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Today's News

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Get savvy on what government assistance is available for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What resources can you recommend for locating government assistance programs for seniors? My husband and I have been helping support his mother for the past three years and we can’t afford to do it any longer.
    Tapped Out

    Dear Tapped,
    Locating government benefits and financial assistance programs for seniors is actually pretty easy to do thanks to two key resources created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Here’s where you can turn to for help.

  • COLUMN: Forgiveness is key in releasing grudges

    Webster’s dictionary describes a grudge as “a feeling of deep resentment or ill-will.”
    Have you ever had a grudge against someone? (Or maybe you’re still holding on to one or more.) One author states that it often seems easier to get rid of a person, or an animal, than a grudge.

  • Public Record: District Court April 2012 and Property Transfers

    District court

  • PHOTOS: Mountain Goat 5K/1-mile Walk

    Take a look at a few other photos from the Mountain Goat 5K/1-mile Walk to benefit the Spencer County Track and Cross Country Elementary Team.

  • Sports briefs - 5.2.12

    SCHS football team to host camp for youth
    The Spencer County High School football team is hosting a camp for youth in first through sixth grades on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m.
    The camp cost is $25 per participant, which includes a camp T-shirt and lunch.
    For more information, call coach Mike Marksbury at 507-0035 or email him at mike.marksbury@spencer.kyschools.us.

    Blue-white football game scheduled

  • Bears lose to Whitefield in extra innings

    Walks came back to haunt the Spencer County Bears Saturday afternoon as they dropped a 6-5 decision to visiting Whitefield Acadamy, falling to 6-11 on the season.

  • COLUMN: A ‘bucket list’ for sports enthusiasts

    I’ve never sat down to write out a bucket list — the common term for a list of things you want to do or experience before you die — but any such list would have to include a fair amount of sporting events for me.

  • COLUMN: From ‘Run for the Roses’ to Brennaman’s rage

    Derby Week. In name, Kentucky’s first Saturday in May is international. Run for the Roses.
    Kentucky Derby history is stirred to life in a rush of Bluegrass springtime. A pageant that comes to us in shades of green, golden rod yellows, white, black and stone fences and roses of course. Among the fixtures? Juleps, who’s who celebrities and women prancing about in immodest hats.
    Parties pop up like mushrooms, the biggest, loudest, longest socials possible, all arranged around a 6 o’clock call to the post at Churchill Downs.

  • Possible questions selected for May 10 county clerk forum

    The questions are in and the tallies have been counted — six reader-submitted questions have been selected as possibilities for the county clerk candidate forum  May 10, sponsored by The Spencer Magnet and the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce.
    The forum will take place during the chamber’s monthly luncheon, which is from noon to 1 p.m. next Thursday.

  • PHOTO: Road to provide access to walking track, eventual soccer fields

    Work is well underway off of Taylorsville Road next to Spencer County High School for a road that will connect to what will become part of Ray Jewell Park. As part of the deal when the land was purchased, the seller agreed to provide $25,000 worth of bulldozer work to the county, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during the April 16 Fiscal Court meeting. A new roadway has now been excavated, and what is now being used as a walking track/cross country track will soon be easily accessible. The county may also get a new soccer field excavated within that $25,000 limit, Karrer said.