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Today's Features

  • Taylorsville Elementary School February Students of the Month were Trish Vires, Kaelin Koppel, Jamie Wheatley, Stanley Shivers, Kaleb Whitlock, and Cameron Swanson.
    These students received a certificate, Tiger Pride shirt, and joined Heidi Heiss, school counselor, for lunch.

  • One of the first SOS classes this year was Finger Knitting, taught by Edith Judd and Polly Pennington, with help from Mary Trice. There were 18 attendees. Finger knitting uses the hand instead of knitting needles to create a scarf. The scarf can also become a rope.

  • I have loved granola since I was a little kid. My mama made it sometimes but since I was one of the only members of my family who liked it, she didn’t make it often. I got granola bars or granola cereal from the grocery store. Granola was not cheap, so it was an occasional splurge.

  • Every year people who want to learn more about their family histories visit the office of the county clerk in Kentucky courthouses.

  • Army National Guard Pfc. Allison M. Davis graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical  Society’s annual dinner will be held upstairs at the Sanctuary Art Center,  95 East Main Street, at 6:30 p.m. on March 28.

  • Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of local historian Tom Watson’s column on historical figures important to Spencer County. See last week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet for part one. Tom Watson also included the following note about last week's article: "Thanks to Charles Darnell for spotting a typo in the original article of March 9. John Speed was not a Confederate. It should have stated that he joined the Union service and was with Sherman's Army during the march to the sea."

  • “The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.” — Kendall Hailey



  • I discovered Irish soda bread the first time I went to the Irish Rover in Louisville 7 or 8 years ago. I love their fish and chips but the soda bread holds a special place in my heart. It is my favorite item at the Rover, and I order my food as quickly as I can so my basket of bread will arrive sooner than later.