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Today's News

  • Polson — 10 points better wearing blue?

    A sparkle in college basketball shines through the money now-and-then.
    How perfect that freshman-hyped Kentucky would stagger through a season opener and be saved at the end by Opie Taylor?
    Jarrod Polson, kid from the heartland who Rupp Arena fans have urged to shooooooooooooooot! every time he showed up the last two seasons, showed up last week.

  • September athletes of the month
  • Columnist sees shades of 1992 UK blue

    I saw shades of 1992 Friday night when watching the University of Kentucky basketball team in their season-opening nail-biting victory over Maryland in Brooklyn.

  • Turkey cooking safety tips

    Holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving, often go hand-in-hand with turkey. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that more homes will be serving turkey on the major fall and winter holidays than any other item. Many family cooks have prepared this favorite for years and years with recipes and instructions that have been lovingly handed down through generations and which they, in turn, will hand down to their children. In some homes, cooking the first turkey might even be seen as a rite of passage.

  • Pumpkin whoopie pies an easy alternative to pumpkin pie

    I do not like pumpkin pie. I love the flavor of pumpkin. I am a fan of pumpkin bread and pumpkin ice cream. There is just something about the texture of the pie that turns me off. So I look for desserts that feature pumpkin in other ways.

  • Tips for asserting yourself

    Assertiveness is an attitude and a way of acting in any situation where you need to do something like:
    • express your feelings.
    • ask for what you want.
    • say “no” to something you don’t want.
    But, you say, “to become assertive seems to have the belief that I have the right to ask for what I want.” That’s right!

  • Donate food, decrease your library fines

    The Spencer County Public Library’s third annual Food for Fines program kicks off on Friday. Patrons with late fees on books or DVDs can help the community and wipe out the fines on their accounts by donating canned goods or other nonperishable food items to the library.
    The Library is offering $1 credit toward any fine for each canned or boxed item brought into the library between Friday and Monday, Dec. 31.

  • Toy sale sign-ups Friday, Monday

    This year, the toy sale sponsored by the Spencer County Ministerial Association will partner with local toy store, Toytopia, to let parents choose toys for their children at reduced rates.
    Each year at the annual Community Thanksgiving Service, the association collects an offering to support the toy sale.  Then, after registration, the association determines how much is available to spend on each child.

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 14

    Trick or Treat photos available for pickup
    If you purchased a photo (or two, or three) at Trick or Treat on Main Street, the photos are available for pickup at the Spencer Magnet office, 100 W. Main St. in Taylorsville.
    Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Board of elections to meet
    The Spencer County Board of Elections will meet Thursday at 3 p.m. in the County Clerk’s office.

    SCHS cheerleaders to host ‘competition for a cause’ Saturday

  • Drugs believed to be a factor in weekend crash that injured one

    A Louisville man was injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Plum Creek Road. Factors in the crash are believed to be drug involvement, medication and overcorrecting, according to the collision report.