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Today's News

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

    Strutters host Jakes event

    The Salt River Strutters will be holding a Jakes Day event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, Taylorsville, Ky.  We will have a gun safety class, trap shoot, paint ball guns, archery, scavenger  hunt and prizes.  All children up to age 17 are welcome.  Come join us for a day of fun.  For more information call Keith Thomas at 477-5337 or 572-5555 or Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or 210-1960.

     Become an outdoors woman Sept. 18-20

  • Trying to measure levels of management

     

    The four factors of production for agricultural businesses are often described as land, labor, capital and management.  You can quantity the first three of these in specific units (acres, hours, dollars), and you can acquire additional quantities if you need them.

    However, you can’t quantify management; it does not have units.  While you can hire managers, you can’t buy management.  In many surveys of farm and agribusiness owners, when asked what they need help with, they will often reply, management.

  • Spencer Co. FFA group attends leadership training

    While most teens were sleeping in, hanging out with friends, or going to the movies; 27 members of the Spencer County FFA were doing something a little different. They loaded a bus on July 13 and they headed to Hardinsburg to the Ky FFA Leadership Training Center.  Along with three hundred and twenty-two other members  from twenty-two different chapters, they  participated in various leadership, team building classes, and recreational activities. .

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Health plan will increase costs for families and kill jobs

    During a recent telephone town hall, a constituent from Bowling Green told me, “Being a two-time cancer survivor, and possibly having it for a third time, I’m very concerned about health care reform.  I know money is tight for everyone right now, but I’m worried about new taxes and being forced to accept government-run health care.  I just really think if we have less government in health care, we would be better off. ”

  • Eureka moment for Calipari

    Opportunity knocks again for John Calipari. Chance to show Kentucky’s fans his I-was-a-kid-once side.

    University of Kentucky-at-Euclid coach and staff will reach out to Wildcat fans next month. $ort of.

    Visits planned to four towns in four days for instructional day camps. Three hour sessions. Your child can attend for $75 each.

    With a brutal economy, does America’s highest paid ball coach and winningest college ball program really need your 75 dollars per kid? A charge that eliminates many kids from the start.

    C’mon, coach.

  • Circuit court summer college

    Becky M. Robinson, circuit court clerk for Spencer County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerk’s Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the office for circuit court clerk.

  • Wakeboard pro tour

    PHOTOS BY GREG LOESER for The Spencer Magnet

    The top pro wakeboarders from throughout the globe hit the waters of Freeman Lake Park Saturday for the final rounds of action at the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Elizabethtown. The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will now head to Sparks/Reno, Nev., August 14-16, for the fifth and final stop of the season. Additional venues for the 2009 Pro Tour, includes Fort Worth, Tex., Pleasant Prairie, Wis. and Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Hard work, competition is healthy

    Since last summer’s unfortunate tragedy involving a PRP football player’s death after a hot day of practice, much attention has been given to the issue of player safety.

    This new focus can certainly lead to some positive changes and renewed emphasis that could prevent future injuries and deaths from occurring, but it’s also a situation that could tempt otherwise well-meaning people to diminish the values that sometimes can only be learned through the sweat of a practice field.

  • Pikeville College hosts PEPP program for students

    Forty-five Kentucky high school students from 21 counties across the region were recently on the campus of Pikeville College to participate in the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) that is offered by Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM). This two-week residential program provides high school students from the region with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. More than 550 students have participated in the college’s program since its inception in 1999.

  • LETTER: Winning at cost of having fun

    I am writing to express my opinion of the Spencer County youth football program.

    At the ages of 5 to 7, with both boys and girls playing, I believe that the game should be about teaching the children sportsmanship, football fundamentals and the kids generally having a good time

    I guess I am wrong.

    The head coach of the Mighty Mites stated at the first practice that not all the kids will get a chance to play. He stressed winning over all else.