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  • VBS with Free Meal at Risen Lord

    Risen Lord Lutheran church is offering a free meal before VBS each night, from July 19-23.  The meal will be at 6 p.m. each night and VBS will start at 6:30 p.m.  Prepare for a galactic adventure like no other where kids learn about God’s word and his world at OPERATION SPACE. Please register by calling Julie at 502-477-6557. The church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Grocery/Gas Station.

    Prayer Walk at Briar Ridge Christian

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Five girls from Spencer County attended the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch during session 2 (June 14-19). Pictured are: Courtney Green, Katie Klotz, Rachel Klotz, Brianna Davis and Lauren Curtsinger, Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett (who transported the campers) and Ranch Counselor Jessica Howard.

  • Four Spencer County FFA members represented the National FFA Organization, as 2008 National FFA Champions in the International Youth Dairy Judging competition held   June 27 in Scotland.   

    Casandra Petersen, Michella White, Kelli Smitha, and  Whitney Owens competed against 23 other teams from the U.S.  representing   universities, junior colleges, and the 4-H, and several hundred teams from the United Kingdom and Europe.   

  •  Cub Scout Pack #177 is a new pack in Spencer County. They are very excited about getting started and have been meeting weekly since June. Meetings are held at Taylorsville Assembly of God. They will be having a Meet & Greet Family Night on July 24 at 7 p.m. at the church. This is an opportunity to meet all of the members of the pack and join. They will also be having a yard sale July 25. If anyone is interested in donating items, please contact Larry Fields at 477-5622. For more information about joining Pack 177, contact Michelle Wright 477-1514 or Tiffany Kennison 354-0039.

  • A P S Delegate won grand champion bull at the 2009 Kentucky Angus Association Preview Show, June 13, in Bowling Green, Ky. Anne Patton Schubert, Taylorsville, Ky., owns the March 2008 son of MCC Blackout 404. He first won junior champion. Lake Elliott, Adams, Tenn., evaluated the 139 entries. Photo by American Angus Association.

  • VBS at Little Mount Baptist

    Little Mount Baptist Church, located at 6129 Little Mount Road, will be having Vacation Bible School "Boomerang Express" July 12-17 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. for children ages 3 through grade 12. For transportation please call 477-8432 or 477-8744.

    VBS at Parkland Hills

  • Elvis Presley has been known to affect the lives of people all over the world. Even here in Taylorsville, a woman's life was changed by the lyrics of his songs.

    Gena Smith-Gaines was inspired to begin writing songs and poetry when she heard the music of Elvis Presley. 

    “When I heard his records I really enjoyed the music and the words. I decided I would like to write songs,” Gaines said. 

  • Tuesday thing

    Spencer County Middle School Library will be hosting Tuesday Thing Programs. These special programs start at 12 p.m. The library will be open 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

    July 14, Movie Maker Basics: SCHS student, Shane Greenwell, gives the basics of how to get a movie saved and ready to present without a pesky red X where pictures and videos are supposed to appear!

    Other events include: July 21, Birds of Prey; July 28, Stamping and Advanced Movie Maker: Aug. 4, Beach Blanket Party.

    Road delays

  • In the tough economic times, people have been coming up with unconventional ways of pulling in some extra cash. Wes Bridwell is one of them. He has been unemployed since November 2008 but he hasn’t had trouble keeping himself busy. 

    Bridwell has been carving 90 pound rocks into the shape of Kentucky to give and sell to locals. 

  • Recently, the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist, in consultation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, issued a quarantine for 20 counties due to the emerald ash borer. Since the quarantine was issued, questions have arisen about the emerald ash borer, including controlling its spread and effects on ash trees.

  • Deuteronomy 8:11-14  Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

  • The Spencer County Youth Service Center is sponsoring summer day camps. Spaces are limited. Please contact the YSC to register. There is a $10 registration fee but scholarships are available. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

  • Sarah Shelburne, of Taylorsville, seen here with her dad, Darren, won first place in the solid colored mare class at the miniature horse show at the Shelby County Fair recently.

  • Holiday closings

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s office and the County Clerk’s office will be closed Friday and Saturday in recognition of Independence Day. Regular office hours will resume on Monday for the Circuit Clerk’s office and the new hours for the County Clerk’s office will resume on Monday.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • After Christ was raised into heaven, the first sermon preached on earth. Acts 2 tells us how Jesus’s disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and were speaking in tongues to every nation. They were telling these people in their own tongues the wonderful works of God. But some there accused them of being drunk. But Peter standing up with the eleven lifted up his voice and said unto them, “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words.

  • The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held June 16 at the Muhlenberg County Ag Center in Powderly, Ky. 

    Spencer County had 24 participants in the contest.  This is the largest group to represent Spencer County in this contest. 

    Walking through the contest as a Cloverbud was Casey Montgomery.  She gave her first set of reasons and received a score better than 50, which is the highest score given on a set of reasons!

  • Kaitlin Culver, of Fisherville, received her Silver Honors Award at 4-H Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington June 9.  She is the daughter of John and Becky Culver and will be a senior at Spencer County High School.

    The Silver Honors Award recognizes 4-H participants who have completed the Bronze Honors and strive to improve their communication and leadership skills in their local 4-H program.  Culver has definitely been a spokesperson for 4-H over the years.

  • Spencer County was well represented at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest June 16 which was held in Lexington this year.

    The Senior Division took home several awards.  In the Jersey category 1st – Jake Walker, 2nd – Stetson Baird, 3rd – Alex Poole, 4th – Allison McGaughey, 5th – Madison Shanks, 7th – Amanda Martin, 8th – Tevin Shouse, and 9th – Shelby-Tyler Smith.  The 1st Place Jersey team went to the Spencer County Team. 

  • Big Spring Picnic

    Big Spring Assembly of God Annual Church/Independence Day Picnic. Everyone welcome. Bring your favorite dish and fireworks to share. Come for fun, fellowship and fireworks. Friday beginning at 8 p.m. 2345 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield. Call 502-252-9154 for more information.

    Mini-musical at

    Elk Creek Baptist

  • The debate over whether Spencer County should go wet or remain dry brings to mind a column written by this same scribe several years ago. We take you back to 1890 - a bit before my time.