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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: An 'appalling piece of legislation'

    by MIKE FARRELL

    In a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice William Brennan wrote this country has “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”

    Kentucky legislators failed to honor that principle when they voted to allow elected school board members to evaluate the performance of school superintendents in secret.

  • LETTER: The purpose of government and health care

    The purpose of the federal government is to provide for national infrastructure for states and common- wealth’s and the national defense as expressed and limited by the Constitution of the USA. At the end of the Civil War the states lost a lot of their right to control themselves and their citizens. The Federal government has become our benefactor that knows what is best for us as they see it. The intent of Federal government was not to control the people as they are doing now, before the Civil War that was the states and common wealth’s job.

  • Seniors Center facing cutbacks

    Spencer County seniors are appealing to state lawmakers after financial cutbacks have threatened to sever many crucial services.

    Multi-purpose Community Action Agency – which provides a number of benefits to those 60 and older – plans to cut operation hours at its Taylorsville senior center beginning July 1. Deep cuts to the agency’s budget will likely impact transportation to the center, as well as its on-site meal and home delivery programs.

  • LETTER: Magistrate explains his "no" vote

    A retired employee and friend of mine recently sent a letter to the editor and made certain statements about me and my vote regarding new hires March 23. I feel the need to respond to some of the points he raised. My entire record shows my support for our county employees and our community.

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

    County clerk

    notice

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will close at 12 p.m. Friday in observance of Good Friday. Regular hours will resume Monday, April 5.

    Mt. Eden fish fry

    The Mt. Eden Ruritan Club will be hosting their 49th annual fish fry Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Guests are invited to dine-in or carry out. Mt. Eden Ruritan Club is located on KY 53 in Mt. Eden.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • LETTER: Need government to correct problems

    I ask the question: what is the real purpose of government?  Is it to try to fix the problems facing the country or sit back and ignore them.  President Obama and the Democratic Congress are trying to fix the problems while the Republican party of “no” is trying to keep the country from moving forward since they oppose helping the people who need these programs. According to an article in the Courier-Journal March 23, Rand Paul and his tea bag followers are also against helping those in need.

  • Could this be the year for the SCMS girls soccer team?
  • GOP sick over health care reform

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said state House Republicans lodged a “political stunt” in their effort to block Congressional health care reform last week.  

    Members of the state’s House Republican Caucus on Thursday urged Conway to join 13 other states in filing a lawsuit against health care reforms, signed into law by President Barack Obama on Mar. 23.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: An Easter gift for you

    Happy Easter from our Spencer Magnet family to yours.

    Today, every household in Spencer County has been provided a free sample copy of the Spencer Magnet to enjoy. In this – our largest edition ever – you will not only find news coverage of local issues, but also lively feature articles, sports stories and more than one recipe you can use to impress family and friends this Easter weekend.

  • Living Lord's Supper

    Members of First Baptist Church of Fisherville presented a living interpretation of Leonardo DaVinci’s painting “The Lord and His Twelve Disciples” Sunday night. As the men sat motionless, bathed in a warm yellow light, the choir sang hymns of praise. Before a packed sanctuary, each of the 12 disciples took turns exiting the “painting” to tell the audience about his personal relationship with Christ and their fears of being the one to betray God’s son. “Is it I?” each would ask.