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Today's News

  • LETTER: Redirect oil profits to pay for health care

    According to the October 10, 2004, Courier Journal Business news, Exxon, Chevron, BP and Royal Dutch/Shell profits were 80 percent higher than the previous year. Current postings show that the nation’s 2nd largest oil company had a profit of $18.7 billion in 2007.  Imagine what the combined profits of all the oil companies were.  Guess who is paying for these profits?

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Picture yourself as a volunteer

    Imagine what Spencer County would look like if it was not for the countless volunteers taking the responsibility upon themselves to make our hometown a better place to live. Not a pretty picture, huh?

    Last week in the sports pages of the Spencer Magnet, there were two pictures that exemplify what volunteers can accomplish with a little bit of heart and a whole lot of muscle. The first was an image of the Spencer County Youth Football Association constructing a two-story structure that will serve as the Stallions’ new concession stand, restroom facility and press box.

  • LETTER: Indoctrination of Spencer students

    I’m curious.

    I requested that my daughter (who attends Spencer County Middle School) not view the president’s speech last Tuesday.  As a former 8th grade Science teacher, here, and in Spencer County, let’s just say I wasn’t happy with the original lesson plan the U.S. Department of Education had sent to school district’s across this great nation.

  • Alcohol petition is valid

    The future of the wet/dry debate now lies in the hands of voters. A petition requesting a referendum for the purpose of legalizing the sale of alcohol has been deemed valid.

    Spencer County Deputy Clerk Abbi Nation said that of the nearly 3,000 signatures, a total 2,220 were found to be legitimate – more than enough to secure a special-election October 20.

  • Church happenings

    Gospel Quartet at First Assembly of God

    The southern gospel quartet group Eternal Vision will be performing at First Assembly of God church Sunday at 11 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Plum Creek Baptist Church – Faith Weaver Friends

  • Dogs Gone Wild: Chapter 1

    My golden opportunity! My chance to shine! My time to show my family that I’m a warrior, a champion, a real sportsman, uh, sportsdog! I’m sorry, I should introduce myself. I’m Mr. Dogwood, but my friends and family call me Woody. (Sometimes I’ll hear “Dogwood” if I’ve made a knucklehead decision or if my parents are trying to get my attention.) Anyway, I’m a black and tan miniature wiener dog who lives in the great state where I was born – Kentucky.

  • LETTER: Compliments to Coach Napper

    We would like to commend Coach Wes Napper for getting off to a spectacular start with the high school football team so far this season.

    His hard work, perseverance, and vision for his team are obvious in light of winning the season opener as well as obtaining two wins out of the first three games.

  • Community center gets land donation

    The effort to build a community center in Spencer County recently got a big push forward when the owners of Tanglewood Golf Course offered to donate land for the project.

    Richard Travelstead, president of Reaching Our Communities, said members of the organization are elated with the offer.

    “This really shows the heart of the community and the desire to give back,” said Travelstead. “It’s amazing.”

  • LETTER: Help needed with Sabbath question

    I would like to ask your religious writers and all ministers of the church to explain where in the Bible Christ changed the Sabbath from the seventh day to the first day.

    In Hebrews 4:8, Paul wrote to the church: “For if Jesus had given them rest then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.” 

    Now please read Hebrews 4:1-11.

  • Will you be a Family Day STAR?

    Submitted by Deanna Felts, M.S.

    Seven Counties Services Regional Prevention Center

    When I was growing up, we knew dinner was on the table by 6 p.m.  We always ate together as a family every night (except when my brother had practice for basketball or baseball, my sister with orchestra and plays and me with track or softball).  Even with our extracurricular activities, we ate together more often than not.  It was a time of talking with each other about our day at school, work, friends, family etc.