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  • The Spencer County Fair Market Lamb Show was held on Thursday, July 30that the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  Thanks to Darryl Matherly for serving as the judge for this show.

    In the Open Senior Showmanship Tyler Bitzer of Shelbyville won 1st place and Crystal Harris of Waddy was 2nd in the class.

    In Open Junior Showmanship Kolt Bitzer of Shelbyville won 1st place and Georgi Herndon of Mt. Eden was 2nd in the Class.

    The Novice Showmanship winner was Zach Herndon of Mt. Eden.

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  • Spencer County Fair Hosts Open and 4-H/FFA Poultry Show

     The Spencer County Fair Open and Youth poultry show was held Tuesday , July 28th in the livestock show pavilion at the fairgrounds. This is the first year that a poultry show has been offered at the Spencer County Fair and many Spencer County 4-H and FFA members participated. There were a total of 114 entries (50 youth and 64 Open) in the show. The entry was much greater than expected by show coordinators.

  • Yard sale at All Saints

    The All Saints Church annual yard sale will be held Saturday  from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The sale will be held rain or shine, inside the parish hall.  All Saints is located in Taylorsville, at 410 Main Cross Street.

    Yard sale/auction at Big Spring Assembly of God

  • When students return to Campbellsville High School this month, a different face will greet them, but it's one they have seen before.

    Kirby Smith, a special education teacher and head CHS baseball coach, took over as principal at CHS on July 1.

    Campbellsville's Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers made the announcement last Wednesday. Smith will take over the principal's position from Mike Deaton, who was recently hired to replace Woods-Ayers, who decided to not seek another contract.

    Smith, 37, is originally from Taylorsville.

  • Spencer County Parks Field Day

    Spencer County Parks will be hosting a field day for children Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event is designed for children 15 and younger, and will feature games, fishing, archery and obstacle course. Over $150 in prizes will be awarded, including board games, fishing poles and River Bats tickets. Children will also be able to see local fire trucks and police vehicles.

    There is no cost to attend, but participants are encouraged to donate a canned good for the food pantry.

  • This is another article on backsliding. We see Paul writing to the church at Corinth.

    2 Corinthians 1:1– Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all saints which are in all Achaia.

    As we look at Paul writing to the church about what he was expecting to find. Because this was going to be his third visit there.

  • You just never know where interesting Spencer County history may be found. For instance, on the Kentucky Baptist Histories Baptist History Homepage appears the “Year Book of Little Union Baptist Church Fairfield, Ky.

    Since Spencer County wasn’t formed until 1824, the church was in Nelson County when it was formed in 1811. Here’s the  item from the Nelson County Library:

     “Notes on the History of Little Union Baptist Church.

  • Small Group

    Bible Study

    Bethlehem Baptist (Hwy 248) is beginning an in-home small group bible study.  There will be childcare provided for those that sign up in advance. The study is titled “God Makes Sense” and is scheduled to begin on Sunday, August 9 at 6 p.m. For more information and to sign-up please contact Bro. Sean Tanner at 502-477-5038.

    Fish fry/yard sale at Little Union

  • Two of the 16 National FFA American Star finalists are members of Spencer County FFA, the National FFA Organization has announced.

    “I want to congratulate Andrew Baird and Stephanie Mitchell on this outstanding achievement,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “This is the first time Kentucky has had two American Star finalists in the same year, and having them come from the same chapter is even more remarkable. These young people are to be commended for their hard work and discipline.

  • Attitudes of the heart - Part I

  • Damon C. Jewell, of the Louisville International Airport Department of Public Safety, graduated July 17 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Center. The Department of Criminal Justice Training Center is a state agency on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus in Richmond.

  •  Blue Grass Energy announced today that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2009 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award.

     This award recognizes Blue Grass Energy’s efforts to promote energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by sponsoring an ENERGY STAR for New Homes program in its service area last year.

     Blue Grass Energy first began using Energy Star guidelines for its Touchstone Energy Home program in 2005. BGEnergy members get a free home energy rating (HERS), valued at $500.

  • The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was this past Saturday, July 18, with Warren Beeler from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture judging.

    There were showmanship classes for all ages, including novice.

    Supreme Breeding Gilt Champion went to Ashley Montgomery with her Yorkshire. Reserve Supreme Breeding Gilt Champion went to Danielle Montgomery with her Duroc.

  • Masonic Lodge 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

  • Tonight across Kentucky, some 7,000 children are not sleeping in their own homes but rather, they have been removed to the care of foster homes or residential facilities because of some form of abuse or neglect. May is Foster Care Awareness month and a perfect time to recognize that the need for foster parents continues to rise for a number of reasons.

  • Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox's Creek, will be having a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be by the Sexton family of Munsfordville, the Cumbos, and more.  Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    VBS at Mt. Eden Christian

  • Spencer County 4-H went to 4-H camp July 6-10.  Pictured are some of the campers, teens, camp staff, and most of the adults that attended Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp with Spencer County.   We had a total of 91 adults, teens and campers from Spencer County to attend.  A great week was had by all.  Spencer County will be going to camp in 2010, so if you are interested, please contact the Extension Office for additional information next spring.

    - Submitted by Mollie Tichenor, CEA for 4-H Youth Development

     

  • CATHY BARNES/The Spencer Magnet

    Twenty high school and college-bound students from Spencer County will perform “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” The drama was organized by Shelby Steege, the middle school drama teacher. Here, Christian Sibinski and Erik Kolehmainen rehearse a scene on Monday afternoon. Performances will be held Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. Admission is $2.

  • The Regional Prevention Center of Seven Counties Services, Inc. seeks 12-17 yr olds to submit a name and logo for an upcoming media contest to prevent underage drinking.

    There will be one winner for each category (logo and name). Entries must be in digital format and can be submitted in Microsoft Word, Publisher, jpeg and mailed submissions must be on CD, SD or USB thumbdrive. Winners receive choice of prizes: IPOD Shuffle, Portable DVD or $100 cash.

    Contact Jackie Engle atjengle@sevencounties.org or call 502/439-4591 or call the local office at 477-2577.