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Today's News

  • LETTER: Not your grandfather's party

    The 2010 election has become perhaps the most important election in our lifetime, but only if informed voters who support job creation, fiscal responsibility show up at the polls on Nov. 2. This election isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, it’s about making America strong. The current job-killing Democratic Party has been overrun by groups wanting to turn our great country into a socialist-like nightmare. Congress and their allies at MoveOn.org, Organizing for America, ACORN and the unions are desperate and they are going all out to win.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle

    Cartoonist Rob Black takes a look at the wonders of technology

  • 'Lucky' pilot walks away

    Dwayne Hargrove’s face was bloody and his right eye was nearly swollen shut, but he walked away from a plane crash Saturday morning.

    Fifty-year-old Hargrove, of Louisville, was attempting to land at a private air strip in Taylorsville when his right wing clipped a static line and sent his 1946 Aeroca hurtling toward the ground.

  • PHOTO: District play begins next week

    Leah Brown serves for the Lady Bears Volleyball team during action earlier this season. The girls will be opening up District Tournament play next week against Bullitt Central at North Bullitt High School. The Lady Bears compiled a 12-21 record on the season but finished strong with three straight victories.

  • Bancroft makes first court appearance

    With a dozen family members of the woman he is accused of killing glaring at him, a shackled and visibly nervous Gary Bancroft made his first live appearance in an Anderson County courtroom Tuesday morning.

    Bancroft, the Bardstown Road man accused of slashing to death his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Magnet welcomes Bilger to staff

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes reporter Mallory Bilger to their news staff. Mallory began working on a part-time basis at the newspaper Sept. 13.

    “I think she will make a great addition to our staff,” said Lynette Mason, Magnet General Manager.

  • Extension Service: 'Our duty' is to keep taxes low

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Board has moved to not raise taxes this year and is sitting on a sizable nest egg that Board Chair Sandi Deutsch said will be used to fund the organization’s plans to relocate next year to a larger space that will better serve the community.

    The board voted Aug. 10 to levy its tax rates at the 2009 levels, fixing the fiscal year 2010 rates at 17.82 cents per $100 of assessed personal property, 3.43 cents per $100 of assessed real property and 3.11 cents per $100 of assessed motor vehicle value.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Heavenly homecoming

    This past weekend was Homecoming in Taylorsville. Oops, I just remembered, they changed the name to Octoberfest! But I guess I still think of it as Homecoming.

    The parade, the bands, the food, and the friends all make it a good time, no matter what you call it.

    But I must admit, I just love the sound of “Homecoming.” I served in the Marines for several years and spent about a year overseas without my wife; homecoming meant a lot to me. As a pastor, I have the chance to go on missions trips and attend conferences that often take me away from home.

  • Beginners welcome at basket guild

    Everyone who comes to a Bluegrass Basket Guild meeting leaves with a basket. Each meeting is actually a basket-making class. Beginners are welcome.

    “Even beginners can do it because they don’t need to have their own supplies,” said Madonna Cash, who taught a bushel basket class at September’s meeting. “Beginners might not be at the same level but everyone leaves with a nice basket.”

  • PHOTO: Fair poultry show yields many local champions

    There were several champions in this year’s Spencer County Fair Youth Poultry Show. Thank you to Lynn Shelburne and the rest of the Shelburne family for putting on a great show again this year! The winners are listed as follows:

    Champion Large Fowl – Lee Jared Miles, Mt. Eden, KY – Barred Plymouth Rock

    Champion Bantam – Jacob Benningfield, Lebanon, KY – White Silkie

    Champion American Game – Justin Goodlett, Mt. Eden, KY – Brown Red Game