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  • 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.

  • Taylorsville native Thomas Shelby Watson will be at the Sanctuary on Main at Jefferson  Streets Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.  He will be signing copies of his latest book “Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy” and have a supply on hand for sale.

    The book is also being sold at the Red Scooter in Taylorsville and at three locations in Bloomfield; Snider Drugs, Nettie Jarvis Antiques and Eagle Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast.

  • It’s hard to believe, but it’s time for my annual tips for the poinsettia plant, certainly the most popular holiday plant.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • The last few weeks I have been preaching on the family of God.

    In Matthew 12 we see Jesus talking to the people.

  • After being passed over for several elective opportunities, Morgan Leveritt, eighth grade student, could have given up on her desire to get involved in her school.   She jokingly commented to her mother that she should start her own club, perhaps a school newspaper.   Leveritt’s mother, Theresa Leveritt-Senior, however, thought that the idea had merit.  She suggested that Leveritt put something together, and they would explore the idea together.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Waterford Homemakers President Judy Broyles presents Deputy Kyle “Santa” Bennett with a $100 check for Shop With A Cop. This is Waterford Homemakers’ second annual contribution to the event which will take local children shopping for Christmas December 10.  Donations will be accepted through the business day tomorrow. Any monies received after the 10th, will be used to buy gifts to be delivered on Christmas Eve.

  • SCBA meeting

    The Spencer County Business Association will be meeting at the new Edward Jones Investments office today at 9 a.m.  The office is located in Elk Creek across from the water tower and Goebel Crossings subdivision in the Elk Creek Realty building. They will be discussing opportunities with SCBA and upcoming events for the new year.  New visitors or anyone interested in checking out what SCBA is all about are welcome.  The meetings normally last about an hour and much information is shared about our community and businesses involved.

  •   Over years of researching soldiers of fortune, outlaws and guerrillas, I learned that Jesse and Frank James didn’t have their pictures taken very often. Many photos have been published of men who are identified as Jesse and Frank, but the majority of them are bogus.

    I am always skeptical when someone claims to have found a long, lost photo of Jesse or Frank James.

  • 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.