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  • 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.  

  • Summer reading program

    The Spencer County Library encourages children to read by participating in their Summer Reading Program. Prizes will be awarded to those who sign up to read at least 10 books. Sign-ups begin May 24.

    Mud bog, truck and tractor pull Saturday

    The Spencer County Fair Board is sponsoring a mud bog/truck and tractor pull this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Events for children include inflatables. Admission is $8. Kids 10 and under free.This is a family-friendly event. No alcohol will be sold.

  • The 2010 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Contest was held May 8 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided breakfast, which was greatly appreciated, for the group.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March. 

  • In this time of economic uncertainty, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to find an inexpensive source of food that is highly nutritious? It’s possible by foraging for wild edible plants. Most people cringe when they see weeds like dandelions, clover and plantain growing in their yards, and yet these weeds provide an alternative to the expensive lettuce mixes available at the store. It is possible to find free food growing in your back yard – you just have to alter your perception of what a weed really is.

  • Election

    business only

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be open for election business only all day Tuesday, May 18, as this is primary election day. There will be no renewals, transfers, etc., done on that day. The clerk’s office thanks you for your understanding.

    Employment fair

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Sofie Whitaker (center) celebrated her fourth birthday at CupCake Corner in The Red Scooter playing “dress-up” with her best friends Breezie (left) and Natalie.  After dressing up in hats and scarves and jewelry, the girls had cupcakes and pinky-punchie tea while hearing a story about a little girl who ate too many cupcakes. 

  • Unseasonably warm weather followed by cool, damp conditions has led to an increase of tobacco diseases in float beds. Instances of target spot, collar rot and Pythium root rot are showing up in float systems across the state.

    “Growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of these diseases so they can manage them if they develop,” said Kenny Seebold, extension plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Gospel jubilee Saturday

    All are invited to a Southern Gospel Music “Jubilee” this Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Road.

    Featured artists will be The Gloryland Quartet, The Waldridge Family and Strait Gate.

    The church is located approximately 4 miles east of Spencer Co. High School on Hwy. 44.

    Come and enjoy an evening of uplifting southern gospel music. For more information call 477-8049.

    Free breakfast

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Two years ago, Tonya Allen and Collin King met at The Tea Cup.

    It was all a set-up, you see. Tonya was a divorced mom with two kids. Collin was a divorced dad with two kids. And knowing that the two would make a great couple, friend Jodette Keith arranged a double-blind date.

    Tonya and Collin instantly connected.

    Jump forward two years and the couple are once again having morning coffee at “their table” when Collin gets down on his knee and proposes.

  • Hosparus needs volunteers in Shelby and surrounding counties and will host free training, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at 540 Main St., Shelbyville. Training pre-registration is required. 

    To register or for more information, contact Char Kostolnik at 719-4155 or ckostolnik@hosparus.org. Those interested in volunteering who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Char about future training opportunities.