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Today's Features

  • Valentine’s Day has an unusual history in our household. I do not expect flowers or candy, and I generally do not get them. In all the years that my husband and I have been together, I think I have received flowers for Valentine’s Day maybe once. It is not that I do not like getting flowers. I just prefer not to get them at holiday prices.

    I go get a box of candy occasionally, but even then my husband gets more brownie points for buying it on sale than he does for bringing it to me on the “correct” day.

  • Terri Cooper grew up with the apple dip recipe that she serves to her children. Her mother got the recipe from her aunt and she said it is possible that it originally came from her great-grandmother.

    “Mom used it for an after school snack for Sunday afternoons,” said Cooper. “Basically it was a way to get us to eat fruit and it works. It works for my kids too.”

  • Glenn and Renee Hopkins are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Andrea Renee Hopkins, born on Nov. 30, 2010, at 7:19 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 4.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Also welcoming Andrea were her grandparents, William and Reba Jump, Glenn Sr. and Linda Hopkins; her uncle, Anthony Jump; her aunt, Amanda Hopkins; her great-grandparents, Rudolph and Genny Spurr, Harry and Betty Thompson and Roscoe Jump and the late Frederick Tedescucci Sr.; and great-great-grandparents, the late T.F. Spurr and Lula Jump.

  • Chris Herndon was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army on Jan. 1.  

    Herndon is the son of the late Clyde Herndon, formerly of Taylorsville, and  Meryle W. Herndon, of Rogersville, Tenn.  

    He is currently serving as an international affairs specialist in the office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington DC.  

  • Bobby and Amanda McManaway would like to announce the birth of their son, Mason Anthony McManaway, born Nov. 20, 2010, 2:28 a.m., at the Medical Center at Bowling Green.

    Mason weighed 8 pounds, 12.5 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    Mason has an older brother, Brody, 3.

    Mason’s grandparents are Mark and Valerie Armstrong of Taylorsville and Kim and Debbie McManaway of Reynolds Station, Ky. He is the great-grandson of Ray Wilson and Betty Carol Armstrong and Paul and Mary Rusher. 

  • The local Knights of Columbus Council recently gave the first-annual Outstanding Public Safety Award to Lt. Adam Butler of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department for his outstanding efforts in organizing the department’s dive team.

    Butler raised approximately $10,000 to equip the team and train them in underwater rescue and recovery. Butler recently lost his brother in a drowning accident.  
    Presenting the award was Council Grand Knight Bill Greenwell, Fire Chief Nathan Nation and Deputy Grand Knight Gary Kehne.

  • Andrea Renee Hopkins was recently welcomed as the fifth generation on both sides of her mother’s family.

  • By Todd Martin, Landmark News Service

    The United States Postal Service says it is in dire financial straights.

    Late last year it announced the closing of nearly 500 post offices and now nearly 2,000 more could be lost.

    A Wall Street Journal report was picked up by several other national media outlets as the news spread early this week.
    “It’s a scary thought, but I don’t have any more information than what they said on the radio,” Finchville Postmaster Sharadon Snowden said.

  • The following Taylorsville Elementary School students were named to the GREATS list for the second nine-weeks grading period.

    The students showed exemplary behavior through the entire second nine weeks. The students are listed by their teacher’s

    last name:
    CUNDIFF: Lily Beswick, Paul Cordonnier, Alan Maddox, Taylor Rogers, Mackenzie Sego, Madison Upchurch

    SWEAZY: Faithe Foltman, Conner Hasfurder, Ferseis Muenzeberg, Teddi Parks, Annie Grace Riggs, Kyle Vest