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Today's News

  • Autumn: 10 reasons it’s best season

    Reasons why we’ve arrived at best time of the year in the Bluegrass State.

    1. Big Triple comes in October.

    Fall racing at Keeneland begins the 9th; Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena, the 16th. And, a day later Rich Brooks’ team plays what could be a season-maker at Auburn.

    2. Next week at historic Churchill Downs, filming starts on a motion picture about Secretariat.

    3. Hot seat. What college season would be complete without a coach on one? Steve Kragthorpe at Louisville is the man. Is Western’s David Elson next?

  • Second time around for Ironman Clayton

    After narrowly missing the cutoff during last year’s Ford Ironman Louisville competition, Dwight Clayton was even more determined to finish the annual triathalon this year.

    “I have basically been training for this for two years,” said Clayton, 44, of Taylorsville.

  • FFA Today: Executive council, what's it all about?

    The Spencer County FFA  is led by   the Executive Council, which is made up of the chapter officers,  committee chairmen, and co-committee chairmen.

    The Executive council serves a vital function in FFA.   By taking a major leadership role, these students grow from the experience and benefit the chapter.   It is these students’ goal to lead and encourage other members to participate in chapter  activities.   

  • Volleyball teams rally

    The Spencer County Volleyball team is 7-8 on the year after posting two more victories last week. They stopped Louisville Iroquois in two games, 25-10 and 25-9 last Wednesday, and the night before that, bested Bullitt Central 2 games to 1, losing the first 22-25, but rallying to take the last two, 25-11 and 25-19. The Freshmen team won their matchup with Bullitt Central  two games to one, winning the first 18-5, dropping the second 18-17 and winning the deciding game 18-10. The JV two games to one, winning the first 21-17, but dropping the final two games 21-13 and 18-21.

  • 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.