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  • Maundy Thursday Worship Service

    Risen Lord Church-LCMS located at 5138 Taylorsville Road, near the Elk Creek Grocery store, will  have a 6:30 p.m. foot washing service and a 7 p.m. worship service with the communion and the church altar will be stripped at the end of the service. Contact Pastor Steve Gettinger if you have any questions regarding this service at 502-477-6557.

    Good Friday and Tennebrae Worship Service

  • I have long been taught that fall fertilization is preferred over spring fertilization for many plants, but there are some exceptions.  We had a tough 2008 growing season with late summer drought and a windstorm that only added insult to injury.  Add ice and a generally windy winter and some plants are in need of a little energy boost.  Summer drought and early fall leaf drop (or the severe desiccation that many deciduous plants experience from the wind storm) means that stored energy may be low.

  •  Many times you hear Spencer County referred to as a “bedroom community” because so many people who live here work in Louisville, Shelbyville or elsewhere. These commuters return to their bedrooms in Spencer, sack out for the night, and head to work again the next day.

    A major reason for this is, of course, that Spencer County doesn’t have enough large employers.

  • APS Eneta Rose won grand champion female and APS Forever Lady 128 won reserve grand champion female at the 2009 Tennessee Angus Association Show & Sale, March 14 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Anne Patton Schubert, of Taylorsville, (seen in middle) consigned both animals.

  • Experts report that eastern tent caterpillars have begun hatching in central Kentucky and that their population numbers are trending up.

  • Spencer County High School held its 2009 National History Day contest on Wednesday, March 11th.  Thirty juniors participated in their choice of individual or group projects in the areas of historical paper, exhibit, documentary, or performance.  This year’s theme was “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.”

    Placing 1st in the individual exhibit category was William (BJ) Holmes with a project about one of the flag raisers at Iwo Jima, Franklin Sousley who was a Kentucky native.

  • There are various odd jobs to address in the garden once spring arrives.  Well timed chores can help us improve the performance of some plants, control others and eliminate some.  Weeds are usually foremost on people’s minds as they make their way back to the garden each spring.  There is no magic bullet for weed control but we can take some common sense measures to devise an overall management plan.  Diligence plays a role, as does timing and technique. 

  • Fifteen Spencer County High School students participated in the district National History Day Competition held at the University of Louisville on Saturday, March 21st.  Although all students received great comments from judges on their projects or their interviews, only four placed high enough to move on to state competition.

    Placing 1st in group documentary were Tyler Greenwell and Robert “Bressler” Wade.  Their project was entitled “Nixon: The Individual in History: His Actions Became his Legacy.”

  • Risen Lord Wednesday night supper/worship service

    Come join us for supper and worship services tonight, and April 1 at Risen Lord Church, located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd. Supper is at 6 p.m. with the worship service at 7 p.m.  The church will provide soup and sandwiches. Please bring a side dish to share. Call Julie at 502-477-6557 with any questions.

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

  • This might be a question you’ve recently asked yourself concerning your spiritual nature. Do I know what will happen to me when I die? Will I go to heaven? These are just a few of the questions people ask themselves at some point in their life regardless of their religious beliefs and background. Maybe you’ve settled this issue already in your heart, but maybe you haven’t and you’re wondering if you’re right with God. This is the most important decision you’ll ever make. Are you sure you’re going to heaven?

  • Truck tuggers meeting

    There will be a truck tugger’s meeting Friday at 7 p.m. at the spencer County Fairgrounds concerning the 2009 season.

    Spencer Idol

    talent show

    Are you talented enough to be the next Spencer Idol? Students in Spencer County can audition for the Spencer Idol talent show to be held April 23, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Middle School auditorium, with all proceeds going toward Project Graduation for the class of 2009.

  • Betty Darnell, of Taylorsville, was recognized during the 2009 Kentucky History Awards at a March 7 ceremony held at the Tomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

    Darnell received one of two awards for Publications - Newsletter or Journal, for “Wilderness Road” the quarterly journal of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society. Darnell has served as editor of the journal since 1993 and packs every issue with county history, abstracts of records of the county, and stories of county families.

  • KFB Scholarships

    Attention all Spencer County Farm Bureau members.  It is time for your high school seniors to apply for Spencer County Farm Bureau Scholarship.  You can obtain a copy of the application by visiting us on the web at www.kyfb.com/counties/spencer/108_scholarship.asp or stop by the Spencer County Farm Bureau office.  All applications must be postmarked by April 13, 2009.  If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Truax at 477-2275, Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00.

    Project Graduation cookbooks

  • John 3:1-7 – There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

  • “There are so many religions, can I know which one is correct?”  “Is Allah and God the same?”  “Don’t all religions lead to the same place?”  “Can I be a Buddhist and a Christian?”

  • It does not take a magic ring or being from another planet to be a hero.  It does not take a mind-blowing, mystical experience to be a saint.  All it really takes is love, compassion and a commitment to a child’s future.

    Adoptive parents Michael and Tracy Crossfield may not consider themselves heroes to their two adopted boys Tallas, 7, and Samuel, 6, – but they know their lives are blessed. 

  • Kentucky 4-H has impacted the lives of thousands of youths since its inception. As it reaches its 100th anniversary, current and former 4-H’ers will be celebrating the organization’s past, relishing in its present and anxiously anticipating its future. You can help 4-H celebrate this milestone by showing your support for the organization throughout 2009.

  • Mrs. Baird’s class at Spencer County Elementary School had a welcome home party in honor of their class pet, Babbit the rabbit, after a brief stay at the vet’s office. Dr. Bennett was presented with a plaque thanking Elk Creek Animal Hospital for their outstanding community service.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Chamber luncheon

    The Chamber of Commerce lunch will be held tomorrow at noon. Taylorsville City Mayor Don Pay will be guest speaker.  On the way Cafe will be catering and the cost will be $6.00 per person.  Please RSVP.

    Knights Kafé

    Lenten fish fry

    Lenten Friday night fish fry will be held every Friday through Lent from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. All proceeds will go to charitable works in our community by the Knights of Columbus. All Saints Catholic Church is located at 410 Main Cross.

  • SCMS February students of the month: Allison Russell, Zack Lewis, Cameron Little, Kayla Murphy, Danielle Eisenback and Tevis Dezern.