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Today's Features

  • I waited. I hope you did, too! My tomatoes and peppers are finally ready to be planted now that the forecast calls for warm spring nights.

    Tomatoes love two things: good drainage and heat. If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.

    First thing first: always wait until our frost-free date — on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located.

  • With the discovery of a few wild birds in Western Kentucky testing positive for avian influenza, also known as bird flu, many questions exist about the disease.

    Avian influenza is actually a group of viruses that can infect domestic and wild birds. The viruses can be classified by their ability to cause illness and death. The strain of concern right now is H5N2, a highly contagious strain that can cause high death loss and rapidly spread from flock to flock.

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  • It’s official. The National Wild Turkey Federation has confirmed that the massive wild turkey bagged by David Cody Guess is in the books as being the world record at 37.6 lbs. He killed the giant bird April 21 on his family’s farm in Lyon County.

    Guess says he has been tagging along on hunts since he was three years old and started hunting at age five. The biggest kill prior to this record was in Kansas with a weight of 27 pounds.

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    Pictured are three Spencer County Middle School students who participated in the state National History Day program this year. Each represented SCMS in the regional NHD competition at the University of Louisville on March 28.  Tyler Moehrke qualified to advance and represented SCMS in the state NHD competition Saturday, April 25, at the University of Kentucky.

    Congratulations to each for their great work. Pictured are, left to right: Tyler Moehrke, Emily Brown and Ann Ashley.
     

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    Tamara Humphrey has been selected to attend Kentucky State University Summer Apprenticeship Program in their STEM areas (science, technology, agriculture, engineering and math). The students will be assigned short STEM projects during this session.

    The KSU Summer Apprenticeship Program will be June 7-27.

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    If music can solve the savage beast, can it do the same to a few hundred rowdy kids?

    It did last Thursday at Taylorsville Elementary School. Members of the school’s chorus and percussion ensemble entertained the study body, who thoroughly enjoyed the sounds of their classmates and a few guests.

    TES Music Teacher Erin Kelley teaches children from Kindergarten through fifth grade, but also spends extra time with the ensemble and chorus who meet before and after school each week for practice.

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    Mr. Jason Hahn and Mrs. Kimberly Coulter-Bennett are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexandrea Paige Hahn to Jarrad Lewis Mattingly.

    Jarrad is the son of Mr. Jerry Mattingly and Ms. Gail Cheatham, and is a resident of Taylorsville.

    Alexandrea is a 2013 graduate of Vermilion High School, and is currently a sophomore at Boyce, the College at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Alexandrea is employed by The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville.

  • SCHS seniors are required to complete a senior project prior to graduating. This project requires them to mentor in their chosen career field, research a social issue also in that field, and complete a project that will impact that social issue. Some seniors have elected to write an article for The Spencer Magnet as a way to raise awareness on their social issue. Over the next couple of weeks seniors will be publishing these articles in The Spencer Magnet. Presented as written.

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    The 2015 Spencer County Communications Day for 4-H was held Saturday, April 18, at the Spencer County Extension Office.

    It was a very successful morning filled with demonstrations, speeches and great talent acts in the variety show.

    The following 4-H members participated and all will be going on the Area Communications Day held on May 9 in Bullitt County.

    First and second place in the variety show get to represent Spencer County at the Area Communications Day.