Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Shot Savvy: Column addresses vaccinations, medicare coverage

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What types of vaccinations are recommended for seniors? I know about flu shots, but what else is recommended and what’s covered by Medicare?  
    Cheap Shot Sally

    Dear Sally:
    Most people think that vaccinations are just for kids, but adults, especially seniors, need their shots, too. Here’s a breakdown of what vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for adults age 50 and older, and how they’re covered by Medicare.

  • Top chop: Check out these delcious tips for the perfect pork chop

    When looking for inspiration on the grill, nothing beats the tender, juicy pork chop. This hearty protein is a versatile canvas for a wide range of mouthwatering rubs, glazes and marinades that will ignite taste buds with bold new flavors.  

  • COLUMN: Laughter: It is life’s free medicine

    The monthly magazine, Readers Digest, for many years had a regular part of the magazine entitled: Laughter, The World’s Best Medicine. Under this heading were some humorous stories and jokes.
    There is something to be said about this statement that is absolutely true: good, hearty laughter appears to help display a healthy disposition. It has also often been stated that it relaxes our body system, we feel better and we may even (how nice this would be) grumble and complain less.

  • Kentucky high school basketball hall of fame names director

    Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Survey finds ‘Fishing in Neighborhoods’ program is popular

    A recent survey conducted at eight Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) lakes across Kentucky found the program both popular and helpful in recruiting new anglers.
    “Feedback has been positive,” said Fisheries Biologist Dane Balsman, who manages the program for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “About 85 percent of the anglers surveyed rated their overall fishing trip satisfaction as good or excellent.”

  • COLUMN: Cats vs. Cards: Keep this war civil

    Contemporaries, both residing in the same state just a short drive one from another, yet locked in a conflict that will have national implications. The animosity between the two has raged for years and it’s about to reach a boiling point.

  • Bears, Lady Bears both sit at 2-1

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are off to a 2-1 start to their season after a successful first week.

  • COLUMN: A Final Four for the ages

    The air around college basketball buzzes heavy with Wildcat swoon and Louisville “who knew!” this week.
    Louisville earned its party crasher role by bravery, certainly, but bravado, too. Final Four has its Cinderella and we have a Bluegrass State celebration.
    The Final Four as marketplace?
    If the word great could be sold by a street vendor instead of thrown around like Digger Phelps’ predictions, you could still buy one for 12 cents.

  • Five county clerk candidates confirmed for forum

    Do you have a question for the Spencer County clerk candidates? Are you still trying to decide who will get your vote? Well, here’s your chance to get the answers you want.
    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The Spencer Magnet to host a county clerk forum during the May chamber luncheon, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Local 4-H club members participate in Teen Summit

    Congratulations to Lilli Hanik of Fisherville, Liz Walker of Mount Eden, and Courtney Jeffiers of Taylorsville for receiving the 4-H Middle School Award at 4-H Teen Summit on Saturday, March 17th at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez.