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  • Look around you as you read this, you will probably see a wall close by.  That wall protects you; it keeps out the wind and the rain.  Walls hold up our roofs and hold in the heat.  Walls help define our homes and our workplaces, walls are all around us.

  • Taylor Stevenson Tolle, a member of Spencer County 4-H, exhibited the Grand Champion Kentucky Steer and the Champion Kentucky Chi Heifer at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Junior Show March 7. She also was selected as the third place winner in the Overall Kentucky Heifer category.

     

  • In 1998, Kentucky experienced a very wet spring due to a strong El Nino weather pattern. Then El Nino conditions in the equatorial Pacific turned to La Nina – the cooling of water in the Pacific Ocean – that led the Bluegrass State into a summer drought. Some weather models are indicating that history may repeat itself in 2010.

  • Susan Arnold, Principal Broker, with Arnold Realty, LLC has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification (SFR). The National Association of Realtors (NAR) offers the SFR certification to real estate agents who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows. This designation is in addition to the Graduate Realtor Institute and Accredited Buyer Representative designations which Arnold has previously earned.

  • High School juniors in Spencer County are invited to enter a Genealogy Essay Contest, sponsored by the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society. Deadline is May 17; winners of a $500 scholarship will be announced in September.

     Entries must be a minimum of 600 words, in one of three categories: Ownership, tracing the ownership of the land where you presently live back to the formation of the county (1824); Oral History that has passed down in your family; or Early Spencer County Family, a family in Spencer County when it was formed.

  • Danielle Curtsinger, a junior at SCHS, represented Spencer County at the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2010 All-State Chorus at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts on February 5, following 3 days of rehearsal at the KMEA conference in Louisville. Over 1400 students representing 105 schools across Kentucky auditioned in October to be considered for the honor of the All-State Chorus.

  • Prom dress fashion show and auction

    A prom dress fashion show and auction of new and gently used items will be held Thursday at the high school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for preview and the auction begins at 6 p.m. Some dresses will start off bidding as low as $5.

    Miss Teen Kentucky Wesley Ware will be the special guest. Door prizes and free refreshments will be given. Admission is $5.

    For more information, contact Youth Service Center at 477-3222.

    Chili supper and auction

  • Carmin Gaines is one of 25 women selected to participate in the Emerge Kentucky program, which is a seven month political leadership training program for women.  Eleven women in the program, including Carmin, are candidates for the 2010 elections. 

    Emerge Kentucky is a non-profit organization established in 2009 to train women to run for public office.  Kentucky ranks 45thamong the states for women in elected office, and among the 120 County Judge-Executives in Kentucky, only six are women, and two of those were appointed by the governor. 

  • Eighteen chapters competed  in regional competition on March 11 at Gallatin County High School   in  leadership events such as speaking, talent, and parliamentary procedure.  Members who placed 1st or 2nd  will move on to the state competition in June.

    The Junior and Senior Parliamentary Procedure teams both took top honors  and will advance to the state competition.

  • Within the past two weeks, you might have received a small packet on your front door. I’m not talking about a delivery from the post office or a brochure to inform registered voters, but more importantly an invitation from your local church to make a decision that will forever change your life. Thousands of Southern Baptist churches have cooperatively organized a way to distribute what they believe is the most important message ever told to every household in North America. This ministry is called Find it Here.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School’s academic team competed in the Kentucky Governor’s Cup district competition  February, 27 at Old Mill Elementary School in Bullitt County. 

    There were four schools represented that day.  Four of the TES team members qualified to go on to the regional competition in written assessment and/or composition which will be later this month. 

  • The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service will be offering many free and low-cost classes beginning next week as part of their 2010 Share Our Selves (S.O.S.) program.

    S.O.S. is a community education program where community members share their talents and knowledge with others. In many classes, volunteer instructors donate their time. If a class fee is charged, this covers supplies only. 

    Classes offered this year are:

    - fruit production and pruning

    - scrap bag sewing project

    - lawn maintenance

    - learn to saute’

  • SCHS class reunion 1980

    There will be a planning meeting for SCHS 1980 Class reunion Thursday at Hometown Pizza in Taylorsville. Classmates are encouraged to come and give your input. For more information call Annette Noel at 345-3983 or Mickey Shouse at 876-5379 or David Stevens at 836-0994.

    Community book fair March 19

    A community book fair has been planned for Friday, March 19 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension office.

  • Wakefield Baptist Church will be kicking off a weeklong revival Sunday, March 14 at the 11 a.m. service and following pot luck dinner. Remaining revival services will be held each night beginning at 7 p.m. through March 17.

    Bro. Travis Smith will be the featured speaker along with special music each night.

     

  • Spencer County home gardeners will soon be busy with the rush of spring planting activities. Early spring is also when primary infections occur in many fruits crops.  So, late winter is the ideal time for home fruit growers to get a jump on disease management.  

  • A reader has asked the question in response to my last article about Tiger Woods, “If Tiger Woods is a Buddhist, then why does he have to ask God to forgive him?” It’s a good question; a curious one too. After all there are large differences between the two religions. Buddhism sees God mostly as an illusion while Christianity teaches that God is the creator of the universe and present in our everyday lives.

  • The following are a list of Spencer County Middle School students who received awards during the 2010 science fair held Jan. 28.

    Behavioral Science

    2nd Place- Brennan Hume

    1st Place- Lauren Henry

    Biochemistry

    1st Place- Amber Bow

    Botany

    1st Place- Adriana Michalowski

    Chemistry

    3rd Place- Nick Dysinger

    2nd Place- Wyatt Oliver

    1st Place- Demi Brooks

    Earth Science

    1st Place- Aaron Skibinski

    Engineering

    3rd Place- Jessica Jackson

    2nd Place- Holly Taylor

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Guthrie representative in town

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday at the Judge Executive’s Office at 12 West Main Street in Taylorsville from 1 – 2 p.m. EST.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Steve, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to the Congressman.