Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Spencer County 4-H Trailblazers took home first place in the 2011 Spencer County Octoberfest parade float contest. Spencer County 4-H Extension Agent Mollie Tichenor said club leaders Shannon and Danny Bishop, parent volunteers, and members made the 4-H Trailblazers float possible.  The club has received the honor two years in a row, Tichenor said.

  • Many of you may have already started or will start decorating your homes for the holiday season since Thanksgiving is upon us. I thought it would be nice to give you some tips on how to maintain a fresh Christmas tree.   These are some tips that I have passed on to you for a few years now.
    Memories of Christmases past are often wrapped in the scent of a freshly cut pine tree.  It’s the aroma that welcomes you when you walk in the door at the end of a long winter’s day or mingles with the scent of coffee to wake you on a chilly morning.  

  • Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement.  Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter.  When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer, the primer tank had split right open.  A little bit of moisture was left in the tank and it froze.  The tank is made of cast iron so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terracotta pot.

  • Mandy Crenshaw, of Mandy & Me Designs, watches as Betty Prater tries to make a decision on which piece of jewelry to purchase. Crenshaw was one of 22 vendors who participated in the ninth annual Holiday Bazaar held at All Saints Catholic Church and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.