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Today's News

  • Recruits bring hype, but basketball still a team sport

    HYPE AND HOOPS

    High School basketball used to be huge in Kentucky. It still is in some corners, but it seems the only way to fill up a high school gymnasium these days is to lure some big-name college recruits and bank on fans of a prospect’s future college buying up the tickets.

  • Bears finish tough stretch 3-1, become serious contenders

    The Spencer County Bears just finished a four-game stretch that could have exposed them as pretenders. However, posing a 3-1 record in those games signals they’ll be a team to take seriously as the postseason looms less than three weeks away.

    The Bears started the stretch with a convincing 67-51 win over Collins two weeks ago, but then snow marred the rest of that week’s schedule. This past week, the Bears got back into action and it started with a road trip to Lawrenceburg.

    SPENCER COUNTY 52 ANDERSON COUNTY 48

  • Lady Bears snag close win

    The Spencer County Lady Bears got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon, edging the Lady Patriots of Allen County-Scottsville 41-39.

    It was a close game throughout and the Bears retook a two-point lead midway through the third quarter when McKenna Pfeiffer converted an old-fashioned three point play and then followed it up a minute later with two free throws to put her team up 27-25.

  • 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.

  • Baby is fifth generation on both sides of mother's family

    Andrea Renee Hopkins was recently welcomed as the fifth generation on both sides of her mother’s family.

  • USPS woes starting to hit close to home

    By Todd Martin, Landmark News Service

    The United States Postal Service says it is in dire financial straights.

    Late last year it announced the closing of nearly 500 post offices and now nearly 2,000 more could be lost.

    A Wall Street Journal report was picked up by several other national media outlets as the news spread early this week.
    “It’s a scary thought, but I don’t have any more information than what they said on the radio,” Finchville Postmaster Sharadon Snowden said.

  • The Far Middle: Pennies in a fountain