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Today's News

  • Planning to preserve?

    What needs to be done in the spring in order to prepare for food preservation through the harvest?

  • Farmers Market opens April 20

    Spring has arrived, and local residents are itching to put on their gardening gloves. Before long, the Taylorsville Farmers Market will once again plant its vendors on Main Street, ready for sunshine and sales.
    This is the 13th year Spencer residents have been able to enjoy buying fresh, locally grown produce and fruit downtown. For many, it’s a routine part of spring.

  • PHOTOS: Fun with gourds

    Several Spencer County children and adults took a chance to get creative with gourds during a “Share Our Selves” class on Thursday at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension office.

  • COLUMN: Get crafting – and organized – this spring

    To tell you the truth, I didn’t know I had a crafting, creative side until I took a jewelry-making class in town last summer. Since then, I’ve made countless pairs of earrings and even ventured outside the world of jewelry thanks to the help of Pinterest.

  • Retirement is not the end, but a new beginning

    Retirement.
    For a lot of people, retirement represents freedom from schedules and the end of those long days spent toiling in jobs that provide income for the necessities of life. It’s a time to slow down, sit back and watch the world go by.
    But that’s the worst thing a retiree can do, particularly anyone who is used to being busy and active, mentally and physically, according to Dr. John Lapp, a licensed professional clinical counselor in Taylorsville.

  • Spencer County Fish and Game Club to host open house, safety day Saturday

    Safety will be the word of the day Saturday as the Spencer County Fish and Game Club hosts an open house and safety day at the club located at 1520 Little Mount Road (Ky. 44 on the four lane just before the entrance to Tanglewood).

  • PHOTO: 10-pound largemouth bass

    Local fisherman Joe Paul Smith caught this largemouth bass on Feb. 24 in Polk City, Fla. The fish weighed 10 pounds, 1.5 ounces and was 25 inches long.
    Smith was accompanied by Ron Call of Polk City and Clayton Call of North Port, Fla.
    After the fish was weighed and measured, it was released.

  • Funeral arrangements set for 11-year-old Dawson Moore

    Dawson Moore, the 11-year-old boy whose battle with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma — a tumor on the brain stem — captivated the hearts of Spencer Countians over the last nine months, died on Thursday.

    Visitation for Dawson will be Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 8 p.m., and Monday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.

    Dawson's funeral will be Tuesday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at Spencer Christian Church.

    For more information see the April 10 edition of The Spencer Magnet or visit the obituary section of our website.

  • COLUMN: Control buttercups in pastures

    One of the signs that spring has arrived is when yellow buttercups begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup actually takes place. As a cool-season weed, this plant often flourishes in over-grazed pasture with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.

  • COLUMN: Rust diseases travel between host plants

    Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book. In a good year the cedar waxwings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year. The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they kept the birds away, too.