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Features

  • Lighthouse Taylorsville.com attracts attention

    The website ministry of Lighthouse Baptist Church is generating quite a stir online. Already this year, the site has experienced over 40,000 hits from 4,400 different visitors.  They keep coming back to read the articles (105+) and to listen to messages (85 with a new one added weekly).  Topics include: family, worldviews, the Bible, and government – just to name a few. 

  • Kay Greer inherited her recipe for Chocolate Gravy, that she calls an old mountain recipe.

    “It was handed down from my mother, and handed down to her from her mother. It was a treat because they didn’t always have chocolate.”

    Greer serves her chocolate gravy on Christmas morning. It’s a family tradition that has lasted over fifty years. She also brings the gravy to the Waterford Homemakers when they have a breakfast meeting.

  • Strawberry season is in full swing, and local strawberries are still available at the farmers market. The best way to prepare and serve strawberries is open for discussion. Local cooks are willing to share some of their favorite ways to serve strawberries.

    Debbie Hambrick didn’t know about the Taylorsville Farmers Market until a few weeks ago, but now she sells her strawberries there. She raises strawberries both for her family and to sell. Hambrick also grows other berries, fruits and vegetables which she expects to bring to market as the season continues.

  • The Kentucky State FFA Convention was held   June 8th- 10th.   The Spencer County FFA had  probably its most successful state convention ever.

    Kevin Herndon was elected as the 2010-11 State FFA Sentinel.

    In the Chapter rating contest, the chapter was the top chapter in all categories.

    The  chapter was state winner  in five team events.   

  • This cecropia moth was found by Audrey Hickerson when it was still in a cocoon at her grandmother’s house in Stamping Ground. The cecropia moth is the largest moth in North America and considered a rare sighting for anyone. Audrey’s preschool teacher, Mrs. Eye, allowed the moth to stay in her classroom until it came out of the chrysalis on May 20. Audrey took the moth back to her grandmother’s house later that week and released it.

    Above: Audrey and the cecropia moth the day she released it at her Mamaw’s in Stamping Ground.

     

  • ‘This know in the last days perilous times shall come.” -2 Timothy 3:1.

    As we look at our nation and around the world we have to say we are living in perilous times.

    Our President proposed to set up abortion clinics around the world, and the speaker of the house called it birth control. Now the President and Congress are working on repealing the ‘No ask, no tell” policy for homosexuals in our armed forces. It seems like every ungodly thing in the world is what we want to do.

  • Students from Spencer County Middle School and Taylorsville Elementary School recently released about 130 trout into Otter Creek after raising them for months in their classrooms as part of a Trout in the Classroom project.

  • Patrons of the Spencer County Library enjoyed a warm summer evening at the Shelburne’s Tunnel Hill Farm last Tuesday. 

    Patrons came together as part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Country Mart provided hot dogs to grill out and bottled water to keep everyone cool on the hike through the woods to the old railroad tunnel. 

  • Each of the Spencer County participants in the 2010 Louisville Area Communications Day brought home a blue ribbon and first place. The event was held April 24 at the Eminence Independent School in Henry County.

    Apryl Wood (seen far left) won in Junior Animal Science Demonstration for her demonstration called Tales of Cryptids.

    Lilli Hanik (seen at right) won in the Speech Category (11 Years Old - 1998) for Country Ham.

  • Over 600 members, parents, and guests attended the Spencer County FFA Banquet on May 18.  

    Winners of the top awards were:   Star Freshman Farmer, Sam Perry; Star Freshman Agribusinessman,  Brandon Cotton; and Star Freshman Placement, Tyler Fleig.

    Stars in the Sophomore class were:  Farmer,  Joseph Snider, Placement, Emily Hume; and Agribusinessman, Courtney Cox.

    Junior Stars were:  Farmer,  Matthew Jeffiers;   Agribusinessman, Justin Goodlett; and Placement, Cody Milburn.  

  • A modest crowd gathered inside Red Barn Arena Sunday evening to hear the impassioned words of former jockey Pat Day, now a Louisville chaplain and still a living legend in the horseracing world.

    Jim Carpenter, pastor of Rodeo Cowboy Church, invited Day to speak at the church’s June fellowship. Church goers had the opportunity to meet and talk one-on-one after sharing a communal dinner.

  • Road work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that KY 3228 (Old Briar Ridge Road) could experience lane closures and delays possible between mile points 0.65 and 2.3 due to roadway milling and resurfacing.  Lane closures are possible weekdays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

    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.

    GOP meeting

  • For the last several years, Pat Douglas has been making prayer blankets for seriously ill parishioners at All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville.

    She and fellow parishioner Penny Burns decided to start making the blankets about five or six years ago. They wanted to provide “something to give them comfort, so they know that someone is praying for them.”

    The blankets are child’s sized with a pocket in the center. The pocket contains a prayer book and a rosary, and originally was printed with a prayer from the church.

  • Editor’s note: The first part of this series was published in the May 26 edition of the Spencer Magnet.

  • Spencer County landowners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching.

    According to NRCS Lead District Conservationist Randal Rock, now is the time for landowners and producers who have considered applying for CSP to get signed up and submit documentation. USDA has announced the national cutoff date for CSP is June 11, which requires landowners submit applications quickly.

  • June 6-12

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville, will be holding VBS June 7-11 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Children ages 2 through rising seventh graders are invited to attend. Older kids can volunteer to be “Ranch Hands” at this year’s “Saddle Up & Hit the Trail” event. Call 477-8197 for more information.

  • For the fourth year in a row, the Red Scooter has sponsored an apron contest in conjunction with Mother’s Day.  This year, three women took home first place honors for their antique or created aprons.

    “We had some really great entries this year. It was hard to decide which was the best,” said Jo Woodward.

  • Volunteers are needed to help with a trail work day at Taylorsville Lake State Park Saturday. Volunteers will be installing culverts and water bars, laying cloth and gravel, lopping tree limbs and picking up trash. Organizers also ask for participants to bring equipment, such as Bobcats, tractors, backhoes, ATVs, chain saws and loppers, if available. Anyone interested in helping is asked to meet at the pavilion just past the campground entrance. Clean-up will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and lunch will be served for volunteers. Please call Jerry Hancock for more information at 477-5331.

  • Joseph Snider and Ethan Pollett were named winners in the Spencer County 2009 Jim Claypool Conservation Competition in the writing and art contests respectively.

  • Lisa Lewis-Brown, a technology services employee at the Spencer County Public Library, has been accepted as a member of the first Library Leadership Institute for public library directors. The year long institute features four sessions of two days each and is being offered through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA.)