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  • Pet Mask Kit donation

    On Wednesday, February 2, several Elk Creek, Bloomfield and Finchville businesses gathered together to donate pet mask kits to area fire departments. The masks are helpful for fire departments when a pet needs to be rescued from a house fire. Human oxygen masks are not the right size for pets, and often, even if a pet is rescued, they succumb to smoke inhalation. These masks can also help keep the fire fighters from being bitten during a rescue. Each kit has 3 masks in multiple sizes for dogs, cats and smaller animals such as ferrets.

  • 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.

  • The Far Middle: Pennies in a fountain
  • Aspiring teachers get chance in local classrooms

    Thanks to the efforts of a history teacher at Spencer County High School, fifteen students hoping to pursue a career in education have been receiving a first-hand glimpse into what it is to impart knowledge to youngsters.

  • Proposed wastewater plan: Judge Executive not pleased

    By Alex Wimsatt, Landmark News Service

    In an effort to help public wastewater utilities in the Louisville metro area — including Spencer County — improve services, lower rates, save money and reduce environmental impact, Rep. Linda Belcher, D-Shepherdsville, sponsored a bill in the General Assembly that would enable these entities to develop jointly.

  • Making memories

    Are you running out of things to do to entertain your children during snow days? Are you getting cabin fever and need to find something to do to change the scenery, but you can not get out of your driveway? Try planning ahead for the next snow day with these ideas.

    Have a plan before the meteorologist ever announces the first snowflake. Make sure to have all the supplies and directions for several activities already purchased and set aside for the first call of “Mooom! I’m bored!”