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Today's News

  • A WORD FROM THE WORD by STEVE GETTINGER Pastor, Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    The Gospel reading for today’s message is from John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

    This is one of the best known verses of the Bible. The words are simple, but yet profound. They are the Gospel message captured in a few words. If you can understand these few verses, they will be the cause of great joy and allow you to protect your faith against false teachings. Let us take some time and mine the riches of John 3:16.

  • THOUGHTS ON THEOLOGY by NED WAY Pastor of Chapel 73-Evangel, Taylorsville

    A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. His father returned from church holding a palm branch. The little boy was curious and asked, “Why do you have that palm branch, dad?” “You see, when Jesus came into town, everyone waved palm branches to honor him, so we got palm branches today.” The little boy replied, “Really?, No way! The one Sunday I miss is the Sunday that Jesus shows up.”

    When Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the crowds were going wild.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY by JON ROHR Pastor of Plum Creek Baptist Church

    Maybe the problem is that I am getting older, but I think there is more to it than that. I think we live in confusing times. And I am really not talking about national or world news, though we all know there is plenty of confusion there! I’m just thinking of everyday kinds of things.

  • Swing in to Spring
  • Baseball awaits the end of March Madness

    After a wild first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, permit me to veer away from the madness for a few moments to talk about another sport that makes this time of year so wonderful.

    Tis the season for baseball. The game has been maligned by many as too slow, too boring and too mired in controversy.

    There’s some legitimacy to these accusations, but not much.

  • AGRICULTURE - Local FFA brings home honors at regional finals
  • AGRICULTURE - No-till philosophy makes sense during soggy spring

    One of the most anticipated rites of spring is dusting off the tiller and heading out to the vegetable garden for a little soil play. It is one of those things you can’t plan for, though. It becomes a waiting game because we can’t do it if the soil is too wet; we don’t want to do it if it is too cold and we only have the time to do it when the weekend rolls around.

  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS - Dr. Furnish’s Greatest Case

    When we mentioned that Dr. J. Floyd Furnish of Spencer County delivered quintuplets, our information was a bit skimpy.

    Since then, we’ve learned more of the unique delivery.

    It happened Feb. 11, 1914 in a small two-room house on Plum Creek near Waterford. It was the first delivery of quints in the United States.

    The parents were Gaither and Bertha Drury: Gaither was from Spencer County, but Bertha’s family originated from the eastern Kentucky mountains.

  • Familiar face to return as editor of Spencer Magnet

    In a company newsletter that is distributed each month to Landmark employees, it was noted that this month marks twenty-five years since Landmark Community Newspapers purchased The Spencer Magnet from Claude and Dolly Brock in late March of 1990. The Brocks were highly respected in the newspaper industry and all throughout Kentucky, but even more so among people living in and around Spencer County.

  • AGRICULTURE - It’s time to think about spring weather safety

    After record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures, most Spencer Countians welcome the transition into spring. Still, changeable weather is one of the harbingers of the season, and often it comes in the form of high winds and blustery conditions. Even though tornadoes can occur in any season, they are most common in spring, along with downbursts and windstorms.