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  • New holiday recipes with old world flavor

    This holiday season, if you’re looking for exceptional new recipes that come together with ease, look to some Old World culinary classics.
    Dishes like this Pea Bowtie Pasta create a homey, hearty menu ideal for any holiday party.
    Whether it’s an elegant dinner or an impromptu gathering with friends, this recipe that uses meats and cheeses that will bring cheer to all your guests. And they come together surprisingly fast, so they’ll bring a smile to your face, too.

    Prosciutto and Pea
    Bowtie Pasta
    Serves 4

  • COLUMN: Learning the art of being truly thankful

    Well, here we are, another Thanksgiving Day — my 75th. I remember many of them with fond memories of family gatherings here and yonder.
    No, it’s not Turkey Day (as some call it), but a day that has been set aside in our wonderfully blessed country to always come on the fourth Thursday of November, and in Canada, on the second Monday in October.
    So what does it mean to truly be thankful?

  • Lighten up holiday meals with whole grains

    Festive food can make healthy eating a challenge, but by substituting healthier options into your holiday recipes, it’s easy to ensure a nutritious holiday season.  
    Packed with nutrients, whole grains include protein, fiber, B vitamins and antioxidants.
    They also keep you feeling full, which means less temptation around those sweet treats.

    Stuffed Cornish Hens with Maple Glaze
    Difficulty Level: Easy
    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Cook time: 53 minutes

  • COLUMN: When ‘good people’ do ‘bad things’

    When in high school, a man was twice elected as class president. He also played basketball and football, and learned to play the piano. This otherwise relatively “good” kid, from a well-respected family with parents who reportedly taught good values, in 1981 attempted to assassinate the then-sitting U.S. president, Ronald Reagan, wounding him and three others who were with him — one of whom, Mr. Brady, suffered severe wounds and was left crippled for life.

  • The tradition continues at the All Saints Holiday Bazaar

    The ninth ann­ual Holiday Bazaar at All-Saints Catholic Church will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event began as a way for the church to raise money for charity while allowing local craftspeople to sell their wares, said Penny Burns, who has chaired the event since its inception.

  • Coyotes in Spencer County

    This column normally deals with Spencer County history, so it would seem to be somewhat off-track to write about coyotes, except the rabbit-murdering scoundrels have been around these parts for a long time.
    There used to be more bunnies on my property than you could count. They’ve been replaced by a bunch of flea-bitten, howling creatures who get my dogs all excited so the humans can’t get a wink of sleep. I’m sure my dogs are getting invitations to join this wild bunch.

  • COLUMN: Showing care to those who are grieving is important

    I placed a phone call to her near the end of October, not an unusual thing that I do. She is my sister-in-law, and for the second time she is again a widow.
    It wasn’t long into the call when she said, “It’s awfully quiet here.”

  • Cran-licious: Cranberry sauce doesn’t have to come from a can

    I have never been a fan of canned cranberry sauce even though it was always a staple at our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up. I love the flavor, but just do not care for the jellied texture.

  • BIRTH: Savannah Joy born Sept. 2

    Eric and Emily Moore of Taylorsville announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Joy Moore, on Sept. 2, 2011.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Roger and Cindy Monroe of Taylorsville and Tim and Dottie Moore of Louisville. Great-grandparents are Henry and Evelyn Monroe of Taylorsville, Woody and Joyce Vermillion of New Albany, Ind., Lonnie and Betty Foster of Mt. Washington, Henry and Judy Livers of Louisville and Lloyd and Jan Moore of Scottsville.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Sweazys celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Winford and Marilyn (Shelburne) Sweazy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m.  at the First Baptist Church located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville. They were married on Nov. 3, 1961, at the Shawnee Christian Church located in Louisville by Ivan Shelburne Jr.