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Today's News

  • The power of prayer blankets

    For the last several years, Pat Douglas has been making prayer blankets for seriously ill parishioners at All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville.

    She and fellow parishioner Penny Burns decided to start making the blankets about five or six years ago. They wanted to provide “something to give them comfort, so they know that someone is praying for them.”

    The blankets are child’s sized with a pocket in the center. The pocket contains a prayer book and a rosary, and originally was printed with a prayer from the church.

  • Christian communion, part 2

    Editor’s note: The first part of this series was published in the May 26 edition of the Spencer Magnet.

  • Deadline June 11 for conservation program

    Spencer County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching.

    According to NRCS Lead District Conservationist Randal Rock, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • Vacation Bible School schedule

    June 6-12

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville, will be holding VBS June 7-11 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Children ages 2 through rising seventh graders are invited to attend. Older kids can volunteer to be “Ranch Hands” at this year’s “Saddle Up & Hit the Trail” event. Call 477-8197 for more information.

  • Eight at Hillview overcome adversities to earn degrees

    Determined.

    This is how Principal Bob Hafendorfer introduced the eight graduating seniors from Hillview Academy to friends and family during Thursday’s graduation ceremony.

    The students, who came to the academy for different reasons, made up the largest graduating class where some got a second and sometimes more chances to complete their high school education.

  • Apron contest winners

    For the fourth year in a row, the Red Scooter has sponsored an apron contest in conjunction with Mother’s Day.  This year, three women took home first place honors for their antique or created aprons.

    “We had some really great entries this year. It was hard to decide which was the best,” said Jo Woodward.

  • Volunteers needed for trail clean-up

    Volunteers are needed to help with a trail work day at Taylorsville Lake State Park Saturday. Volunteers will be installing culverts and water bars, laying cloth and gravel, lopping tree limbs and picking up trash. Organizers also ask for participants to bring equipment, such as Bobcats, tractors, backhoes, ATVs, chain saws and loppers, if available. Anyone interested in helping is asked to meet at the pavilion just past the campground entrance. Clean-up will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and lunch will be served for volunteers. Please call Jerry Hancock for more information at 477-5331.

  • LETTER: Please continue to give to Crusade

    I appeal to all Spencer Countians, please do not let any events of the past year affect your giving to our Crusade for Children.

    Our fire departments fear some backlash, but will be out there giving it their effort. Please join their effort with a donation to this wonderful cause. Don’t wait to be called on. Send them a check or deliver them a donation and try to make their effort a little easier.

    Remember, this is still one of the premier charitable efforts in all of these United States and it needs you to stay that way.

  • Selby receives nine KPA awards in advertising excellence

    Hope Selby, graphic artist for the Spencer Magnet, single-handedly won nine of the top awards in the 2010 Kentucky Press Association Advertising Excellence in Newspapers contest.

    The results were announced May 20 during the KPA Spring Ad Seminars in Frankfort.

    “Hope’s ability to showcase an advertiser’s message, along with the creative use of graphics and color, were central to her success in this highly competitive competition,” said Lynette Mason, general manager of the Spencer Magnet.

  • Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble makes fundraising fun

    Spending a relaxing day on the golf course is a dream for many golfers, but for nearly 100 golfers who will be participating in the annual Habitat Golf Scramble this weekend at Tanglewood Golf Course, it’s also a chance to make the dreams of others possible.

    The fifth annual event benefits the Spencer County Habitat for Humanity, an organization that helps to provide adequate housing for those who might otherwise be unable to obtain it through more conventional methods.