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Today's News

  • PHOTO: SCHS girls soccer

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

     Freshman McKenna Pfeiffer keeps the ball away from an Oldham County defender during the squad’s season-opening game last week. The girls fell 9-0 to the Lady Colonels and are 1-2 going into play this week.

     

  • TES to benefit from stimulus grant

    Spencer County School District has received a $39,000 grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

    Governor Steve Beshear announced last week that schools in 46 districts will share $1.77 million to purchase equipment for food service programs.

  • Drury passes of the KMCA gavel

    During the recent convention of Kentucky’s Magistrates and Commissioners, Spencer County Magistrate Bill Drury passed the presidential gavel over to Boyle County Magistrate Phil Sammons. 

    For the past two years, Drury served as President of the statewide association which represents elected county officials from across the commonwealth. 

    Drury will now serve as Immediate past president of the association and remains on the Legislative Committee.  

  • LETTER: Rethinking red and blue states

    Much has been said about the polarization of our country the past nine years, and all of the recent yelling and name-calling has only confirmed that there are lots of unhappy people out there. Looking at a map of “red” and “blue” counties from the last election, the blue making up about one-fifth of our country’s land mass, I have a modest proposal to make both sides happy.

  • LETTER: Do we really want Obamacare?

     

    We had an exchange student from England in 2002 who attended Spencer County High when Hillary Clinton was promoting her socialist health care agenda. 

    Kirsty Hillier, our exchange student, saw her on TV one night, threw up her hands, and implored, “Please, Marty, please tell them they do not want to do this thing.  It has destroyed the health care system in England.”

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    SAFE meeting

    SAFE will be holding an informational meeting on the upcoming wet/dry election Sunday at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church, located on KY 44-West. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

    Main Street paving

  • LETTER: Resident urges men to get free screening

    An unprecedented eleven consecutive days of free prostate cancer screenings will be offered in the South Wing Health Horizons during the Kentucky State Fair between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

  • Royal treatment

    Natasha Newton smiled at her reflection.

    On a typical day, Newton said she spends much of her time tending to the needs of her three daughters. Between the never-ending cycle of baby bottles and diaper changes of her four-month-old twins, Newton can be found cleaning up after daughter Latasha, age 5.

    “Sometimes it gets over-whelming,” said Newton.

    But Saturday, as she gazed happily in a small mirror at her new made-up self, Newton realized this was no typical day. This was the day that she and 33 other single mothers were to be treated like royalty.

  • PHOTO: SCHS boys soccer

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

     Freshman Brandon Miller kept the ball away from an Oldham County defender in last week’s loss to Oldham County. The boys were to host Shelby County Tuesday night before traveling to Bullitt East on Thursday and then to Western Hills on Monday.

  • LETTER: Thankful for helpful neighbors

    While I was driving in Elk Creek last week, I experienced what us do-it-yourselfers call a “construction materials mishap”.

    This happened on 155 as I was slowing to turn on to Normandy Road, and some boards I was carrying shifted and slid into the roadway.

    Needless to say, it was a very embarrassing situation on a busy Friday morning, right in front of the new Dollar General store.

    I appreciated all who stopped and waited and asked if they could help while the mess was cleared.