Today's News

  • COLUMN: Cut flowers from the garden should be enjoyed indoors

    The cool spring has finally ushered in May flowers. I love cut flowers from the garden. There is a simple, happy satisfaction that comes from picking a bundle of peonies for the kitchen worktable. Just be sure to shake the ants off first.
    The other thing about a cool spring with adequate rain fall is that the weather is acting as a sort of preservative: all those beautiful blooms are lasting much longer than normal.

  • COLUMN: Meetings highlight vegetable diseases, poisonous plants

    Now that it looks like springtime has finally arrived, many of us will turn our attention to our gardens, yards, and pastures.  I think all of us are glad that spring is here for now at least.
    Many of us have our gardens up and growing, but with the cooler temperatures that we have had over the last few weeks, some of us haven’t been able to get our gardens out yet.  But once the plants start growing, it is almost inevitable that your garden will get some sort of disease on tomatoes, squash, etc.

  • COLUMN: You will receive the Holy Spirit

    Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    John 16:12-22 says:

  • COLUMN: Make sense through the fog

    It was foggy this morning as I walked the dog.  It wasn’t that dense, “can’t see your hand in front of your face,” kind of fog. In fact you could only tell it was there if you looked across the street, the neighbors house was just a little blurry. But then looking out a little farther, things got more indistinct, until finally everything just disappeared.

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 15

    Knights of Columbus to host chicken dinner
    The Knights of Columbus will host its monthly chicken dinner Sunday at All Saints Catholic Church from noon to 2 p.m.

    VBS at Finchville Baptist
    Finchville Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school June 2-6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
    The theme is “Kingdom Rock.”

    First Baptist announces VBS
    Vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville will be June 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The church is located at 115 W. Main St.


    Spencer Countian Noreen Day submitted these photos.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: May 15 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations from April 22 to May 7:

    Garry W. Vest, 55, of the 100 block of Jewell Valley Road, was cited April 22 for no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense.

    Miranda M. McCubbins, 34, of the 2900 block of Love Lane, was cited April 22 for failure to wear seat belts and failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court April 26

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases in Spencer District Court on April 26, 2013:

    Ruben R. Rodriguez Garcia (1974), speeding 13 miles over the limit, guilty; no operator’s/moped license, amended to no license in possession, guilty; $209 in fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Timothy K. Englert (1986), speeding 18 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Assistive technologies help elderly seniors remain at home

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What types of new home technologies can you recommend to help me keep tabs on my elderly mother? She lives alone, about an hour’s drive from me, and I worry about her safety.
    Concerned Daughter

    Dear Concerned,
    Helping an aging parent remain independent and living in his or her own home has become a little easier in recent years, thanks to a host of new and improved assistive technology products. Here are some top rated options you should know about:

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  • COLUMN: How is your physical, spiritual, emotional health?

    In my many years as a mental health professional, I am amazed at how many people I have witnessed who spend an enormous amount of time, and often large sums of money, taking good care of their physical health with very little time spent with the balance of what also really counts — their spiritual and emotional self.