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Today's Features

  •  Road work KY 636

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation Highway District 5 reports that Spencer County residents should be aware of lane closures and delays possible due to roadway resurfacing on KY 636 this week.

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so this information is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

     Tent Revival at New Hope

  • The recent wet weather resulted in many cases of target spot on young burley tobacco plants in greenhouses across the state. With more wet conditions in the forecast, growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of the disease in order to manage it if it does develop, said Kenny Seebold, plant pathologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • The environments of many of our landscapes have changed because of storm damage to trees.  A once shady refuge beneath a tree may now be baking in the sun.  For a garden with an eastern exposure this may not be a deal breaker but if the garden faces west then the afternoon sun will surely stress shade tolerant plants by the time summer rolls around.

  • Over 650 members, parents, and guests attended the Spencer County FFA Banquet on May 12.  

    Winners of the top awards were:   Star Freshman Farmer, Joseph Snider; Star Freshman Agribusinessman,  Courtney Cox; and Star Freshman Placement, Emily Hume.

    Stars in the Sophomore class were:  Farmer,  Matthew Jeffiers; Placement, Cody Milburn; and Agribusinessman, Gabe Stodghill.

    Junior Stars were:  Farmer,  Sarah Perry;   Agribusinessman, Hunter Shields; and Placement, Carlye Graff.  

  • “The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. It promises prosperity and sends adversity. It promises happiness and sends misery.... It is God’s worst enemy and the devil’s best friend.” - Billy Sunday

    The issue of alcohol has always been a controversial one within the Christian community. Did Jesus make, or advocate the use of, intoxicating wine? Is having an occasional drink really that big of a deal? These are certainly valid questions that committed Christians have asked over the years.

  • These students are the winners of the DQ coloring contest here in Taylorsville.

    The month of April was Child Abuse Awareness month in which the Spencer County Family Resource Center, along with many other community partners, participated in a Pinwheel for Prevention campaign.

    Dairy Queen decided to do a coloring contest in which each student who brought in their colored pinwheel received a free ice-cream cone and the chance to win a banana split party for themselves and five of their friends!

  • The Spencer County Livestock Club attended the State 4-H Skill-a-thon Contest at the Franklin County Extension Office in Frankfort May 2. 

    The following members received awards: 

    Clover Individual Identification – 11th Lilli Hanik.  Clover Individual Evaluation – 1st Chris Miles, 18th Courtney Jeffiers.  Clover Individual Overall – 24th Chris Miles.  8th Place Clover Team Overall – Chris Miles, Lilli Hanik, Courtney Jeffiers, Ashley Montgomery. 

  • Joseph Snider, of Taylorsville, was named the Area 4 winner in the 2008 Jim Claypool Conservation Writing contest. This contest was a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts entitled: “Working Trees: Kentucky’s Renewable Future.”

  • Nominations are now open for the 2010 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc.

    Nominations may be submitted electronically by visiting the 2010 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Web site at kentuckytoy.com. The deadline for nominations is May 15.