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Today's News

  • Only bad people do bad things, right? Wrong. Doubly wrong.

    The name “Hitler” can strike fear, painful memories, even hatred especially with those of us who lived during that period when this man was doing all of the well-known, documented horrible deeds to humanity, especially the Jews, during his reign of terror masterminding at least 6,000,000 of them.

  • COLUMN: Fake pot could create real problems

    Who knew something considered fake could pose such a real threat in Spencer and surrounding counties?
    Admittedly, I know very little about synthetic cannabinoids/synthetic marijuana/fake pot/whatever you want to call it.
    Many of you know my professional background — I spent three years, 2008-2011, as news editor at The Anderson News in neighboring Anderson County. Because of my history there and because of my current residence there, I made it a point to follow the “fake pot” saga when the fiscal court there passed its ordinance last month.

  • PHOTO: Bee-utiful spelling, Riley!

    Taylorsville Elementary student Riley Collins-Schultz, pictured above, recently claimed the grand prize in the school’s spelling bee. She will be advancing on to the next level of competition.

    Grade level winners were:
    Third grade:  Riley Collins-Schultz, Brenton Galeoti, Colin Bradham
    Fourth grade:  Caden Little, Hunter Chesser, and Allie Roberts
    Fifth grade:  Kenny Stewart, Taylor Ward, and Eli Sherrard

  • Savvy Savings: Columnist shares tips for lowering prescription drug costs

    By JIM MILLER

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What tips can you recommend to help me save on my drug costs? I’m 62 years old, and currently take six different prescription medications that I can barely afford.
    Poorly Insured

    Dear Poorly,

  • IN CASE YOU WONDERED: Cranes, waterfowl on way back to northern homes

    Spencer County resident Patti Grubb recently stopped by The Spencer Magnet to inquire about the large number of sand hill cranes she and her husband had been noticing in the area.

  • COLUMN: Baseball history did not always happen the way the fans might remember it

    By PAUL NIEMANN, Hometown Content
    As baseball season begins in less than six weeks, this is a good time to start talking about it. This week’s story is about a long-forgotten pioneer in baseball history.
    His name was Moses Fleetwood Walker, and his place in baseball history is as permanent as it is unknown. Moses accomplished something that no other player did prior to him, and no other ballplayer can possibly do in the future.

  • PHOTO: Snider recognized as historical society’s 2011 scholarship essay winner

    Spencer County High School student Joseph Snider, pictured at left, receives recognition from the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society’s President Betty Darnell at Monday night’s meeting. Snider was the 2011 winner of the society’s annual scholarship essay contest. The contest is open to juniors. Snider is a senior this year and will receive $500 from the society to go toward his college education.

  • PHOTO: Stilts serves as Senate Page

    Evan Zachary Stilts, a fifth grade student at Spencer County Elementary, served as a Page for Senator David Givens on Tuesday, Feb. 14. While in Frankfort he and his Pa, Harold Stilts, visited with Senator Givens in his office and toured the Capitol and the Capitol Annex. Evan is the son of Tabitha Tuck of Taylorsville, and Chris Stilts of Louisville, KY. He is the grandson of Harold and Patricia Stilts of Summer Shade, and Rocky and Dorcas Comito of Shepherdsville; and the great grandson of Mary Crumpton of Summer Shade and Marilyn Dickenson of Louisville.

  • BACK IN TIME: 340 youth plan to celebrate National 4-H Week

    50 years ago
    March 1, 1962

    About 340 youth in Spencer County will observe National 4-H Week, March 3 to 10.
    Among the special activities in the county are window exhibits, posters, name tags, club meetings and newspaper articles.
    4-H Council
    The Spencer County 4-H Council guides the 4-H program. These men and women hold a regular meeting every month to make plans and organize committees to carry out various events and activities of 4-H youth.

  • COLUMN: A disastrous downtown

    In 1 Kings 3:9 we see King Solomon asking God to give him an understanding heart to judge the people between good and bad. Did God answer that prayer? Look at 1 Kings 4:29-30: “And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country and all the wisdom of Egypt.”