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  • Summer reading program

    The Spencer County Library encourages children to read by participating in their Summer Reading Program. Prizes will be awarded to those who sign up to read at least 10 books. Sign-ups begin May 24.

    Mud bog, truck and tractor pull Saturday

    The Spencer County Fair Board is sponsoring a mud bog/truck and tractor pull this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Events for children include inflatables. Admission is $8. Kids 10 and under free.This is a family-friendly event. No alcohol will be sold.

  • The 2010 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Contest was held May 8 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided breakfast, which was greatly appreciated, for the group.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March. 

  • In this time of economic uncertainty, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to find an inexpensive source of food that is highly nutritious? It’s possible by foraging for wild edible plants. Most people cringe when they see weeds like dandelions, clover and plantain growing in their yards, and yet these weeds provide an alternative to the expensive lettuce mixes available at the store. It is possible to find free food growing in your back yard – you just have to alter your perception of what a weed really is.

  • Election

    business only

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be open for election business only all day Tuesday, May 18, as this is primary election day. There will be no renewals, transfers, etc., done on that day. The clerk’s office thanks you for your understanding.

    Employment fair

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Sofie Whitaker (center) celebrated her fourth birthday at CupCake Corner in The Red Scooter playing “dress-up” with her best friends Breezie (left) and Natalie.  After dressing up in hats and scarves and jewelry, the girls had cupcakes and pinky-punchie tea while hearing a story about a little girl who ate too many cupcakes. 

  • Unseasonably warm weather followed by cool, damp conditions has led to an increase of tobacco diseases in float beds. Instances of target spot, collar rot and Pythium root rot are showing up in float systems across the state.

    “Growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of these diseases so they can manage them if they develop,” said Kenny Seebold, extension plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Gospel jubilee Saturday

    All are invited to a Southern Gospel Music “Jubilee” this Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Road.

    Featured artists will be The Gloryland Quartet, The Waldridge Family and Strait Gate.

    The church is located approximately 4 miles east of Spencer Co. High School on Hwy. 44.

    Come and enjoy an evening of uplifting southern gospel music. For more information call 477-8049.

    Free breakfast

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Two years ago, Tonya Allen and Collin King met at The Tea Cup.

    It was all a set-up, you see. Tonya was a divorced mom with two kids. Collin was a divorced dad with two kids. And knowing that the two would make a great couple, friend Jodette Keith arranged a double-blind date.

    Tonya and Collin instantly connected.

    Jump forward two years and the couple are once again having morning coffee at “their table” when Collin gets down on his knee and proposes.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers in Shelby and surrounding counties and will host free training, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at 540 Main St., Shelbyville. Training pre-registration is required. 

    To register or for more information, contact Char Kostolnik at 719-4155 or ckostolnik@hosparus.org. Those interested in volunteering who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Char about future training opportunities.

  • The New Hope Tabernacle Quilters attended the Paducah Quilt Show in Paducah April 21.

    Pictured at right are (from left) Emma Ingram, Charlotte Shouse, Edna Mac Rogers and Marie Patton.

    The quilting group meets each Thursday at the church. All quilters are invited.

    New Hope Tabernacle is located on Townhill Rd. in Taylorsville.

  • 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.