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  • SCHS to host 30th district tourney

    Six straight nights of basketball at Spencer County High School will begin next week and local fans hope it will end with the Bears and Lady Bears advancing to the next round of postseason play.

    Spencer County is hosting the 30th District Tournament beginning Monday night and pairings and ticket information have been released. The small gym (capacity listed at 1,350) means Bear fans might need to arrive early to ensure they’ll be there to cheer on the blue.

  • Spencer's sixth man provides real home court advantage

    Andrew Dockery has gone all year without scoring a goal, gaining a yard, making a pass or sinking a free-throw.
    However, there may not be a more valuable student for Spencer County athletics than this senior who has made it his mission to fire up the home crowd.

    Dockery is easy to recognize. Though slight of build, he stands out with his blue and white wig and his high-energy effort to get fellow students and other fans behind their team whether it’s at home or away.

  • Physician group could improve rural health

    By Noelle Hunter, Kentucky Press Service

    People living in rural areas have more difficulty gaining access to critical health services, but a new program based in Morehead seeks to reduce those barriers.

    The Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP) aims to provide better and consistent care to rural populations by raising a team of homegrown physicians.

  • Local Scouts learn survival techniques

    On Jan. 29 and 30, several Boy Scouts from Troop 176 braved the elements to earn their Wilderness Survival merit badge, following instructions on what to do if lost or stranded in the woods, first aid, fire building, and rescue signaling. The Scouts are required to construct a survival shelter and spend the night in it in order to earn the badge. The following Scouts from the All Saints Troop are: Hunter Detrich, Joe Hayes, Logan Kurtz, Connor Meeks and Luke Williamson.

  • King reaches semi-finals of international cornhole championship

    Derrick King might not have been able to snag the ACO King of Cornhole world championship this year, but the 13-year-old Taylorsvillian came very close. He was hoping to get the big win, but considering that he is one of the youngest professionals playing internationally, he has plenty of time for improvement.

    “Everybody was talking about this 13 year old,” said King’s mother, Tabitha King, who said she was very proud of her son.

  • Pet Mask Kit donation

    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.

  • Hopkins family welcomes Andrea

    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.

  • Herndon promoted to Colonel

    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.  

  • McManaways welcome Mason

    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. 

  • Knights of Columbus give Butler Outstanding Public Safety Award

    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.