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Today's News

  • Magnet runner-up in KPA

    The Spencer Magnet was named runner-up in the 2009 Kentucky Press Association’s Excellence in Newspapers contest. Awards were presented to publications from across the state during the 141st annual KPA convention and banquet in Lexington Friday night.

    “It pleases me to know that we’re very highly regarded among our peers” said Magnet General Manager Lynette Mason. “We may be a small paper and located in a small town, but we’re accomplishing big things, and that is what truly matters.”

  • Lady Bears nearly upset North Oldham

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have struggled all season and the decision last week by two seniors to hang up their sneakers for the rest of the year wasn’t exactly the news Coach Daniel Cox needed to hear.

    Cox did not want to discuss the decision by seniors Chelsea Gross, the team’s leading scorer, and point-guard Ashley Wiley, who last week announced they were quitting, other than to thank them for their efforts. “Both are great girls with wonderful futures ahead of them. I wish them nothing but good fortune and success,” he said.

  • Kentucky and No. 1 spot, a divine right?

    Ranked No. 1 a curse for Kentucky?

    Such heresy. Might as well ask a Yankee if pin stripes are bad luck, or Crimson Tide man about an elephant. Kentucky fans consider No. 1 a divine right.

    A few views from the sunny side of blue.

    • Seven years since top spot rare air, and being the last unbeaten makes it doubly delicious.

    • Taking an opponent’s best shot is nothing new for Big Blue. Taking an opponent’s best shot and making it shoot 30 percent is the proper antidote.

  • Trout in the classroom

    The Louisville Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring the Spencer County “Trout in The Classroom” Project.

    The husband and wife team of Sean and Shannon Buynak are pioneering the project in Spencer County. Sean teaches 8th grade at Spencer County Middle School and Shannon is a 3rd grade teacher at Taylorsville Elementary.

     Each classroom was the recipient of 300 rainbow trout eggs from the Wolf Creek Hatchery.

  • TES proposal receives mixed review

    A proposal to build a two-story addition to Taylorsville Elementary instead of constructing a new facility sent school board members into a spirited debate Monday night.

  • Sensitive Sensei: A karate instructor with a heart for kids

    Master karate instructor John Liddell estimated that he has accumulated over 300 trophies since he first stepped foot in a dojo at the age of seven. So, when he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame at a convention in Las Vegas recently, the 47-year-old took the honor in stride.

    “What is important to me is my students,” said Liddell.

  • Bears get TV time as WLKY’s team of the week

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    After presenting the SCHS basketball team with their team of the week trophy, WLKY’s Keith Farmer captures the celebration that later appeared on television.

  • FROM THE WORD: Finding joy

    Our church is made up of volunteers. No one gets paid. We have all the necessary things but we don’t have a piano player. We are still praying for one who will strictly play because they love the Lord enough that they like to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

  • Down memory lane to 1948-49

    A lot happened in Spencer County during 1948-49. Of Course, things happen around these parts every year, but for some reason, the here-to-fore mentioned two-year period included events that beg for recollection.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Making a difference

    Congratulations to John Shircliffe for being named Citizen of the Year. The honor is well-deserved and, if I am going to be completely honest, somewhat overdue.

    I spent part of Thursday afternoon chatting with Shircliffe about the new plaque he received  from the Chamber of Commerce and the standing ovation he was given by members for his accomplishments. The memories were only minutes old and he still had a broad smile plastered across his face.