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  • 50 years ago
    Nov. 22, 1962
    City Receives Grant For Sewage Plant;
    $21,793 Approved
    The Public Health Service this week approved a $21,793 grant to be applied to construction of a sewage disposal plant for Taylorsville.
    Proposed by the Phelps Engineering Company is a package disposal plant, which would operate above or below ground, but would require supervision. The unit would accomodate 2,000 to 3,000 families.

    40 years ago
    Nov. 23, 1972
    Homemakers Meet

  • The Senior Leadership of the Kentucky Science Center recently completed the application and interview process for the 2012-2013 Youth Infusion Board.

  • 30 years ago
    Nov. 11, 1982

    From the outside, the new Spencer County High School gym doesn’t look very big. On the inside, pictured above, it looks enormous.
    It is 102 feet by 104 feet, said Superintendent Lloyd Mullins. “It’s about the same size as Bullitt East but we won’t have a balcony.”
    Mullins said the Spencer County gym will seat 1,500, compared to the 400 capacity seating in the old gym.
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  • Chapter 10

    Go to www.kypress.com to hear Woody read each chapter and try the interactive chapter activities. Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Office for Adventure Tourism, Kentucky Press Association and Newspaper in Education for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible.

    “Are you still sore, Woody?” Chloe asked as we traveled west on the Western Kentucky Parkway. “I’ve never seen anyone dog paddle like that.”

  • Holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving, often go hand-in-hand with turkey. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that more homes will be serving turkey on the major fall and winter holidays than any other item. Many family cooks have prepared this favorite for years and years with recipes and instructions that have been lovingly handed down through generations and which they, in turn, will hand down to their children. In some homes, cooking the first turkey might even be seen as a rite of passage.

  • I do not like pumpkin pie. I love the flavor of pumpkin. I am a fan of pumpkin bread and pumpkin ice cream. There is just something about the texture of the pie that turns me off. So I look for desserts that feature pumpkin in other ways.

  • Assertiveness is an attitude and a way of acting in any situation where you need to do something like:
    • express your feelings.
    • ask for what you want.
    • say “no” to something you don’t want.
    But, you say, “to become assertive seems to have the belief that I have the right to ask for what I want.” That’s right!

  • These photos again come from the collection of David Clark of Finchville.

  • Chapter 9

    Go to www.kypress.com to hear Woody read each chapter and try the interactive chapter activities. Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Office for Adventure Tourism, Kentucky Press Association and Newspaper in Education for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible.

    “The moon is my father, the sea is my mother; I have a million brothers, I die when I reach land.
    “What am I?”
    “Maybe it’s the sun,” Chloe said.

  • Spencer Magnet reader Severa Jacobs of Lexington submitted this clip, which first published in The Spencer Magnet on Feb. 24, 1999, and asked for it to be rerun on the Back in Time page. Have a suggestion of something you’d like to see on this page? Let us know by emailing editor@spencermagnet.com.

  • Yet another photo from the files of Finchville resident David Clark, this depicts the congregation of the Upper Briar Ridge Christian Church in the 1940s. Clark said he can pick out his father in the picture and knows that he, himself, is in there, but isn’t sure where he is. Do you know anyone in this photo? Email us at editor@spencermagnet.com or call 477-2239 ext. 24 to share your memories of this day or if you see yourself or a relative in the photo.

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    Dean and Hilda Franklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Plum Creek Baptist Church fellowship hall. The Franklins were married on Oct. 19, 1962. Saturday’s celebration is hosted by their children, Jamie Franklin, Tina Vest and Curtis Franklin.

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  • The family of Katherine Gaddie Tapp and Donald L. Tapp invite friends and relatives to a 50th wedding anniversary celebration Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Millanova Winery, located at 744 Gentry Road in Mount Washington. Directions are available at millanovawinery.com.
     

  • How is it that marriage partners appear in many ways of their life to have emotional attachments to others with sufficient closeness to enjoy these relationships, while at the same time becoming more detached from one another in the marriage?
    What are some of the triggers that may have brought about the decline, and can marital life be restored and enriched so that it will carry the marriage for the lifetime?
    Well, I’m glad you asked these questions, so what follows are some things you may want to consider.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I have received my Social Security check in the mail every month for more than 25 years, and now I’m told I have to switch to direct deposit. Do I have any options?
    Suspicious Senior

    Dear Suspicious,
    If you’re over age of 90, or live in a remote area you may still have the option of receiving your Social Security checks in the mail if you want. Otherwise, you have until March 1, 2013 to switch from paper benefit checks to direct deposit. Here’s what you should know: