• SrA Erin Thompson (second from left) recently completed Airmen Leadership School (ALS) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. This is the first of four professional education programs that enlisted professionals have the opportunity to attend during their Air Force careers.

  • Just last week my own local paper, The Sentinel-News, had a cautionary article about deer and their movements this time of the year. It’s a dance that can cause injury to car, body, or store front in some cases. It seems there is a story at least once where a deer walks into a local business or busts into someone’s living room. I am here however to remind you that your young trees are vulnerable too, love and hormones can make for some crazy behavior and the deer rut has begun!

  • Bob Gill is the owner of Dairy Queen in Taylorsville and was the first to enforce his business as “Non Smoking”. He is truly an advocate for children. He has collaborated with the Spencer County School System in promotions of “Child Abuse Awareness” week and “Red Ribbon” week.

  • Just a few weeks ago, eight members of Plum Creek Baptist Church took off on an adventure to Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada. The goal was to help a ministry called Eagles Cove to reach out to the Native American population in the Ontario Province.

    Eagles Cove is associated with a Canadian ministry called the Shantyman’s Christian Association or SCA. They were founded about 100 years ago to reach the native population and the men working in the rough logging and fishing camps in the Canadian north.

  • The Spencer County Homemakers hosted their 9th annual Holiday Workshop for the community on Tuesday, November 9th. Workshop participants are shown how to make simple holiday crafts and dishes.

    The cost this year was five dollars per person.

  • Tabitha Prater created this chili mac recipe to give her family some variety in the chili dishes she usually makes. She took this version to a potluck meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild in September.

    “I make it fairly often,” said Prater. “Chili is one thing I can guarantee my son will eat. When it’s cold, I fix a lot of chili and chili mac type stuff.”

  • Due to dry conditions, the majority of Kentucky livestock producers are already into their winter feeding programs which some began as early as September. Producers need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter.

    If they find they’re short, buying additional hay now can save them a lot of headaches later, said Tom Keene, hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Spencer County native Carrie Wise was recently awarded one of two $1,000 mini-grants from the Kentucky Reading Association.

  • The Spencer County Public Library is hosting a food drive that is a win-win situation for those who owe late fees and for those who need food during these tough economic times.eeeeThe Food for Fines program is an effort by the library to collect nonperishable food items in exchange for fine amnesty.

  • Despite the efforts to save the Taylorsville Christmas tree, the summer bagworm infestation proved more than the young plant could handle. The tree was replaced with a new variety November 4 that was donated by Mike Driscoll. New grass placed around the tree was donated by Mason Valley Sod-Turf.

  • Madonna Cash got her recipe for scalloped potatoes from her daughter-in-law about two years ago. She usually takes it to potlucks rather than serve it at home because her husband does not care for olives. She recently served this dish at a potluck dinner meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild.

    Cash does not cook as much as she used to anymore now that her children are grown. Now she mostly makes cakes or cookies for her grandchildren whom she sees often. A particular favorite is her caramel cake.

  • Jim Riggs, of Fisherville, participated in a Veterans Day Celebration Saturday held by Guard Duty at Grace Chapel in Taylorsville. The ceremony at the church was followed by a parade down Main Street. Riggs served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps League Detachment 729. The wreaths pictured above were presented in honor of military service men and women who lost their lives in battle.

  • TES September Students of the Month were Andrew Gibson, Greg Martin, Sammy Hall, Pandora Booth, Kelsey Cotton, and Logan Miller.

  • Geri has spent her life contributing to the health of those around her.  She obtained an education in health management and put that knowledge to work at the YMCA.  She worked to bring youth sports programs to Spencer County when few were available.  Geri also assisted in the development of workout stations at Spencer County’s Ray Jewell Park and helps coordinate health fairs.  For many years now, Geri has taught aerobics, boot camps, and walking classes that bond Spencer Countians in good health and good friendship.  She leads by example as well.

  • Rachel Price received her recipe for pineapple salad many years ago from the late Gail Hahn who was a beautician in Taylorsville. It’s become a favorite dish among her friends and family, and is a special request at the Bluegrass Basket Guild potluck supper meetings.

    “When I first took it, everyone went on and on about it,” said Price, who brings the dish to every basket guild meeting she attends. “When I missed a few meetings, they said ‘we missed you, but we missed your salad too!’”

  • Justin Goodlett of the Spencer County FFA chapter was named national winner of the Equine Science Entrepreneur Proficiency Award Program. Four finalists competed to be named the national winner during the annual national FFA convention in October in Indiana.

    Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gained hands-on career experience.

    Goodlett was awarded $1,000 during a special ceremony at the national convention.

    For Goodlett, raising and showing horses is a way of life.

  • On October 31 a steeple was dedicated at Risen Lord Lutheran church.

    Its purpose is to lift high the cross of Jesus Christ so that those who gaze upon it may have their thoughts directed to the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ the Lord.

    Pastor Steve Gettinger commented that the steeple was donated in March of this year by Lord of Life Lutheran church in Fairfax, Virginia, to be installed at the church.

  • Marty Murphy got her recipe for sausage rice casserole over twenty years ago, and has made it ever since. She went to a potluck dinner where it was served and made sure to ask for the recipe.

    “It’s one of those things that people really like,” said Murphy. Sausage rice casserole is a frequent request for the Bluegrass Basket Guild potluck dinners in Taylorsville.

    “I love the fact that it’s so easy and has so few ingredients,” said Murphy.