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Today's Features

  • By Dr. JOHN LAPP, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Editor’s note: The Spencer Magnet welcomes columnist Dr. John Lapp to our regular list of contributing writers. Dr. Lapp has decades of experience as a professional psychologist and counselor.
    Well, how do we begin a new column in the Spencer Magnet? How about an introduction to some topics, beginning with this one: marriage.

  • The summer planting season is nearly over, but it is not too late to plan for next year or even for this fall in the garden. Fall crops can be planted in containers, and raised beds can be prepared to be ready for next spring. Using containers and raised beds can help a gardener get more enjoyment out of less work.

  • A map of the Confederate States of America shows Kentucky among the states that seceded from the Union prior to the American Civil War.

    Artist George Kirchner of Brentwood, Tenn., says he drew the map and based it on acts of the Kentucky Confederate Legislature and Congress of the Confederate States of America. Under those criteria, he also lists Missouri and the Arizona territory as also parts of the Confederacy.

  • Anne Patton Schubert of Taylorsville was elected as a delegate to the 128th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 14 in Louisville, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

    Schubert, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 332 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting.

  • Authority for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance (SURE) program, authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, will draw to a close Sept. 30, 2011.

    “FSA wants to ensure that all eligible producers are aware of the approaching deadline,” said FSA State Executive Director, John W. McCauley.

  • The first piece of good news is that this year turned out better than last.

    In 2010, I wrote, “Sadly this year was sort of a bust for the vast majority of what I planted.” I can’t do that year after year, so thank goodness the tomatoes and zucchini kept pace this time around.

  • Five students from Spencer County were named as participants in the Governor’s Scholar Program for 2011 in last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet.

    When recognized by the Governor’s office, Governor’s Scholar students are organized and recognized in the Congressional district determined by their home residency.

  • Five students from Spencer County were named as participants in the Governor’s Scholar Program for 2011 in last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet.

    When recognized by the Governor’s office, Governor’s Scholar students are organized and recognized in the Congressional district determined by their home residency.

  • Five students from Spencer County were named as participants in the Governor’s Scholar Program for 2011 in last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet.

    When recognized by the Governor’s office, Governor’s Scholar students are organized and recognized in the Congressional district determined by their home residency.

  • Seven students from Spencer County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards.

    Their awards may be renewed each year of college if they continue high scholastic achievement, making the total value of their KEES worth $10,000.