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Today's Features

  • Madonna Cash got her recipe for scalloped potatoes from her daughter-in-law about two years ago. She usually takes it to potlucks rather than serve it at home because her husband does not care for olives. She recently served this dish at a potluck dinner meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild.

    Cash does not cook as much as she used to anymore now that her children are grown. Now she mostly makes cakes or cookies for her grandchildren whom she sees often. A particular favorite is her caramel cake.

  • Jim Riggs, of Fisherville, participated in a Veterans Day Celebration Saturday held by Guard Duty at Grace Chapel in Taylorsville. The ceremony at the church was followed by a parade down Main Street. Riggs served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps League Detachment 729. The wreaths pictured above were presented in honor of military service men and women who lost their lives in battle.

  • TES September Students of the Month were Andrew Gibson, Greg Martin, Sammy Hall, Pandora Booth, Kelsey Cotton, and Logan Miller.

  • Geri has spent her life contributing to the health of those around her.  She obtained an education in health management and put that knowledge to work at the YMCA.  She worked to bring youth sports programs to Spencer County when few were available.  Geri also assisted in the development of workout stations at Spencer County’s Ray Jewell Park and helps coordinate health fairs.  For many years now, Geri has taught aerobics, boot camps, and walking classes that bond Spencer Countians in good health and good friendship.  She leads by example as well.

  • Rachel Price received her recipe for pineapple salad many years ago from the late Gail Hahn who was a beautician in Taylorsville. It’s become a favorite dish among her friends and family, and is a special request at the Bluegrass Basket Guild potluck supper meetings.

    “When I first took it, everyone went on and on about it,” said Price, who brings the dish to every basket guild meeting she attends. “When I missed a few meetings, they said ‘we missed you, but we missed your salad too!’”

  • Justin Goodlett of the Spencer County FFA chapter was named national winner of the Equine Science Entrepreneur Proficiency Award Program. Four finalists competed to be named the national winner during the annual national FFA convention in October in Indiana.

    Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gained hands-on career experience.

    Goodlett was awarded $1,000 during a special ceremony at the national convention.

    For Goodlett, raising and showing horses is a way of life.

  • On October 31 a steeple was dedicated at Risen Lord Lutheran church.

    Its purpose is to lift high the cross of Jesus Christ so that those who gaze upon it may have their thoughts directed to the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ the Lord.

    Pastor Steve Gettinger commented that the steeple was donated in March of this year by Lord of Life Lutheran church in Fairfax, Virginia, to be installed at the church.

  • Marty Murphy got her recipe for sausage rice casserole over twenty years ago, and has made it ever since. She went to a potluck dinner where it was served and made sure to ask for the recipe.

    “It’s one of those things that people really like,” said Murphy. Sausage rice casserole is a frequent request for the Bluegrass Basket Guild potluck dinners in Taylorsville.

    “I love the fact that it’s so easy and has so few ingredients,” said Murphy.

  • Congratulations to the following students for being selected as Spencer County Middle School September Students of the Month.  Pictured are front row left to right:  Zach Berry, Hunter Detrich, and Taylor Jones.  Back row left to right:  Tyler Mattingly, Lauren Stevens, and Demi Brooks.

  • For most of us, garlic has become a cooking staple. You can give anything flavor by adding a little garlic to the recipe and you can grow it yourself if you have a little space in the back yard. For centuries, garlic has been enjoyed for its culinary, medicinal and spiritual qualities, including fending off evil spirits and vampires and acting as an anti-bacterial. There was evidence of garlic in King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered; so obviously, the ancient Egyptians were growing it as far back as 2100 B.C. That’s some serious culinary history.