Today's Features

  • Well, here we are, another Thanksgiving Day — my 75th. I remember many of them with fond memories of family gatherings here and yonder.
    No, it’s not Turkey Day (as some call it), but a day that has been set aside in our wonderfully blessed country to always come on the fourth Thursday of November, and in Canada, on the second Monday in October.
    So what does it mean to truly be thankful?

  • Festive food can make healthy eating a challenge, but by substituting healthier options into your holiday recipes, it’s easy to ensure a nutritious holiday season.  
    Packed with nutrients, whole grains include protein, fiber, B vitamins and antioxidants.
    They also keep you feeling full, which means less temptation around those sweet treats.

    Stuffed Cornish Hens with Maple Glaze
    Difficulty Level: Easy
    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Cook time: 53 minutes

  • 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.