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  • Award-winning gardener, Maggie Cody, will reportedly be featured in an upcoming edition of Kentucky Living, after judges chose her vegetables “best overall” for the second consecutive year at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

    It surprised even Cody, a former floral gardener who started growing vegetables at her Mike Brown Lane site just a few short years ago. She said her interest in vegetable gardening peaked after seeing some winners at a previous State Fair.

    “I looked at the vegetables and I said, ‘I can do that.’”

  • 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.

    O.R.N.A.I.C. meal and meeting

    The Ohio River Native American Intertribal Community (ORNAIC) will be having their monthly meeting on Sunday at the Spencer County Extension office on Spears Drive. They have a fellowship meal and socializing from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. and start their meeting at 4 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

  • Plum Creek Baptist Church – Faith Weaver Friends

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    Cool temperatures and abundant rainfall have created ideal conditions for forage producers to establish or thicken grass pastures and hayfields.

    “The continuous rainfall this summer was very good for forage growth, and soil moisture levels are ideal across most of the state,” said Ray Smith, forage extension specialist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • As we look at the fifth chapter of James, we can easily see what our country needs from us Christians is prayer. Now let’s take a look at what the Lord can do.

  • The 105th Kentucky State Fair’s 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions concluded with $126,500 raised during the live auction, the second largest sum raised in its 30-year history. The annual sale brought in $127,250 in 2008, which was an all-time high for the event.

  • SAFE meeting

    SAFE will be holding an informational meeting on the upcoming wet/dry election Sunday at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church, located on KY 44-West. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

    Main Street paving

  • The Meats  and Agronomy CDE teams took top honors at the Kentucky State Fair and will advance to the National Competition in October. 

    The meats team consisting of  Matthew Jeffiers, Danielle Montgomery, Stetson Baird, and Jacob Walker    placed first in their contest.  Matthew was high individual.

    Members of the Agronomy team taking first place honors were   Joseph Snider, Amanda Martin, Tevin Shouse, and Holly Ware.   Joseph tied for high individual.

  • Women’s Bible study at First Baptist

    The Women’s Ministry at First Baptist will begin their fall Bible study, Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed-A Study of David, by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur on September 14.  This seven week study is based on their Deeper Still conference.  Each woman will teach a two week segment.  Times and locations are:

    Monday 9:15-11:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church.

    Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Charlotte Nedros.

  • This morning I woke up thinking about real true love. A few month’s ago I was ordained a Baptist preacher. When I got home I told my wife, Roberta, “You know, hon, you have been married to a sheriff, a judge, and now a preacher.” She said, “Yes, but, you know, I married a sawmiller.” I said, “You know, you are right.”

  • An article posted on CNN.com, Telescopes to show universe soon after Big Bang, claims the future construction of the world’s largest telescopes with mirrors ranging from 25 to 42 meters (80 to 137 feet) in diameter “will be able to show what the universe was like when it was just a few hundred million years old and emerging from a period of total darkness after the Big Bang.”

  • Bill Drury, of Taylorsville, has joined Jackson+Metts Business Brokers Ltd., enabling him to assist business owners interested in selling their businesses.

    Drury is the first broker to affiliate with the newly-formed Jackson+Metts company, a joint venture of the Jackson Group LLC founder Ben Jackson and Metts Company Realtors Sandy and David Metts.

    A licensed realtor since 2004, Drury will continue to work with Metts Company Realtors, representing buyers and sellers of residential and commercial properties.

  • The new extended deadline to get your pet’s photo entered in this year’s contest is August 24 at 5 p.m.

  • 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.