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  • 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.”

  • Veteran video

    If you would like your photo in the 2010 Guard Duty Honour Video part of this year’s veterans celebration Nov. 6, 2010, please submit your photo with your name and branch of service to: militarystrikeofficer@yahoo.com. Photos can also be mailed to: Guard Duty Honour Video, P.O. Box 365, Taylorsville, KY, 40071.

    Please include a self-addressed and stamped envelope for return. Deadline to enter photos is July 1.

    For more information, call 502-442-5462.

    Road work

  • Fisherville Baptist Church VBS

    Vacation Bible School will be June 13 - 18.  The ages are 3 year olds to 12th grade and the time is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Our theme this year is Hero Headquarters!  Come learn to be a hero for God!  Please call 267-5605 for information on registering.

    The Egypt File, a weekend VBS

  •  The decision to save the Ashes Creek School and Yates (or Meyers) House log cabin from destruction when Taylorsville Lake was being formed was truly a wise one.

    “Ashes Creek” is indeed a creek, but it has always been considered a place like Briar Ridge, Possum Ridge or Hickory Ridge.

    Records of the Spencer County Board of Education list the boundaries of the Ashes Creek School District in 1930. Here’s what they say: (punctuation per original school board document)

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     During a recent visit to Taylorsville, U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie received a drawing made by Spencer County fourth grader Jaden Cannon. The drawing showed the congressman and Jaden holding hands with the words, “Thank you.” Jaden and her mom, Debbie Cannon, were grateful for the efforts Guthrie has provided to the fight against juvenile diabetes and new research technologies. Guthrie also used his time in Taylorsville to talk to local leaders about the issues Congress will be facing in the coming months.

  • Taylorsville (TES) and Spencer County Elementary schools (SCES) were awarded the 2010 Waste Tire Market Development Crumb Rubber Grant under the guidance of District Grant Writer Ashley Johnson.

    The grant, totaling approximately $20,000 replaces existing wood chip mulch in the elementary playgrounds with recycled crumb rubber. The new mulch is resistant to deterioration and compaction. The recycled crumb rubber will provide a more safe and consistent landing surface for students playing on the equipment.

  • The Loyal Homemakers group, which meets on the second Thursday of each month, is a source of friendship and education for its members. Edith Judd, a Loyal Homemakers member for over ten years, says that people assume the clubs are for homebodies.

    “People think if you’re a homemaker, then you’re home cleaning house,” she said. “People think you don’t do anything.”

  • Gospel sing at Old Gospel Barn

    Join in fun and fellowship this Saturday for an old fashioned gospel sing at the Old Gospel Barn beginning at 7:30 p.m. Musical guests will be the Samaritans, the Cumbos, and more. The Old Gospel Barn is located at 11286 Louisville Rd. Everyone is welcome. 

    Little Union Baptist fish fry

  • Have you ever experienced a season of blessing?  The past few months at our church have been a tremendous season of blessing.   New people have joined the church, new staff has come on board, and there is a great spirit in our church family.  In June, we’ll celebrate our 200th anniversary and everyone seems excited about it.  It is a great time to be a part of Plum Creek Church!

  • The Spencer County Middle School band and mixed chorus both placed 3rd among 7 groups in each of their divisions at the Music in the Parks competition. The 6th grade chorus placed 2nd and the choral small ensemble placed 1st.

     Spencer County also won the “Esprit de Corps” award which stands for the integrity of the groups from the moment they step off the bus to perform until the awards ceremony.

  • In our world today, we see many people worship false gods. Some worship money, some statues made of wood, gold, silver and many other things. Some call on other people who are dear and in the grave.

    America was founded by our forefathers for two main reasons. One was to worship Jesus, the other was to get out of paying high taxes. When Columbus landed here, he made this statement, “I knew we would find it because we followed the Holy Spirit.”

    Now let’s look at our country today.

  • Spencer County Relay for Life is planning their annual “Paint The Town Purple” day Saturday, May 22 to prepare for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life- Spencer County celebration to be held on June 11.

    This year, organizers are encouraging all businesses to dress up their store fronts using purple items that will show their support for Relay for Life and the never ending fight against cancer.