Today's News

  • COLUMN: Tell flies to moo-ve over

    Warmer weather brings more pest problems. Horn flies and face flies are key pests of cattle in Kentucky. Both species breed in fresh pasture manure piles, but present very different threats and management problems. Fortunately, there are a variety of fly control options.

  • COLUMN: Gardening columnist says don’t rush the summer vegetable garden

    I am heading to Boulder, Colo., for a Slow Money National Gathering Conference and, when writing this, the city is melting a record April snowfall; a warming trend occurs before my arrival, thank goodness. Our cold spring, met with a blizzard in my destination that is the one opportunity I have to get away for some continuing education this year, does not sit well.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: May 1 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations April 8-16:

    Shelby R. Clarkson, 22, of Mapleview Court in Mount Washington, was cited April 8 for speeding 15 mph over the limit.

    Jessica E. Cross, 27, of Wilkerson Boulevard in Bloomfield, was cited April 11 for operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to avoid identity theft when you travel

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What tips can you recommend to help retirees guard against identity theft when traveling? My sister and her husband had their identity stolen while on vacation last year, and I want to make sure I’m protecting myself on my trip to Europe next month.
    Paranoid Pam

    Dear Pam,
    Most people don’t realize that when you travel, your risk of identity theft increases. Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself while you’re away.

  • Wiche opens farm to friends, promotes buying local ag products

    On Saturday, April 6, Jeneen Wiche and her husband Andy Smart welcomed customers and friends to their home at Swallow Rail Farm in Shelby County. Seventeen family groups, some multigenerational, attended the weekend event.

  • COLUMN: A past – we’ve all got one

    My past, your past — everybody has one. You grew up in a family that you may consider to be normal or healthy, but many have grown up in a family that would be known as subnormal, abnormal or, at best, dysfunctional.
    Well, now that you are an adult, do those childhood experiences continue to have a negative effect on you? Maybe this column, and the one following on May 8, will help you or someone you know develop a way, or several ways, of not letting it continue.

  • COLUMN: Jesus calls and sends us

    Today’s text is John 20:19-31. We’ll begin with verses 19-23:

  • COLUMN: Be firmly rooted like a tree

    Trees are really amazing creations. As they are coming out of their winter rags and putting on their spring finery, I am amazed anew at their beauty and strength. Bright greens and dark greens, some flowering, some leaving pollen all over my car, but all stretching up as if reaching for the heavens.
    Have you noticed that some trees are stronger than others? Years ago we had some flowering pears, beautiful when blooming, beautiful in shape, but they grew so fast they were easily broken by the wind. Others, like magnolias, have shallow roots that the wind can easily uproot.

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 1

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville revival services
    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host revival services Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. with student/family on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
    The Rev. Patrick Whyte of Cynthiana is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and will be the guest speaker. The community is invited to attend.

  • Bears bounce back after losing two

    After two tough losses last week, the Spencer County Bears got back on the winning track with an 8-1 victory over Gallatin County on Saturday afternoon in Taylorsville.