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  • It was between 461 million and 444 million years ago, during the late Ordovician (Or-do-vish-in) period of Earth’s history, that a cataclysmic event apparently occurred in what is now southeastern Shelby County, Ky.

    Of course there was no Shelby County then, no Spencer County, no Kentucky, no United States and no people - just some primitive fish and other ocean organisms beginning to appear.

  • Some of the Spencer County High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) officers attended the 2009 PRIDE Youth Conference at the Kentucky Convention Center on April 9 and 10.  This leadership event allowed students and sponsors to gain knowledge, skills, and ideas regarding tobacco, alcohol, drug, suicide and bullying prevention from other groups of young people and advocates who are making a difference in their communities. Pictured are (from left) SADD Officers Casey Kerns, Erica Petersen, Kori Lurie and Michella White.

  • The 2009 Spencer County 4-H Communications Day was held Saturday, April 4 at Spencer County Elementary School. It was a very successful day filled with enjoyable demonstrations and speeches. The following 4-H members participated and if they were awarded first place they will be going on the Area Communications Day held on to May 23 in Bullitt County.

    Junior Food Demonstrations: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon – Marissa Allen demonstrated Cupcakes Too Cool To Eat.

    Junior Craft Demonstrations: 1st Place and Blue Ribbon– Liz Walker demonstrated Working with Leather.

  • Recent widespread reports of cutworm damage in float beds are a good reminder for tobacco growers to keep a close watch on tobacco float beds and greenhouses to catch and treat small problems before they become big ones.

  • If it was the year AD 67 and we were living in Rome, Christian persecution would be a common evil in our society.  The Emperor, Nero, was torturing and killing Christians for pleasure!  Even from earlier on, we can see other accounts of persecution including Stephen’s death only a few years following the crucifixion of Christ.  Jesus prophesied to his disciples that his followers would be arrested, handed over, and hated because of his name (Matthew 10:19-22).

  • “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana.

    With thoughts like this in mind, the Jewish people of our country observe remembrance days.    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 was the most recent Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah).

  • Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday May 7, 2009, to honor the 58th  Annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • Biblical advice in difficult times featuring Dave Ramsey

    Elk Creek Baptist Church invites you to join them on Sunday night at 6 p.m.,  May 3 and May 17  for a video driven series by financial expert Dave Ramsey.  Topics covered include: The Basics of Biblical Finance, Breaking the Bondage of Debt, & The #1 Myth about Money.  A discussion group will meet at 7 p.m.  the Wednesday following each session to further discuss the topics covered.  For more info, call 477-2730.

    Honor service for Armed Forces

  • Early Childhood Screening

    Call Spencer Co. Preschool at 477-3210 for a brief prescreening interview if you have concerns that your child’s development may be delayed in the areas of hearing, vision, cognitive thinking skills, speech/language, self-help adaptive skills, socialization, and/or motor development. This screening is offered to Spencer County children 3 or 4 years of age. The screening will be held May 26-27 by appointment at Spencer County Preschool.

    Project Graduation

    cookbooks

  • Movie Night

    fundraiser

    There will be a movie night fundraiser for Invisible Children on Friday at SCHS beginning at 7 p.m. This is a free event but donations will be accepted. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, etc. Concessions will be available.

    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.

    County Clerk’s

    office closed

  • Sometimes you need to get well away from your own backyard in order to see the horizon.   Recently, a group of students from Spencer County Middle School did just that. 

    On a three-day, two night trip from March 13 through 15, a total of 53 students, staff members and several chaperones took a trip to Chicago to expand their experience in the arts and humanities.   The toured the Museum of Science and Industry, viewed the world from the top of the Sears Tower, visited the Shedd Aquarium and were treated to a performance by the Chicago Symphony.

  • Little Union revival

    Little Union Baptist Church will be holding revival Sunday - Wednesday. Sunday evening service will be at 6 pm. Mon., Tues., & Wed.  services will be at 7 pm. Music provided by “Truth Trio.” The Evangelist is Greg Roberts.

    Dave Ramsey simulcast

  • For residents of Taylorsville

    The City of Taylorsville will be holding an informational meeting for residents of Main Cross and Washington Streets Thursday at the City Hall annex. Information to be discussed will be drainage, sidewalks and road projects in that area.

    SCHS Senior Day Yard Sale

  • The Spencer County High School Class of 2009 will be graduating next month and in what has become an annual tradition, the class will gather back at the high school one last time following their commencement ceremonies for Project Graduation.

    The event is designed to give the seniors a safe and fun alternative to post-graduation parties and will be highlighted by free food, entertainment, games and prizes. The event takes months of planning and the community has long been wonderful about donating prizes, money and food for the event.

  • Revelation 21:1-7 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

  • Induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame was a humbling experience and so satisfying to know the honor came from my peers.

    As far as I know, I’m the only Spencer Countian to make it. Jim Russell wasn’t a native of Spencer County, but the Courier-Journal writer resided here and died at Little Mount.

    He was one of the finest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I predict he will be voted into the Hall of Fame soon.

  • Judy Shircliffe presents Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams with a trophy for placing first in the Dancing with the Stars event last Friday. Adams and dance partner SCHS Junior Taylor Carden (not pictured) performed as a duo.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • The following Taylorsville Elementary students made the Principal’s Honor Roll for earning all “A’s” during the 3rd 9 Weeks.

    Ms. Mullins: Connor Foster, Jacob Goodwin

    Ms. Catlett: Dylan Stone, Shyla VanKannell

    Ms. Tanner: Bryce Collison

    Ms Day: Carl Lucian

    Ms. Kolb: Rachel Clark

    Mr. Seabolt: Michael Bentley, Elizabeth Walker

    Ms. Buynak: Makala Hatzman, Tamara Humphrey, Shelby Santiago

    Ms. O’Donnell: Taylor Jones, Jamie Newnam

    Ms. Smith: Zachary Coke, Jamee Guernsey

  • For some gardeners, the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after.  I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss.  There in lies the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.  Each year, industry professionals vote for what they think is an outstanding perennial, this year the votes have been cast for Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’.

  • In the past six months, the economics for growing burley tobacco have changed. Given the current economic situation, growers need to have a sound marketing plan to make a profit this year, said Will Snell, extension agricultural economist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

    “Farmers need to be mindful of the current supply and demand balance,” he said. “Tobacco farmers have never had problems selling their crop in the past, but it could be more difficult this year.”