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Today's News

  • 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
  • Taylorsville Elementary names GREATS for second nine weeks

    The following Taylorsville Elementary School students were named to the GREATS list for the second nine-weeks grading period.

    The students showed exemplary behavior through the entire second nine weeks. The students are listed by their teacher’s

    last name:
    CUNDIFF: Lily Beswick, Paul Cordonnier, Alan Maddox, Taylor Rogers, Mackenzie Sego, Madison Upchurch

    SWEAZY: Faithe Foltman, Conner Hasfurder, Ferseis Muenzeberg, Teddi Parks, Annie Grace Riggs, Kyle Vest

  • Board asking for planning committee nominations

    The Spencer County Board of Education is asking for nominations of good candidates to serve on its planning committee.

    District Operations Director Brett Beaverson said two members recently resigned from the committee, which helps research and plan future district building projects.

    Nominees should be a community and/or business leader. Nominations must include the nominees name, contact information and a letter of interest, stating nominee’s qualifications.

  • Thomas named SCHS student of the week

    The Spencer County High School student of the week for Jan. 24-28 is junior Corey Thomas.

    Thomas plans to attend the University of Louisville where he wants to study law and eventually be a viable candidate for president of the United States. His inspirations include his grandfather and past president Ronald Reagan.

    Outside of school, Thomas enjoys watching sports and FOX news. He describes himself as confident and would one day like to visit Germany.