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Today's Features

  • A faith group in our town recently held a worship event with about 350 plus people in attendance. Throughout most of the Friday evening worship event and Saturday morning recognition service two armed police officers were located in the main event auditorium. They were wearing uniforms and badges and wearing their pistols. There were also three people (with permits) carrying concealed pistols.

  • Until a few years ago I had great eyesight, but now I need reading glasses. And I never realized until then how dirty your glasses could become before you notice. You just start squinting and the words on the page start getting fuzzy and you wonder why.

    It’s sort of like a dirty windshield with bad windshield wipers in the rain!You can see through the glass, but everything is smeared and distorted. And let’s face it, with reading and especially with driving, it is a good thing to be able to see clearly. Glasses and windshields often need cleaning.

  • It’s been a hot and humid last few weeks! I was hopeful that this summer was not going to be idyllic…at least we got rain just in the nick of time! These ninety degree days, however, are putting us on track for some serious heat this summer. Some vegetables will surely respond to temperatures in the 90’s…some will be good and some will be sad. I know we can’t change the ambient air temperature on a ninety degree day but we can provide some shade for our plants on the hottest days of the summer with reasonable results.

  • Millipedes are important recyclers that break down decaying plant matter as they feed. They accumulate in areas where there is moisture coupled with mulch, fallen leaves, or a significant thatch layer.

    During some times of the year, large numbers of millipedes can appear suddenly, covering sidewalks and sides of buildings. Reasons for this behavior are not clear, but the two main thoughts regarding this activity are that it may be due to:

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    Jacob Barnett dreams of researching new advances in agriculture. Rachel Sibert loves animals and would like to care for them as a veterinarian. Taylor Nash believes nothing would be better than teaching future generations about the science he loves — agriculture. All three of these young people will begin following those dreams with the scholarship help of the Louisville Ag Club.

  • There is nothing like a tropical plant for bold, bright blooms in your summer outdoor living space. It is the perfect environment because most tropicals like the bright light, heat and humidity that summer brings. We baby them through the winter months, waiting for the threat of frost to past so we can bring them outdoors for a breath of fresh, warm air.

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    Spencer County 4-H was well represented at the 2015 Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky June 8– 11. Owen Baxter, Ben Dippel, Becca Walker, and Liz Walker represented Spencer County. Mollie Tichenor, agent, and Emily Hume, summer intern, served as chaperones for the group.

    Congratulations to Madisyn Caudill and Lilli Hanik for getting recognized for receiving their Silver Honors Award.

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    The Spencer County FFA chapter recently participated in the FFA state convention in Lexington. The chapter was awarded numerous accolades, which will appear in The Spencer Magnet this and next week.

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    Covenant Churches

    The Covenant Churches - All Saints Catholic Chuch, First Christian Church of Taylorsville/Disciples of Christ, and Taylorsville United Methodist Church, will host “Everest - Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” - from Sunday, June 14 through Thursday, June 18, at All Saints Church, 410 Main Cross Street, in Taylorsville. There will be a light meal at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. Call Diane Black at All Saints, 477-6676, for more information.

    Plum Creek Baptist Church

  • I am not a storm chaser, but I can understand why some people do it.  I know a lot of them say it is for the science, and I am sure we can learn a lot, but I don’t think that is the whole story.  If it were just about learning more about thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes there would not be any “Storm Chaser” vacation packages.  And yes, that is a real thing.