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  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    All Saints Catholic Church had a special delivery Tuesday morning when a new steeple was delivered. Plans are to erect the structure this morning after the arrival of a crane. The church’s original steeple was damaged as a tornado swept through the area in Feb. 2008.

  • Plum Creek Baptist Church chili supper & Gospel concert

    There will be a chili supper and Gospel concert  at 5 p.m. Friday at Plum Creek Baptist Church.  For more information, please call the church office, 502-477-2582. Plum Creek Baptist Church is located at the corner of Highway 44 & Plum Creek Road in Waterford. 

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, will be having a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Some two dozen high schoolers stood in neat rows beside the football field. No fidgeting, no comic grins.

    They’ve been coming out for the new JROTC program since August, and they know the drill. Clad in white t-shirts and black shorts, the students break rank only on command to begin laps around the track.

    Science teacher and Army Reserve 1st Lt. Robert Naylor joined the cadets on the run. When he started the program, teachers told him the kids wouldn’t last.

  • The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones, but it also turns out that we are experiencing two different squirrel species all together. 

    Acorns, walnuts, chestnuts and hickories certainly qualify as a worthwhile winter stash for a squirrel, but they also sustain themselves on other fruiting bodies like plums, paw-paws, serviceberries, holly berries, mulberries, crabapples, elderberries and the fruit from dogwoods and black gums.

  • Exodus 20:8-11 – Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

  • One Spencer County dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” 

    This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Elk Creek Dental and receive $1 per pound (limit 7 lbs). Candy can also be exchanged for tickets for raffles, games, and “Dunk-A-Doc” dunking booth.

    Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell is doing this anti-decay event and giving away dollars and glowing electric toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

  • What’s Happening is intended for publicizing public meetings, notices, non-profit and events that are free to the community. The Spencer Magnet will make every effort to run announcements that meet our guidelines at least once, but will not guarantee publication. Announcements will be published as space is available.

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  • River View Baptist Church car show and fish fry

    River View Baptist Church, located on Hwy - 31E between Mount Washington and High Grove will be holding their 4th annual car show and fish fry Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Registration for the car show is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Entry fee is $10. Dash plaques will be given out to the first 50, plus trophies. Come for food, music, and fun. All proceeds to benefit church missions. For more information contact Steve Chesser at 502-538-9526.

    Urban Missionaries at Big Spring

    Assembly of God

  • Emily Booth, a ninth grader at Spencer County High School, had a fair to remember. 

    She and her horse, Tiny’s Shoot Luke Two, scored big at the KY State Fair Quarter Horse Show held the first week of August. 

    Riding her horse, Tiny, Emily competed and won first place in the youth barrel racing competition and also placed among the top 5 in the Women’s Barrel Racing Finals Event. 

    Emily and her horse, Tiny, have become quite a team to beat at the fair. They have been winning and placing as a team for the past 6 years. 

  • Lighthouse Baptist Church has put plans into motion for a new addition and renovation project after raising $125,000 in donations and pledges at a recent banquet.

    Pastor Patrick Nix said that plans call for a 5,000 square foot, two-story addition that would contain primarily educational facilities, along with a fellowship hall and a small gym.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Magnet on the move – Brad and Beth Hardy, of Taylorsville, took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in August and took The Spencer Magnet along on their journey.  Beth Hardy said everyday was an adventure from diving in the ocean to zip lining through the jungle. They even caught an 8-foot, 120 lb.  sailfish. We’d love to see your Magnet on the move. Send to editor@spencermagnet.com.

     

  • Fall is the perfect time for farmers and homeowners to check their soils to determine acidity. A simple pH test can help determine if the soil needs a lime application to counteract acidity. Although soil testing may sound too complicated and scientific, it’s one of the easiest things a farmer can do to keep his soils in optimum shape.

  • Sir George the gourd dragon has valiantly earned his ivory-haired creator the title of best artisan in the land – or, at the very least, Best in Show at the 2009 All About Gourds exhibit in Maysville.

    “I was hoping that maybe he would win best fantasy character,” said Lois Platt, of Taylorsville. But after discovering that she won the top prize, “You could have knocked me over with a feather.”

  • Yard Sale at First Baptist

    The youth at First Baptist Church will hold their annual yard sale Saturday. Items include clothing (all sizes), miscellaneous household items, holiday decorations, toys, electronics, furniture, and many more treasures. Sale hours will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with super discounts starting at noon. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to fund the youth trip to Centrifuge.

    Lighthouse Baptist New Fall Schedule

  • What’s Happening is intended for publicizing public meetings, notices, non-profit and events that are free to the community. The Spencer Magnet will make every effort to run announcements that meet our guidelines at least once, but will not guarantee publication. Announcements will be published as space is available.

    Absentee machine for Wet/Dry vote now open

  • Ragweed is a common foe both to allergy sufferers and to crop producers. In late summer, people can suffer allergic reactions associated with plant pollens, often ragweed plants. Ragweed also has the potential to severely interfere with crop production and greatly reduce crop yield.

  • Thanks to LG&E/KU both E.ON companies and KPA for making this project possible. Thanks to the Kentucky Secretary of State for sponsoring the new podcast. For podcast and questions and activities go online to  HYPERLINK “http://www.kypress.com” www.kypress.com.

  • Elk Creek Realty welcomes sales associate Billie McCarty Williams to their workforce. Billie is the mother of Stacey Crenshaw and Brent McCarty and stepmother of Kathy Stevens and Daniel Williams. She is “Nanny” to five loving grandchildren, Brooke, Joe, Katie, Sammie and Jordan. Billie and her husband, Jim J. Williams, are involved in the home building business and developing land. Billie feels her knowledge of home building and home maintenance will make her an asset to her clients.

  • Dollar General in Elk Creek recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Pictured are: (front, from left) Wendy Wynne, Store Manager Sue Cambron, Michelle Monday, Emily Manica, Lauren Thompson, Assistant Manager Tina Peak, (back, left) James Taylor, District Manager Dave Ebret, Lead Associate Chris Evans and Corey Monday. During their grand opening celebration, employees sold hot dogs and drinks to raise money for the Literacy Foundation. Dollar General is located at 58 Plum Ridge Road and is open to customers every day from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

  • Spencer County High School hosted the 1st Annual Spencer All-County Children’s Chorus Summer Camp June 8-11.  Spencer County vocal music students, who would be entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall, attended the chorus camp.   Students from Taylorsville Elementary School, Spencer County Elementary School and Spencer County Middle School participated in the rehearsals and activities.  The week concluded with a public performance on Thursday evening, June 11.