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Today's Features

  • For the last several years, Pat Douglas has been making prayer blankets for seriously ill parishioners at All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville.

    She and fellow parishioner Penny Burns decided to start making the blankets about five or six years ago. They wanted to provide “something to give them comfort, so they know that someone is praying for them.”

    The blankets are child’s sized with a pocket in the center. The pocket contains a prayer book and a rosary, and originally was printed with a prayer from the church.

  • Editor’s note: The first part of this series was published in the May 26 edition of the Spencer Magnet.

  • Spencer County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching.

    According to NRCS Lead District Conservationist Randal Rock, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • June 6-12

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville, will be holding VBS June 7-11 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Children ages 2 through rising seventh graders are invited to attend. Older kids can volunteer to be “Ranch Hands” at this year’s “Saddle Up & Hit the Trail” event. Call 477-8197 for more information.

  • For the fourth year in a row, the Red Scooter has sponsored an apron contest in conjunction with Mother’s Day.  This year, three women took home first place honors for their antique or created aprons.

    “We had some really great entries this year. It was hard to decide which was the best,” said Jo Woodward.

  • Volunteers are needed to help with a trail work day at Taylorsville Lake State Park Saturday. Volunteers will be installing culverts and water bars, laying cloth and gravel, lopping tree limbs and picking up trash. Organizers also ask for participants to bring equipment, such as Bobcats, tractors, backhoes, ATVs, chain saws and loppers, if available. Anyone interested in helping is asked to meet at the pavilion just past the campground entrance. Clean-up will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and lunch will be served for volunteers. Please call Jerry Hancock for more information at 477-5331.

  • Joseph Snider and Ethan Pollett were named winners in the Spencer County 2009 Jim Claypool Conservation Competition in the writing and art contests respectively.

  • Lisa Lewis-Brown, a technology services employee at the Spencer County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The year long institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA.)

  • Research shows that rollover protective structures (ROPS), when used in combination with a seatbelt, are 98 percent effective in preventing death and serious injury in the event of a tractor overturn. Nevertheless, more than a third of tractors in use today – and perhaps as many as 50 percent in Kentucky – still do not have these lifesaving structures.

  • I believe Christians should examine their prayer lives and see exactly where we stand with Jesus Christ. Do we really pray with humbleness through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit? Or do we write out a prayer and get up and read it, afraid we will make a mistake when we are in a crowd? If we do, we make a mistake for not trusting Jesus enough to believe he can deliver through the Holy Spirit no matter what crowd we are in or where we are at.