Today's News

  • New holiday recipes with old world flavor

    This holiday season, if you’re looking for exceptional new recipes that come together with ease, look to some Old World culinary classics.
    Dishes like this Pea Bowtie Pasta create a homey, hearty menu ideal for any holiday party.
    Whether it’s an elegant dinner or an impromptu gathering with friends, this recipe that uses meats and cheeses that will bring cheer to all your guests. And they come together surprisingly fast, so they’ll bring a smile to your face, too.

    Prosciutto and Pea
    Bowtie Pasta
    Serves 4

  • COLUMN: Learning the art of being truly thankful

    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?

  • Lighten up holiday meals with whole grains

    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

  • PHOTO: A big catch

    Parkie Gividen caught a 41-inch red fish on Oct. 24 in Beaverville, La. This photo was taken by Sidney Barnett of Spencer County. Gividen also caught another big one, which was released.

  • COLUMN: Thankful for family, freedom – and sports

    As we sit down later this week to feast on turkey and football, let us also take time to give thanks. On a serious note, the things for which we are thankful should include our families and our freedoms. But since this is a sports column, here are some things I’m thankful for this year:

  • Blue/white scrimmage

    High school basketball season tips off in Kentucky next week and Spencer County fans got a glimpse of their teams last Wednesday during the annual Blue-White night at the high school.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving week in Kentucky

    Over the bridge and through the woods,
    let us dawdle a bit and savor the good.

    Over the bridge and through the woods,
    Recall aroma and voices of good old times.
    Hear again the sing-song twang of Gra’ma’s rhymes.

    Over the bridge and on to our Home Place,
    Thanksgiving in America, I love this place!

    This week, events and people in sports for which I am grateful, along with relief to know I don’t depend on poetry for a living.

  • BIRTH: Brakefield family welcomes Lincoln Alexander

    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.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Pritchard, Bridgman plan December wedding

    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 retires from Farm Service Agency

    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.