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  • Spencer County home gardeners will soon be busy with the rush of spring planting activities. Early spring is also when primary infections occur in many fruits crops.  So, late winter is the ideal time for home fruit growers to get a jump on disease management.  

  • A reader has asked the question in response to my last article about Tiger Woods, “If Tiger Woods is a Buddhist, then why does he have to ask God to forgive him?” It’s a good question; a curious one too. After all there are large differences between the two religions. Buddhism sees God mostly as an illusion while Christianity teaches that God is the creator of the universe and present in our everyday lives.

  • The following are a list of Spencer County Middle School students who received awards during the 2010 science fair held Jan. 28.

    Behavioral Science

    2nd Place- Brennan Hume

    1st Place- Lauren Henry

    Biochemistry

    1st Place- Amber Bow

    Botany

    1st Place- Adriana Michalowski

    Chemistry

    3rd Place- Nick Dysinger

    2nd Place- Wyatt Oliver

    1st Place- Demi Brooks

    Earth Science

    1st Place- Aaron Skibinski

    Engineering

    3rd Place- Jessica Jackson

    2nd Place- Holly Taylor

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Guthrie representative in town

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday at the Judge Executive’s Office at 12 West Main Street in Taylorsville from 1 – 2 p.m. EST.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Steve, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to the Congressman.

  • In 2009, the emerald ash borer turned up in Kentucky. Bluegrass state residents knew they probably couldn’t dodge the bullet forever but still hoped to keep the devastating insect pest at bay for as long as possible.

    “Now that the EAB is in Kentucky, it’s likely here to stay,” said Amy Fulcher, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture extension associate for nursery crops. “Entomologists anticipate that seedling ash trees in unmaintained areas in and near infested urban areas will sustain EAB populations.”

  • Taylorsville has served as host for a variety of  festivals and special events over the years , including Court Days, Homecomings and Christmas celebrations.

    The Gourd Festival and Farm Toy Show have grown by leaps and bounds over recent years.

    Fiscal Court adopted an annual Spencer County Homecoming Festival project 30 years ago in 1980 in conjunction with the county’s Rural Development Committee.

  • Hair stylist Scott Robinson cuts the ribbon officially opening a new full service salon on Main Street. The 1981 SCHS graduate said his hopes are to continue the hair cutting tradition began by Barber John Snider.

    Robinson brings with him  23 years experience both  as a salon manager for Regis Corporation and an instructor at the Hair Design School in Louisville.

  • Recently, I preached about David, the shepherd boy, who took down Goliath, the Philistine giant, and became King of Israel. The Bible says David was after God’s own heart and was by him.

    God gave David blessing after blessing. He gave him many wives and children and fought many battles for him.

  • Little Union Baptist fish fry

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a fish fry at Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield 5 from 11 a.m. to about 2 p.m. The barn is located next to the Catholic Church. Fish fry will be held every Friday in March and the first Friday in April.

    Prison ministry fundraiser

    Big Springs Assembly of God will be hosting a prison ministry fundraiser this Saturday. The event will include food, music and fellowship from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Big Spring is located at 2345 Taylorsville Rd., Bloomfield

  • The Spencer County Library will be hosting a Community Heritage Photo Contest during the month of March with awards going to the top three photographs which best represent Spencer County’s rich history.

    Contest judges will be looking for the photographs that best represent Spencer County’s past – more specifically, the aspects that  molded our community into what it is today. Photos can be from any time period.

    Here are the rules:

  • SCMS Parent Involvement Night rescheduled

  • The Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presented a $250 check in support of Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports. Pictured at left are: Mary Bramer and her daugher Samantha accepting the award on behalf of 4-H. At right is Salt River Strutters Chapter President Ernie Ryles.

  • The cost of food in America remains affordable.

    American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • Parents of rising eighth through eleventh graders are encouraged to attend the Spencer County High School Scheduling Showcase Monday, March 8 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Early sign up for classes will allow students to receive first priority in scheduling. Please note that parent signature/permission is required in order to register.

  • Most people would not jump into the Ohio River in freezing temperatures during February.  However, a few choose to do this every year, and among them this year were eleven residents of Spencer County.

    This brave group of polar bears took the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics of Kentucky.  Altogether, they raised $3185.  A mix of family and friends, coaches and teachers were eager to help with supporting this organization.

  • Free small business counseling

    In partnership with the Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce is able to bring members free, personalized, one-on-one business counseling.

    This event will take place Monday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the  Chamber of Commerce building.

    Consultations are private and on a first come-first serve basis so sign up today by emailing clewis@tpbtaylorsville.com or calling Cara Lewis at 477-2244.

    Job fairs

  • Tiger Woods is not the only person in the public eye who has been involved in a scandalous affair; and yet with the insurmountable media coverage that has been given his recent situation, he has been placed under the giant lens of a multi-national microscope where his sins have been exposed for the world to see.

  • Katie O’Grady, Brayden Morrow, Steven Moran and Calvin Vannatta had the distinct honor in representing Spencer County and Kentucky 4-H during the Katie O’Grady, Brayden Morrow, Steven Moran and Calvin Vannatta had the distinct honor in representing Spencer County and Kentucky 4-H during the Western National Roundup Meats Judging Contest in Denver Colorado January 10.  Katie O’Grady placed 19th in Identification; Calvin Vannatta placed 20th in Placing; and as a team they placed 9th in the contest.  Connie Jeffiers, Coach, and Tracy O’Grad

  • It was the roaring 20s and prices were down right cheap compared to the present, as you’d expect.

    Take, for instance, the prices 89 years ago at Wakefield in Spencer County where J.M. Rogers, M.H. Briggs and F.J. Donovan were operating a general merchandise store.

      They advertised the “Highest Price Paid For Country Produce.”

    Warren G. Harding was inaugurated March fourth, 1921 as the 29th President of the U.S. and a fire bug burned down a barn on the James Heady Wakefield farm a year later.