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  • A modest crowd gathered inside Red Barn Arena Sunday evening to hear the impassioned words of former jockey Pat Day, now a Louisville chaplain and still a living legend in the horseracing world.

    Jim Carpenter, pastor of Rodeo Cowboy Church, invited Day to speak at the church’s June fellowship. Church goers had the opportunity to meet and talk one-on-one after sharing a communal dinner.

  • Road work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that KY 3228 (Old Briar Ridge Road) could experience lane closures and delays possible between mile points 0.65 and 2.3 due to roadway milling and resurfacing.  Lane closures are possible weekdays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    GOP meeting

  • For the last several years, Pat Douglas has been making prayer blankets for seriously ill parishioners at All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville.

    She and fellow parishioner Penny Burns decided to start making the blankets about five or six years ago. They wanted to provide “something to give them comfort, so they know that someone is praying for them.”

    The blankets are child’s sized with a pocket in the center. The pocket contains a prayer book and a rosary, and originally was printed with a prayer from the church.

  • Editor’s note: The first part of this series was published in the May 26 edition of the Spencer Magnet.

  • Spencer County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching.

    According to NRCS Lead District Conservationist Randal Rock, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • June 6-12

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville, will be holding VBS June 7-11 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Children ages 2 through rising seventh graders are invited to attend. Older kids can volunteer to be “Ranch Hands” at this year’s “Saddle Up & Hit the Trail” event. Call 477-8197 for more information.

  • For the fourth year in a row, the Red Scooter has sponsored an apron contest in conjunction with Mother’s Day.  This year, three women took home first place honors for their antique or created aprons.

    “We had some really great entries this year. It was hard to decide which was the best,” said Jo Woodward.

  • Volunteers are needed to help with a trail work day at Taylorsville Lake State Park Saturday. Volunteers will be installing culverts and water bars, laying cloth and gravel, lopping tree limbs and picking up trash. Organizers also ask for participants to bring equipment, such as Bobcats, tractors, backhoes, ATVs, chain saws and loppers, if available. Anyone interested in helping is asked to meet at the pavilion just past the campground entrance. Clean-up will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and lunch will be served for volunteers. Please call Jerry Hancock for more information at 477-5331.

  • Joseph Snider and Ethan Pollett were named winners in the Spencer County 2009 Jim Claypool Conservation Competition in the writing and art contests respectively.

  • Lisa Lewis-Brown, a technology services employee at the Spencer County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The year long institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA.)

  • Research shows that rollover protective structures (ROPS), when used in combination with a seatbelt, are 98 percent effective in preventing death and serious injury in the event of a tractor overturn. Nevertheless, more than a third of tractors in use today – and perhaps as many as 50 percent in Kentucky – still do not have these lifesaving structures.

  • I believe Christians should examine their prayer lives and see exactly where we stand with Jesus Christ. Do we really pray with humbleness through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit? Or do we write out a prayer and get up and read it, afraid we will make a mistake when we are in a crowd? If we do, we make a mistake for not trusting Jesus enough to believe he can deliver through the Holy Spirit no matter what crowd we are in or where we are at.

  • Elma Schiller of Elk Creek made up her recipe for berry yogurt salad.

    “It just sounded good. I thought well, I’ll try it, and it worked out fine,” she said.

    The recipe is easily adjustable, so that a small amount can be made for a snack or a large amount can be made for a luncheon salad. Schiller recently served this dish at a breakfast meeting for the Waterford Homemaker Club.

  • Warm temperatures and sunny days add up to spring fever and that means getting outside and becoming more active after a long, sedentary winter.  Your list of outdoor projects has probably moved into the priority pile.  The urge to get your bicycle out of the garage or take an afternoon nature trail hike is growing. You might even be thinking about some of those New Year’s resolutions to get into better shape in 2010. 

  • “While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ And when he had taken a cup and given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.’” -Matthew 26:26-28

  • This is a question that many people ponder.  With the help of Kentucky Farm Bureau, Mrs. Ingram’s and Mrs. Lawson’s classes had the opportunity to learn more about this question. 

    A grant opportunity was offered by Kentucky Farm Bureau as a way to incorporate agriculture in the classroom.  With the money received from the grant, an incubator and other instructional materials were purchased to allow our students to have a hands-on learning experience with the baby chicks.

  • I want all Christian people to look at this survey. A survey of 1,000 protestant pastors conducted by an evangelical polling firm found that forty-seven percent agree that Islam is a very evil and wicked religion. However, such opinions may be confined mostly to the older generation.

    Evangelicals under 30 believe that there are many ways to God not just through Jesus.

  • Juliet Crawford, of Mt. Eden, started making French toast casserole about a year ago when she found it on Paula Dean’s website. She said she likes to make it for potlucks, holidays and when she has company. Her favorite part of the recipe is the ease of it, because it can be assembled the night before.

    “You can have a cup of coffee and talk to people while it’s baking,” she said.

    Crawford recently served this dish at a breakfast meeting of the Waterford Homemakers.

  • The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club competed in the State 4-H Skill-a-thon Contest held on Saturday, May 1st at the Franklin County Extension Office. 

    Representing Spencer County at the State Contest as a Cloverbud, Casey Montgomery; in the Clover Division, Lilli Hanik placed 18th in Individual Evaluation; Christopher Miles placed 14th in Individual Quality Assurance, 16th as an Individual Overall, 16th in Individual Evaluation; and Courtney Jeffiers placed 6th in Individual Evaluation, 15th in Individual Identification and 20th as an Individual Overall.  

  • May is National Asparagus Month, which is appropriate because asparagus is currently in season.

    Asparagus can only be harvested locally for about six weeks in the spring, so now is the time to take advantage of its bounty. According to Betty Cheek, who has grown asparagus for many years, it is simple to cook. Fresh asparagus can be substituted in recipes that call for canned asparagus, but she says “Fresh asparagus is so much better than canned.”