.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Features

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    About 85 Taylorsville Elementary students participated in a Colonial Living Museum last week as part of Teacher Jenny O’Donnell’s social studies class. The fifth graders were each assigned a colonial trade and were responsible for designing their “store” or “office” , and bringing in artifacts that went along with their trade. They also wrote a short script to say to the visitors of their booth.

  • Lately, I have been reading through Mark and reflecting on sermons delivered during a recent revival.  It is amazing how the theme of unity in Christ keeps popping up.

    In Mark 3 Jesus says, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

    How divided we are sometimes. 

  • There’s no doubt October 2009 was a soggy month most agricultural producers would rather forget. The record rainfall made everything more complicated. From delayed harvests to tobacco curing problems, farmers were soaked to the bone. When the month finally ended and the numbers came together, it was official – it was the third wettest October on record for the state and the wettest for western parts of the state.

  • Holiday Bazaar at First Baptist Church of

    Fisherville

    First Baptist Church of Fisherville, located at 15001 Old Taylorsville Road in Fisherville, will be having their holiday bazaar Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for gifts, crafts, food and fun.

    Bethesday Church of God revival

  • Spencer County Middle and High Schools present Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’.  There are about 50 students involved in this production both onstage and backstage.  Arthur Miller’s classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in 17th century Salem is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town’s most basic fears and suspicions.

  • 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.

    Lions Club meeting

    The Spencer County Lions Club  will be meeting Monday at Elk Creek Restaurant and Grocery at 7 p.m.

    VFW Ladies Auxiliary chili supper

  • Chapter 8

  • At our Lay Witness Mission retreat his year, the theme song was “Victory In Jesus”. What a great song.

    More than the song, just think, we have victory in Jesus over all the sins of this world.

  • The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service will be sponsoring some upcoming meetings that may be of interest to you.

    On Wednesday, November 4, I will be hosting an Internet Marketing training.  During this meeting, we’ll discuss how to purchase a domain name, how to host your website, and we will even show you how to set up an online store. 

  • The wet/dry vote in Spencer County was a big talk around town over the past few months; and who could blame us?  The vote to make the county wet (or keep it dry) was one of the biggest controversies in the recent history of our region. 

  • James Elmo Casey was known as a cheerful man.

    Casey, a native of the Mount Eden area, died Thursday in Whitley County less than two months after his 102nd birthday party.

    “He was always cheerful,” said his grandson Barry Casey of Mercer County.

    Barry Casey said he remembers his grandfather as always joking around and pulling tricks on the children. He and his brothers and sister, Lyndon Casey, Jeffrey Casey and Sibyl Stricklin, would spend time on the farm near Mount Eden where their grandfather was a lifetime farmer.

  • The following Spencer County High School students obtained perfect attendance for the first nine weeks of school.

    9th grade

  • Chapter 7

    My harmonica had to be here somewhere. I had it before we arrived at the tent. It was raining cats and wiener dogs! I should have worn my raincoat, but I didn’t know I would be gone so long.

    Oh no!  I hadn’t told my family I was leaving.

    When I realized I’d dropped my harmonica, I thought I could walk outside the tent and find it. I had meandered off in the pouring rain without telling anyone. I was in trouble – in more ways than one!

  • Cancer awareness

    The Spencer County Extension Office will be holding a Lunch and Learn program tomorrow, from noon until 1 p.m. to raise awareness about cervical and breast cancer, for women in the community. The program is free. Please call the Spencer County Extension Office to sign up at 477-2217.

    Halloween fun at the library

    On Friday dress like your favorite book character and visit the Spencer County Library.  Tell a staff member or have them guess which character you are to win a prize.   

    Cody Goodlett benefit

  • I preached a sermon on the fifth chapter of James about the rich men taking advantage of the poor men and what was waiting for those who did this. When we had dismissed the congregation, one of our members said, “When I grew up, we lived in a place that was well kept and a lot of people would gather in and have parties. But all up and down the valley where we lived were poor people that lived in shacks or anywhere they could. I have heard people say that Jesus will have a place separate in heaven for us from this poor trash, where we won’t have to congregate with them.

  • Pumpkins have been on sale for weeks, children have obsessed over their costumes and somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.  

    Halloween, as it is known today, has its origins in something a bit more interesting than just pumpkin carving and candy collecting.  In fact, the evening’s festivities marked the beginning of winter for the ancient Celtic race of the Druids. 

  • Trunk or Treat at Risen Lord Lutheran

    Risen Lord Lutheran church would like to invite you to Trunk or Treat from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. There will be trophies for best costumes, an inflatable and food. The church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Grocery/Restaurant. Call 502-477-6557 for information.

    Harvest Festival at Parkland Hills Baptist

  • Taylorsville Elementary is hosting a Title I family night Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be a CATS celebration, balloon toss and cook out from 4:30-5:30. Bring a chair if you would like to sit outside to eat and to watch the balloon toss.

    There will be family math, reading and science games indoors, along with story telling and a pumpkin decoration contest from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

    Pumpkins will be on display in the library with ribbons of achievement. Students have been asked to decorate a pumpkin like their favorite book character.

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Spencer Magnet reader Lynn Noel sent in these photographs of one healthy chrysanthemum owned by Ted and Betty Goodlett of Bloomfield.

    Noel said that the five-inch pot mum was purchased in the spring and later transplanted under this flag pole.

    “It seems to have found new life,” said Noel. “I pray that our service men and our country find new life under her too.”