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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Literacy: More than reading, writing

    Aimee Barr takes her children Lauren, 6, and Dawson, 4, to the Spencer County Public Library at least once a week.

    Hardly through the door, Lauren and Dawson will race for their favorite books. Dawson loves ‘the dump truck book,’ and Lauren has to have Junie B. Jones.

    “She likes to read those to me. Sometimes she’ll read to Dawson,” Barr said. “There have been times when we walk out of there with 10 books, and very rarely do we not read them all.”

  • Counting down top news stories of 2009

    The hours are quickly ticking down. Soon the passage of time will require old calendars to be discarded in exchange for gleaming new ones.  Instead of pages scribbled with reminders of dentist appointments and family birthdays, all those empty squares somehow hold the promise of an untold future – one where the possibilities are boundless. What does fate hold? Who will be the news makers that define this year? Only time and historians will reveal.

  • Beer, wine and liquor sales coming soon

    For some, New Year’s Eve would not be the same without a spirited toast. Several local business owners are counting that this time next year, merry makers will be spending any alcohol dollars closer to home.

    Six business have expressed their intentions to apply for ABC licenses – three of those are for packaged liquor sales.

    Established businesses looking to expand into retail liquor include Elk Creek Grocery and Cricketz, also in Elk Creek.

  • LETTER: Toys for Tots says, "Thank you"

    Thanks to everyone that made donations to the Toys for Tots campaign this year. And a special thanks to The Tea Cup, the Family Diner, Dr. Randsdell and Elite Family Dentistry.

    We gave the toys out Dec. 22. It meant a lot to see the parents happy that they could provide their children with something for Christmas.

    Next year we plan to work more closely with Spencer County Family Resource. Anyone that wants to be involved, feel free to call me at home.