Today's News

  • COLUMN: Starlings flock to area

    Last Sunday I felt like I was under siege. There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn. The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here. It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, sixty European starlings were released. The following year another forty were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.

  • COLUMN: Properly managing stormwater on farms important

    We often hear a lot about managing storm water in urban settings, but we may not think about how it impacts farms. During a rain event, clean rainwater can mix with mud, manure and other contaminants and become wastewater.
    To manage storm water on your farm you have to divert rainwater from production areas to keep it clean and to reduce the volume of wastewater. To stay in compliance with the Clean Water Act, agricultural operations must manage wastewater in a way that creates no discharge to surface water resources.

  • PHOTO: Jazz band brings ‘merry melodies’ to students during lunch hour

    Spencer County Middle School eighth grader Cole DeRudder played the trombone while dressed like Santa Claus during the lunch hour at the middle school recently. Members of the SCMS Jazz band performed to put students in the holiday spirit.

  • PHOTO: Riggs graduates from Western Kentucky

    Christopher Riggs, 22, graduated from Western Kentucky University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program this weekend. Riggs is a 2008 graduate of Spencer County High School. He is a son of Stanley and Phyllis Riggs. He has accepted a job at Bowling Green Medical Center in Bowling Green in the cardiac care unit.

  • PHOTO: TES November Students of the Month

    Pictured are Taylorsville Elementary School’s November Students of the Month. Students recognized include Savannah Baldwin , Clara Booth, Alexis Atcher, Emily Roberts, Haley Elmore, and Veronnica Blissett.

  • COLUMN: Spend wisely this holiday season

    With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to remember to reduce holiday stress and the after-holiday bills by developing a budget for gift giving, food and entertainment expenses.  

  • COLUMN: Just six days until Christmas

    When I was a kid newspapers and TV news always had a countdown to Christmas. Back then they used to say things like “12 more Shopping days until Christmas.” Of course these days every day is a shopping day, and every hour of the day in many cases. But, just in case you didn’t already know, six days from now is Christmas.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 19

    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced the following events:
    •The church’s music department will present the cantata, “All is Well,” tonight at 7 with a dinner beforehand at 5:30 and a dessert reception afterward. The reception will feature story reading for the kids and a certain jolly ol’ elf will make an appearance.

  • COLUMN: ‘Helpers’ show up at local elementary schools

    When I left The Spencer Magnet office on Thursday, I had the images of happy, dancing children with brand-new shoes on their feet fresh in my mind, courtesy of the One Sole Purpose campaign’s recent work at Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools.
    Because I only work part time, I left work that day not to return until Tuesday. I had already made plans with my editor to write a column on the exciting experience of witnessing hundreds of local preschool, head start and elementary-aged children receive a free pair of Converse tennis shoes Thursday.

  • Bivens family named KFB ‘Outstanding Young Farm Family’

    Ryan and Misty Bivens of LaRue County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 93rd annual meeting in Louisville.