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Today's Features

  • The Spencer Magnet welcomes Taylorsville resident Michael Waits as our new graphic designer and production assistant – bringing with him many years of fruitful experience in the field of advertising and graphic design.

    Michael joins the Magnet staff after having worked for nearly 10 years as an artist at Hillsdale Furniture, LLC., located in Louisville, KY.

  • This past week the expression “out in the cold” has really meant something.

    With temperatures in the single digits and snow covering the ground, I don’t think I want to be left out in the cold. Between the wind whipping into every little crease in my clothes, the snow blowing in my face, or the slippery ice under my feet, it can be downright uncomfortable.

  • Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer administers the oath of office to Terry Herbstreith, the newly appointed Constable for the Waterford District during Monday evening’s fiscal court meeting.

  • Not everyone was forced to endure the bitter cold and heavy snowfall that hit many parts of America hard during the first days of 2011. Brooke Armstrong, a 2009 Spencer County High School graduate, recently spent two busy weeks in Central America through a study abroad program she found on the Internet.

  • The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is once again teaming up with the University of Tennessee to offer the sixth-annual Mid-South Stocker Conference set for Feb. 21 and 22 in Bowling Green. This year’s conference will provide cattle producers with innovative ideas.
    Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Services of the universities of Kentucky and Tennessee and each state’s Cattlemen’s Association, in partnership with Bayer Animal Health and BEEF magazine, this year’s conference will offer information relative to a changing industry.

  • As I write, I am comforted by the snow that has accumulated on the boughs of my Nordmann fir and Serbian spruce. It is beautiful, yes, but more important, the snow serves as an insulator against desiccating winds and frigid temperatures. We must not forget that evergreens, particularly broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons and American hollies, lose a great deal of moisture through their leaves in the winter.

    Winter desiccation is not unusual but the effects are magnified coming out of a season of drought.

  • Sweet potato dumplings have become a favorite dish at Adina Milburn’s home over the past few years. She was first introduced to it at a potluck dinner at her church, Highview Baptist Spencer Campus.

    Angie Melton brought the dumplings and Milburn liked them so much that she asked for the recipe.

    The sweet potato dumplings call for sweet potato patties, but sweet potatoes can be used.

    “Angie originally told us to use sweet potato patties,” said Milburn. “It’s so much easier to use the patties.”

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies be exclusively breastfed for the first six months, but according to the CDC in Kentucky, only 58 percent of babies are ever breastfed, and only 12 percent of babies are exclusively breastfed at 6 months. Part of the reason that breastfeeding rates are so low is that women often do not grow up seeing other women breastfeed.

  • Bryan Scott Macdonald married Melissa Gale Keeling on Dec. 31 in Finchville, KY at the Misty Valley Wedding Chapel. Melissa’s daughters, Alisha Marie Polly and Amber Blair Polly, were in attendance by the bride’s side at the ceremony.