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  • When I write about local history, my thoughts are with young people, because they’re the ones who will repeat these stories in the future, advancing local traditions. That’s why it’s important for anyone writing about history to be as accurate as possible.

  • This photo includes part of the crowd attending the last basketball game in the old high school. The photo is by historian Tom Watson. Do you know the date of the last game played at Taylorsville High School. If so, call The Spencer Magnet office at 477-2239 or email editor@spencermagnet.com and we’ll pass the word along to Tom.

  • 50 years ago
    Chamber of Commerce Elects, Discusses New Activities
    The Spencer County Chamber of Commerce elected new officers Monday night at its monthly dinner meeting, reviewed current business and completed plans for its annual Holiday Dance scheduled for Saturday night.
    Jack Spears was elected president of the Chamber, succeeding Guthrie Snider, and Scott McClain was electcd first vice president. Stuart Kelly is the new second vice president.
    Officers re-elected were Barkley Walker, treasurer, and Claude Brock, secretary.

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    “Oh little church with ivy entwined;

    A reminder of the past, another time,

    When children laughed and mourners cried;

    On horseback and in buggies they arrived.

  • 60 years ago
    Medical School is recommended
    Recognizing the need for additional physicians in Kentucky, the Advisory Committee on Medical Education to the Legislative Research Commission recommended to the 1954 General Assembly, as a long-range plane, establishment of a school of medicine at the University of Kentucky “as soon as the Commonwealth’s finances permit,” according to an announcement from Frankfort this week.

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    Spencer Christian Church hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 24. The church is expanding and will nearly double its size and build a permanent sanctuary. Pictured at the groundbreaking are three charter members of the church, Irene Rucker, Mason Rucker and Ricky Stevens.

  •  A reading from Malachi 4:1-6:

  •  Grace Chapel to host Christmas production
    Looking for a family friendly night out during this holiday season? Grace Chapel invites the community to the Christmas production, “Three Lives Changed,” today and Dec. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. A reception of Christmas cookies and drinks is planned after each performance.
    The production consists of the narrative story (with live actors) of three people whose lives were dramatically changed by God’s love. 

  • What, you ask, is this column going to address, with a title like this? Well, it’s designed to get you out of your own personal “box” and try to experience what is going on around you in the lives of others.
    I am not always an observer of human nature and maybe what could have helped drive me to pursue a career in mental health. But it seems that I have almost always, at least as long as I can remember, wondered what makes people tick. Why do they do the things that they do? And, along with that, where are they all going, and why?”

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    The Spencer County High School FFA Chapter hosted a canned food drive in the month of November. Students brought in a number of cans to later donate to the local Backpack Buddies Program. As part of a regional contest, the chapter built a sculpture out of the cans which can be seen in the picture.

  •  The Spencer County High School Student of the Month is Scotty Nation. He was nominated by Mrs. Bruce, who praised Scotty on his initiative in the classroom and throughout the school. He is always looking for a way to help those around him and goes above and beyond as a student and peer tutor, Bruce said.
    — Submitted 

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     Children’s book author Animal Gambill and her Boston terrier, Boss Paws, visited Spencer County Elementary School on Nov. 14 to share her newest book, ‘Boss Paws and the Mystery of Bat Cat.’ She read the book to the students and conducted writers workshops with the older students. The students enjoyed the information and have been inspired to write stories about their own pets, SCES Library Media Specialist Bridget Murphy said.
     

  • On Nov. 23, two local Boy Scout groups worked together to collect food for the community. Together Pack 176, 465, and Troop 465, collected more than 1,200 items to help replenish the shelves before the holiday season. The Scouting for Food event is a national Scouting event, which helps to teach Scouts the value of doing a good turn daily regardless of their own needs and to be helpful in their communities, Scout leaders said.

  • 60 years ago

  • This week, Spencer County High School will participate in College Application Week, which is a national initiative to encourage and give every high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and make realistic plans for their future.

  • Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be Dec. 2-6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Extended evening registration will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3 until 7 p.m.
    Children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2014, and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.
    To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:
    •Proof of residency
    •A copy of the original birth certificate (not a hospital certificate)
    •A copy of the student’s Social Security card
    •Current immunization certificate