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Today's Features

  • I had pistachio cake for the first time on St. Patrick’s Day 13 years ago when a coworker made it for an impromptu celebration. Pistachio has long been my favorite ice cream flavor, but I had never heard of it flavoring a cake. The cake has become one of my favorite things to make for St. Patrick’s Day even though the only relationship is that it is green.
    My coworker was hesitant to give me the recipe, so I spent some time playing with the recipe until I had one I liked.

  • Each year the Spencer County Education Association sponsors Read Across America week. The week- long events center around Dr. Seuss’s birthday which is March 2nd. To celebrate, the Cat in the Hat made an appearance on the Bearly News at SCES. Each student in the district receives a Cat in the Hat sticker and is invited to participate in the daily events.  Pictured is The Bearly News crew with the Cat in the Hat and the WCUB logo.

     

  • Spencer County High School recently announced the names of six students who have been selected as candidates to participate in Governor’s Scholars Program this summer.

  • Beginning March 15 and running through June 30, GED exams will be free through the Spencer County Adult Education Program and the Lifelong Learning Center.
    The GED test normally costs test-takers $55, according to a news release.
    For more information or to schedule a testing appointment, stop by the center at 406 Main Cross .
    You can also call 502-477-3265 and ask to speak with Jennifer Griffith or Lola Sipes.

  • Many locals may be unaware of an excellent opportunity to host a foreign exchange student, right here in Spencer County.
    Sally Crespo has been a Spencer County coordinator for the Education First Foundation for Foreign Study for several years.

  • The following Taylorsville Elementary students had perfect attendance in January:
    Ms. Twyman: Tylen Chesser, Sydney Druin, Andrew Gibson, Jacob Maddox, Brennan Temple, Trish Vires, Alexandria Wheatley, Langleigh Winters, Cole Wright.
    Ms. Sweazy: Kali Coleman, Isaac Downs, James Hall, Baileigh Lee, Stephen Perry, Annie Riggs, Melody Sharp, Bradley Teague.
    Ms. Cundiff: Ella Brown, Wyatt Cook, Paul Cordonnier, Tanner Hance, Hallie Helton, Justin Kendrick, Justin McKinney, Marcus Milian, Taylor Rogers, Madison Upchurch, Jaydin Vargas.

  • Students named to the Taylorsville Elementary School principal’s “all-A” honor roll for the second nine weeks are:
    Ms. Buynak: Madison Goodlett, Destiny McDonald, Allie Roberts, Kaylee Waldridge, Hunter Wethington
    Ms. Catlett: McKenzie Bell, Joshua Hall, Jaynie Heckert
    Ms. Tanner: Hunter Chesser, Joshua Richards, Jacob Wurts
    Ms. Hodgens: Lindsey Bush, Cassidy Davis, Deborah Lewis
    Ms. Mullins: Emma Coke, Lucus Maddox
    Mr. Seabolt: Jacob Cundiff, Ashley Ebertshauser
    Ms. Coy: Zachary Tipton, Tyler Wurts

  • Editor’s note: Check out next week’s Spencer Magnet for a continuation of this article.
    Over the years, several people have made names for themselves in this area, both before 1824 when Spencer County was formed, and since that year. The Speed family and its  connection with Spencer County is mentioned in “ Lawyers and Lawmakers of Kentucky,” by H. Levin, editor, 1897. It was published by Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago and reprinted by the Southern Historical Press.

  • Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day and when I always plant my seed potatoes for the year.  While I always manage a mid-March planting, we must consider the condition of the soil.  Don’t start digging if the soil is too wet.  Be patient and only work once the soil is friable.