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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Start with soil for gardening success

    With spring just around the corner, I thought it was time to brush up on some garden nomenclature. I have long been convinced in the value of understanding more about plants than the mere fact that they need sun, soil and water. The more we learn about what it is that plants need and how to determine if they are getting it, the more we will enjoy the act of gardening. What exactly do I mean about “understanding more”? Things like tilth, loam and pH can make or break your azalea garden, and adding sulfur or lime can change the growing environment, for better or worse.

  • Public Record - Week of March 23, 2016

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on January 18, 2016, in Spencer District Court:

  • Efforts to fight litter gear up

     

    Spring has sprung in Spencer County and the colors are beginning to pop.

    Unfortunately, many of the bright colors lining our roadsides are not the result of flowers and buds on the trees, but rather beer cans, fast food wrappers and a wide assortment of trash that’s been carelessly discarded over the past several months.

    It’s not just unsightly, it can be repelling to visitors and potential businesses.

  • Taylorsville Police arrest reports

    Taylorsville City Police reported the following activity last week:

    • Arrested Joshua Barnett, age 22, of Bloomfield, on a Nelson County warrant for nonpayment of fines and two counts of failure to appear.

    • Arrested Lynnsay Haymond, of Shelbyville, age 22, for possession of a controlled substance 1st offense, and public intoxication.

    • Served a Henry County Circuit Court probation violation warrant on John McKinley, age 25, of Taylorsville.

  • FINS a good way to share the joy of fishing

     

    Most anglers are beneficiaries of the “pay it forward” philosophy. That is to say, somebody once took time to introduce them to fishing.

    Spring is an opportune time to further the legacy, and any of the 40 lakes across Kentucky that comprise the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) lineup make great places to teach a beginner the basics.

  • League champions

     

    A group of fourth and fifth graders from Spencer County recently won their tournament in the Nelson County Youth League.

  • More than one way to peel a banana

    I have been eating bananas all my life and just the other day, I learned there might be a better way. You know that stem part sticking out of the top? I always saw that as a sort of pull tab, grab that and you can pull back the peel to get at the sweet banana inside.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 16, 2016

    Spencer Co. Ministerial Association Community Easter Services

    GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE - 12 noon at Second Baptist Church. Bro. Gary Mills, pastor of the First Baptist Church will bring the message. Everyone is invited.

    EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 27 at Elk Creek Baptist Church. Brother Greg Taylor, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, will bring the message that morning. Everyone is invited.

    Plum Creek Baptist Easter Egg Hunt

  • Ulis leads Kentucky to SEC Tournament Title

     

    Kentucky freshman Isaac Humphries says as much as he watches Tyler Ulis, he sometimes still is surprised by what his 5-9 teammate does for Kentucky.

    “He’s just amazing. He’s so much fun to watch,” said Humphries. “We all see him do some incredible things, and then we see something new. You just never know what he’s going to do.”
    Texas A&M assistant coach Rick Stansbury, a Kentucky native, calls Ulis “special” for many reasons, and he was certainly that against the Aggies Sunday.

  • Young talent key for Lady Bears

     

    First year coach Jimmy Schmidt has a lot of unanswered questions about his Spencer County Lady Bears softball team heading into the season that begins this week, but he’s realistic about his expectations without setting the bar too low.

    “To know if we are rebuilding or if we can compete right away is still to be determined,” said Schmidt.

    He said the district has some good, veteran squads, while his team has a lot of youth. “To compete in the district right away would be a huge compliment to our players,” he said.