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  • STEAK WITH GINGER-PLUM BARBECUE SAUCE

    This versatile sauce does double duty as a marinade in this Asian-inspired grilled steak recipe.

    Total preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes
    Marinating time: 6 hours or overnight

    1 beef top round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 cups thinly sliced carrots
    3 cups fresh pea pods, strings removed
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Salt and black pepper

  • A typical Sunday and Emancipation Day — those are the two reasons the tax-filing deadline is extended to Tuesday, April 17, this spring.

  • If you make a mistake on your tax return, it can take longer to process, which in turn, may delay your refund. Here are eight common errors to avoid.
    1. Incorrect or missing Social Security numbers — When entering SSNs for anyone listed on your tax return, be sure to enter them exactly as they appear on the Social Security cards.
    2. Incorrect or misspelling of dependent’s last name — When entering a dependent’s last name on your tax return, make sure to enter it exactly as it appears on their Social Security card.

  • Spring is here, and all the good things that come with it. Mild temperatures, longer daylight hours and beautiful plant life.

  • Dog owners are well aware that caring for man’s best friend has taken on a greater responsibility in recent years. Perhaps that’s a result of the popularity of the cable channel Animal Planet or the television show “The Dog Whisperer,” each of which has helped to educate dog owners about caring for their canines.

  • With spring feeling like it has already sprung, Spencer Countians are undoubtedly getting an itch to be out and about.

  • Mother nature has fooled Spencer Countians and many across the region this spring with unusually warm temperatures and severe weather that generally does not strike until late April and May.
    But Spencer County Extension Agent Bryce Roberts and Tom Priddy, the director of the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Weather Center, warn that residents should not get too acquainted with the summer-like temperatures that have farmers itching to get into the fields and residents packing away their sweatshirts.

  • In just a few short weeks, those who love to buy locally produced seedlings, vegetables, meats, handmade goods and more will once again have that opportunity right on Main Street.

  • Spring is traditionally the time of year that gardeners finally get to break the soil and end their cabin fever. This year is a little different because the winter was so uncharacteristically warm, and spring weather arrived so much earlier than expected. Some expected garden tasks could be taken on earlier this year, and it may be too late for others.

  • 50 years ago
    March 22, 1962

    Gov. Bert Combs has signed into law the congressional redistricting bill approved by both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • 50 years ago
    March 8, 1962
    Miss Annette McClain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott McClain, Route 1, Taylorsville, and Miss Berttye Sue Marattay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Marattay, also of Route 1, have been named to the University of Kentucky Committee of 240.

  • Rainbow styled cakes are a fun current trend in cake decorating. The rainbow can either be colors in the cake layers or batter, or some kind of rainbow in the frosting. I saw a rainbow cake for the first time about two years ago. A college classmate posted a photo on Facebook of a cake she and her son made with plain white frosting and colored layers. It looked so amazing! A few months later, Family Fun magazine featured a cupcake that had a rainbow layered into the batter.

  • The name “Hitler” can strike fear, painful memories, even hatred especially with those of us who lived during that period when this man was doing all of the well-known, documented horrible deeds to humanity, especially the Jews, during his reign of terror masterminding at least 6,000,000 of them.

  • By JIM MILLER

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What tips can you recommend to help me save on my drug costs? I’m 62 years old, and currently take six different prescription medications that I can barely afford.
    Poorly Insured

    Dear Poorly,

  • 50 years ago
    March 1, 1962

    About 340 youth in Spencer County will observe National 4-H Week, March 3 to 10.
    Among the special activities in the county are window exhibits, posters, name tags, club meetings and newspaper articles.
    4-H Council
    The Spencer County 4-H Council guides the 4-H program. These men and women hold a regular meeting every month to make plans and organize committees to carry out various events and activities of 4-H youth.

  • 50 years ago
    Feb. 22, 1962

    Editor’s note: In 1962, The Spencer Magnet published on Thursdays.

    The Spencer County High School boys’ varsity basketball team beat the Lebanon Junction Bulldogs by a score of 64-59.
    The Bears hustled, and teamwork was exceptionally good. They had three men in double figures: Larry Hickman with 20, Bobby Coots with 15 and Charlie Stout with 10.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you write a column on the shameful crime of elder abuse? I’ve worked for Adult Protective Services for many years, and it seems like this ongoing problem doesn’t get enough attention.
    Concerned Citizen

    Dear Concerned,

    I certainly can! Elder abuse is an immense and often hidden problem that all Americans need to be aware of so they can recognize it, and know what to do if they suspect a problem.