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Today's News

  • FROM THE WORD: Will we allow history to be repeated?

    Two years ago, a friend and I were talking about our country and how evil it had became. We agreed that our country had become so evil, if we kept on the road we were going, evil would override good.

    Let’s take a good look at our country today. If we continue on the direction we are on now, there is no way our country will stand. I believe the biggest question we have to ask ourselves is how many public servants do we have in office today. Take a look at governments local, state and federal. How many do we have in these offices that we can trust to serve we the people?

  • District works on closing gaps

    Two reports submitted to the Spencer County Board of Education Monday night assessed student achievement and the changes being made to advance those students.

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons addressed the culture of success needed to promote higher education and Director of Special Education Jackie Risden-Smith addressed the needs of children with disabilities.

    The reading and math proficiency scores between students with disabilities and students without in Spencer County is about 30 percent.

  • LETTER: Equal time is fair play

    I would love to know who is in charge of determining what sport is more important than the next in Spencer County.

    My daughters play volleyball for the middle school. I know that most people aren’t as interested in volleyball as they are basketball or football, but there is only one gym in the Spencer County Middle School and it should be shared.

  • PHOTO: Decorating Main St. for Christmas

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Volunteers turned out in force to help decorate Main Street last Saturday for the Christmas holiday with garland, ribbon and bows.

  • ELECTION 2010: Montell to seek fifth term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is seeking his fifth term in the 58th District, which includes Shelby and Spencer counties.

    At last week’s monthly meeting of the Shelby County Republican Party, Montell reminisced about his beginnings in his current seat.

    “It was eight years ago almost to the night that I first met with a group of people in my basement, and I was the only one who really thought I could win, because I didn’t know any better,” he said.

  • Land donation answers Habitat prayers

    Another family will have the chance at a fresh start, thanks to a land donation by Taylorsville’s Citizen’s Union Bank, said Spencer County Habitat for Humanity President Bill Drury. Applications to become a partner family will be accepted through December 19.

    Habitat volunteers gathered along a quiet country road Friday morning to witness the land transaction between CUB President Sammy Crafton and Drury. A couple of signatures, some applause and a prayer sealed the deal that will provide Habitat one acre on Little Mount Church Road to build their second home.

  • Taylorsville looks at becoming a 4th class city

    Some Taylorsville restaurants could be allowed to serve liquor by-the-drink, if commissioners are able to re-classify the town as a fourth-class city. The classification would also permit the city to have its own Alcohol Beverage Control administrator.

    Commissioners hope to review a draft resolution outlining their request at the next meeting. In order to become a fourth-class city, legislation would have to be approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • UK's Georgia win wasn't pretty, it was gorgeous

    Amid the fickle peculiarities in sports is the short memory. Two years ago Mark Richt was Mahatma of Athens, Georgia. This week he’s a bum.

    Kentucky? Punctuating the victory chants after beating Georgia, analysis was about style points and winning ugly.

    Laughable? Yes.

    Not so many autumns ago the common UK coach complaint was, “...we need to be better in the fourth quarter.”  and “...we need more depth to finish a game.”

  • BLUE vs. WHITE: Boys basketball preview

    At first glance, a look at the 09-10 roster might suggest a very raw, inexperienced Spencer County Bears basketball team. While the list of players does reflect youth, much of that youth does have experience and that could pave the way for a much-improved season from last year’s 6-22 record.

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

    Magnet closes early today

    The Spencer Magnet office will close at noon today in order for the staff to attend the funeral of Samuel Todd Collins, husband of Susan Collins. 

    Spencer Magnet closed for holiday

    The Spencer  Magnet will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular office hours will be observed Friday.

    Post office holiday closings