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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets blast past Spencer

    Last season’s victory over Shelby County in the district tournament was arguably the biggest win for the Lady Bears in several years. The win not only was the first in many seasons over the border-county rival, but it also propelled them to the region tournament for the first time in years.

    The regular season rematch Monday night didn’t go as well for Spencer County, as the Lady Rockets used a huge third quarter to break open a close game to score a 48-34 victory.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Make some financial resolutions this year

    At the beginning of each new year, many people make a list of resolutions to keep in the coming months, such as losing weight or learning a new skill. As you make your list, don’t forget to consider wise financial goals for the year ahead. The Kentucky Society of CPAs suggests you adopt these smart resolutions.

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

    H1N1 Flu clinic

    The Spencer County Health Department will have an open H1N1 flu clinic December 30. Please call 477-8146 to make an appointment.

    Deadline for changing party affiliation

  • Barn fire

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a working barn fire in the 1000 block of Love Lane in Western Spencer County Dec. 16. 

    The first unit on the scene found about 75 percent of the building engulfed in flames.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the fire originated with a  wood stove in the barn.

    Three engines and three tankers assisted in putting out the flames.

     

  • Feeling a little let down after Christmas?

    In 2000, Universal Pictures released the live-action film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey based on the 1957 book by Dr. Seuss. But in this version, before the Whos down in Whoville are robbed by the Grinch on Christmas Eve night, little Cindy Lou Who realizes that the true meaning of Christmas has been lost already and becomes overwhelmed by the materialism that it has been replaced with.

  • Church happenings

    Sing-In and Pray-In the New Year

    Sing-In and Pray-In the New Year at the Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, December 31, from 7:30 p.m. until midnight. Music will be by the Common Creek Band, Nichols Church Band, Jim Hamlett, Bluegrass Pardners, Labron Taylor, and the Cumbos. Please bring a covered dish to share. Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    Watch Night Service at Mt. Zion

  • Ribbon cutting: Barrel Smoked BBQ

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Ummm...barbecue. Don’t the words just make the stomach growl?

    Joel and Susan Solinger were greeted with local officials one recent morning to celebrate the opening of their new business in Elk Creek. Barrell Smoked BBQ is located at 4802 Taylorsville Rd next to  Wayne’s Farm Machinery. They feature dine-in, carry out and catering services with a full menu of barbecue pork, brisket, ribs and homemade sides.

    The family owned business is open Tues. through Sat. for lunch and dinner.

  • Elk hunk

    Cody Russell, 14, of Taylorsville shot this cow elk in Hazard on Dec. 20. Russell was one of a thousand drawn for the 2009 Kentucky Fish and Wildlife elk quota hunt. There were 250 bull tags issued, 750 cow tags issued and over 40,000 entries.

     

  • Making a difference one blanket at a time

    Members of an all girls youth soccer team gathered on a recent Saturday to make a difference in the lives of others – with something as simple and comforting as a blanket.

    “Playing soccer is something that the girls will do for a short period of their lives.” said Phyllis Banks, head coach of the U-14 soccer team known as the Footie Chicks. “But being a responsible citizen that can make a difference is something the girls can do for the rest of their lives.”

  • Guthrie to run again

     The lunch crowd at the Bluegrass Country Depot in Clay Village enjoyed a visit by U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) last Tuesday, who dropped by the store on his way to file for  re-election for a second term in Congress.

    “I came here during my campaign and met some really great people, and they’ve got good food and good people to eat with and have good conversation,” Guthrie said, glancing around at the crowded table.

    “Well, he sure is a wonderful talker,” said Neal Raizor, as everyone laughed.