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  • It was the roaring 20s and prices were down right cheap compared to the present, as you’d expect.

    Take, for instance, the prices 89 years ago at Wakefield in Spencer County where J.M. Rogers, M.H. Briggs and F.J. Donovan were operating a general merchandise store.

      They advertised the “Highest Price Paid For Country Produce.”

    Warren G. Harding was inaugurated March fourth, 1921 as the 29th President of the U.S. and a fire bug burned down a barn on the James Heady Wakefield farm a year later.

  • Free dinner and singing

    Brush Arbor Ministries will be hosting a free chili supper and gospel sing in the chamber building March 6 at 6 p.m. This event is open to the community. For more information, call Rex at (502) 747-5428.

    Free gospel sing

    A gospel sing will be held Saturday at the Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Rd. in Cox’s Creek beginning at 7:30 p.m. The featured act will be Hart and Soul Trio followed by The Cumboes and more. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

     

  • Spencer County livestock producers can get hands-on field experience in grazing concepts, practices and techniques through the University of Kentucky’s Applied Master Grazer program.

    The new program, developed by specialists in the UK College of Agriculture, differs from the traditional Master Grazer program, which was largely lecture based. Applied Master Grazer offers two field sessions in addition to one classroom session. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board provides funding for the program

  • Blood drive Tuesday

    The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive Tuesday, March 2 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event will be held in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church, located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville.

    Bullitt County Women’s Club style show

    Tickets are now available for the 39th annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show sponsored by the Bullitt County Women’s Club. The event will be held at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville March 20 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Area quilting guilds will celebrate National Quilting Day with a Quilters Day Out gathering from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 at InnPlace Hotel and Conference Center, located at 9700 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville.

  • Have you seen the new TV show “Undercover Boss?”  It’s pretty simple; the CEO of a big company goes “undercover” in his company to see what is really happening. It is really a great illustration of a very Biblical principle.

  • Three local musicians – Jamie Lawson, Alex Shelley and Sam McClain – will be participating in Helping Hand for Haiti, a benefit at the Saints-Sky Bar in Louisville.

  • The float-bed system is a convenient and efficient way to produce tobacco transplants.  One drawback to this method is the potential for significant disease development. Large numbers of plants packed into a small, water-filled area create conditions in which many diseases thrive. 

  • Have you ever noticed elevator etiquette?  When you get on you just punch your button and stand mutely staring at the door.  If there are two of you, you stand as far away from each other as possible.  When there are three or four people, we go to our own corner and stand there in silence.  Generally not a word is spoken except for “excuse me” or maybe a floor number.

  • This morning I finished reading through the Bible and near the end God warned us not to add to or take away from the Word of God. This means exactly what the Word of God says.

    In the last few weeks we have heard a lot about the gays in the Armed forces. It was not long ago I had a discussion with a woman and she believed it was alright to be gay, that it was governed by your orientation.

  • Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry

    The Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry begins Friday, February 19 and will continue every Friday for six weeks at All Saints Catholic Church located at 410 Main Cross. Serving times are 5 until 8 p.m.  The Knights will offer a variety of fresh seafood and side dishes.

    Commodity breakfast rescheduled

    The FFA Commodity Breakfast scheduled for Monday was cancelled due to the weather.  The event has been rescheduled for March 15.

    SCES Dance Team Benefit

  • If you tuned in to watch the Super Bowl this past Sunday night, then you were among nearly 40% of all other U.S. households watching the big game. Super Bowl Sunday holds the record of being TV’s most-watched game day of the year; some 80-90 million Americans are watching their televisions at any given time during the game. With ratings like these, there is no wonder why some advertisers are willing to pay as much as $3 million for a 30-second commercial.

  • Warren Thompson and Clayton Geralds are passionate about alfalfa, and the Kentucky Alfalfa Conference has held a special place on their calendars for the majority of its 30 years of existence.

    As a retired industry professional and forage extension specialist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Thompson worked to increase the state’s alfalfa acreage and yields. He has since attended nearly every conference, speaking on many occasions about the benefits of the crop.

  • Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 1–5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This registration is for children who will be five years old by October 1, 2010 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool. 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

    • A current immunization certificate

    • A physical examination form

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Deputy U.S. Marshal Craig Smith (left) presented two Taylorsville police officers with certificates of appreciation at the city commission meeting last Tuesday. Lt. Rick Jewell (middle) and Chief Toby Lewis were recognized for assisting the U.S. Marshals in Operation Falcon June 2009.   During the operation, multiple police agencies worked together to serve outstanding warrants and their efforts resulted in arresting over 1,000 fugitives in the Eastern district of Kentucky.

  • I was talking to a person not long ago and he said about the only time a lot of preachers liked to preach from the Old Testament was when they were preaching from Malachi about tithing.

  • Spencer County Community Action Network (C.A.N.) in conjunction with the Spencer County Youth Service Center is sponsoring a “Most Valuable Peer” Poster Contest, formally knows as “Get A Life.”  This contest is designed to recognize the youth of our community that make positive choices and serve as role models for others.  If you know of an outstanding young person in grades 6-12, please complete a nomination packet and return it to the Youth Service Center or to the Cabinet for Community Based Services by Friday, February 26, 2010.  Winners will be se

  • Democrat Executive Committee meeting

    A reminder for all members of the Spencer County Democrats Executive Committee. There will be a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Farm Bureau building to plan for Lt. Gov. Mongiardo’s visit Friday, Feb. 19.

    SCYBA signups

    SCYBA Baseball and Softball signups will be held February 13 and 20 at Ray Jewell Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. If your child has not played in our league before, please bring a copy of their birth certificate to the signups.

    Lt. Gov. Mongiardo in Taylorsville

  • I have discovered over the years that I have a few flaws.  There are cracks in my character that show up way too often!  Perhaps you have noticed the same kind of thing in yourself. All of us struggle from time to time.  I guess you could say we are all cracked, broken in some way.

  • Edward Jones financial adviser Brian Helm recently celebrated the opening of his Spencer County office with a ribbon cutting. In attendance were: Magistrate John Riley, Chamber Vice President Cara Lewis, Chamber Secretary Grace Cox, Helm, his wife and son, Edward Jones Office Administrator Becky Happel, Judge Executive David Jenkins and Chamber Director Barbara Morris. Edward Jones in located in the Elk Creek Realty building at 6287 Taylorsville Rd. For more information, call the office at 477-0900 or by email at brian.helm@edwardjones.com.