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Today's Features

  • Daniel Boone was Kentucky’s most famous frontiersman, but a historian says he did not get proper credit for being an accomplished land surveyor, and was the unfortunate victim of a misnomer that made him appear a bumbling backwoodsman.

    Author-historian Neal Hammon of Shelby County says Boone was the leader of the westward movement and his land surveys show he knew what he was doing. Hammon has studied Boone’s surveys and doesn’t buy the often-heard allegation that the explorer lost his own land claims because of inattention or ineptness.

  • James Allen Tipton was recently awarded the Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) designation from the Kentucky Association of Realtors.

    The GRI designation is only awarded to realtors who have successfully completed 96 hours of classroom training in specific areas of the real estate business.

    Tipton said that in order to represent his real estate customers and clients, it is vital that he continually increase his knowledge and training in the real estate field.

    He also holds an accredited buyer representative designation.

  • Even in these difficult financial times, ensuring world-class learning opportunities for every student is the singular focus of Jeanie Stevens, Scott Travis, Mary Ann Carden, Sandy Clevenger, and Shannon Medley, the members of the Spencer County Board of Education.

    For their individual and collective dedication to this community, the Spencer County faculty, staff and students honor these individuals during Kentucky’s observation of January 2010 as School Board Member Recognition Month.

  • The amazing thing about discussing the Bible with a lot of Christian people and bringing up scripture in the Old Testament and if it is something they don’t want to abide by they will say yes that is in the Old Testament. When I wrote about drinking alcohol I heard this a lot.

    Isaiah 5:11-14 – Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

  • Did you ever drive down the road and see those historical markers?  You know, “Here in 1755, something important happened?”  Those markers are there to remind us of our heritage and our history.   They are important in reminding us who we were and also who we are.

  • In the middle of the 20th century, the traditional method of raising and finishing cattle on the farm gave way to a newer concept of Midwest-based feedlots that could take advantage of low priced grain and improved transportation to finish and market beef in vast quantities. But half a century later, the traditional production model is beginning to reemerge.

  • Spencer County High School has announced the names of six students who have been selected as candidates to participate in the Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2010. 

    The selected students are Steven Barlow, son of Steven and Michele Barlow; Ryan Conard, son of Craig and Stacy Conard;  Arden Cooper, daughter of Dan and Terri Cooper; Arden Gregory, daughter of Ron and Amy Gregory; Alison McGaughey, daughter of Ronnie and Tanya K. McGaughey; and Chase Thomas, son of Kevin and Diana Thomas.  

  • Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County High School welding team recently won the regional FFA welding contest. Pictured above are team members (front, from left) Gabe Stodghill, Wesley Kendall, Justin Goodlett, (back) Ethan Sheeley and Scotty Jewell.

     

  • Valley Cemetery Stockholders meeting

    The stockholders of Valley Cemetery will meet January 29 at 7 p.m. for the purpose of electing 5 people for the Board of Directors for a two-year term.

    Spencer County Youth Football  

  • The Louisville Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring the Spencer County “Trout in The Classroom” Project.

    The husband and wife team of Sean and Shannon Buynak are pioneering the project in Spencer County. Sean teaches 8th grade at Spencer County Middle School and Shannon is a 3rd grade teacher at Taylorsville Elementary.

     Each classroom was the recipient of 300 rainbow trout eggs from the Wolf Creek Hatchery.