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Today's News

  • Watson holds book signing at the Sanctuary Saturday

    Taylorsville native Thomas Shelby Watson will be at the Sanctuary on Main at Jefferson  Streets Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.  He will be signing copies of his latest book “Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy” and have a supply on hand for sale.

    The book is also being sold at the Red Scooter in Taylorsville and at three locations in Bloomfield; Snider Drugs, Nettie Jarvis Antiques and Eagle Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast.

  • Helping poinsettias stay healthy

    It’s hard to believe, but it’s time for my annual tips for the poinsettia plant, certainly the most popular holiday plant.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • Census to hire 100 local workers

    The U.S. Census hopes to fill 100 temporary positions with local residents by the end of January. Applicants selected will be able to set their own schedules while earning $13.75/hour plus milage.

    “It’s really easy and fun,” said Kristi Keeling, recruiting assistant for Spencer and Nelson counties. “It’s a great job for school teachers during the summer and for retired folks looking for something to do.”

  • Application sales begin for 2010 Kentucky elk hunt lottery

    Applications for Kentucky’s 2010 elk hunt lottery went on sale today. Applications cost $10, and give the purchaser a chance to win a bull or cow elk tag. Applictions are available online only.

    Hunters may apply by logging onto the homepage of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at fw.ky.gov and clicking on the yellow “Buy Licenses Here” box on the right side of the page. If you wish to purchase a chance for someone on your Christmas shopping list, you will need that person’s social security number.

  • FROM THE WORD: The family of God

    The last few weeks I have been preaching on the family of God.

    In Matthew 12 we see Jesus talking to the people.

  • SCMS student launches newsletter

    After being passed over for several elective opportunities, Morgan Leveritt, eighth grade student, could have given up on her desire to get involved in her school.   She jokingly commented to her mother that she should start her own club, perhaps a school newspaper.   Leveritt’s mother, Theresa Leveritt-Senior, however, thought that the idea had merit.  She suggested that Leveritt put something together, and they would explore the idea together.

  • PHOTO: Shop with a cop donation

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Waterford Homemakers President Judy Broyles presents Deputy Kyle “Santa” Bennett with a $100 check for Shop With A Cop. This is Waterford Homemakers’ second annual contribution to the event which will take local children shopping for Christmas December 10.  Donations will be accepted through the business day tomorrow. Any monies received after the 10th, will be used to buy gifts to be delivered on Christmas Eve.

  • Spencer County FFA prepares for annual farm toy show

    Spencer County FFA members are rounding up the last volunteers, assembling pedal tractors and putting final touches on farmscapes in preparation for the Farm Toy Show this Friday and Saturday.

    High schoolers Sam Perry, Brian Hall, Brandon Cotton and Tyler Fleig were busy building a 9 by 17 foot farmscape Monday night in Fleig’s barn. The farmscape is a replica of a farm, complete with fields, animals and buildings. Theirs is one-sixtyfourth the size of a farm. The students tried to be as realistic in the model as possible.

  • Spencer girls face tough start to season

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are off to a tough start to their 09-10 season, sporting an 0-5 record through the first week of action, a week filled with some stiff competition and hopefully some lessons that will pay off as the season goes on.

    The girls traveled to Bardstown last Tuesday to open the season and dropped a 56-34 decision to the Lady Tigers.

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

    SCBA meeting

    The Spencer County Business Association will be meeting at the new Edward Jones Investments office today at 9 a.m.  The office is located in Elk Creek across from the water tower and Goebel Crossings subdivision in the Elk Creek Realty building. They will be discussing opportunities with SCBA and upcoming events for the new year.  New visitors or anyone interested in checking out what SCBA is all about are welcome.  The meetings normally last about an hour and much information is shared about our community and businesses involved.