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Today's Features

  • Judy Broyles got her recipe for caramel icing from a friend many years ago. She has seen variations of it in cookbooks. Either dark or light brown sugar can be used to get slightly different flavors.

    Broyles has been making this icing since her children were young. Caramel and chocolate is her favorite combination. She also uses the icing on yellow cake, spice cake, and white cake. It can be used on nearly any cake mix or scratch cake recipe.

  • I read with amazement the editorial cartoon in the Magnet which showed our forefathers at a conference table. They were discussing to take out a line in the Constitution that said the government should be in charge of health care, home loans, student loans, banks, insurance companies, auto makers, etc.

  • New hours at

    Circuit Clerk’s office

    Due to continued state budget cuts, the Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s office business hours will be changing effective July 12.  New office hours will be as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. (4 p.m. to 6 p.m. driver’s license issuance only). The office will be closed each day from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. for lunch.

    Spencer Co. Circuit Clerk Becky M. Robinson apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Briar Ridge Christian Church is having a Revival, “Men with a Mission”, the week of July 11 – 14.     Services are as follows:  Sunday Morning at 11 a.m. - Tim Stapleton, Team Expansion, Sunday at 7 p.m. – Roy McClain Jr., Mexican Christian Mission, Monday at 7 p.m. – Doug Martin, Kentucky Church Planting Partnership, Tuesday at 7 p.m. – Mark Wells, Salt River Christian Men’s Fellowship, and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

  • Rhubarb is a nostalgic vegetable that many Spencer County residents remember from childhood.

    “My daddy always had rhubarb,” said Mary Snyder, who lived on a 400-acre farm near High Grove for many years.

    Snyder, who was “born and raised just over the Nelson County line near Bloomfield,” said that when her father cleaned out the hen house, he would put the manure around the rhubarb patch to fertilize it.

    “We always had nice fat big stalks, bigger than your thumb,” said Snyder.

  • Dr. Larry Jones,  associate dean for academic programs at the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture (left), and Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (right), greeted Stetson Baird, of Taylorsville, and the 43 other high school students selected from around the state to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Pickling foods is one of the simplest methods of preserving the harvest, and has been practiced for centuries.

    Lora Cheek and her mother Mary Snider have been making pickles off and on since Cheek was a child. Until last summer, though, they had not canned together in 20 years.

     Patty Davis watched her mother make pickles on the counter when she was growing up. She used to make pickles with her mother-in-law, but does not make them much anymore.

  • Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Kings Church Rd,, will be hosting the Baby Boot Camp Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This event is for expectant teenage moms, 22 weeks along, and will be providing education about the baby as you prepare for childbirth. Continental breakfast and a hot lunch will be provided. Special surprise at the end of the day.

    For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 538-6902 or 955-5480 or email office@kingsbaptist.net.

     

  • Despite being surrounded by her new extended family in Mt. Eden, Linda Henson still gets lonely from time to time..

    For 20 years, she and husband Jim were a truck-driving team whose travels took them to nearly every state and throughout Canada.

    Their nomadic life on the road together came to a halt last October when they purchased what was originally the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club Fire Dept.

    It was the fulfillment of a long-time goal for the couple who reside on Murphy’s Lane in Spencer County.

  •  “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford.  Although the song has little to do with wildlife, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger isn’t.