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  • State of city address

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay will be giving his State of the City Address Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce building beginning at 12 p.m.

    The event will coincide with the chamber’s monthly meeting and luncheon. To reserve a spot for lunch, send an email to clewis@tpbtalorsville.com  or R.S.V.P. by calling 477-2244.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • Daniel Boone was Kentucky’s most famous frontiersman, but a historian says he did not get proper credit for being an accomplished land surveyor, and was the unfortunate victim of a misnomer that made him appear a bumbling backwoodsman.

    Author-historian Neal Hammon of Shelby County says Boone was the leader of the westward movement and his land surveys show he knew what he was doing. Hammon has studied Boone’s surveys and doesn’t buy the often-heard allegation that the explorer lost his own land claims because of inattention or ineptness.

  • James Allen Tipton was recently awarded the Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) designation from the Kentucky Association of Realtors.

    The GRI designation is only awarded to realtors who have successfully completed 96 hours of classroom training in specific areas of the real estate business.

    Tipton said that in order to represent his real estate customers and clients, it is vital that he continually increase his knowledge and training in the real estate field.

    He also holds an accredited buyer representative designation.

  • Even in these difficult financial times, ensuring world-class learning opportunities for every student is the singular focus of Jeanie Stevens, Scott Travis, Mary Ann Carden, Sandy Clevenger, and Shannon Medley, the members of the Spencer County Board of Education.

    For their individual and collective dedication to this community, the Spencer County faculty, staff and students honor these individuals during Kentucky’s observation of January 2010 as School Board Member Recognition Month.

  • The amazing thing about discussing the Bible with a lot of Christian people and bringing up scripture in the Old Testament and if it is something they don’t want to abide by they will say yes that is in the Old Testament. When I wrote about drinking alcohol I heard this a lot.

    Isaiah 5:11-14 – Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

  • Did you ever drive down the road and see those historical markers?  You know, “Here in 1755, something important happened?”  Those markers are there to remind us of our heritage and our history.   They are important in reminding us who we were and also who we are.

  • In the middle of the 20th century, the traditional method of raising and finishing cattle on the farm gave way to a newer concept of Midwest-based feedlots that could take advantage of low priced grain and improved transportation to finish and market beef in vast quantities. But half a century later, the traditional production model is beginning to reemerge.

  • Spencer County High School has announced the names of six students who have been selected as candidates to participate in the Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2010. 

    The selected students are Steven Barlow, son of Steven and Michele Barlow; Ryan Conard, son of Craig and Stacy Conard;  Arden Cooper, daughter of Dan and Terri Cooper; Arden Gregory, daughter of Ron and Amy Gregory; Alison McGaughey, daughter of Ronnie and Tanya K. McGaughey; and Chase Thomas, son of Kevin and Diana Thomas.  

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County High School welding team recently won the regional FFA welding contest. Pictured above are team members (front, from left) Gabe Stodghill, Wesley Kendall, Justin Goodlett, (back) Ethan Sheeley and Scotty Jewell.

     

  • Valley Cemetery Stockholders meeting

    The stockholders of Valley Cemetery will meet January 29 at 7 p.m. for the purpose of electing 5 people for the Board of Directors for a two-year term.

    Spencer County Youth Football  

  • The Louisville Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring the Spencer County “Trout in The Classroom” Project.

    The husband and wife team of Sean and Shannon Buynak are pioneering the project in Spencer County. Sean teaches 8th grade at Spencer County Middle School and Shannon is a 3rd grade teacher at Taylorsville Elementary.

     Each classroom was the recipient of 300 rainbow trout eggs from the Wolf Creek Hatchery.

  • Master karate instructor John Liddell estimated that he has accumulated over 300 trophies since he first stepped foot in a dojo at the age of seven. So, when he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame at a convention in Las Vegas recently, the 47-year-old took the honor in stride.

    “What is important to me is my students,” said Liddell.

  • Our church is made up of volunteers. No one gets paid. We have all the necessary things but we don’t have a piano player. We are still praying for one who will strictly play because they love the Lord enough that they like to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

  • A lot happened in Spencer County during 1948-49. Of Course, things happen around these parts every year, but for some reason, the here-to-fore mentioned two-year period included events that beg for recollection.

  • Old Gospel Barn Gospel Sing 

    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 Terri Milby from Greensburg, and the Cumbos.  Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    Senior Center activities

  • Songlin Fei has spent two years delving into the backgrounds of nearly 80 of Kentucky’s invasive plant species, not to lay blame for their presence, but to gain a historical perspective that could provide answers for the future.

    “We’re seeing some very interesting things,” said Fei, assistant professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry. “For instance, a species like bush honeysuckle – we had it in the 19th century. The earliest specimen in a Kentucky herbarium collection is from the 1860s.”

  • I know that New Years day has passed, but every day is a new day, a new opportunity to re-imagine the future.  And it is always exciting to seek out God’s vision and plan for our lives and for His Church.  It is exciting to consider that even our greatest dreams are tiny compared to what God can really do.

  • District Board Meeting

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service District Board will meet on Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer Co. Extension office, located at 66 Spears Drive.  Items of discussion to include working on the 2010-11 fiscal year budget and election of officers.

    SCBA meeting

    The Spencer County Business Association meeting is today at 9 a.m. at the Elk Creek Realty office in Elk Creek (across from the water tower).

    Democratic forum

  • As we look at the book of Acts we see Paul on trial for being a Christian. The first hearing was before Felix and then before Festus. The way I read it neither one of these wanted to hear him and when Paul appealed his case to stand at the judgement of Caesars Court where King Agrippa would hear him, as we look at this hearing we see Paul had no lawyer but represented himself.

  •  Abraham Lincoln had a connection to Spencer County that few people know about and although it may seem slight, we’ll take it.

    “Honest Abe” had a first cousin and second cousin in the county, who are buried in Saint Benedict Catholic Cemetery near Settler’s Trace Road.

    Margaret J. (Lincoln) O’Nan was his first cousin and Jane M. (O’Nan) Campbell was his second cousin. The All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville was originally Saint Benedict.