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  • We live in a culture of diversity. It has been said that America is a melting pot of culture and religion. In any direction you turn you are likely to find diverse ethnicities and ways of living. The differences between people are more obvious in America today than ever before in times past. While this becomes more obvious in larger cities such and Louisville and Lexington, places that are set up to host multiple ethno-linguistic groups, the smaller and more rural areas are beginning to blend in many of the same ways.

  • When Mike and Jill Reed bought the historic Hough residence and property at Green’s Lane and KY 55 at Wakefield, they got more than they bargained for. The Reeds became owners of the last resting places of 18 Civil War soldiers.

    The identities of the 18 are not known, but Hough family tradition indicates they were Confederates who lost their lives in a shootout with federal forces. Here’s a very interesting letter sent to me Aug. 22, 1987 by Spencer County native Charles R. Hough, who at that time lived in Seattle, Washington.

  • A host family is being sought to provide a home to a foreign exchange student from Switzerland. The 18-year-old male student will be arriving in July 31 in time to attend school at Spencer County High School. The student enjoys playing piano, soccer and is interested in learning American football. He will remain in the United States until June 2011.

    If you are interested in providing a home and all the necessary transportation that a typical active teenager requires, then please call International Exchange Coordinator Sally Crespo at 477-1972.

  • It may not have been the hottest day of the year but it was close.  With the temperature in the 90s and humidity levels up to 75 percent before it even thought about raining, patrons of the Spencer County Library flooded the tailwaters June 15 for part of the Summer Reading Program.  

  • Spencer County Schools are proud to announce the winners of the annual district Young Authors contest. 

    The contest was available to both elementary schools and the middle school. 

    Many students participated and wrote a short story from rough draft to publication. Representative books were sent for the school judging from participating classrooms.  These books were then scored by students in the fourth and fifth grades based on the criteria of the contest. 

    The following winners were awarded certificates in May:

  • Mulching offers many benefits for landscaping in your yard and gardens.  Some of these include retained moisture, weed control, improved drainage, lower soil temperature, erosion prevention and protection from mowers and trimmers. As they decompose, mulches also release minerals into the soil and leave behind humus which is good for plants. 

  • In our world today, we hear a lot about safe sex. I believe the Bible has the greatest cure of all. In fact, if we do what it says, we won’t have to worry about getting any kind of unmentionable disease.

    In Matthew 19, we see Jesus telling the Pharisees about marriage.

  • The Patchworkers Quilt Guild started meeting over ten years ago because the members wanted a place to meet and sew together. It has evolved into a place where friendships form and newcomers can learn how to quilt.

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    SPENCER COUNTY BABY/TODDLER CONTEST

     The dead line for entering the Spencer County Baby/Toddler contest has been extended to July 22nd all entries must be postmarked by July 22.  For entry forms and rules or other fair information see the fair catalog at our web site www.spencercountyfair.org.  For baby/toddler contest questions call Casinda Cottrell at 502-321-6879

    New hours at

    circuit clerk’s office

  • Revival July 25

    Join in a revival with Brother Ray Ammons and Pastor Marvin Redmon at Wakefield Christian Church, located on KY 55/Bloomfield Rd., July 25 at 1:30 p.m. Ammons was a speaker at the recent Brush Arbor meeting in Taylorsville.

     

    Sidewalk sale fundraiser

    Taylorsville residents Michael Waits and his wife, Zehra, will be holding a sidewalk sale to raise funds Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the corner of Main and Washington streets to help support their international adoption. Donations are welcome.

  • While most teens were sleeping in, hanging out with friends, or going to the movies, 26 members of the Spencer County FFA were doing something a little different.   After loading a bus last Monday morning,  they headed to Hardinsburg to the Ky FFA Leadership Training Center. 

    Spencer County’s chapter joined with 337 other members  from twenty-two different chapters. They  participated in various leadership, team building classes and recreational activities.

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    July 11-15

    Little Mount Baptist Church will be holding VBS July 11-15 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. for children ages 3 through sixth grade. This year’s theme is Saddle Ridge Ranch. For van pick up, call 477-8774 or 477-8432.

    First Assembly of God, located at 402 Garrard St. in Taylorsville, will be holding VBS July 11-15 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Call 477-2985 for more information.

  • Judy Broyles got her recipe for caramel icing from a friend many years ago. She has seen variations of it in cookbooks. Either dark or light brown sugar can be used to get slightly different flavors.

    Broyles has been making this icing since her children were young. Caramel and chocolate is her favorite combination. She also uses the icing on yellow cake, spice cake, and white cake. It can be used on nearly any cake mix or scratch cake recipe.

  • I read with amazement the editorial cartoon in the Magnet which showed our forefathers at a conference table. They were discussing to take out a line in the Constitution that said the government should be in charge of health care, home loans, student loans, banks, insurance companies, auto makers, etc.

  • New hours at

    Circuit Clerk’s office

    Due to continued state budget cuts, the Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s office business hours will be changing effective July 12.  New office hours will be as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. (4 p.m. to 6 p.m. driver’s license issuance only). The office will be closed each day from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. for lunch.

    Spencer Co. Circuit Clerk Becky M. Robinson apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Briar Ridge Christian Church is having a Revival, “Men with a Mission”, the week of July 11 – 14.     Services are as follows:  Sunday Morning at 11 a.m. - Tim Stapleton, Team Expansion, Sunday at 7 p.m. – Roy McClain Jr., Mexican Christian Mission, Monday at 7 p.m. – Doug Martin, Kentucky Church Planting Partnership, Tuesday at 7 p.m. – Mark Wells, Salt River Christian Men’s Fellowship, and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

  • Rhubarb is a nostalgic vegetable that many Spencer County residents remember from childhood.

    “My daddy always had rhubarb,” said Mary Snyder, who lived on a 400-acre farm near High Grove for many years.

    Snyder, who was “born and raised just over the Nelson County line near Bloomfield,” said that when her father cleaned out the hen house, he would put the manure around the rhubarb patch to fertilize it.

    “We always had nice fat big stalks, bigger than your thumb,” said Snyder.

  • Dr. Larry Jones,  associate dean for academic programs at the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture (left), and Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (right), greeted Stetson Baird, of Taylorsville, and the 43 other high school students selected from around the state to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Pickling foods is one of the simplest methods of preserving the harvest, and has been practiced for centuries.

    Lora Cheek and her mother Mary Snider have been making pickles off and on since Cheek was a child. Until last summer, though, they had not canned together in 20 years.

     Patty Davis watched her mother make pickles on the counter when she was growing up. She used to make pickles with her mother-in-law, but does not make them much anymore.

  • Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Kings Church Rd,, will be hosting the Baby Boot Camp Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This event is for expectant teenage moms, 22 weeks along, and will be providing education about the baby as you prepare for childbirth. Continental breakfast and a hot lunch will be provided. Special surprise at the end of the day.

    For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 538-6902 or 955-5480 or email office@kingsbaptist.net.