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  • Corey Monday knew his chances of graduating from Spencer County High School weren’t good. The 19-year- old found it hard to focus in a large classroom setting and was constantly getting sidetracked. He was easily swayed by peer influences and didn’t feel like he was getting the help he needed.

    The distractions made it hard for him to complete his work, much less excel. Eventually Monday recognized that he had to make a change or he was going to become a high school dropout statistic.

  • Over 200 guests patroned the second annual Progressive Dinner held Saturday, Sept. 25. Businesses along Taylorsville’s Main Street provided appetizers, soup, salad, dinner and dessert.

  • The third “Business Networking Afterhours” event was held by the Chamber of Commerce Sept. 14.

    This is a quarterly networking event the chamber has implemented.

    Bruce Deigl, owner of Taylorsville Machining LLC, and his wife Jan hosted the event.

    Chamber members said the event is a great way for business leaders to come together and network in a relaxed atmosphere without a structured program.

  • The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association hosted Taylorsville Lake Clean Sweep Saturday.

    Over 200 participants hauled more than 47 cubic yards of garbage from the lake, and 15 from the river. Items included barrels and over 35 tires. Scouting troops from Louisville also participated again this year. This is the 12th annual clean up.

    Groups were also on the river this year, as far down stream as Bowman Lane. Canoe clubs from around the state converged on this area and were celebrating their efforts with a camp out on the river that night.

  • Adina Milburn’s craft room is a source of joy and stress relief for her.

    “I can be having the worst day, and I can come in here, work on a scrapbook and it helps me out,” said Milburn.

    Milburn moved her craft room from the basement to a dedicated space on the first floor about five years ago. She has been scrapbooking for eighteen years.

    “I started scrapbooking when the kids were real young,” said Milburn. She has two sons who are now seventeen and twenty.

  • Maintaining the proper pH and fertility in soil is important for higher crop yields. An important tool to assess fertility levels is to sample soil and have it tested. Kentucky is experiencing an unusually dry fall.

    Soil samples taken during dry falls tend to result in soil pH and soil test K being unusually low. This results in recommendations that overestimate lime and K fertilizer that may be needed.

  • Representatives from Trim Masters Charitable Foundation, Inc. were on the receiving end of happy handshakes, and even a couple of hugs, as they presented Spencer County Habitat for Humanity with a check for $10,000 Monday afternoon.

    “What a wonderful gift!” said Scott Street, president of the local Habitat affiliate, calling the donation an answer to their prayers.

  • Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Press Association and the KY Secretary of State for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible. Go to www.kypress.com to hear each chapter and try the chapter activities.

     “OUCH! Careful son.”

    “I’m sorry, Mom,” I said, apologizing for accidentally knocking her in the head with the oars. 

    “Woody,” Mom asked, “Do you think the oars are necessary?”

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Nineteen kids participated in the Country Ham Project from Spencer County.  Rebecca Mobley placed 5th in the 1996 division for her country ham, Leah Shelburne placed 4th in the 1997 division for her ham, Brayden Morrow placed first in the 1994 division for his country ham and Lilli Hanik placed 2nd in the 1998 division for her ham, 1st in speech and  was Overall Winner in the 1998 age division.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The following students have been selected as Spencer County Middle School August Students of the Month.  Pictured are Ben Dippel, Mallory Pfeiffer, Jamie Newnam, Linda McCoy, Shelbi Edinger and Kendell Clayton.

  • Apples are currently in season and are easily used in recipes or eaten fresh. Several Spencer County cooks willingly shared their favorite ways to use this favorite fall fruit.

    Margaret Glasford, a member of the Waterford Homemakers, enjoys serving apples to her guests in a low calorie dish she found through Weight Watchers. Her preferred varieties are Gala and Cameos because she likes sweet and crunchy apples.

  • When the History Channel’s “American Pickers” come to town, traffic stops – at least it does when the town is Little Mount.

    “I had no idea the show was as popular as it is,” said Barbara Whitehead. But she quickly learned that the show’s hosts, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, can really draw a crowd. Barbara estimated 300 people stopped to watch the popular “Pickers” film a segment with her husband and avid collector Charlie Whitehead.

  • Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville,  has been elected as a delegate to the 127th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, November 15 in Louisville,  reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

    Schubert is one of 354 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. 

    Representing 43 states and Canada, the delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors.

  • Brenda Hagan found her recipe for green tomato bread in the fall issue of the magazine Acres USA: A Voice for Eco-Agriculture. Her husband subscribes to the magazine. She wanted something different to bring to the September meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild in Taylorsville, and thought green tomato bread fit the bill.

    “It’s unusual, different and fairly easy to make,” said Hagan, who lives in Bloomfield.

  • Taylorsville Lake annual

    clean sweep

    As the summer season draws to a close, it is time to clean up the leftovers of a long party.  The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Committee is sponsoring the event to be held Saturday, Sept. 25, beginning at 8 a.m.

    This year is a dual effort in that as groups tidy up the lake area, other groups are invited to participate in a riverbank walk, cleaning the bank of Salt River from the Claude Owens canoe ramp downstream to Simpson Creek.

  • Craft Day at the Taylorsville Farmers Market was started in 2009 with the idea, according to Farmers Market Chair Sandi Deutsch, of “bringing more interest and variety into the farmers market.”

    The market has grown since it began, but Deutsch is looking for ways to bring more people downtown for the market.

  • Donna Bulf has been making her yellow squash casserole for about six years. She does not remember where she got it.

    “It’s good and easy to make. It’s good if you have a potluck to go to,” said Bulf. She doubles the recipe when she is taking it to a potluck, like the Waterford Homemakers annual picnic where she took the squash casserole in June.

    She also makes squash casserole at home a lot. She will sometimes make an extra pan of it to send next door to her grandkids, who request that she make it, especially in the summer.

  • Lighthouse Baptist to host revival

    You’re invited to Lighthouse Baptist’s fall revival Sunday, Sept.19 through Wednesday, Sept. 22.

    Southern Gospel Trio: Statement of Faith singing Sunday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    Scotty McDowell, preacher and chalk art evangelist, will bring the Spirit-filled messages Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. nightly.

    As always, everyone is invited to join us for this special meeting.

    The Lighthouse is located 4.5 miles east of Taylorsville on Hwy 44.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Marty Mayer participated in the KY State Fair Tractor Driving Contest on Thursday, August 26.  Mayer was 2nd in the Senior Division. 

     

  • Matthew Jeffiers was named eighth in his showmanship division, while Courtney Jeffiers earned fourth in her division.

    In the swine skill-a-thon, Courtney Jeffiers was second out of 19, Matthew Jeffiers was third out of 21, Ashley Montgomery was eighth out of 10, and Danielle Montgomery was 12th out of 21.

    Danielle Montgomery showed the Spotted Grand Champion gilt and also was Kentucky Proud Spot Champion.