Today's Features

  • John W. McCauley, USDA Farm Service Agency  State Executive Director announced that calendar year 2012 brings several changes to the way FSA reports a producer’s farm program payments to the producer and to IRS.
    In past years, IRS Forms 1099-G would be issued to show all program payments received from the Farm Service Agency, regardless of the amount.
    “Starting with calendar year 2012, producers whose total reportable payments from FSA are less than $600 will not receive IRS Form 1099-G (Report of Payments to Producers),” said McCauley.

  • Every day we are bombarded. Over and over and over again pictures and voices, sights and sounds try to grab our attention. Buy our toothpaste for a sexy smile. Come to our movie and you will never be the same. Look at me, buy this, enroll in that.
    Have you noticed that on some channels two-hour movies now take two and a half to three hours to run? Some one-hour TV shows have 18-19 minutes of advertising. That’s just TV. Add in radio spots, billboards, and even the Internet ads and we see a lot of advertising every day.

  • I enjoy writing in the Magnet on the church page and I am always getting good comments about it. One person in a high government position told me that he read my article every week and said he really enjoyed it, but he thought the safe sex article I wrote was the best of all.
    I assured him [abstinence] was the only way that was 100 percent safe and he said he agreed.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Do you know of any computer software that’s designed for seniors that I can download on an old computer that I have? I would like to set my grandmother up with a senior-friendly system for email and Internet access, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money.
    Searching Grandson

    Dear Searching,
    There are actually a number of companies and services today that offer simplified computer software that’s designed specifically for seniors who have little or no computer experience.

  • Can you successfully manage conflicts? The answer is yes, you can. Maybe a few hints or suggestions will help you develop a plan.

  • Nicholas and Christi Davis of Finchville announce the birth of their son, Ezekiel Micah Davis, on June 30, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by a brother, Elijah Davis. His grandparents are John and Belinda Shindlebower and Mike and Joanie Davis. His great-grandparents are Ben and Linda Rake and Loraine Baker.

  • Jason Phillip Benningfield and Joella Nicole Kendall request the presence of family and friends to join them on their special day.

    A wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the farm of Eddie and Kathy Whitehouse, located at 199 Driscoll Lane in Mount Eden.
    A reception will follow. Dress is casual.

  • Family and friends are invited to celebrate Earl Slucher’s 90th birthday with a reception on Saturday at the First Baptist Church on Main Street.

    The reception will be from 2 to 5 p.m.
    The family requests no gifts.

  • The 2012 State Communications Day was held on Saturday, July 14 at the University of Kentucky Campus in Lexington.  I am so proud to say that everyone from Spencer County did an outstanding job!