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Today's News

  • Holiday Cash Contest winners announced

    Libby White of Taylorsville was the grand prize winner in The Spencer Magnet’s “2010 Holiday Cash Contest.”

    White will be awarded $500 from the contest, which required entrants to visit 20 local merchants to get their entry blank stamped.

    Other award winners are: Bob Moore, second place, $200; Frances and Dakota Austin, third place, $150; Wilma (Connie) Wolf, fourth place, $100; and Julie Wise, fifth place, $50.

    Winners will be notified when their checks are ready.

  • LETTER: Local church thanks community for support

    We’ve just completed another successful fall festival, making this another beautiful day for our church and community. We celebrated a day filled with fun activities for children, yard sales, good food and spiritually uplifting gospel and country music.

    Without the support of many individuals and businesses, the festival would not have been possible. The festival committee would like to thank you for the support shown to us. No donation or act of kindness was small, each made a big impact on our success.

  • Edwards selected to national all-star football events

    A standout football player from Spencer County Middle School has been invited to participate in two elite events in the next few weeks.

    Will Edwards, 14, who has starred for the Grizzlies for the past three seasons, has been invited to participate in the 2010 Diamond Bowl on Dec. 30 in Tempe, Ariz.

    The event is geared toward some of the top young student-athletes around the nation and will pit an East squad versus a West squad.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Fruit and veggie conference adds innovation contest

    The 2011 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something for anyone interested in fruit and vegetable production. This year’s event convenes Jan. 3 in Lexington at Embassy Suites Hotel, and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 4.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Exotic spices great for holidays

    Considering how the quest for exotic spice fueled exploration around the world in the 15th century it is no wonder that our favorite holiday flavors herald from around the world. From Southwest India to Southeast Asia we find cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mace.

  • Signature HealthCare honors local ‘heroes’

    On a special night at Signature HealthCare of Spencer County, four unique residents and two dedicated employees were honored for their achievements and dedication.

    Plaques honoring “Hometown Heroes” were presented last Thursday to Mildred Browning, 85, of Shelby County; Lera Welsh, 92, a native of Jeffersontown; Margaret Dickerson, 98, who was born in Mount Washington and Vernon King, 94, originally from Knoxville, Tenn.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Christmas play at Spencer Christian

    Spencer Christian Church’s elementary Christmas play will be Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.

    The play is entitled, “Camel Lot.” Refreshments will be served following the show.

    All are welcome.

    For more information, call 477-9617.

    Grace Chapel to host revival starting Wednesday

    Grace Chapel will host a revival Dec. 8, 9, 11, 12.

    The evening services will be held 7 p.m. and the Sunday service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

  • GUEST COLUMN: A few of my favorite things . . .

    No matter what you celebrate during the month of December it likely involves some sort of gift giving. Manufacturers have made certain that our options are unlimited when it comes to giving to the gardener, but some gifts are more useful then others! Don’t waste your money on the cute but useless or the useful but cheap. Consider, instead, some of these items that are favorites among my serious gardening friends.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: WikiLeaks

    Cartoonist Ed Gamble takes a look at the recent WikiLeaks drama.

  • TWIN WINS: Bears open season with two victories

    The Spencer County High School basketball team opened the season with two wins last week in two very different types of games. Last Tuesday, the Bears pulled away from the Bearcats of Kentucky Country Day to claim a 69-49 victory on the road. Friday night, the boys needed some last second heroics to pull out a 53-50 win over Whitefield Academy.

    BEARS 69 KCD 49

    The Bears tipped off the season against a senior-laden KCD team that featured five players over 6-5.