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  • 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

  • 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