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Today's News

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

    Cross country update

    The SCHS Cross country team attended the Arrowhead Invitational in Union County Oct. 2. The 5K race featured many young runners from AA teams primarily from the western part of the state. The SCHS girls ran to a victory with four runners finishing in the top five, including a first place finish from Christina Shawver. Cory Kleinjan also won the boys 5k with a time of 17:03. The team will take this weekend off as they begin to prepare for upcoming regionals.

    Comments wanted about athletic equality at SCHS

  • Dust and Bust: Drought taking toll on farmers, fall activities

    As local farmer Scott Travis plowed a field on his Cox’s Creek farm, an ominous dust cloud billowed into the sky, choking him and turning the horizon a chalky brown color.

    “I was out in the field stirring up dust,” a laughing Travis said upon returning a phone call to The Spencer Magnet.

  • LETTER: 'We need' Conway

    Rand Paul has said numerous times the Medicare deductible should be raised to $2,000. (Video shown on WHAS11 Oct. 4). This is a lot of money coming out of your pocket every year. If you have a spouse, their deductible will be $2,000 also, equaling $4,000 per year. He also wants the average Social Security payment to be cut from $1,100 to $700.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Bears look ahead

    The Lady Bears soccer team advanced in the 16th District Tournament Monday night with a 5-3 win over Collins. The girls will now square off against host Oldham County on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with a chance to move into the finals on Thursday.

    Despite very physical play, Spencer County Coach Charlie Traughber said it was perhaps the best performance by his young team so far.

    “I asked the team to start quick and they did,” he said. “I asked for two goals in the first fifteen minutes and we got pretty close.”

  • Voter information

    The last day to register to vote or make any changes in your current voter registration is Monday, Oct. 4. If you have changed your address, name or other information, you will need a new voter card from the Spencer County Clerk’s office

    Persons who are unable to go to the polls to vote due to age, illness or disability may now request a mail-in absentee ballot. The last day to request and submit a mail-in ballot is Oct. 26.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Bears end season with district tournament loss

    The Spencer County Bears soccer team wrapped up their 2010 season with a 10-1 loss to Collins Monday night in the first round of the district tournament.

    Collins came out and dominated from the beginning, getting five shots on goal in the first ten minutes while controlling the ball and keeping it on the Spencer County side most of the evening. They jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 26-minute mark of the first half but Spencer County answered when they attacked the Collins goal and a ball was inadvertently kicked by a Collins defender into his own goal.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • GUEST COLUMN: Farmers feeding hay early

    Some Kentucky farmers have already started feeding hay due to the dry weather.

    Because drought conditions vary across the state, the feeding of hay also varies depending on location.

    Smart hay conservation will help you make it through the winter. Value the hay crop you have.

    To get the most out of your supply, don’t waste it by providing more than your livestock can eat or more than they need. The general rule is between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent of the animal’s body weight per day in total feed.

  • CRIME BRIEFS

    Mother, son indicted for drugs

    TAYLORSVILLE — A Spencer County grand jury on Friday indicted a mother and son on charges they grew, harvested and intended to sell marijuana and large amounts of hallucinogenic mushrooms at their Elk Creek subdivision home.

    Barbara Smith and her 32-year-old son, Jason T. Smith, both of 175 Allen Pace Drive, are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 21 in Spencer Circuit Court on four counts of drug production and possession.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Revival at Minor Chapel AME Oct. 18

    The Minor Chapel AME at 425 Jefferson Street will host a two-night fall revival Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.

    Rev. Robert Marshall will be the guest speaker.The community is invited to attend.

    Kids’ Crusade at New Hope

    The New Hope Tabernacle at 722 Townhill Road is hosting a Kids’ Crusade Oct. 18-20 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

    The event will include Bible stores, puppet skits, music and more.

    All children are invited to attend.