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  • The Spencer County Youth Service Center is sponsoring summer day camps. Spaces are limited. Please contact the YSC to register. There is a $10 registration fee but scholarships are available. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

  • Sarah Shelburne, of Taylorsville, seen here with her dad, Darren, won first place in the solid colored mare class at the miniature horse show at the Shelby County Fair recently.

  • Holiday closings

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s office and the County Clerk’s office will be closed Friday and Saturday in recognition of Independence Day. Regular office hours will resume on Monday for the Circuit Clerk’s office and the new hours for the County Clerk’s office will resume on Monday.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • After Christ was raised into heaven, the first sermon preached on earth. Acts 2 tells us how Jesus’s disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and were speaking in tongues to every nation. They were telling these people in their own tongues the wonderful works of God. But some there accused them of being drunk. But Peter standing up with the eleven lifted up his voice and said unto them, “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words.

  • The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held June 16 at the Muhlenberg County Ag Center in Powderly, Ky. 

    Spencer County had 24 participants in the contest.  This is the largest group to represent Spencer County in this contest. 

    Walking through the contest as a Cloverbud was Casey Montgomery.  She gave her first set of reasons and received a score better than 50, which is the highest score given on a set of reasons!

  • Kaitlin Culver, of Fisherville, received her Silver Honors Award at 4-H Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington June 9.  She is the daughter of John and Becky Culver and will be a senior at Spencer County High School.

    The Silver Honors Award recognizes 4-H participants who have completed the Bronze Honors and strive to improve their communication and leadership skills in their local 4-H program.  Culver has definitely been a spokesperson for 4-H over the years.

  • Spencer County was well represented at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest June 16 which was held in Lexington this year.

    The Senior Division took home several awards.  In the Jersey category 1st – Jake Walker, 2nd – Stetson Baird, 3rd – Alex Poole, 4th – Allison McGaughey, 5th – Madison Shanks, 7th – Amanda Martin, 8th – Tevin Shouse, and 9th – Shelby-Tyler Smith.  The 1st Place Jersey team went to the Spencer County Team. 

  • Big Spring Picnic

    Big Spring Assembly of God Annual Church/Independence Day Picnic. Everyone welcome. Bring your favorite dish and fireworks to share. Come for fun, fellowship and fireworks. Friday beginning at 8 p.m. 2345 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield. Call 502-252-9154 for more information.

    Mini-musical at

    Elk Creek Baptist

  • The debate over whether Spencer County should go wet or remain dry brings to mind a column written by this same scribe several years ago. We take you back to 1890 - a bit before my time.

  • Summer is a busy time for Spencer County farmers, and farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. With the recent farm-related death of a Lincoln County man, producers across the state need to be vigilant about safety on their farms.

  • Road maintenance

    KY 1319:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Spencer/Bullitt County line and KY 1392 (mile points 2.1 and 4.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

    KY 2814:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Spencer/Bullitt County line and Whitfield Lane (mile points 0 and 1.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

    Benefit yard sale for Nick Henry

  • The Spencer County FFA Chapter  was named the state champion in    Senior Parliamentary Procedure, Junior Parliamentary Procedure,  Farm Business Management,  and placed second in the Record Keeping contest.    

    Individual awards were won by    Zach Cotton who was state winner in the Ag Entrepreneur competition   winning over $1300 in prize money.  Zach was also named the State Star Agribusinessman.   

  • With Father’s Day recently past, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I parent my kids.  Specifically, I’ve been thinking about what types of things come into their lives and how they are influenced by them.

    For example, my little girl has been learning her colors.  A couple of months ago as she was first getting this concept, she demonstrated her first awareness of color.  She brought a brown plastic toy to me.  I asked her what color it was, and she very plainly declared, “Chocolate!”

  • Little Union fish fry

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a fish fry Friday at the Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield beginning at 11 a.m. Just look for the signs in Fairfield next to the Catholic church.

    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. Performing will be the Waldridge family, the Cumbos, and more.  Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County Youth Service Center Drama Camp invites you to join them this Friday for “Storybook Theater.” This event will be catered toward elementary-aged students with segments from the children’s books “Where the Wild Things Are,” and “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” The drama camp performance will be held in the middle school auditorium beginning at 11 a.m. Admission to the event is free. The production will be directed by Kathy Fickel and Vickie Vincent.

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • The University of Kentucky Equine Initiative will hold an all-equine field day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27 on UK’s Maine Chance Equine Campus on Newtown Pike, just north of Interstate75. Admission is free, and lunch will be available for purchase from the Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association and the Fayette County 4-H and FFA Livestock Club.

    The field day is designed for horse owners, farm owners, farm managers and equine veterinarians. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with a long list of questions for the experts.

  • The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club attended the Washington County Livestock Judging Contest with the following receiving awards: 

  • The Spencer County 4-H tractor contest was held on May 9 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided breakfast for the group, which was greatly appreciated.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March. 

  • JDRF Yard sale

    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be having a yard sale Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at 651 Foxmore Dr. in Hillsborough Estate. Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Children’s clothing, toys, home furnishings, Little Tykes slide, and much more. Please attend and help raise money for a cure.

    Spencer County Fair pageant

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