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Today's Features

  • Representatives from Trim Masters Charitable Foundation, Inc. were on the receiving end of happy handshakes, and even a couple of hugs, as they presented Spencer County Habitat for Humanity with a check for $10,000 Monday afternoon.

    “What a wonderful gift!” said Scott Street, president of the local Habitat affiliate, calling the donation an answer to their prayers.

  • Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Press Association and the KY Secretary of State for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible. Go to www.kypress.com to hear each chapter and try the chapter activities.

     “OUCH! Careful son.”

    “I’m sorry, Mom,” I said, apologizing for accidentally knocking her in the head with the oars. 

    “Woody,” Mom asked, “Do you think the oars are necessary?”

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Nineteen kids participated in the Country Ham Project from Spencer County.  Rebecca Mobley placed 5th in the 1996 division for her country ham, Leah Shelburne placed 4th in the 1997 division for her ham, Brayden Morrow placed first in the 1994 division for his country ham and Lilli Hanik placed 2nd in the 1998 division for her ham, 1st in speech and  was Overall Winner in the 1998 age division.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The following students have been selected as Spencer County Middle School August Students of the Month.  Pictured are Ben Dippel, Mallory Pfeiffer, Jamie Newnam, Linda McCoy, Shelbi Edinger and Kendell Clayton.

  • Apples are currently in season and are easily used in recipes or eaten fresh. Several Spencer County cooks willingly shared their favorite ways to use this favorite fall fruit.

    Margaret Glasford, a member of the Waterford Homemakers, enjoys serving apples to her guests in a low calorie dish she found through Weight Watchers. Her preferred varieties are Gala and Cameos because she likes sweet and crunchy apples.

  • When the History Channel’s “American Pickers” come to town, traffic stops – at least it does when the town is Little Mount.

    “I had no idea the show was as popular as it is,” said Barbara Whitehead. But she quickly learned that the show’s hosts, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, can really draw a crowd. Barbara estimated 300 people stopped to watch the popular “Pickers” film a segment with her husband and avid collector Charlie Whitehead.

  • Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville,  has been elected as a delegate to the 127th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, November 15 in Louisville,  reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

    Schubert is one of 354 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. 

    Representing 43 states and Canada, the delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors.

  • Brenda Hagan found her recipe for green tomato bread in the fall issue of the magazine Acres USA: A Voice for Eco-Agriculture. Her husband subscribes to the magazine. She wanted something different to bring to the September meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild in Taylorsville, and thought green tomato bread fit the bill.

    “It’s unusual, different and fairly easy to make,” said Hagan, who lives in Bloomfield.

  • Taylorsville Lake annual

    clean sweep

    As the summer season draws to a close, it is time to clean up the leftovers of a long party.  The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Committee is sponsoring the event to be held Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8 a.m.

    This year is a dual effort in that as groups tidy up the lake area, other groups are invited to participate in a riverbank walk, cleaning the bank of Salt River from the Claude Owens canoe ramp downstream to Simpson Creek.

  • Craft Day at the Taylorsville Farmers Market was started in 2009 with the idea, according to Farmers Market Chair Sandi Deutsch, of “bringing more interest and variety into the farmers market.”

    The market has grown since it began, but Deutsch is looking for ways to bring more people downtown for the market.