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  • I was in a church in Brooksville and in the middle of the service an older gentleman stopped me and said, “Mister can I ask you a question?”

     I said, “Sure, but I don’t know whether I can answer it or not.”

    The question was, “Why don’t preachers preach hell fire anymore.”

    I said, “Mine does.”

  • Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    O.R.N.A.I.C. meal and meeting

  •  The angel Gabriel was sent by God to Nazareth and to a virgin named Mary, whom God chose to bear his son, Jesus. When the angel told Mary she was highly favored among women, she wondered what was going on. The angel told her to fear not because she had found favor with God. And behold thou shall conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son and shalt call his name Jesus. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. then Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

  • Christmas Eve service at Mt. Eden Christian

    Mt. Eden Christian Church, located at 12441 Mt. Eden Road, will be having a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 10 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Christmas Eve service at Taylorsville United Methodist

  • During the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, the National Honor Society held its annual coat drive at Spencer County High School.  With the help of students from Mrs.

  • The Mt. Eden Fire Department held its annual Christmas Banquet  Saturday, Dec. 5. Captain Harold Herndon was presented the “Officer of the Year” Award and Firefighter/EMT Jon Yates was presented the “Firefighter of the Year” award.

  • The 2010 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for anyone interested in fruit and vegetable production. This year’s event convenes January 4 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel, and concludes around 5 p.m. on January 5.

  • The Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donated turkeys to the Family Resource Center so that some needy Spencer County residents would be able to have Thanksgiving dinner. Nancy Thomas, secretary Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, is pictured with Becky Wilson of the Family Resource Center.

  • When I grew up as a boy, one of the old sayings was when anyone has a doubt, someone would call them a doubting Thomas. In those days, I did not know where this saying came from.

    As we look at the book of John, we will see. It will also make us wonder how many doubting Thomases we have in the world today – or even in our churches.

  • Margie Porter was showered with gifts and adoration during a reception Saturday for devoting 50 years in service to Valley Cemetery.

    “I don’t think there are words that can describe what she has meant to us,” said Charles Johnson, president of the Valley Cemetery board.

    Yet, many words were used as friends and relatives touted Porter’s abilities. Words like kind, sweet and the phrase “a heart of gold.”

  • Are you facing this Christmas alone and saddened. Are you feeling despondent because no visitors will call bearing gifts? Are you not to be cheerful this Christmas because you grieve for a loved one? These are emotions not normally seen as part of the Christmas package, but sadly are.

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Foggy Bottom Farm is 400 acres on a bend in the Salt River. Michelle Armstrong and her husband Kevin have raised hogs, beef cattle, tobacco, corn, soybeans and hay on this fertile land that’s been in her family for three generations.

    Health issues pushed the Armstrongs to lease their farmland, but that hasn’t kept Michelle from being active in all things agriculture.

    Recently Armstrong was named vice president of the Kentucky Women in Agriculture, a 10-year-old organization dedicated to educating and providing a network for women farmers across the state.

  • Students in grades K-2 at SCES have been involved in the Health and Wellness Club, sponsored by 1st grade teacher Jennifer Durrett. The club’s focus is to teach kids healthy habits when it comes to eating and being active. They were taught how healthy choices can lead to healthier lives when they become adults. Students have learned a variety of fun activities that will keep them healthy, and they have participated in making healthy snacks that they will be able to make by themselves at home.

  • Candlelight Christmas Program at Lighthouse Baptist

    Lighthouse Baptist Church invites you to their annual Christmas Musical program: “Peace on Earth.”  Desserts and drinks to be served afterward.  Join us this Saturday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Everyone welcome.  Lighthouse is located 4.4 miles east of Taylorsville on Hwy. 44 at Miller Rd.  For more information, call 477-8600 or visit Lighthouse Taylorsville.com

    Candlelight service at Risen Lord

  • EDA meeting

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc., meeting has been cancelled for December.

    County clerk’s holiday hours

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be closed December 24-27 for the Christmas holiday. Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, December 28. The office will also be closed December 31 – January 3 for the New Year’s holiday and year end updates in Frankfort. Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, January 4.

  • It might be hard to believe that we are already in the second week of December but the chilly weather mixed in with a little snow is a good indicator that winter is well on its way. And by the looks of Main Street, decked with lights and boughs of holly, Christmas is fast approaching. And much like every other year, once again many people are surprised to find that Christmas is only a few short weeks away.

  • Toy sale

    Spencer County Ministerial Association Christmas Toy Sale will be held at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville Saturday at 10 a.m.

    Christmas breakfast at Mount Eden Christian Church

    The 4th annual Christmas breakfast at Mount Eden Christian Church will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. Please stop by for food and fellowship. The jolly old fellow might be there!

    Promiseland Church chili supper fundraiser

  • Cory Thomas, son of Charles and  Cynthia Thomas, has been selected the SCHS Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar participant.  Susan Mann, daughter of Garry and Jo Mann, has been selected as the alternate participant.  These students were nominated as HOBY candidates by SCHS.

  • Danielle Jones wants to be a radiologist. Jenna Madonia wants to go to WKU. Her twin sister, Jordan, wants to major in English. Dorothy Schultz wants to be a linguist, and Michael McCarthy wants to be a marine biologist. Tiffany Hambrick wants to join the Air Force.

    Six seniors with goals and dreams. But one hasn’t applied to her desired school. One needs a full ride to make her dream possible. And several of them need to raise their ACT scores.