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  • Weather siren testing

    Spencer County Emergency Management would like to remind residents that the emergency weather sirens will be tested at noon the third Wednesday of each month. If the siren sounds at any other time, it is to provide residents warning of a tornado spotted in the area.

    Knights Café fish fry

  • Ice cream social at Risen Lord

    The community is invited to a free ice cream social with a band at Risen Lord Church on August 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair and your sweet tooth for fun and fellowship.  Come and enjoy our Moon Walk Inflatible, play ground, volleyball, corn hole, fooseball, basketball, and ping pong. The church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Restaurant. For information contact Bill Neal at 502-817-7246.

    Queen for a day at Grace Chapel

  • Over the past couple of years, the Spencer County Extension Service has sponsored the Spencer Co. Trading Post, an online classified system for Agricultural and Horticultural products and services.  But recent changes to our website forced me to shut the Trading Post down until upgrades to the listing service could be made.

    After a few months with the Trading Post closed, I’m glad to say that it is now re-opened.

  • “Take two pills and call me in the morning.”

    At times, the heart may produce symptoms of a possible problem that requires immediate medical attention while at other times produce mild symptoms that cause no need for concern at all. For example, a person that is relaxing in a lazy chair may need to consult a medical professional should his heart begin to accelerate at great speed without cause. On the other hand, someone who has been running a marathon would not be as concerned with a higher heart-rate.

  • Thinking of jumping into the shark-infested waters known at entrepreneurialism? Best not to take that leap with out a buddy swimmer watching your back.

    That is what the volunteers at SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business in Louisville can provide – someone to look out for small business owners and possibly keep them from drowning.

    “Ninety-nine percent of the business in this country is entrepreneurial. They represent the core of economic activity in a community,” said Joe Hatfield, chairman of the Louisville chapter of SCORE.

  • Native Spencer Countian Brian Stephenson stops during a site-seeing trip to pose for a photograph with a recent copy of the Spencer Magnet atop Dobong Mountain. The hilly perch is located in South Korea near the large metropolitan city of Seoul.

    Stephenson has spent the last year working as an English teacher for the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. He works year-round teaching at a private all-girls school.

    He likes working in South Korea so much, that Stephenson has signed on for two, maybe three more years.

  • When I read 1 John 3:3-18, I thought of what I heard Billy Graham say years–ago that 60 percent of all church members were lost.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Joining the ranks of students heading back to school are a group of nine cousins, all attending Spencer County Elementary School: 5th grader David Gregory III, 4th grader Kori Curtsinger, 3rd grader Savannah Gregory, 2nd graders Tyler and Hannah Gregory, 1st grader Dylan Curtsinger and kindergarten triplets Emma, Tori, and Devon Rahrig.

     

  • CLOTHING, NEEDLEWORK, CRAFTS, & CERAMICS

    Child’s Dress: Cele Walker, Blue 1st

    Clothing Article, Other: Shelbi Edinger, Red 2nd

    Needlework, Table Runner: Barbara McMillian, Blue 1st

    Other Home Furnishing Article, sewn: Patti Davis, Blue 1st

    Crewel Embroidery Article: Barbara McMillan, Blue 1st

    Embroidered Article: Barbara McMillan, Blue 1st; Jean Morris, Red 2nd; Lunette Powell, White 3rd

    Crocheted Article (Afghan not included): Margie Sparrow, Blue 1st; Sue Day, Red 2nd

  • The Spencer County Fair Beef Show was held on Thursday, July 30th.  Thank you to Darryl Matherly for serving as the judge.

    In Senior Showmanship 1st Place went to Megan Crowe of Cox’s Creek, 2nd Place went to Janna Houk of Cox’s Creek, 3rd Place went to Matthew Jeffiers of Taylorsville (Spencer County Winner).

    In Junior Showmanship 1st Place went to Courtney Jeffiers of Taylorsville (Spencer County Winner) and 2nd Place went to Andrew Glass of Waddy.

  • All of us face the passing of time every day.  Sometimes it seems to fly by, and at other times it seems to drag.  Sometimes we can’t wait for some big event, and other times we wait in fearful anticipation.  But either way, there is one truth we must all face, our time is limited.  We have 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week, 52 weeks in a year, but we don’t know if we have tomorrow. 

  • The following is a list of winners in the 4-H division of the Spencer County Fair 2009.

    4-H RECORD BOOKS

    Courtney Jeffiers, Blue and Champion      

     

    4-H LEADERSHIP and COMMUNICATIONS

    10 years old: Paige Forberger, Blue

    4-H Club Scrapbook: Rebecca Mobley, Blue and Champion

     

    4-H NEEDLEWORK

    Needlepoint – beginner: Leah Shelburne, Blue and Champion; Lilli Hanik, Blue

    Quilting – Intermediate: Rebecca Mobley, Blue and Champion

     

  • The family of executed Confederate soldier John May Hamilton has directed and participated in the removal of his remains from Maple Grove Cemetery just south of Louisville to an Appalachian burying ground near his birthplace.

    Hamilton, 30, of Keaton in Johnson County, KY was one of two Rebel prisoners executed by a Union firing squad Aug. 3, 1864, in the Nelson County community of Bloomfield, some 30 miles southeast of Louisville.

  • Little Mr & Miss winners : (Left)Taylor Mae-Ree Ward  and Hunter Campanell – 1st Runner Up (Center)Aaliyah Ebertshauser and Joshua Hall – 2009 Winners (Right)Andrea and Andrew Ellison – 2nd Runner Up.

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Pictured are the winners of the 2009 Miss Teen pageant at the Spencer County Fair: (from left) Miss Teen Taylor Sullivan, First runner up Emily Hume and Miss Congeniality Morgan Swisher.

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Pictured are the winners of the 2009 Miss Pre-Teen pageant at the Spencer County Fair: (from left) Miss Pre-Teen Allison Dunbar, Second runner up Samantha Mullins and First runner up Hallie Helton.

  • Mark 4:2-8 – And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

  • Chamber meeting tomorrow

    Please RSVP for the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber Meeting tomorrow.

    SCORE is our guest speaker and you will  not want to miss this informative meeting.

     

    Story time at the Library

  • With graduation from the University of Kentucky quickly approaching, I was faced with a decision. Should I hop right into the job market, or should I take some time to investigate other things that I had aspired to do? I chose to delay the job search and instead apply for an unpaid internship in Washington D.C. with U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie. I’m glad I did. The experience was outstanding.

  • More than 5,300 nationwide members, advisers, alumni, and guests of FCCLA; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, gathered in Nashville, Tennessee July 12-16 for the 2009 National Leadership Conference. Spencer County students Helisha Smith, Charlotte Arias, Samantha Barmore, Wes Dillingham, Tiffany Frost, and Jade Neal were among them.