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  • I will never forget my ordination. Brother Gary Mills, pastor of Taylorsville’s First Baptist Church preached from Timothy.

    Timothy was a young preacher Paul had sent out and Paul was writing to him. I think everyone should read 1st and 2nd Timothy for sure. I have chosen for today 1st Timothy.

  • Seven Spencer County High School students recently attended the “Youth Leadership Symposium” with the Youth Service Center on June 28 - 29 in Frankfort. 

    The event was hosted by Kentucky Center for School Safety, Kentucky Department of Education, National Guard Counter-drug Program, Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition, Office of Drug Control Policy, KY-ASAP and Champions. 

  • Wanted: photos of your school memories

    Start flipping through those photo albums because the Spencer Magnet wants to see what school was like through the eyes of our readers. We are looking for images that define the generations, like hair styles and clothing. Do you have pictures of Spencer Countians sporting beehives and ducktails? What about someone wearing platform shoes or M.C. Hammer pants? We would love to have a “Guess Who?” section with images of county business owners, leaders and notables.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     Brenan Noel  won the State FFA Quiz contest held  July 17. He bested 9 other finalists from throughout the state.

     

  • The Kentucky State Fair marks the culmination of a year of concentrated effort by 4-H youths.  Some walk away with ribbons and prizes, but everyone who participates receives recognition and a feeling of accomplishment for a job well done.

  • Cheryl Wantland got her recipe for the Best Ever Cheesecake from a cheesecake cookbook that a coworker gave her about ten years ago. She tried a lot of different cheesecake recipes out of it, but did not try this recipe until last year because it was a New York Cheesecake. She has always thought those were dry and did not like them much.

  • Spencer County had a very strong showing at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest June 29  in Lexington.

    Representing Spencer County in the Senior Division were several award winners.

    In the Jersey Category: 1st – Stetson Baird, 2nd – Jake Walker, 3rd – Joseph Snider, 8th – Tevin Shouse, and 9th– Susan Mann.  The 1st Place Jersey Senior Team was Spencer County’s Jake Walker, Stetson Baird, and Joseph Snider.

  • Tom Scanlan stood under the “kill” tree in the July heat while he explained the process to eight participants. After capturing a 15-week- old male silver-laced wyandotte out of the coop where he had isolated about 10 cockerels the night before, he tied it to the tree by its feet. He caught the chicken’s head in his hand, took several calming breaths and with a swift motion cut off the head and stepped back.

  • Richard Watson, owner/operator of Briar Ridge General Store, says “nothing exciting” ever happens in his community.

    But his nearest neighbors might be quick to disagree.

    A family of martins was resting comfortably in their penthouse apartments atop a 15-foot flag pole when they were scared out of their gourds by a cow snake.

    “Some of my customers looked out the window and saw the snake sticking up out of one of the gourds,” says Watson, who has operated the business for two years,

  • Kids Krusade at

    Lighthouse Baptist

    Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Rd., will be holding a Cowboy Carnival Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. featuring free food, activities and games. A Kids Krusade will be held nightly from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday. Children will participate in games, skits and have the chance to win an iPod touch, a Cruiser trike or a video camera. For transportation or further information, call 477-8600.

    Gospel sing at

    Old Gospel Barn

  • The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Tuesday, June 22 at the Muhlenberg County Agriculture Center in Powderly. 

    Spencer County had eight participants in the contest. The award presentations were held on June 23 in Muhlenberg County at a local church. 

    Walking through the contest as a Cloverbud was Casey Montgomery.

    The Clover Team, consisted of Lilli Hanik, Courtney Jeffiers, and Chris Miles.

  • This year’s Miss Spencer County pageant will be held Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion. The fair will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday and run through Saturday.

    Other events Tuesday include:

    6 p.m. – Sp. Co. 4-H/FFA Poultry Contest (Barn)

    6 p.m. – Open Poultry Contest (Barn)

    6 p.m. – Antique Tractor Pull (Track)

    7 p.m. – Miniature Horse Show (Barn/Ring)

     

  • As we look at ‘sin’ it sounds like a little word. Even though it is a three letter word. 1 think it is the biggest word in the English language. The dictionary says the meaning is, ‘a breaking of the law of God’s purpose’.

    “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23.

    As we look at all these disastrous times in our country, instead of trying to fix them we should come back to God and let him fix them because I am sure he would do a much better job.

  • Spencer County went to 4-H camp July 5-9.  Pictured you will see all of the campers, teens, camp staff, and most of the adults that attended Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp with Spencer County.   We had a total of 84 campers, 9 teens,9 adults, along with Mollie Tichenor (CEA for 4-H Youth Development) from Spencer County to attend.  A great week was had by all.  Spencer County will be going to camp in 2011, so if you are interested please contact the Extension Office for additional information next spring. Submitted by Mollie Tichenor, CEA for 4-H Youth Development

  • When summer weather heats up with no sign of rain, gardeners hook up the water hose to give their thirsty landscapes a drink.  It seems like a simple enough task, but there are some tips to help you get the most from your efforts. 

  • We live in a culture of diversity. It has been said that America is a melting pot of culture and religion. In any direction you turn you are likely to find diverse ethnicities and ways of living. The differences between people are more obvious in America today than ever before in times past. While this becomes more obvious in larger cities such and Louisville and Lexington, places that are set up to host multiple ethno-linguistic groups, the smaller and more rural areas are beginning to blend in many of the same ways.

  • When Mike and Jill Reed bought the historic Hough residence and property at Green’s Lane and KY 55 at Wakefield, they got more than they bargained for. The Reeds became owners of the last resting places of 18 Civil War soldiers.

    The identities of the 18 are not known, but Hough family tradition indicates they were Confederates who lost their lives in a shootout with federal forces. Here’s a very interesting letter sent to me Aug. 22, 1987 by Spencer County native Charles R. Hough, who at that time lived in Seattle, Washington.

  • A host family is being sought to provide a home to a foreign exchange student from Switzerland. The 18-year-old male student will be arriving in July 31 in time to attend school at Spencer County High School. The student enjoys playing piano, soccer and is interested in learning American football. He will remain in the United States until June 2011.

    If you are interested in providing a home and all the necessary transportation that a typical active teenager requires, then please call International Exchange Coordinator Sally Crespo at 477-1972.

  • It may not have been the hottest day of the year but it was close.  With the temperature in the 90s and humidity levels up to 75 percent before it even thought about raining, patrons of the Spencer County Library flooded the tailwaters June 15 for part of the Summer Reading Program.  

  • Spencer County Schools are proud to announce the winners of the annual district Young Authors contest. 

    The contest was available to both elementary schools and the middle school. 

    Many students participated and wrote a short story from rough draft to publication. Representative books were sent for the school judging from participating classrooms.  These books were then scored by students in the fourth and fifth grades based on the criteria of the contest. 

    The following winners were awarded certificates in May: