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Today's Features

  • Sure, the Mount Eden woman’s book is filled with fascinating facts about chimpanzees, surprising specifics about kangaroos and pleasant pictures of pooches -- and even portraits of pigs. But Paula Sparrow’s Kentucky Living’s Creature Comforts is more than 147 pages highlighting the state’s animal sanctuaries.

    Just ask Teresa Bottom, founder of Lifebridge for Animals, an organization in Shelbyville dedicated to cutting down on pet overpopulation.

  • Community Baby Shower

    If you are pregnant, or have a child under one year old, you are invited to attend the 5th annual community baby shower at the Spencer County Extension office and at the Spencer County Health Department Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. with a special presentation, baby gifts and prizes from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

    Spencer County Historical and

    Genealogical

    Society

  • CHAPTER 6

  • Family night at TES

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    All Saints Catholic Church had a special delivery Tuesday morning when a new steeple was delivered. Plans are to erect the structure this morning after the arrival of a crane. The church’s original steeple was damaged as a tornado swept through the area in Feb. 2008.

  • Plum Creek Baptist Church chili supper & Gospel concert

    There will be a chili supper and Gospel concert  at 5 p.m. Friday at Plum Creek Baptist Church.  For more information, please call the church office, 502-477-2582. Plum Creek Baptist Church is located at the corner of Highway 44 & Plum Creek Road in Waterford. 

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, will be having a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Some two dozen high schoolers stood in neat rows beside the football field. No fidgeting, no comic grins.

    They’ve been coming out for the new JROTC program since August, and they know the drill. Clad in white t-shirts and black shorts, the students break rank only on command to begin laps around the track.

    Science teacher and Army Reserve 1st Lt. Robert Naylor joined the cadets on the run. When he started the program, teachers told him the kids wouldn’t last.

  • The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones, but it also turns out that we are experiencing two different squirrel species all together. 

    Acorns, walnuts, chestnuts and hickories certainly qualify as a worthwhile winter stash for a squirrel, but they also sustain themselves on other fruiting bodies like plums, paw-paws, serviceberries, holly berries, mulberries, crabapples, elderberries and the fruit from dogwoods and black gums.

  • Exodus 20:8-11 – Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

  • One Spencer County dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” 

    This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Elk Creek Dental and receive $1 per pound (limit 7 lbs). Candy can also be exchanged for tickets for raffles, games, and “Dunk-A-Doc” dunking booth.

    Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell is doing this anti-decay event and giving away dollars and glowing electric toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.