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  • Three members of the Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America attended the FCCLA Leadership Camp recently.  The two Region 6 officers included President Kelcey Eldridge and VP of Individual Programs Lauren Kempf.   Also in attendance was member Helisha Smith.  This was a time for Regional officers from across the state to come together and learn leadership skills and activities to take back to their regions and chapters.  Officers were also trained by the KY State FCCLA officers on the duties of their office.

  • Cheryl Bowling made up her recipe for Steamed Zucchini-Yellow Squash Casserole. It has been a traditional dish in her family for more than twenty years.

    “It’s a way to use the squash when it comes in. It’s a healthy way, too since it isn’t boiling away the nutrients.”

    She suggests making sure to add the tomatoes after the other vegetables are mostly cooked.

    “You don’t want the tomatoes to be total mush.”

  • TES home visits

    The teachers of Taylorsville Elementary School will once again be conducting home visits over the summer months. These visits provide an opportunity for students and teachers to start developing the positive relationship that is needed for students to reach their fullest potential. 

    Visits will be taking place with most students throughout the month of July.  Homeroom teachers will be contacting parents in advance to set up a time that is convenient for you and your child.

    TES library open for students

  • Allen C. Fishback was born in Taylorsville, but orphaned during his formative years. This is a copy verbatim of a letter he sent to the Spencer Magnet  many years ago. He was then an adult and living in Rosedale, Indiana.

     “Editor, Spencer Magnet: Lately I have received two copies of your paper sent by a friend with requests that I write something for its columns. So, here goes – either to the paper or to the waste basket – as best suits the ladies who direct the destinies of the paper.”

  • As we look at Matthew 13 we see Jesus telling us in parables about the Kingdom of Heaven and what will happen in the last days.

    Matthew 13:41-52 – The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

  • Yard sales are a time-honored tradition, but it can be difficult to know how to get started when having your own. The best way may be to ask others who have had their own yard sales.

    Mary Ealey, who has had three yard sales at her current home in Spencer County, says that she averages between $200 and $300 over her two day sales and finds that she sells more on Fridays.

    Natalie Bednark, another experienced yard seller, said she has better luck on Saturdays.

    Ealey finds that children’s items, such as toys and baby items, sell better for her.

  • June 20-26

    Little Union Baptist Church, located at 4620 Little Union Rd., will be having VBS  June 21-25 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with Commencement Sunday morning, June 27. A kick-off event will be held Sunday, June 20, at 6 p.m. Children ages 6 thru 12 are invited to attend “Egypt - Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace”.

  • JOEL FICKEL for the Spencer Magnet

    Members of the 2010 Drama Camp play an improvisation game called “Taxi.”  The camp will be holding a performance of Storybook Theatre at 11:30 a.m. Friday at SCMS. The campers will dramatize such childhood classics as “The Giving Tree” and “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.”

     “It’s a great opportunity for children to come out and enjoy some of their favorite stories on stage,” said camp director Kathy Fickel. Admission is free and all are invited.

  • Before you pick a restaurant, do you have to discuss menu options for picky eaters?

    Maybe one child will only eat macaroni and cheese, and the other must have a hamburger – no mustard or pickles, ketchup only.

    If you have a finicky bunch, then having several menus in front of you before you go could certainly alleviate problems down the road.

    In comes LotsaMenus.com.

    The brainchild of Jerry Colvin and Scott Clarke, this new Web site aims to provide its visitors with menus of all the state’s restaurants.

  • Late blight was found on tomato plants in late May in Northern Kentucky. Since then, the disease has shown up on potato and tomato plants in Central Kentucky. A University of Kentucky plant pathologist said it’s critical for vegetable producers to scout their plants and take preventative measures to combat this disease.

  • Jakes event June 26

    The Salt River Strutters Chapter of the NWTF will be having a Jakes Day Event  Saturday June 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, located off  Dale Lane. 

    The event will include trap shooting, paintball guns, .22 rifle target shooting, archery and a nature trail.  There will also be prizes and lunch will be served. 

    Bring the kids and your lawn chairs for a day of fun. 

    For more information call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or (cell 210-1960).

  • June 13-19

    Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Church Rd., will be holding VBS for ages 3 through adult June 13-17 from 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. This year’s theme is “Saddle Ridge Ranch.”  Call 538-6902 for more information.

    Fisherville Baptist Church, located at 15001 Old Taylorsville Rd., will be holding VBS June 14-18 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Children from birth to middle school are invited to attend “Bible Heroes”. High-school aged youth are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, call 267-5605.

  • The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.  

  • Spencer County Elementary Chorus recently competed in the “Music in the Parks” festival at Kings Island.  They placed first in their division and received a rating of Excellent.  The members who attended were:

    3rd grade:  Ben Williams, Mary Broaddus, Spencer Ingram, Macy Bruner, Susan Benifiel, Chole O’Bannon, Mitti McMichael, Matti Drury, Haylee Cox, Nathan Chesser, Taylor Woods, Jordan Weed,

  • Three Spencer County teachers were among 169 educators from across Kentucky to receive Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University.

    Nichole M. Hutchens, of Spencer County Elementary School; Erin Kelsey Pavolko, of Spencer County Middle School; and Darryl Jason Matherly, of Spencer County High School were recognized during the 24th annual awards program.

    “Teaching is the profession that creates all others,” Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, said was printed on a wall in the School of Education building.

  • The other day I had a conversation with a person from the town I grew up in. She told me what a horrible time they were having in their church.

    In the last year, they had had two different preachers and was about to get their third one. I have to believe one of two things happened: the leaders of the church either lost their salvation or never had it to begin with.

  • The Waterford Homemakers Club meets the third Wednesday of the month. Some members, like Rena Baird and Kitty Miller, have been coming for over fifty years, while a few have joined within the last year. Each meeting is hosted by a club member who brings the meat and the drinks and provides a center piece that becomes the door prize. The host also decides whether the potluck will be breakfast or lunch.

  • If you have a garden like I do, most of our vegetables are growing pretty quickly right now, but so are the weeds.  Here’s some tips to help you combat the weed issue.

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn picked from their own carefully tended gardens.  But after some vigorous hoeing on a hot humid day, some may be asking themselves if it is all worth it. 

  • Monkey Bread was a favorite breakfast treat when Donna Bulf was growing up.

    “I’ve made it for my kids and grandkids. I got it from my mother,” she said.

    Her mother used homemade biscuit dough, but Bulf uses canned biscuits.

    “I don’t do that homemade stuff,” she said.

    Bulf makes monkey bread when she has company or when her grandkids are out of school. Her grandchildren live next door, so on Saturday mornings, she serves monkey bread on her back porch.

    “Everybody just grabs a piece,” said Bulf.

  • Lighthouse Taylorsville.com attracts attention

    The website ministry of Lighthouse Baptist Church is generating quite a stir online. Already this year, the site has experienced over 40,000 hits from 4,400 different visitors.  They keep coming back to read the articles (105+) and to listen to messages (85 with a new one added weekly).  Topics include: family, worldviews, the Bible, and government – just to name a few.