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  • Magnet closes early today

    The Spencer Magnet office will close at noon today in order for the staff to attend the funeral of Samuel Todd Collins, husband of Susan Collins. 

    Spencer Magnet closed for holiday

    The Spencer  Magnet will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular office hours will be observed Friday.

    Post office holiday closings

  • From ‘Putting a CAP on drugs’ to ‘Saying BOO to drugs’, TES had a week full of fun ways to remind students to stay drug free.

    Students also designed bookmarks for the annual contest.  Copies of the first place winners were taken to the public library to help get the word out to all about how dangerous drugs can be.

    Bookmark winners        

    K/1 - Stranger Danger

    Emily Roberts 1st place

    Ian Moore 2nd place

    Brooklyn Patton 3rd place

    Sierra Knapper 1st place

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Kim Knasel shows her Ayrshire, named Briarwoods Harmony Cinderella, at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. Knasel won the Intermediate Yearling class in the Junior Ayrshire Show.

  • There is a common misconception going around that we have to go to church on Sunday morning.  I know that sounds like an odd thing for a pastor to say, but give me a minute to explain.

    We need each other.  After all God Himself created us to be in community together. I am not in any way saying that you do not need to meet together with other believers.  On Sunday morning the church should fellowship together.  On Sunday morning the church should worship together.  On Sunday morning the church should learn and grow together.

  • Have you ever been through a season of disorganization and chaos at some point in your life? It may seem that days went by without notice and before you knew it you missed out on an entire week or even longer. Maybe even now you feel as if you are always rushing to be somewhere, rarely have any time to relax at home or cannot enjoy the things in life that matter to you most.

  • Gingerbread House Contest

    The gingerbread house contest will be held in conjunction with Christmas on Main Street.  Entries should be turned in at The Red Scooter any time between until Friday. 

    Main Street Christmas  Decorating and Community Tree Planting

  • Chili supper and Gospel sing at Little Union

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a chili supper/gospel sing on Saturday at Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield beginning at 4 p.m. Eat in or carry out.

    Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Signups

  • “You want me to do what?” I asked Chloe! “You heard me, Woody. I want you to take the prize money.” My ears must have still been water logged. “Why, Chloe?” I asked. “Because you are a survivor. It’s hard to believe that the pup who survived alone in the rain is the same one who packed a plug-in blanket.” Everyone giggled. “But Chloe, we’re tied in the challenges.

  • Emily Maynard and Deborah Kay Montgomery are ready to take their respective businesses to the next step, i.e. out of the house.

    They hope they’re not the only small business owners in Spencer County looking to collaborate and find an affordable, well-kept space.

    Answers to a survey put together by Annette King, Executive Director of Spencer County Economic Development Authority can help make that a reality.

  • Tickets for the Christmas Home Tour will be on sale this weekend at The Red Scooter for $15. The event will be December 5 from 3 to 8 p.m. and begin at The Red Scooter with refreshments. Attendees can check out the gingerbread houses submitted for a recent contest before beginning the tour.

    The tour will feature First Baptist Church and three homes, so far, said organizer Beverly Ingram, who is looking for a fourth home to add. She calls the event a home-town tradition.

  •  Carrie Underwood has a song named ‘Jesus Take The Wheel’. One time when I heard her sing this song I began to think just how many of us want Jesus to take the wheel and guide us through our life?

    In Romans 10:9-16, it says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  • Members of the Spencer Co HS FFA Chapter were one of 41 teams participating in the 2009 National FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE).  The competition was held Oct.21-24, during the 82nd National FFA Convention.

    Team members pictured are: Hannah  Clayton, William Holmes, Alison  McGaughey, Gabriel Stodghill along with their FFA Advisor, Darryl Matherly.

  • The Spencer County Elementary School’s Student Council sponsor, Julie Wise, invited Kentucky State Representative Brad Montell and Taylorsville’s Mayor Don Pay to speak with the council regarding leadership, service and elections. They spoke with the council before  the election process for council leaders for 2009-2010, began.

    The students acquired necessary information to make informed decisions regarding elections for a president, vice-president and secretary.

  • Basketball, cheerleading signups

    Signups are taking place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading program at First Baptist Church of Fisherville. Evaluations will take place at the following dates and times: November 19, 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.; November 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and November 23 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information please call the church office at 267-5605.

    Revival at Bethesda Church of God

  • Members of the Spencer Co HS FFA Chapter were one of 44 teams participating in the 2009 National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE). The competition was held Oct.21-24, during the 82nd National FFA Convention.

    Team members pictured are: Kevin Herndon, Casey Kerns, Karla Lewis, Alex  Poole, Madison Shanks, Shelby Smith along with their FFA Advisor, Bland Baird.

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Organizers of the Hickstock music festival donated the proceeds from their Sept. 12 event to Shop With A Cop. The group presented a check for $600 to Sheriff Steve Coulter Saturday morning. Pictured from left are: (front) Sherrie Fowler holding Hayden Madden, Mike Fulkerson, Coulter, Karen Spencer, Teresa Schott, (back, left) Les Deal, Caleb Fulkerson, Brian Marcesseault, Donnie Spencer and Glenn Zelch.  Coulter said the money would help two more children in the community have a Christmas this year.

  • Educators recently attended the Graduate Kentucky Summit in Frankfort.  This summit was hosted by Governor Steve Beshear and included speakers and session presenters from across the nation.  Graduate Kentucky is a new program which focuses on dropout prevention in Kentucky Schools.  Pictured at left are FCCLA State VP of Peer Education Helisha Smith (left), Governor Steve Beshear and FCCLA Adviser Jeanice Prather. -Photo submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer congratulated the Commonwealth’s top youth livestock exhibitors at the sixth annual Kentucky Proud Points luncheon Oct. 31 in Frankfort.

    Dwayne Montgomery, of Taylorsville, won in the breeder category for swine.

    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is pleased to fund programs like Kentucky Proud Points that involve our youth in a positive activity,” Commissioner Farmer said. “An investment in our young people is an investment in our future.”

    Winners recognized at the luncheon included:

  • Chapter 9

  • 4H Pork Chop

    Dinner

    The Spencer County 4-H Meats Judging Team will be having a Pork Chop Dinner on Main Street, in front of Valley Productions, tomorrow from 11 a.m. until  1 p.m..  A pork chop dinner, which will include a pork chop sandwich, chips, cookie, and drink will cost $6.  All proceeds go to the 4-H Meats Judging Team who will be representing Kentucky at the Western National Meats Judging Contest in January in Denver, Colorado.

    Gingerbread House Contest