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  • 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.”

  • SCHS/SCMS Freshman Orientation

    SCHS/SCMS Freshman Orientation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday  at the SCHS gym. All 8th grade students and parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Students will complete a pre-scheduling form for their freshman classes.

    Nominations for SCMS SBDM

  • The following students at Taylorsville Elementary School had perfect attendance for March:

    Ms. Eye: Andrew Basham, Kinley Borum, Makayla Burgin, Chase Goins, Shawn Hardin, Matthew Louis, Whitney Moffett.

    Ms. Sweazy: Colin Bradham, Brenton Galeoti, Jeremiah Knight, Garrett Smith, Grayce Stewart, Austin Wade, Taylor Yancey.

    Ms. Cundiff: Allyson Alexander, Nicolas Harris, Aaron Persons, Jacob Sandusky.

  • Sometimes we can get pretty comfortable in our Christian lives.  So much so that we often forget what Christ underwent when He gave his life on the cross.  Recently, I had the privilege of sitting in with the youth at my church during their Wednesday night Bible study.  The youth pastor was teaching from the last two chapters of Matthew, Jesus’ death and resurrection.  Listening in on these two events reminded me once again how much Christ suffered when he gave his life so I could be saved.

  • Free breakfast

    Little Mount Baptist Church Fall Festival committee will be sponsoring a breakfast Saturday, April 25 from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. This event is open to everyone in the community. There will be no charge associated with the breakfast, but donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Shirley Thomas at 477-2335.

    SCHS Senior Day Yard Sale

  • SCMS’s March Students of the Month are: Brittany Jewell, Charlissa Wakefield, Christopher Abell, Brian Jones, Sarah Bowman and Jared Seeforth.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Dave Ramsey event

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will be hosting a live broadcast event, “Town Hall for Hope – The Economy, Your Money, Real Answers”, April 23 in the church sanctuary.  This event is free.  Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the broadcast begins at 8 p.m.

  • 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.