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Today's News

  • Bears end first week with double-header rut

    The Spencer County Baseball Bears opened their season last week with three losses, but bounced back Saturday, taking a double-header over Louisville Doss.

    The boys ushered in their season at home on Tuesday, dropping a 6-3 decision to Bethlehem. On Tuesday, they hosted Kentucky Country Day and fell 4-2 and then lost 12-0 to Bullitt Central on Thursday.

    The Bears finished off their season-opening home-stand with a double-header against Doss, winning the first one 16-1, and the second game 12-6.

  • National History Day winners

    Congratulations to the following students who were recognized at Spencer County High School’s 2010 National History Day Competition held on March 16.

     Historical Papers:

    1st place – Lee Borders,

    2nd place – Danielle Curtsinger

    3rd place – Nick Zinner

    4th place – Ryan Conard

     Website:

    1st place – Leah Brown, Spencer Williams, and Chelsea Smith

     Individual Documentary:

    1st place – Shane Greenwell

     Group Documentary:

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

    Calling all crafty folks

    The Taylorsville Farmers Market is opening its sales venue one week every month for crafters to sell their wares.  Crafts  would set up in front of the Sanctuary on the third Saturday of each month throughout the market season.  The cost is $10 per table per Saturday and payable to the Taylorsville Farmers Market Inc.  Contact Linda Street 477-2206 if you need more information.

    Candidate forum

  • FROM THE WORD: When trouble is on every side

    This morning, I woke up thinking about people doubting their salvation. We all know this doubt is brought on by the devil.

    One day I went to see my mother and she said, you know I have done everything I know to do to make it right with God and if there was anything else I knew to do I would do that too, what do you think?

    I said mom, if you have did that, I believe that is all God would require you to do.

  • CUB CEO steps down

    Citizens Union Bank announced that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, will retire from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors, effective Friday.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a terse press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • 'Introduced' plants pack impact

    Most of us have heard the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  You can apply this adage to your landscape just as easily as you can apply it to your attic.  It may surprise you to learn some flowers and landscape plants you find attractive are actually weeds that can have a negative economic impact on the environment. 

  • Youth minister gets five years

    Once a minister to youth, Derek Coulter will now spend the next five years as a prison inmate after being sentenced on charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in Nelson County Circuit Court Thursday.

    Coulter’s eventual trip to jail began 10 months ago with a weekend church camping trip with youth from Big Springs Assembly of God, Bloomfield. Driving back from the outing with two boys, 15-year-old Jordan Keeling and 13-year-old James Mitchell, Coulter’s vehicle overturned on Old Bloomfield Road, a wreck that claimed Mitchell’s life.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Senate bills passed

    As we enter the closing weeks of the 2010 Regular Session, the Senate passed legislation that will improve job opportunities for career and technical students, regulate methadone treatment centers, and crack down on meth traffickers.  We also continued our work on the state budget.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: What do you want?

    A Spencer Magnet subscriber called me last week to complain that the weekly newspaper is not giving him what he wants. Eager to please, I asked what exactly would make him a more satisfied customer.

    The gentleman admitted to being kind of nosy and said that he always looks forward to opening up the Wednesday paper to read about former classmates or his neighbors’ kids that have been caught speeding. The public records printed on page A2 is one of his favorite parts of the newspaper, but lately seem to have been missing.

  • Church happenings

    Fish fry Friday

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a fish fry on Friday, March 26, at Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Concert at Mt. Eden Christian Church

    Beyond the Ashes, a gospel music group, will be performing at Mt. Eden Christian Church Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.The members of Beyond the Ashes are dedicated to reaching out with a fresh new zeal and passion for those who desire a closer relationship with the Lord. Their musical style and diversity is rooted in Gospel music with a rich blend of harmonies.