle debt for the rest of their lives and die in debt. The research, done by CreditCards.com, says that it’s not that we’ve gone crazy accruing debt, but that the Great Recession lasted longer than financial experts believe, which was 2007 to 2009. For many consumers, the effects of that recession are still going on.

  • Dear Savvy Senior
    What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? My husband was a long-time smoker, but quit many years ago, so I’m wondering if he should be checked out.
    Concerned Spouse

  • First Christian to host Christmas Eve service
    First Christian Church, 403 Main Cross St., Taylorsville is hosting a Christmas Eve church service this evening at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend the service.

  • What are your favorite Christmas memories? Do they revolve around family? When I was a kid, I remember my grandparents always came over for Christmas breakfast, then that evening we would have dinner at my Aunt’s house. Christmas always included family.
    And then there is the food! Those family times were special, but I sure do remember those family meals and all the goodies that only showed up at Christmas! Ham and turkey, creamed corn, and then of course the cookies and fudge and apple pies, cakes and candies, do you remember those things?

  • A Reading from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

  • courtesy of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture

  • Record keeping may not be every farmer’s favorite activity, and probably not the reason you got into farming as a career. With time, patience and a commitment to get it done, it can make your financial life a lot less worrisome.
    Record keeping doesn’t have to be stressful. It’s a way to discover things about your farm that will help you make better long-term decisions. You can use a ledger book or a computer—whatever helps you maintain consistency. Software programs can make your data more meaningful.

  • I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them somewhat restorative. Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing. So, when the winter sky moves in I search out the plants in the landscape that have color.

  • It was so cold in these parts 37 years ago, creeks and rivers, including the Ohio River at Louisville, froze over.
    I was driving to work, headed for the Associated Press in the Courier-Journal building when I went by the mighty Ohio to see how much ice had formed.
    It was Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1977. People were walking across the frozen river (frozen over, not frozen solid). I snapped a few pictures of the walkers, then within minutes police arrived and ordered everyone within sight to stay off the river.

  • 30 Years ago

    Dec. 22, 1984

  • Knights of Columbus to host dinner
    The Knights of Columbus–All Saints Council in Taylorsville invites you to their all-you-can-eat chicken dinner on Sunday, December 21 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at All Saints Church on Main Cross in Taylorsville. They feature broasted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, butter noodles, and all kinds of desserts. They have their dinner the 3rd Sunday of each month at the same time. Drink and dessert are included. Proceeds go to the All Saints Council of the Knights of Columbus to fund their charitable work.

  • Maybe I am a little out of date, but what on earth is a mid-season finale? I was watching TV the other night and an ad came on promoting the “mid-season finale” of some other program. It sort of made my head spin.
    If it is “mid-season” then it can’t be a finale, can it? I mean finale, according to the Oxford Concise English Dictionary, means the last part of an entertainment. In other words, it means the last show, the last act, the final curtain. Can you have a finale before the show is over?

  • A Reading from Psalm 95:1-7

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair brought home numerous awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention in Las Vegas, including two that involved Kentucky Department of Agriculture programs.

  • For many homeowners, dandelions and white clover are nothing more than a nuisance, but University of Kentucky entomology researchers have found they are a welcome presence to many pollinator species.

  • Proper winter storage for equipment is just as important as proper winter storage for plants. If you dig your dahlias you better bring your hoses in from the cold, too. Don’t let cold weather catch your equipment off guard.

  • Spencer County is just as important historically as any county in Kentucky, yet its accomplishments and extraordinary people rarely get the credit they are due.
    This week, we offer some parts of Spencer County history.