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Today's Features

  • The 2010 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Contest was held May 8 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided breakfast, which was greatly appreciated, for the group.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March. 

  • In this time of economic uncertainty, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to find an inexpensive source of food that is highly nutritious? It’s possible by foraging for wild edible plants. Most people cringe when they see weeds like dandelions, clover and plantain growing in their yards, and yet these weeds provide an alternative to the expensive lettuce mixes available at the store. It is possible to find free food growing in your back yard – you just have to alter your perception of what a weed really is.

  • Election

    business only

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be open for election business only all day Tuesday, May 18, as this is primary election day. There will be no renewals, transfers, etc., done on that day. The clerk’s office thanks you for your understanding.

    Employment fair

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Sofie Whitaker (center) celebrated her fourth birthday at CupCake Corner in The Red Scooter playing “dress-up” with her best friends Breezie (left) and Natalie.  After dressing up in hats and scarves and jewelry, the girls had cupcakes and pinky-punchie tea while hearing a story about a little girl who ate too many cupcakes. 

  • Unseasonably warm weather followed by cool, damp conditions has led to an increase of tobacco diseases in float beds. Instances of target spot, collar rot and Pythium root rot are showing up in float systems across the state.

    “Growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of these diseases so they can manage them if they develop,” said Kenny Seebold, extension plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Gospel jubilee Saturday

    All are invited to a Southern Gospel Music “Jubilee” this Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Road.

    Featured artists will be The Gloryland Quartet, The Waldridge Family and Strait Gate.

    The church is located approximately 4 miles east of Spencer Co. High School on Hwy. 44.

    Come and enjoy an evening of uplifting southern gospel music. For more information call 477-8049.

    Free breakfast

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Two years ago, Tonya Allen and Collin King met at The Tea Cup.

    It was all a set-up, you see. Tonya was a divorced mom with two kids. Collin was a divorced dad with two kids. And knowing that the two would make a great couple, friend Jodette Keith arranged a double-blind date.

    Tonya and Collin instantly connected.

    Jump forward two years and the couple are once again having morning coffee at “their table” when Collin gets down on his knee and proposes.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers in Shelby and surrounding counties and will host free training, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at 540 Main St., Shelbyville. Training pre-registration is required. 

    To register or for more information, contact Char Kostolnik at 719-4155 or ckostolnik@hosparus.org. Those interested in volunteering who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Char about future training opportunities.

  • The New Hope Tabernacle Quilters attended the Paducah Quilt Show in Paducah April 21.

    Pictured at right are (from left) Emma Ingram, Charlotte Shouse, Edna Mac Rogers and Marie Patton.

    The quilting group meets each Thursday at the church. All quilters are invited.

    New Hope Tabernacle is located on Townhill Rd. in Taylorsville.

  • An upsurge of interest in locally-grown foods, food safety issues and tough economic times has led to resurgence in food preservation in the past few years. Canning is a great way to have fresh produce year round, but if it’s not done correctly, it could lead to the growth of bacteria or toxins in the food, which could cause botulism – a deadly food borne illness. By using USDA research-based recipe and methods, you can lower the risk of food borne illness.