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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Taking out the ‘trash’

    It seems that trash collects in our garbage cans without any effort on our part. Now in the kitchen I understand, unpacking foods, opening cans, little bits of this and that all end up in the garbage can. But then there are the smaller cans in the living room, the bedroom, and the bathroom. Before you know it, tissues and tags and wrappers fill them up as well.

  • COLUMN: How much faith do you have?

    Now let’s examine ourselves and see how much faith we have.

  • COLUMN: ‘Pet Idol’ is more than a contest

    As you may have noticed, we have quite the contest going on right now. The 2012 Pet Idol contest boasts a total of over $875 in prizes — not to mention you get to see your pretty little pets in the paper each week through Aug. 8. And while we enjoy seeing all of your cute critters, I feel it’s necessary to remind you of the seriousness that fuels this contest.
    All money raised during this year’s contest goes toward our Newspapers in Education program, which places newspapers in the classrooms in our schools.

  • Police: Local teen chased woman, shot pellets at car in Shelby County

    A Taylorsville teen driving a stolen car was arrested after chasing another car all the way down Midland Trail in Shelbyville and shooting at it out the window last Wednesday night, police say.

  • Mount Eden residents sore about eyesore

    Some Mount Eden residents are upset about an unsightly building near the center of town they describe as an eyesore.

  • Spencer County Public Library announces highlights

    • The Spencer County Public Library’s child summer reading program is now over. The library had a big turnout and anyone who participated needs to pick up their prize package. The coupons in the prize package have an expiration date, so pick the prize packages up today.
    • Adult summer reading has started. Library employees invite adults to join in the fun and win great prizes like a year subscription to The Spencer Magnet. 
    • In July the library is offering free yoga classes Mondays at 10 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Stevens outspends King by wide margin in 2010, is on path to do the same in 2012

    Democrat Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) outraised and outspent incumbent state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) by a wide margin when the two squared off in 2010, and is well on his way to doing the same this year.
    Stevens, who is vying to regain the 55th District seat he lost to King in 2010, has raised $21,100 through June 21, nearly double King’s total of $10,869, according to totals posted on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s website through last Friday.

  • COLUMN: Main Street celebrates 'Christmas in July'

    Remember when you were a child?  A couple of weeks before Christmas, colorfully wrapped presents would begin to appear under the family Christmas tree. You could think of nothing other than what was in each box. Those couple of weeks of waiting to open the gifts seemed like years. Finally, Christmas morning would come.  It was the most exciting day of the year, the day you finally got to open the presents and receive the gifts inside.

  • Adams named Kentucky’s Administrator of the Year

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams said the last bit of news he expected to hear on July 5 was that he had been named the Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ Administrator of the Year, but it was true. He had secured the honor.

  • Spencer County Fair 2012 schedule of events

    (B) - Barns
    (MP) - Mud Pit
    (R) - Ring
    (E) - Exhibit Hall
    (P) - Pavilion
    (T) - Track

    FRIDAY, JULY 20 — NO RIDES — ADMISSION $5
    6 p.m. - KOI Drag Racing (T)
    7 p.m. - Western Horse Show (R)
    7 p.m. - Coca-Cola Youth Talent Showcase (P)
    8 p.m. - Judge Angus (P) -- immediately following the Coca-Cola Talent Contest

    SATURDAY, JULY 21 — NO RIDES — ADMISSION $10
    6 p.m. - Horse Pull (T)
    7 p.m. - Spencer County 4-H and FFA Swine Show (B)