Today's Features

  • The Spencer County Library has a new resource for anyone interested in learning more about family history. The library subscribed to the genealogical resource Ancestry.com two weeks ago due to patron requests for more genealogical resources.

  • Danielle Cantrell, pictured at right, participated in the 2011 Kentucky National American Miss Pageant on July 30 and 31. She was a finalist in the teen division.

    She is a daughter of Kristy Cantrell of Little Mount, granddaughter of Charles Davis of Little Mount and granddaughter of Kathy and Bill Kyser of Waterford.

  • Larry Ray Hardin has retired from the Department of Justice after serving 31 years. Hardin attended Taylorsville school before entering the Navy and Marines. He is the son of Elizabeth Johnson Hardin and Ray Hardin Jr., of Bardstown.

    He is the grandson of Ray and Sarah Hardin, of Taylorsville, and Mattie and Edward Johnson, of Bardstown. Hardin has several relatives in Spencer and surrounding counties. He resides part-time in San Diego, Calif., and Rota, Spain.

  • Ashley Danielle Goodlett and Ryan Iannuzzi of Taylorsville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Joann and Mike Patton and Chad Goodlett of Mount Eden.

    The groom-to-be is a son of Debi and Earl Vanmeter of Taylorsville. A wedding is planned for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club.

    The couple is planning a honeymoon in Nashville and will make their home in Taylorsville.

  • Of the hundreds of pictures in historian Tom Watson’s possession, several are special because of their rarity, while others are just nice likenesses that deserve to be preserved.

    Research has produced some interesting photos that have been  published in this column for the first time anywhere.

    What is offered this week are pictures this scribe just personally likes and they include some of the first-publication types.

  • Open Door Christian Center is hosting revival services featuring the Rev. Joseph F. Carney from Findlay, Ohio, from Aug. 18 to 21.

    Weekday services will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    There will be special singing each night with the Gospel I’s, Mavis Bennett, Carroll Ingram, Philip Ingram, the Sweazys, Karen Whitson and others.
    Sunday night special music will be provided by Bluegrass 101 from 6 to 7 p.m.
    The church is located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield. For more information, call 502-252-9154.

  • Have you ever been to an open house?  One kind of open house is a party, we invite people to drop by and we open our house to them.  Maybe we give a little tour, show folks around a bit.

  • This summer, The Kentucky Center hosted more than 200 eager young artists from every region of the Commonwealth at The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Lexington’s Transylvania University from June 19 to July 9.