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Today's News

  • Proctor to re-run for city commissioner

    If Jack Proctor has his way, the Taylorsville City Commissioner will be serving his third two-year term after the November election.

    “I’m really fired up about what Spencer County has to offer,” said Proctor. “I have no axe to grind. I’m simply for keeping Taylorsville a nice city that folks want to live in.”

  • LETTER: Thanks from Monroe family

    My husband, Kenny, and I were in last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet on the front page.

    We want to thank Reporter Mallory Bilger.

    We also want to thank everyone for their prayers, visits and cards.

    Kenny and Faye Monroe

    Taylorsville

  • Grizzly football practice

    The first day of football practice for Spencer County Middle School will be Monday, July 12 at 6 p.m. All players must bring a copy of a current sports physical on KHSAA Form #4 (copies are available in the SCMS office or from Coach Bass). Equipment and lockers will be issued on this date. There will also be a parents meeting at 8:30 p.m. after practice.

    SCMS Grizzly Football is open to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

    For more information, contact Coach J.T. Bass  at 643-5142 or 477-0162, or Coach Rex Edwards at 396-5149.

     

  • Rhubarb, the taste of nostalgia

    Rhubarb is a nostalgic vegetable that many Spencer County residents remember from childhood.

    “My daddy always had rhubarb,” said Mary Snyder, who lived on a 400-acre farm near High Grove for many years.

    Snyder, who was “born and raised just over the Nelson County line near Bloomfield,” said that when her father cleaned out the hen house, he would put the manure around the rhubarb patch to fertilize it.

    “We always had nice fat big stalks, bigger than your thumb,” said Snyder.

  • Baird attends agriculture leadership conference

    Dr. Larry Jones,  associate dean for academic programs at the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture (left), and Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (right), greeted Stetson Baird, of Taylorsville, and the 43 other high school students selected from around the state to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • In memory of Elwood Maddox, Sr.

    The St. Matthews Lions Club recently presented a new Lions flag to the Spencer County chapter in memory of Charter Member Lion Elwood Maddox, Sr. for his 19 years of outstanding service to the Spencer County Lions Club. Maddox, who passed away June 15, 2009, served as president, past president, past treasurer and past director. He was also a former grand marshall and chairman of the Eye Foundation and was a “Lions Camper” at Camp Crescendo in Lebanon Junction.

     

  • Cox’s Creek farmer reappointed to tobacco board

    Brian Scott Travis, of Cox’s Creek, has been reappointed by Gov. Steve Beshear  to the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board. Travis, a self-employed farmer, will serve for a term expiring July 15, 2012.

    Other appointees to the board are Paige Shumate Short, of Paris, and Roger Thomas, of Smiths Grove. Short is president of Kentucky Textiles Technology. Thomas is executive director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy.

  • Discover benefits of canning

    Pickling foods is one of the simplest methods of preserving the harvest, and has been practiced for centuries.

    Lora Cheek and her mother Mary Snider have been making pickles off and on since Cheek was a child. Until last summer, though, they had not canned together in 20 years.

     Patty Davis watched her mother make pickles on the counter when she was growing up. She used to make pickles with her mother-in-law, but does not make them much anymore.

  • Event for pregnant teens

    Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Kings Church Rd,, will be hosting the Baby Boot Camp Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This event is for expectant teenage moms, 22 weeks along, and will be providing education about the baby as you prepare for childbirth. Continental breakfast and a hot lunch will be provided. Special surprise at the end of the day.

    For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 538-6902 or 955-5480 or email office@kingsbaptist.net.

     

  • Business venture keeps couple in one spot

    Despite being surrounded by her new extended family in Mt. Eden, Linda Henson still gets lonely from time to time..

    For 20 years, she and husband Jim were a truck-driving team whose travels took them to nearly every state and throughout Canada.

    Their nomadic life on the road together came to a halt last October when they purchased what was originally the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club Fire Dept.

    It was the fulfillment of a long-time goal for the couple who reside on Murphy’s Lane in Spencer County.