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  • An upsurge of interest in locally-grown foods, food safety issues and tough economic times has led to resurgence in food preservation in the past few years. Canning is a great way to have fresh produce year round, but if it’s not done correctly, it could lead to the growth of bacteria or toxins in the food, which could cause botulism – a deadly food borne illness. By using USDA research-based recipe and methods, you can lower the risk of food borne illness.

  • Did you ever have one of those days?  I mean one of those days when it felt like nothing was going to go right?  You get out of bed in the morning and before you take two steps, you trip over your own slippers.  As you sit down to breakfast you bump the table with your elbow right on your funny bone, which is not funny at all!  As you jump up yelling “OUCH!” you bump the table again and spill your orange juice all over your eggs!

  • At one of the Spencer County Extension office SOS classes,  Candy Making was offered. The class was taught by sisters Edith Judd and Pauline Pennington.

    Judd and Pennington have been members of the Spencer County Homemakers Council for many years, and have been teaching SOS classes for about seven years. The sisters were asked this year to do a candy class, and “planned for easy, simple, homey candies,” according to Judd. They also taught the knitting and crochet classes with other Homemaker members.

  • When I read Tom Watson’s recent article on our homecomings ,it brought back memories of our administration. We had many officials to help us which included Governor Brown, Governor Carroll Governor Collins, Governor Wilkerson, Congressman Natcher, Senator Ford.

    But the one who helped us the most was Jesus Christ. He was with us in everything we did.

    Jesus brought us in contact with the people who helped us.

  • Project Graduation fundraising events

    Project Graduation relies on the generous donations from sponsors, businesses and members of the community to provide graduates a safe alternative to celebrate their last day as a high school student.

    This year, volunteers will be collecting change from motorists at the intersection near the high school Friday and May 19.

    There will also be the 2010 Car Show/Silent Auction/Yard Sale/Craft Fair Saturday. This annual all-day Project Graduation fundraiser will also be held at the high school beginning at 8 a.m.

  • The following Spencer County High School students placed at district National History Day competition last month held at the Frazier Historical Arms Museum.  They are all eligible to move on to state competition May 8.

    Historical Paper – Lee Borders, 2nd place and Nick Zinner 4th place

    Individual Documentary – Shane Greenwell – 2nd place

    Group Documentary – Konnor Barlow, Chase Thomas, and Jacob Wertz – 1st place

    Individual Exhibit – Grace Coy – 1st place, Adrian Gregory 4th place

  • There are some mysteries in Taylorsville and Spencer County that could be solved by a few people who are still alive, because they know answers to some pressing questions.

    Wouldn’t it be beneficial to the knowledge of Spencer County history if they would write to Historic Pathways?

    For years, people have told me about a lynching that occurred on the side of the Spencer County Courthouse. I have never seen a published story about such an occurrence.

  • Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday, May 6 to honor the annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • The Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America had their 65th annual state meeting March 29-31. While at the meeting, members attended leadership seminars and listened to great motivational speakers. Members also competed in STAR Events at the meeting.

    STAR event winners included:

    • 3rd Place Sr. Parliamentary Procedure – Alex Poole, Charlotte Arias, Leah Spears, Tiffany Frost, Jayme Thomas, Samantha Barmore, and Heather Helton.

  •  When pictures of school groups are submitted for publication, it proves very difficult to identify the students unless the names are submitted at the same time.

    But with programs like Photoshop, pictures that were well composed and shot with the best equipment of the era, can be enlarged, making recognition of individuals possible.

  • Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. These prisms are traps for the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.  In fact, there have been several that have been installed here in Spencer County again this year.

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School Assistant Football Coach Tim Meyer offers words of encouragement during a friendly game of tug-of-war last Thursday.  About 50 fifth graders attended the weeklong Grizzly football camp designed to introduce elementary students to middle school football. Participants worked on basic technique, specialized skills and conditioning.

     

  • James 3:3-10 — Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

  • “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20).

  • 200th anniversary events at Plum Creek Baptist

    Plum Creek Baptist Church is 200 years old! We hope you will join us Sunday for a frontier-style service beginning at 11 a.m. Then at the May 23 service, we welcome everyone to come dressed in the old-fashioned styles of 200 years ago. Our all-day homecoming service with dinner on the grounds will be held June 13. Former pastors and members will be there to celebrate this historic event.

    Gospel sing at the Old Gospel Barn

  • Taylorsville has suffered through fires and floods over the years, but perhaps nothing has produced suffering to compare with the 1935 typhoid fever epidemic.

    There were 190 cases of typhoid that year in Taylorsville and 17 people died. Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States, about 400 cases occur each year so Taylorsville had nearly half the national average in 1935.

  • The library media center at Spencer County High School has been displaying paper mache sculptures made by Ms. Capps’ classes. 

    Browsers to the display were encouraged to fill out an entry form finding all of the sculptures.  Prizes were given for their effort. 

    First place prize was given to Brittany Hopkins who listed the correct location for all of the sculptures. 

    Others who entered and won a prize are listed below.

    Other winners:     

    SUSAN MANN

    KYLE HOWARD

    CHRISTINA VIRES

  • County clerk office closed Saturday

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be closed Saturday due to the Juvenile Diabetes Carnival for a Cure. The carnival will be held in Taylorsville. Regular office hours will resume Monday, April 26.

    Farmers market opens

  • Spring revival at Plum Creek Baptist

    Evangelist Dale Rose, of Grace Evangelistic Ministries, will be the featured speaker at the Plum Creek Baptist Church Spring Revival April 18 - 22. The revival will begin Sunday, April 18 at 11 a.m. and continue each evening at 7 p.m. The theme of each night is as follows:

    Sunday, April 18 – Sunday School Night

    Monday, April 19 – Friends Night Challenge

    Tuesday, April 20 – Youth Night and pizza

    Wednesday, April 21 – Family Night and dinner

  • Nationally-known speaker, author and teacher of the word Terry Tripp, of the LaVerne Tripp Family, will be at Big Springs Assembly of God Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

    Enjoy an evening of music and ministry. Big Springs Assembly of God is located at 2345 Taylorsville Rd. in Bloomfield. This event is free. For more information, call (502) 252-9154.