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Today's News

  • Why is football a fall sport if it begins in the summer?

    Americans seem to have trouble with their seasons anymore. The calendar is pretty clear as to when the four seasons begin, but we always seem to be in a rush.

    Take summer for instance, the calendar suggests that it always begins in the third week of June. But we Americans start summer on Memorial Day.

    Technically, summer ends in the third week of September, but we Americans close down the pools on or before Labor Day, sometimes three full weeks before the season is really over.

  • 4-H county fair winners

    The following is a list of winners in the 4-H division of the Spencer County Fair 2009.

    4-H RECORD BOOKS

    Courtney Jeffiers, Blue and Champion      

     

    4-H LEADERSHIP and COMMUNICATIONS

    10 years old: Paige Forberger, Blue

    4-H Club Scrapbook: Rebecca Mobley, Blue and Champion

     

    4-H NEEDLEWORK

    Needlepoint – beginner: Leah Shelburne, Blue and Champion; Lilli Hanik, Blue

    Quilting – Intermediate: Rebecca Mobley, Blue and Champion

     

  • Soldier's remains taken home

    The family of executed Confederate soldier John May Hamilton has directed and participated in the removal of his remains from Maple Grove Cemetery just south of Louisville to an Appalachian burying ground near his birthplace.

    Hamilton, 30, of Keaton in Johnson County, KY was one of two Rebel prisoners executed by a Union firing squad Aug. 3, 1864, in the Nelson County community of Bloomfield, some 30 miles southeast of Louisville.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Don't cash that check

    With the worsening economy, an increasing number of Kentuckians are being victimized by fraudulent, unsolicited business offers commonly originating outside the United States.  County attorneys throughout Kentucky are reporting an upswing in this type of activity.  In one case, an elderly victim was defrauded of $1.1 million by a Canadian source before the scam was discovered and stopped.

    The most common of these scams begins with the receipt of an unsolicited cashiers’ check in the mail.

  • PHOTO: 2009 Little Miss and Mr.

    Little Mr & Miss winners : (Left)Taylor Mae-Ree Ward  and Hunter Campanell – 1st Runner Up (Center)Aaliyah Ebertshauser and Joshua Hall – 2009 Winners (Right)Andrea and Andrew Ellison – 2nd Runner Up.

  • PHOTO: Miss Spencer Co. Teen 2009

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Pictured are the winners of the 2009 Miss Teen pageant at the Spencer County Fair: (from left) Miss Teen Taylor Sullivan, First runner up Emily Hume and Miss Congeniality Morgan Swisher.

  • PHOTO: Miss Pre-Teen 2009

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Pictured are the winners of the 2009 Miss Pre-Teen pageant at the Spencer County Fair: (from left) Miss Pre-Teen Allison Dunbar, Second runner up Samantha Mullins and First runner up Hallie Helton.

  • UK gets a nod in first season poll

    Postcards from the Edge.

    First Lady of Kentucky basketball is going back to college. Ashley Judd has enrolled at Harvard University and will pursue a master’s degree in public administration. The edge? When (not if) Judd earns her new degree, she can one-up NFL czar wanna-be Condoleezza Rice, come back to Kentucky and petition to become czar of UK’s athletic department.

    Stop laughing. Could be a marriage made in intercollegiate athletics heaven.

    Postcard from the other Edge ...

  • 2009 SCHS football schedules

    Varsity Football Schedule

    August

    14    Scrimmage @ Fairdale             6 p.m.

    21    East Jessmine

    28    R-Cubed Printing Bowl             Spencer vs. E-town @             Central Hardin

        9 p.m.

    September

    4    Frankfort

    11    @ West Jessmine

  • FROM THE WORD: Understanding Jesus’ parable

    Mark 4:2-8 – And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.