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Today's News

  • LETTER TO EDITOR: Disputes business figures

    Editor:

    In the Spencer Magnet Nov. 10, there was an article about services offered by the EDA.

    In the article it was claimed in the last two years there were 681 new businesses in Spencer County with a loss of 105 so that leaves 576 in business. I have given that some thought and find that hard to believe so I began checking.

    I asked EDA for a list and they said they don’t have a list and referred me to the Occupational License Administration. I was told I could download the list and did so. Then I started detailing it out and here is what I found.

  • DEBT DILEMMA: County loan pay-off: Some question, others praise

    The current version of Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday to pay off a large chunk of debt before its election-altered counterpart takes office next year, but the decision was hardly welcomed by everyone in attendance.

    The court by a 3-2 verdict approved a motion to pay off $505,866 owed on debt and leases from the general operating fund before the end of the year, a move which made sense to some, but not to others.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Be incorruptible in the name of Jesus

    On Sunday, Nov. 14, we went to a Russel Ray Fryman Day at Cynthiana. Russell Ray is one of our lay mission team members. What an inspiration he is. He would bring his guitar and sing, and he would get so happy he would preach a little too.

    My favorite song he would sing was, “I Feel Good.”

    The chorus went like this: “I feel good just to know I’ve been redeemed. It makes me feel good.”

  • Improving Lady Bears still seeking first win of season

    The Spencer County High School Lady Bears girls basketball team fell to a top 8th-Region contender Thursday night when they traveled to Lawrenceburg and suffered a 79-46 loss to Anderson County.

    The Lady Bearcats, who are 0-5 on the season, jumped out early and took a commanding 18-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back. Spencer County trailed 41-11 at the half.

    The second half was a bit more even as the Lady Bears were able to match up more evenly with some of Anderson’s reserves.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Methodist church to have candlelight service

    Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 415 W. Main, will host the annual Community Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Friday, Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the birth of Christ.

    Risen Lord to host Advent worship services Dec. 15

    Risen Lord Lutheran church will be having special Advent worship services Dec. 15. The worship service will be at 7 p.m. preceeded by a soup supper at 6 p.m.

  • Unbeaten Bears defend St. Francis title

    Heading into Saturday night’s matchup with Lloyd Memorial, Spencer County high school basketball Coach Jacob Barmore expressed a little concern about the Juggernauts’ athleticism and size and said it should be a real test as the two teams squared off for the championship of the St. Francis Tournament in Louisville, an event the Bears won last year.

  • Clerk calls audit issue an oversight

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett said Monday that a state auditor’s report noting excessive spending for Sam’s Club memberships last year was not intended to be a misuse of taxpayer dollars.

    Puckett’s office was audited by State Auditor Crit Luallen. The audit noted that seven Sam’s Club memberships were purchased for $35 each, for a total of $245. Puckett said Monday that the office had this practice for two years, and that she preferred for each employee to have a club membership.

  • COLUMN: Keep the warmth of Christmas with you all year

    It’s always a fun time of the year for those of us that celebrate Christmas, especially for those that keep the festive season in proper perspective.

    The other night I watched for a countless time one of my favorite holiday movie favorites: “Scrooged,” the Bill Murray-driven knock-off of Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol.”

  • GUEST COLUMN: Poinsettias are a popular holiday plan

    Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Christmas Tree Auction rescheduled

    The Christmas Tree Auction at Sanctuary Arts Center has been rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., due to inclement weather.

    Stop by the Sanctuary Arts Center on Main Street to place bids on trees that are fully decorated and on other holiday decor.

    Bidding starts at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Sanctuary.

    The event will include door prizes, refreshments and entertainment.

    Everyone is welcome.

    VFW to host Christmas party