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Today's News

  • Boys continue to struggle with lopsided losses

    Unless the names are Jordan, Bird or James, a team that places only three players in the scoring box at the end of a game is not likely to be highly successful. That was the story for the young Bears Sunday afternoon as they struggled on offense during a 58-32 loss to Carroll County in the second round of a holiday tournament in Gallatin County.

    The day before, the Bears suffered a lopsided loss to a larger, more athletic Iroquois team, 85-48, and hoped to bounce back with a better performance on Sunday.

  • LETTER: 2008–What a Year

    Editor’s note: The following is a poem written by Sharon Hoover and re-printed with her permission.

    Twas the year Recession came,

    Gave families time to play board games.

    Encouraged us all to eat at home,

    Offered us reasons not to roam.

    Assuming of course you’ve still got a place,

    Since banks are failing at a rapid pace.

    Never knew bankers could be so dumb

    That they’re not responsible for the things they’ve done.

    Paper stocks are paper thin;

    Oh, what a mess the

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following grand jury indictments were recorded in Spencer County Circuit Court December 3, 2008:

    • Earl Thomas David (no address provided) was cited with one count of an unlawful transaction with a minor, a class D felony. The charge stems from an incident that occurred around May 19, 2008, when David allegedly committed an offense when he knowingly induced, assisted, or caused a minor to engage in illegal controlled substances activity.

  • Body condition scores are a good sign of herd health

    Early winter is an optimum time to prepare your spring-calving herd for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval. If a cow gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding, she will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.

  • Tropical ginger adds spice

    Most of us know that the popular spice ginger comes from the root of the plant. Well, really it is a rhizome, and the hot and pungent flavor has more to it than just a taste sensation.

    Ginger got its name from the Sanskrit word sringavera which means “root shaped like a horn.” It has been used by the Romans, the Chinese, Europeans and others for thousands of years and has been endowed with an herbal and medicinal reputation. The ginger that we use as a spice comes from zingiber officinale one of many different species of this flowering tropical plant.

  • LETTER: Bus drivers deserve praise

    I would like to thank all the bus drivers that gets out there everyday, risking their lives taking peoples children to school everyday. I don’t think that the bus drivers get enough reconcilitation that they derserve.

    Parents or citizens that complain about the bus drivers need to go and drive those buses and find out what all the bus drivers go through within a days time and all the responsibility they have. I just wanted to thank the bus drivers everywhere to let them know that some people do care.

  • Letters to the editor

    The Spencer Magnet asks that readers adhere to the following guidelines when submitting letters:

    • No form letters or photocopies.

    • Letters must include signature, address and phone number of writer. No unsigned letters will be published.

    • The Spencer Magnet reserves the right to reject or edit any letter submitted.

    • Readers are limited to one letter every 30 days.

    Submit letters to The Spencer Magnet, Box 219, Taylorsville, KY 40071 or email to editor@spencermagnet.com.

     

  • Yuletide dream fillers and things

    Christmas. What would be your ultimate joy? Be Santa Claus for 24 hours? Own a mystical and bottomless sack of feel goods? Be a bearer of good tidings, raised hopes and sparkles unburdened by bail-out blues and the rest.

    Maybe a one night fly-over, leave gifts practical and not, pricey and not, but most of all, dream fillers under Christmas trees. Anonymously.

    If I could be the white whiskered man in a red suit, these would be my top 10 dream fillers.

    1. Mike Casey. Return to good health. Period.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys home

    A Christmas Eve fire ravaged one family's home early Wednesday morning in western Spencer County.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to the fully-involved structure fire in the 2800 block of Max Rouse Road around 3:30 a.m. Firefighters worked through high winds and rain as they attempted to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes.

    A total of six fire engines responded to the scene along the narrow one lane road. Three tankers were used shuttled water to the remote area.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on November 14, 2008

    Traffic:

    Kenneth Harold McGaughey. Charge #1, improper start from parked position. Guilty. $50 fine. Charge #2, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, second offense. Guilty. $1000 fine. Charge #3, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Guilty. $50 fine plus $143 court costs.

    Misdemeanor:

    Stacie L. Stevens. Sentencing hearing. Sentenced to 365 days conditionally discharged. Restitution due by 12/11/09.