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Today's News

  • LETTER: Response to a reader

    I am writing this in response to the letter from Gina Jesse, of Shelbyville.

    I am sure that the North Central Health Department is quite capable of handling their business as a multimillion dollar public health entity. If they felt that there was any concern with David Jenkins being the chairman, I am quite sure that they would address their concerns with him directly.

  • Whispering Oaks wins world title

    Equine athletes from Whispering Oaks Farm, in Spencer County, were the recipients of several trophies from the 2010 United Mountain Horse World Grand Championships held Sept. 6-11. Farm owner Mary Lipginski said the wins have been 12 months in the making.

    “Whispering Oaks Farm is one of many farms that had made its way through the spring and summer to participate in the competition for the trophies,” said Lipginski.

  • Need a sweet treat?

    Judy Bowman got her recipe for her apricot nectar cake from a coworker several years ago. Her office often has potluck luncheons and someone brought this cake.

    “No matter where you take it, everyone loves it because it’s so moist,” said Bowman. The vanilla pudding and apricot nectar added to the cake make it extra moist, and the nectar gives it a unique exotic flavor.

    Bowman brings this cake whenever she is going to a potluck or family gathering. She recently brought the cake to a potluck dinner meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild.

  • Toys for Tots bring local Christmas joy

    For the first time this Christmas, Spencer County will exclusively have a Toys for Tots program that benefits local children.

    Spencer County resident Bruce Kapfhammer of Toys for Tots Taylorsville is heading up the collection efforts in conjunction with the Spencer County Family Resource Center and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District.

    Toys for Tots is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and benefits the children of less fortunate families whose parents might not have the resources to purchase holiday gifts.

  • LETTER: Making economy stronger

    The pursuit of a well paying job here in America seems to be getting increasingly more difficult. People are losing their jobs at an alarming rate, and many that still have work have had to take a cut in pay and work more hours. This is happening nationwide, regardless of the level of education.

    The reason for this should be obvious to everyone. There aren’t enough businesses in our nation to support the American workforce.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Girls fall short at net

    The Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team fell in the first round of the district tournament Monday night to Bullitt Central, two matches to none. Despite ending the season on an uptick, the girls picked a bad time for a poor performance.

    “We had been playing really well of late, but it didn’t carry over to districts,” he said. “We didn’t pass well, and that’s where we faltered.” Statistically, Elder said for the season, the girls have had about an 80 percent passing percentage, but Monday night, it was only about 50 percent.

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

    Truck tug and dance to benefit funeral fund

    Two upcoming fundraisers will benefit the Renee Mobley memorial fund.

    A benefit dance will be held Oct. 16 from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #157 on Old Preston Highway in Shepherdsville.

    Admission is $10 per person and the event will feature the band, Revolver.

    Door prizes, raffles, dancing and food will be part of the evening.

    For tickets, call 502-538-0417 or 502-904-9633.

    The second event—a truck tug—will be held Oct. 23 at 5 p.m.

  • CALLING ALL CANDIDATES

    The Spencer Magnet will be providing election information for voters during the weeks leading up to Nov. 2. Look for your email that will include survey questions and deadline information. If you do not receive an email from us by Thursday, please call the Spencer Magnet at 477-2239, ext. 24.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

    Cross country update

    The SCHS Cross country team attended the Arrowhead Invitational in Union County Oct. 2. The 5K race featured many young runners from AA teams primarily from the western part of the state. The SCHS girls ran to a victory with four runners finishing in the top five, including a first place finish from Christina Shawver. Cory Kleinjan also won the boys 5k with a time of 17:03. The team will take this weekend off as they begin to prepare for upcoming regionals.

    Comments wanted about athletic equality at SCHS

  • Dust and Bust: Drought taking toll on farmers, fall activities

    As local farmer Scott Travis plowed a field on his Cox’s Creek farm, an ominous dust cloud billowed into the sky, choking him and turning the horizon a chalky brown color.

    “I was out in the field stirring up dust,” a laughing Travis said upon returning a phone call to The Spencer Magnet.