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Today's Features

  • 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.

     Meet the GOP candidates

  • Some people call me an old time preacher. They may be right, I am old enough! I am 80 years old and still like the challenge Jesus Christ gives me in serving him.

    I preach that heaven is a beautiful place which God has prepared for the ones who have given their heart to him through his son, Jesus Christ. I believe Christ is sitting on the right hand of God the father, interceding our prayers.

  • Consumers may be in the driver’s seat when it comes to higher meat prices. Indications are that retail meat prices may rise to record highs later this year, according to a University of Kentucky agricultural economist, and it all rests on that bedrock of free market economics – supply and demand.

  • Walking is probably the most popular form of fitness. Schedule a regular time to walk. On the weekends, make time to get out and enjoy nature. Kentucky state parks and nature preserves are just some of the places we can go to see the state. Walking is good for your health – mind and body.

  • Penny Burns was trying to come up with something simple to serve at a recent Garden Club meeting that would be light and refreshing. She planned to have a fruit tray but wanted a lighter dip than her usual marshmallow and cream cheese. Her co-host, Cheryl Wantland, mentioned that she had heard of a lemonade dip made with yogurt.

    Burns looked on the internet and found several recipes, including one that used Tang as the flavoring. The one she chose specified Crystal Lite, but she used Kroger brand lemonade.

  • I can still remember standing on the porch of Little Mount School, ringing the big brass school bell that meant recess was over. Usually, the teachers would ring the bell but sometimes a student would be selected to do the job. It was a real treat indeed.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The FFA Floriculture Evaluation team competed at the Eastern Kentucky University summer FFA day on July 27 in Richmond.  The team of (from left) Nora McCoy, Hannah Clayton, Susan Mann, and Courtney Cox placed first overall. 

    Clayton and Mann were the 2nd and 3rd high individuals overall in the event.  They will compete next at the state FFA contest held at the Kentucky State Fair in August.