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    Horace and Irma Brown, of Taylorsville, are celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary March 21. The two were married in 1952. Family and friends said they wished them the very best as they celebrate this week.
     

  • Chester and Susan Crawford of Normandy in northeast Spencer County worked hard in 1905 to support the family. Both were 26 and were rearing two girls: 4-year-old Betsy and 2-year-old Ruby. Chester worked a night shift on the farms of Shelby Countian Harry Weisenger.
    It was on such a night July 6, 1905, that Chester’s work kept him away from home.
    Susan and the girls went to bed, not expecting Chester to come home. Nor did Susan expect the horror of what happened at 11 p.m.

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    Six youth represented Spencer County at the District 3 Teen Retreat on Feb. 28– March 1. This was a retreat for teens from all over the district, spanning from Louisville to Northern Kentucky. On Saturday morning, the delegates volunteered their time at Dare to Care in Louisville. Participating from Spencer County were Lilli Hanik, Madisyn Caudill, Becca Walker, Courtney Jeffiers, Morgan Mayer and Liz Walker. 

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    Sylvia Cherin Hensley was born Feb. 11, 2014, 7:23 a.m., at Womack Hospital in Fort Bragg, N.C. She weighed
    7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She is the daughter of Bill and Jinwon Hensley of Bunnlevel, NC. Her grandparents are John and Sylvia Hensley of Perryville, formerly of Mount Eden, and Youngsoo Park and Heonyoung Cho, of New York City. 

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    Valentina Marcella Spears was born March 3, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. to parents Chris and Casey Spears. She was born at Norton Suburban Hospital weighing 5 pounds, 6 ounces. Her grandparents are Allen and Debbie Spears, Cindy Rogers and Walter Hagedorn.

     

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  • Spencer County resident and Shelby Area Technology Center student Bradley Reynolds was named the center’s February student of the month. Reynolds studies industrial maintenance center and was recognized for his exemplary academic performance. 

  • Spencer County Elementary and Taylorsville Elementary will host another Kindergarten registration week March 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a registration night March 20. The evening registration at SCES will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m., while the Taylorsville Elementary registration will be from 4-7 p.m. Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2013 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.
     To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:• Proof of residency

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     The Asia Institute — Crane House, based in Louisville, visited Spencer County Middle School last Wednesday and presented different aspects of Chinese culture, writing and martial arts to seventh- grade students. Social studies teacher Susanne Krause said her students recently studied ancient China, so the program helped bring the unit to life. The program was made possible by a grant from YUM! Brands and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

  • 60 years ago — March 4, 1954
    Theatre to install giant movie screen 
    Morris Smith, owner of the Valley Theater, Taylorsville, announced this week plans for the installation of a giant moving picture screen at the theater sometime this month.
    Mr. Smith said the type screen to be installed will be a giant Astrolite Panaramic screen, which will supply 384 square feet of picture space. It will cover most of the front of the stage where the present screen is now situated.

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     The Louisville Genealogical Society’s Betty Darnell visited the Spencer County Clerk’s Office recently with a large group. Pictured, from left, are Delores Eisenbeis, Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock, Mike McKinney, Don Howell, Betty Darnell, Mary Annette Wimsatt, Bette Donahue, Eleanor Holehan, Bud Smith, Sharon Williams and Jane Smith. 

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Is there anything that can be done to stop the annoying robocalls my husband and I keep getting? It seems like we get two or three a day offering lower credit card interest rates, medical alert devices, home alarm systems and more. What can you recommend?
    Frustrated Seniors

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    Evan and Donna Keeling are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday at the reception hall behind St. Michael’s Church in Fairfield at 2 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend an open house celebrating the couple from 2- 5 p.m.

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    DJ and Richard Fee of Taylorsville are proud to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Carolyn Jean Munden, daughter of Master Sergeant Brian and Angela Munden. Master Sergeant Munden is currently stationed at Little Rock Air Base. Carolyn Jean was born on Feb. 5 weighing 5 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.
     

  • I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm…I can barely stand the wait! I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season. Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.

  • Believe it or not, spring really is on the way. After a long, cold winter, many homeowners begin to turn their attention to their landscape. The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs. To ensure healthy spring plants, homeowners may want to prune the trees and shrubs around their home. But you shouldn’t just prune for the sake of pruning; make sure you have a valid reason.
    Pruning during the late winter months allows you to remove damage caused by winter winds and precipitation.

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    Local members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau visited the nation’s capitol last week. Pictured is Spencer County farmer and Farm Bureau director Scott Travis with his daughter, Cameron Travis, and Congressman Brett Guthrie. According to the Travis family, Cameron — a Spencer County High School sophomore — learned about issues facing the agricultural community while in Washington.