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Today's News

  • Zika risk low in state

    The risk of the Zika virus causing a mosquito-borne outbreak in Kentucky this year is low, say state public health officials.

  • Candidates file for commission, school board

    Tuesday, August 9, was the deadline to file for several non-partisan positions, including Taylorsville City Commission and two school board seats.

    Six individuals had filed for City Commission, including all four incumbents – Ellen Redmon, Kathy Spears, Beverly Ingram and Jack Proctor. Also filing as candidates for city commission were Matt Douglas and Abigail Nation. The four candidates receiving the most votes will serve.

  • School year off to smooth start

     

  • From our readers - Levee Trail Committee working with others for common goal

    As the chair of the Taylorsville Levee Trail Committee, I was pleased to see both the article and editorial by Mr. Shindlebower in the August 10, 2016 Spencer Magnet.

    As a clarification, our committee is 100 percent committed to complying with the Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 (Levee Commission) to ensuring that none of our activities create any adverse impacts to the ongoing recertification process. Having said that, we do not see that working with the Levee Commission toward this common goal will delay the levee trail process.

  • Better safe than sorry

    It would have been easy to quickly dismiss Friday’s phoned-in threat to Taylorsville Elementary School as simply a hoax and resume normal operations. However, school officials and local police are to be commended for taking the threat seriously and going the extra mile to ensure the safety of students throughout the day.

  • DEA blows up pot propaganda

    The high hopes of marijuana advocates went up in smoke last week when the Drug Enforcement Administration refused to remove the drug from their list of Schedule 1 controlled substances.

    In making the announcement, the DEA said their decision was “tethered to science,” noting that there is no known medical benefit, but a high risk of abuse.

    The decision clouds the law, especially in a number of states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, and in even more states where medical use of marijuana is legal.

  • Public awareness key to national security

    Too often we hear of terrorist attacks and deadly incidents that in many cases could have been prevented or somehow lessened. Strange and erratic behavior is sometimes the first clue to a potential danger posed to our community. That is why the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security developed the “Eye on Kentucky” program.

  • Agriculture - More Spencer Co. Fair results

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Next week’s edition will feature the final listing of fair results received from the Spencer County Fair.

    4-H Wood Science

    Level 1 Made From Kit

    Blue & Reserve Champion: Lorelae Cox.    

    Level 1 Not Made From Kit

    Blue & Grand Champion: Joshua Sims.    

    4-H Home Environment

    Color Collage

    Blue & 1st: Grace Ann Rock.    

    Texture Collage

  • Agriculture - Tips on preventing hay fires on the farm

    You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moisture levels and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will begin a heating phase within one to two days after baling. During this time, you should monitor hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • Agriculture - Cicadas... music to your ears during late summer

    One of my favorite things about summer is my front row seat at the orchestra.  The orchestra of insects, that is.  Late summer, when temperatures cool down enough to turn the air conditioner off and open the windows, we fall asleep to the sounds of katydids, crickets and cicadas.  I sometimes cheat in the heat of the summer and crack the window in my office so I can hear the insects and the birds as I work at the computer or in the kitchen.