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Today's Features

  • Sometimes you need to get well away from your own backyard in order to see the horizon.   Recently, a group of students from Spencer County Middle School did just that. 

    On a three-day, two night trip from March 13 through 15, a total of 53 students, staff members and several chaperones took a trip to Chicago to expand their experience in the arts and humanities.   The toured the Museum of Science and Industry, viewed the world from the top of the Sears Tower, visited the Shedd Aquarium and were treated to a performance by the Chicago Symphony.

  • Little Union revival

    Little Union Baptist Church will be holding revival Sunday - Wednesday. Sunday evening service will be at 6 pm. Mon., Tues., & Wed.  services will be at 7 pm. Music provided by “Truth Trio.” The Evangelist is Greg Roberts.

    Dave Ramsey simulcast

  • For residents of Taylorsville

    The City of Taylorsville will be holding an informational meeting for residents of Main Cross and Washington Streets Thursday at the City Hall annex. Information to be discussed will be drainage, sidewalks and road projects in that area.

    SCHS Senior Day Yard Sale

  • The Spencer County High School Class of 2009 will be graduating next month and in what has become an annual tradition, the class will gather back at the high school one last time following their commencement ceremonies for Project Graduation.

    The event is designed to give the seniors a safe and fun alternative to post-graduation parties and will be highlighted by free food, entertainment, games and prizes. The event takes months of planning and the community has long been wonderful about donating prizes, money and food for the event.

  • Revelation 21:1-7 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

  • Induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame was a humbling experience and so satisfying to know the honor came from my peers.

    As far as I know, I’m the only Spencer Countian to make it. Jim Russell wasn’t a native of Spencer County, but the Courier-Journal writer resided here and died at Little Mount.

    He was one of the finest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I predict he will be voted into the Hall of Fame soon.

  • Judy Shircliffe presents Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams with a trophy for placing first in the Dancing with the Stars event last Friday. Adams and dance partner SCHS Junior Taylor Carden (not pictured) performed as a duo.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • The following Taylorsville Elementary students made the Principal’s Honor Roll for earning all “A’s” during the 3rd 9 Weeks.

    Ms. Mullins: Connor Foster, Jacob Goodwin

    Ms. Catlett: Dylan Stone, Shyla VanKannell

    Ms. Tanner: Bryce Collison

    Ms Day: Carl Lucian

    Ms. Kolb: Rachel Clark

    Mr. Seabolt: Michael Bentley, Elizabeth Walker

    Ms. Buynak: Makala Hatzman, Tamara Humphrey, Shelby Santiago

    Ms. O’Donnell: Taylor Jones, Jamie Newnam

    Ms. Smith: Zachary Coke, Jamee Guernsey

  • For some gardeners, the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after.  I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss.  There in lies the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.  Each year, industry professionals vote for what they think is an outstanding perennial, this year the votes have been cast for Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’.

  • In the past six months, the economics for growing burley tobacco have changed. Given the current economic situation, growers need to have a sound marketing plan to make a profit this year, said Will Snell, extension agricultural economist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    “Farmers need to be mindful of the current supply and demand balance,” he said. “Tobacco farmers have never had problems selling their crop in the past, but it could be more difficult this year.”