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  • Pastor Josh McFarland taught a group of children the Easter story Saturday using plastic eggs with symbols of the Bible story tucked inside. The children were participating in Elk Creek Baptist Church’s annual Easter egg hunt.

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Spencer County High School Band students recently performed at the 2009 Kentucky Music Educators Association Central KY Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival/Performance Assessment Event.  Over 800 students from the surrounding counties participated.  South Oldham Middle School, Crestwood,  hosted this year’s festival. 

  • Young children usually think their parents can do anything.  I guess that’s natural, but it can lead to some real disappointments.  You promise your kids a day at the park on Saturday, and you wake up to buckets of rain. So instead of a fun day at the park, you have disappointed and discouraged kids blaming you for the weather!

    As we grow up, we learn that our plans don’t always come to pass.  We learn that things don’t always go our way.  And yet we still can get just as discouraged and sulky as children on a rainy day.

  • Spencer County High School will present the original musical comedy, “Hey, Fella” on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school’s cafetorium.  The price of admission is $2.  The music for this Cinderella spin-off, written by 2003 SCHS graduate, Shane Fickel, has something for everyone.  Come see for yourself if Fella, with the help of Godfather and his associate Vinnie, will live happily ever after with Princess Charming or be destined to a life of servitude with Mother Stepp.

  • Last week had me thinking about a lot of different things: life, death, sorrow, regret and how life is so unfair. I hope you have heard the saying “bad things happen to good people” because it’s true and God knows it! Take, for instance, my friend Brooke. she was only 28 years old and she had already dealt with several life-threatening surgeries in her short life, situations no one her age should have to deal with. Yet through it all she was a phenomenal spiritual leader and a dedicated ordained minister.

  • Nominations for SCMS SBDM

  • After participating in an extensive audition process at the district and state levels, Bruno Bedard, Spencer County High School Bb Clarinetist, was invited to perform with the 2009 Kentucky All-State Concert Band, under the direction of the renowned conductor, musician, composer, arranger and music educator, Samuel R. Hazo, Pittsburg PA. Bruno rehearsed with selected students from across the Commonwealth at the Galt House in Louisville February 4-7. The four days of very demanding rehearsals culminated in a concert at the Kentucky Center which featured a number of Hr.

  • 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