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Today's News

  • Making the grade in football

    It’s bowl season and if you turn on the television over the next several weeks, you’re going to see some of the best football players hitting the field as the season winds down. But come Sunday, two of those players will be Spencer County youngsters who are participating in the prestigious Football University Youth All-American Bowl at the AlamoDome in San Antonio.

  • PHOTO: Wrapped up in the season

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Iliana Rich, 5, shares a giggle with a fellow kindergartener during a recent drama club production at Spencer County Elementary School. About 80 students participated in the play titled “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

  • Church happenings

    Taylorsville Methodist Christmas Eve service

    Taylorsville United Methodist Church will host a community Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. This candlelight service will feature Christmas music, special music and Bible readings that tell the Christmas story. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located on Main Street in Taylorsville.

    Candlelight Christmas Eve service at Risen Lord Lutheran

  • What's Happening

    City offices closed for holidays

    The City of Taylorsville offices will be closed December 25, 26 and again January 1 and 2 in recognition of the Christmas and New Years Day holidays.

    Post offices open Christmas Eve

    Both Taylorsville and Mt. Eden Post offices will be open to serve customers until noon today. Regular mail delivery will not be affected by today’s early office closing.

  • 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.