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  • I can still remember standing on the porch of Little Mount School, ringing the big brass school bell that meant recess was over. Usually, the teachers would ring the bell but sometimes a student would be selected to do the job. It was a real treat indeed.

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    The FFA Floriculture Evaluation team competed at the Eastern Kentucky University summer FFA day on July 27 in Richmond.  The team of (from left) Nora McCoy, Hannah Clayton, Susan Mann, and Courtney Cox placed first overall. 

    Clayton and Mann were the 2nd and 3rd high individuals overall in the event.  They will compete next at the state FFA contest held at the Kentucky State Fair in August. 

  • Concert of Prayer for area schools

    A Concert of Prayer for local schools has been scheduled for Sunday, August 22 at 3 p.m. in the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. Please contact Greg Taylor at 477-8942 or Carol Herndon at 477-0150 if your church would like to participate.

    Everyone is invited to attend.

     

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  • You’ll find Radio Shacks at more than 6,500 locations, but you won’t find many as unique and customer-friendly as the one operating in Taylorsville.

    Purchasing the franchise store here in 2003 was a dream-come-true for Louisville native Wesley Martin and wife Joy, a native of the Philippine Islands.

    The pair met in California, where Joy grew up, while both were working in the telecommunications industry.

    In the late 1990s, Wesley was offered a position in Louisville, and after an extensive search, the couple found their ideal home in Spencer.

  • Hearing impairment is something that Spencer County High School Principal and SEC Basketball Legend Jocelyn Lyons had always viewed as one of life’s hurdles. It was just another obstacle to overcome.

    But in recent years, Lyons was looking the reality of complete deafness in the face – and she didn’t like what she saw. As the active mother of 13-year-old daughter Makiah and a passionate high school administrator, she knew being deaf would forever change her life and how she interacted with others.

  • Kentucky FFA State Sentinel Kevin Herndon, of Taylorsville, recently participated in the National Leadership Seminar for state officers in Springfield, Ill.

    Herndon, 18, is the son of Doug and Carol Herndon.

    During the four-day conference, state officers learned how to use motivation to create change in the lives of young people, achieve team leadership, discover and implement characteristics of a high-trust team, understand issues that face the National FFA organization, establish a state recruitment plan and learn effective presentation techniques.

  • This year’s second Kentucky Grazing School will be Aug. 9 and 10 at the Woodford County Cooperative Extension office and the University of Kentucky Animal Research Center in Versailles. Forage producers interested in attending to should go ahead and preregister as the workshop is limited to the first 45 people.

    The first school this year was held in April in Western Kentucky and had a near-capacity turnout.

  • The Spencer County 4-H Horse Club, the Trailblazers, attended the District 3 Horse Show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort, June 5 and 6.  District is a regional pre-qualifying competition for the 4-H State Horse Show in July.

    Rebecca Mobley and Scott Jeppson participated in the Western Pleasure Division and qualified for the State 4-H Horse Show.

    Christopher Miles won two classes and received third place in the other two classes.  Christopher also received the award for the Reserve High Point Junior in the Walking/Racking Division. 

  • Library story time begins Aug. 17

    Story time at the Spencer County Library will begin August 17.  Each Tuesday while school is in session the library will have two story times for children ages 6 and under.  The morning session is at 10:30 a.m. and the evening session is at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Local quilter Jan Darnell’s art quilt, Running Free, was accepted to be part of the juried show, A Horse’s Tale, at the National Quilt Museum in honor of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. This is the first time the Equestrian Games is being held outside Europe. Darnell is one of 24 quilters chosen for the exhibit from around the world and one of only six quilters from Kentucky.

  • I will never forget my ordination. Brother Gary Mills, pastor of Taylorsville’s First Baptist Church preached from Timothy.

    Timothy was a young preacher Paul had sent out and Paul was writing to him. I think everyone should read 1st and 2nd Timothy for sure. I have chosen for today 1st Timothy.

  • Seven Spencer County High School students recently attended the “Youth Leadership Symposium” with the Youth Service Center on June 28 - 29 in Frankfort. 

    The event was hosted by Kentucky Center for School Safety, Kentucky Department of Education, National Guard Counter-drug Program, Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition, Office of Drug Control Policy, KY-ASAP and Champions. 

  • Wanted: photos of your school memories

    Start flipping through those photo albums because the Spencer Magnet wants to see what school was like through the eyes of our readers. We are looking for images that define the generations, like hair styles and clothing. Do you have pictures of Spencer Countians sporting beehives and ducktails? What about someone wearing platform shoes or M.C. Hammer pants? We would love to have a “Guess Who?” section with images of county business owners, leaders and notables.

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     Brenan Noel  won the State FFA Quiz contest held  July 17. He bested 9 other finalists from throughout the state.

     

  • The Kentucky State Fair marks the culmination of a year of concentrated effort by 4-H youths.  Some walk away with ribbons and prizes, but everyone who participates receives recognition and a feeling of accomplishment for a job well done.

  • Cheryl Wantland got her recipe for the Best Ever Cheesecake from a cheesecake cookbook that a coworker gave her about ten years ago. She tried a lot of different cheesecake recipes out of it, but did not try this recipe until last year because it was a New York Cheesecake. She has always thought those were dry and did not like them much.

  • Spencer County had a very strong showing at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest June 29  in Lexington.

    Representing Spencer County in the Senior Division were several award winners.

    In the Jersey Category: 1st – Stetson Baird, 2nd – Jake Walker, 3rd – Joseph Snider, 8th – Tevin Shouse, and 9th– Susan Mann.  The 1st Place Jersey Senior Team was Spencer County’s Jake Walker, Stetson Baird, and Joseph Snider.

  • Tom Scanlan stood under the “kill” tree in the July heat while he explained the process to eight participants. After capturing a 15-week- old male silver-laced wyandotte out of the coop where he had isolated about 10 cockerels the night before, he tied it to the tree by its feet. He caught the chicken’s head in his hand, took several calming breaths and with a swift motion cut off the head and stepped back.

  • Richard Watson, owner/operator of Briar Ridge General Store, says “nothing exciting” ever happens in his community.

    But his nearest neighbors might be quick to disagree.

    A family of martins was resting comfortably in their penthouse apartments atop a 15-foot flag pole when they were scared out of their gourds by a cow snake.

    “Some of my customers looked out the window and saw the snake sticking up out of one of the gourds,” says Watson, who has operated the business for two years,

  • Kids Krusade at

    Lighthouse Baptist

    Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Rd., will be holding a Cowboy Carnival Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. featuring free food, activities and games. A Kids Krusade will be held nightly from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday. Children will participate in games, skits and have the chance to win an iPod touch, a Cruiser trike or a video camera. For transportation or further information, call 477-8600.

    Gospel sing at

    Old Gospel Barn