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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Brewer will be missed

    A familiar face will be missing at Spencer County High School sporting events. The passing of Roy Brewer last week did not go unnoticed in the community and at Friday’s football game, a special jersey bearing Brewer’s name was presented to his family as a moment of silence was observed in honor of the life-long fan of local sports.

  • COLUMN: Brewer will be missed

    A familiar face will be missing at Spencer County High School sporting events. The passing of Roy Brewer last week did not go unnoticed in the community and at Friday’s football game, a special jersey bearing Brewer’s name was presented to his family as a moment of silence was observed in honor of the life-long fan of local sports.

  • COLUMN: WKU, Murray State red-faced 'Cats, Cards

    Season openers. Kentucky and Louisville. Last Thursday’s performances were evidence enough the Wildcats and Cardinals have no business opening a season against each other.

    Reviews from Thursday were, to be kind, a mixed bag. For Western Kentucky and Murray State ... let’s play two ... next one at our place.
    Ditto, Eastern Kentucky. The Colonels led Kansas State into the fourth quarter at Manhattan before losing 10-7.

  • COLUMN: Thursday kicks off NFL, fantasy football season

    Monday brought with it the year’s first truly fall-like temperatures and, with the smell of football in the air, another reminder that if I knew someone with a time machine, I’d go back to this season three years ago and politely punch myself in the face.

    You’re right, while I am usually that sarcastic, I’m not usually that violent – so let me explain.

    Three years ago, my husband of approximately two months asked if I would be interested in joining a fantasy football league with him and a few of his friends.

  • Lady Bears even record after two wins

    After enduring a murderous schedule to open the season, the Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team has won four games in a row and has evened its record to 5-5 after a Labor Day victory over Shelby County, 5-2 at home.

    The victory comes on the heels of last week’s 8-0 shut-out of Marion County.

    In that win, the Lady Bears got two goals from Bri Bonham, Hannah Jaggers and Libby Cox, and single goals by Madison Ratchford and Shelby Lurie as the girls put the game away early and enjoyed a 5-0 intermission lead.

  • Bears get 21-20 win

    The Spencer County Bears used a late-game goal-line stand to secure a thrilling 21-20 win over LaRue County on Friday night, and in doing so snapped a 19-game losing streak that spanned three seasons.

    First-year head coach Mike Marksbury got a little emotional in a postgame end zone huddle as he told his squad how important it was to finally get that monkey off their back, but was quick to remind them that the hard work must continue as the Bears look to turn their program around.

  • Schubert elected as Angus Association delegate

    Anne Patton Schubert of Taylorsville was elected as a delegate to the 128th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 14 in Louisville, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association.

    Schubert, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 332 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting.

  • Supplemental revenue assistance program coming to a close

    Authority for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance (SURE) program, authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, will draw to a close Sept. 30, 2011.

    “FSA wants to ensure that all eligible producers are aware of the approaching deadline,” said FSA State Executive Director, John W. McCauley.

  • The tomato trials of 2011

    The first piece of good news is that this year turned out better than last.

    In 2010, I wrote, “Sadly this year was sort of a bust for the vast majority of what I planted.” I can’t do that year after year, so thank goodness the tomatoes and zucchini kept pace this time around.

  • Five Spencer County High students attend Governor's Scholars Program 2011

    Five students from Spencer County were named as participants in the Governor’s Scholar Program for 2011 in last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet.

    When recognized by the Governor’s office, Governor’s Scholar students are organized and recognized in the Congressional district determined by their home residency.