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Today's News

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Memorial memories past

    After the long, bitter, cold winter we experienced in Kentucky, I have found comfort – for once in my life – with the arrival of 90 degree weather. With it came the  arrival of Memorial Day – generally recognized as the beginning of summer.

  • $2.5 million in scholarships for SCHS seniors

    Spencer County High School seniors received awards, honors and about $2.5 million in scholarship funds during Thursday’s ceremony at Spencer Christian Church.

    Principal Jocelyn Lyons told the church filled with family and friends she was “thrilled” to present the students who received scholarships because she knows what it means to be a scholarship recipient. Thanks to those scholarships, Lyons said, she was able to complete her education without debt.

    “Take advantage of these,” Lyons encouraged.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Road work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that KY 3228 (Old Briar Ridge Road) could experience lane closures and delays possible between mile points 0.65 and 2.3 due to roadway milling and resurfacing.  Lane closures are possible weekdays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    GOP meeting

  • 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.