Today's Features

  • Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams and school board members were pleased to hear at the November board meeting that, unlike the previous year, the July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 independent auditor’s report came back free of deficiencies.

  • I went through the bank windows and had a check made out to my wife and wanted to cash it. The teller told me if I wanted to get it cashed, I would have to sign it, too. Of course it was no big deal, so I signed it. When she brought me the cash, I said, “When we married 52 years ago we became one.”
    In Matthew 19 it says, “We do become one flesh,” when the Pharisees were asking Jesus about putting away your wife.

  • Here are some tips that will help you throw a stylish, low-stress party that will make your guests merry without spending a bundle.

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • Kenny and Erica Brakefield, of Taylorsville, announce the birth of their son, Lincoln Alexander Brakefield, on Oct. 21, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East.  He weighed 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Also welcoming Lincoln are big sister, Ainsley; grandparents, Ricky and Veronica Crouch, of Taylorsville; Ken and Alice Brakefield, of Irvine; and great-grandparents,  Paul and June Jeffiers, of Taylorsville.

  • Melinda Pritchard of Taylorsville and Lance Cpl. Kevin Bridgman, who is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Wade and Suzanne Pritchard of Taylorsville, and is an upcoming Associate of Arts graduate of Toccoa Falls College in Georgia.
    The groom-to-be is a son of Paul and Violette Bridgman, who are Christian missionaries in Okayama, Japan.
    A December wedding in Louisville is planned.

  • Mary Lou Florence, program technician with the Bullitt/Spencer/Jefferson County Farm Service Agency, will retire with 27 years of service to the agency on Nov. 30.

  • Spencer County Middle School’s September and October Students of the Month pose for a picture. From front, left, are Austin Lewis, Trinity Johnson, Amber Hahn and Matthew Chism. From left, back, are Mac Oder, Alondra Sarmiento, Brandie Barker, Logan Light, Jacob Barker, Tyler Mattingly, Alyssa Epperson and Dalton Croxton.