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Today's Features

  • The time is ripe for Kentucky cantaloupes and watermelons.  Americans consume about 14 pounds of watermelon a year and about 11 pounds per year for cantaloupes, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. But how do you pick the best ones? 

  • Little Mt. Baptist fall festival

    Little Mount Baptist Church will be holding their annual fall festival Saturday, Sept. 11. Events will begin at 10 a.m. and include horse drawn wagon rides, music, food, yard sale, children’s activities and a live auction.

    Free booth space is available for yard sales and other organizations,’ however, there will be no concession food allowed at booths.

  • The Kentucky Gourd Society hosted teacher Bonnie Gibson on August 4 - 6. Gibson is a self-taught artist living in Arizona who is internationally know for gourd carving. The classes offered were:

    • Power Carving Class, a class for beginner and intermediate gourd carvers

    • River Bed Gourd, where students created recesses in the gourds and added pebbles for a river bed effect

    • Peacock Feather Gourd, where students inset a piece of glass on their gourds and designed a peacock feather around it

  • Chamber luncheon

    How do you turn ordinary products in to super brands?  What are the key components of branding and how can those relate to small businesses?    See what super brands do consistently to communicate their brand story to the public and win loyalty.

    Tomorrow’s Chamber luncheon features Allegra Print & Imaging and discusses what small businesses can learn from the world’s best brands.  The luncheon cost $10 for members, $13 for non-members and will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the chamber building in Taylorsville.

  • Jan Darnell of Elk Creek changed the recipe she found on the back of a cake mix to create her own version of apple spice cake. She found a spice cake mix that called for applesauce but decided that she wanted chunks of apples instead.

    When apples are in season, Darnell uses fresh sliced apples. She often freezes sliced apples in the fall so she can make pies year round and uses those frozen apples for the cake out of season.

  • CLOTHING, NEEDLEWORK, CRAFTS, & CERAMICS

    Lady’s Suit – Virginia Smith, Blue, 1st.

    Child’s Dress – Shirley Thomas    Blue, 1st; Autumn Wilson, Red, 2nd.

    Baby’s Dress – Shirley Thomas,    Blue, 1st.

    Lady’s Blouse – Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.

    Vest – Virginia Smith, Blue, 1st.

    Clothing Article, Other – Shirley Thomas, Blue, 1st; Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.

    Child’s Playwear – Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.

  • Blackberries are plentiful this year in Spencer County for those who grow them. There are several ways to preserve the harvest, and making jam or freezing the berries are two good ones. Several local growers were willing to share their tips for growing and preserving blackberries.

    Patti Davis puts up blackberry jam every year that she gets a good crop. “I have been known to have five boxes of jam stacked,” she said.

    Most years, Davis makes about ten pints of jam, and this year she was able to get fourteen. She uses the recipe on the Sure-gell box.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County FFA Dairy Judging team  (from left) Allie McGaughey, Lauren Brown, Stetson Baird, and Jacob Walker placed first in the Eastern Kentucky University Dairy Judging contest  held July 26.   Stetson Baird was high individual.

  •  It had been another grueling day and night of work for Taylorsville Police Officer Floyd Snare.

    Because of the resignation of daytime officer W.M. Cook 12 days earlier, Snare was doing double duty, covering both the day and night shifts. He was exhausted by the time he was able to go home to his apartment on the second floor of the Taylorsville Firehouse about 3:15 in the morning, Saturday, Feb. 13, 1941. Snare’s wife was in Hickman because of the death of her mother. 

  • Octoberfest information

    Spencer County October fest, will be October 1 and 2. The theme will be “Down On The Farm.”

    For booth rental contact Gary Kehne at 376-2376. For parade registrations , call Keith Thomas at 572-5555 and for pageant information, contact Patsy Lewis at 321-0093.

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