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Today's Features

  • “Whew! I had no idea pulling the wagon home from the Martins’ yard sale would be so exhausting!”

  • Taylorsville Elementary students have been busy collecting items to send to Kentucky troops deployed to Iraq. The  students collected enough items to send more than 40 care packages to service men and women in hopes to boost morale. The school hopes to mail the packages out this week.

  • Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn, we are quick to suspect a grub infestation. This is not always the case, though. In fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame than you realize. Some lawn care habits encourage disease and/or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.

  • Now that the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, Kentucky farmers are busy harvesting crops across the state – and that means drivers are more likely to encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. The staff of Kentucky Farm Bureau urges motorists to slow down and share the road this fall, especially as we celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 18-24.

  • Most cats I have met are independent and go their own way.  When I was a kid, our cat Kitty was certainly that way. She did things her way and didn’t seem to care what the rest of the family thought about it.
    Everything changed one night shortly after we had moved into a house in the country.  One night a black cat showed up meowing pitifully at our back door. We could not shoo her away, she just kept coming back.  I finally went out to chase her away, but something stopped me.  This cat somehow seemed familiar.

  • James Patrick King and Stephanie Yates, both of Bloomfield, announce their upcoming marriage on Saturday, Oct. 1, at  Elk Creek Baptist Church.

    Stephanie is the daughter of Shelia Yates and Barry  Yates. Patrick is the son of Rolla Jean Walker and the late Thomas L. King Jr., of Taylorsville. The couple plans to reside in Bloomfield. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Katy and Rodney Sidebottom II announce the birth of their son, Rodney Dean Sidebottom III, on Aug. 25, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East. He was born at 5:44 p.m., weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Rodney Sr. and Sheila Sidebottom and Rick and Shari Randall.

    His great-grandparents are Mildred Nation and the late Tommy Nation of Taylorsville, the late Jack and Ella Day of Taylorsville, Elizabeth and Richard Pomei of Florida, and Patricia and George Randall of Ohio. His uncle is Joseph Sidebottom and his aunt is Julie Randall.

  • 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.