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Today's Features

  • On Wednesday, February 2, several Elk Creek, Bloomfield and Finchville businesses gathered together to donate pet mask kits to area fire departments. The masks are helpful for fire departments when a pet needs to be rescued from a house fire. Human oxygen masks are not the right size for pets, and often, even if a pet is rescued, they succumb to smoke inhalation. These masks can also help keep the fire fighters from being bitten during a rescue. Each kit has 3 masks in multiple sizes for dogs, cats and smaller animals such as ferrets.

  • A collision last Wednesday morning in Bloomfield near the Spencer County line has left one woman with local ties dead.
    According to Kentucky State Police, Pamela J. Chapman, 48, of Bloomfield, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Highview Church Road around 11 a.m. Chapman was a Spencer County native, according to her obituary.

  • A design for a new library was drafted and presented to the library board last week. The design was drawn and presented by John Shircliffe, chairman of Main Street. The rendering incorporates the current building, and allows for additional parking and green space around the library.

    “I got a call from the library board and they asked me to put together a preliminary plan,” said Shircliffe, who also co-owns the Sanctuary Arts Center with his wife Judy.

  • The Spencer County Farmers Market Committee will be holding a planning meeting on Feb.24 at 6 p.m.

    All those who have previously sold or are interested in selling, are encouraged to attend.
    Topics of discussion will include the previous selling season and planning for the 2011 season.
    As part of this meeting, there will be a potluck supper. The meat and drinks are being provided. The committee asks attendees to please bring a side dish.

    Call the Extension Office at 477-2217 if you are planning to attend.

  • 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.