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  • In the 1960s, he rode his bicycle more than 14,000 miles across America and Canada, as part of a 16-month trip to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy. A decade later, he walked more than 3,000 miles from Kentucky to California — on stilts. He compared the blisters on his feet to small tomatoes, but says it was worth it when he broke into the “Guinness Book of World Records” for stilt-walking — besting the previous title holder by more than 1,200 miles, after walking into a Tulsa, Okla. stadium in front of 25,000 screaming soccer fans to mark the achievement.

  • In this article, I have chosen to look at some of the seven churches Jesus told his servant John to write to. Let’s take a look at these churches and see if any of them compare to our churches today. After all, we have to believe that Jesus would tell us the same thing if we were guilty of doing the things they were doing.

  • This is the second of a two-part series featuring some of the houses on the 2009 Christmas Home Tour.  For ticket information, see the end of the story.

    Mary Trice’s Christmas decorating is all about details: a jar of 1965-circa ornaments from her oldest daughter’s first Christmas, an umbrella stand in the foyer filled with silver and gold branches, the cross-stitched snowmen in the bathroom she stitched and framed.

  • The team members of the 2009 Kentucky 4-H Dairy Judging Team are Alex Poole, Dylan Barber, Madison Shanks and Kevin Herndon.  Dylan is a member of the Taylor County 4-H dairy club.  Alex, Madison and Kevin are all from Spencer County.  The team participated in the Pennsylvania All-American Dairy Judging Contest held September 21, 2009.  They also competed at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo on September 28, 2009.

  • Many of you may have already started decorating your homes for the holiday season since Thanksgiving has passed. I thought it would be nice to give you some tips on how to maintain a fresh Christmas tree.  Many of you will turn your thoughts to decorating your homes once Thanksgiving has passed.  These are some tips that I have passed on to you for a few years now.

  • Spencer County Ministerial Association Toy Sale

    Toy Sale registration at Taylorsville United Methodist Church, Friday or Monday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Christmas Toy Sale at First Baptist Church Taylorsville, Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m.

    Dessert Theatre at Kings Baptist

    Kings Baptist Church will be having Dessert Theatre December 4, 5, and 6. Childcare will be provided for each performance. For free tickets or to make childcare reservations, please contact the church office at 538-6902 or 955-5480.

  • In the Spencer county elementary school student council we are collecting cans for the people who need food for Thanksgiving.

    I learned that collecting cans for people who need food on Thanksgiving can be helpful. Getting cans for kids that need food can also be helpful.

    When kids have a full belly they can think better. On November thirteenth we stood outside country mart for two hours. We raised over TWO-HUNDRED CANS! We raised a good amount of cans for the needy. Thank you everybody!

  • National Honor Society sponsored a food drive November 9-13, lead by project manager Casey Kerns. 

    The competition was to see which grade level could donate the most canned goods.  The juniors lead all week, but the seniors made a strong showing on the last day of collections and took the lead by donating 494 cans of food. 

    In all the school collected 621 cans of food that were given to the SCHS Youth Service Center for distribution here in the county. 

  • This is the first in a two-part series featuring some of the houses on the 2009 Christmas Home Tour.  For ticket information, see the end of the story.

    Mary Anne Stout’s home on Hickory Ridge is a testament to functional design and family heritage. Her home will be on display during the Christmas Home Tour.

    The brick home’s crisp, clean architecture is softened by antique furniture, warm and worn and full of quirky stories about the previous owners.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Kim Knasel shows her Ayrshire, named Briarwoods Harmony Cinderella, at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. Knasel won the Intermediate Yearling class in the Junior Ayrshire Show.

  • Flea Market at Second

    Baptist Church

    Second Baptist Church, located at 401 Jefferson St., will be having a flea market Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at its Family Life Center. Food will be sold by the men’s group during both days. Call Kathy Hickman at 477-9251 or 220-2699 for more information.

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

  • Wood may rarely be used as a primary heat source today, but many homeowners continue to use fireplaces and wood-burning stoves to help reduce their use of other energy sources. 

    Wood can provide an economical and enjoyable way to heat your home, and it pays to know a thing or two about purchasing and using this natural resource. 

  • Article submitted by

    Kelly Herndon and Logan Kurtz

    (Mrs. Baird’s 5th grade class)

    Some of our students from student council, thought that students from Spencer County Elementary School should know how important it is to take care of your body, so you don’t get sick and to help keep all your friends from getting sick also. So that you can have fun and still be healthy.

  • Contrary to what many people believe, the original thanksgiving celebration was not intended to be a day set aside to thank the Indians for their help as much as it was to thank God for providing them safety, deliverance and the blessings of food, land and shelter. During those three days of feasting and games the Pilgrim’s and several friendly Indians lifted up prayers, sermons and songs in praise for God’s provision.

  • Dean Milk is recruiting additional farmers to supply milk directly to the plant. Called Dairy Direct, Dean Milk’s direct sourcing program will allow the plant to build stronger business relationships with local dairy farmers it knows and trusts, while providing the plant with more information about the farms and cows behind the Dean Milk brand.

  • Two years ago, a friend and I were talking about our country and how evil it had became. We agreed that our country had become so evil, if we kept on the road we were going, evil would override good.

    Let’s take a good look at our country today. If we continue on the direction we are on now, there is no way our country will stand. I believe the biggest question we have to ask ourselves is how many public servants do we have in office today. Take a look at governments local, state and federal. How many do we have in these offices that we can trust to serve we the people?

  • JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Volunteers turned out in force to help decorate Main Street last Saturday for the Christmas holiday with garland, ribbon and bows.

  • Magnet closes early today

    The Spencer Magnet office will close at noon today in order for the staff to attend the funeral of Samuel Todd Collins, husband of Susan Collins. 

    Spencer Magnet closed for holiday

    The Spencer  Magnet will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular office hours will be observed Friday.

    Post office holiday closings

  • From ‘Putting a CAP on drugs’ to ‘Saying BOO to drugs’, TES had a week full of fun ways to remind students to stay drug free.

    Students also designed bookmarks for the annual contest.  Copies of the first place winners were taken to the public library to help get the word out to all about how dangerous drugs can be.

    Bookmark winners        

    K/1 - Stranger Danger

    Emily Roberts 1st place

    Ian Moore 2nd place

    Brooklyn Patton 3rd place

    Sierra Knapper 1st place

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Kim Knasel shows her Ayrshire, named Briarwoods Harmony Cinderella, at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. Knasel won the Intermediate Yearling class in the Junior Ayrshire Show.