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Today's News

  • Faith For Today: Jesus is the good samaritan
  • Faith For Today: Shine like a firefly

    I love sitting outside on a summer evening and watching the fireflies come out. As the sun fades and darkness spreads, suddenly little sparks of light spring up. They flash for a moment, go out, then a moment later flash a little farther off.
    Some yards and fields seem to glow, alive with sparkling fireflies. Like most kids I’d catch a few and put them in a jar, but they aren’t nearly as amazing in a jar. It was much more fun to gently catch them and then let them fly flashing away. I confess, sometimes I still do that.

  • Sports Shorts - July 31 Edition

    Ducks Unlimited to host sporting clays event
    Ducks Unlimited will host its Summer Sporting Clays Classic on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Merwin Ray Shooting Range in Eminence.
    The event style is similar to a golf scramble, but on a shooting clays course.
    Prizes will be awarded and an entry fee of $100 is required. The fee includes 18 stations with four targets per station and lunch.

  • PHOTO: New truck on the block

    Citizens may soon see, if they haven’t already, the above truck patrolling the roads of Spencer County. The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department’s new, striped Dodge truck will be driven by Deputy Andrew Ware.

  • Bottoms claims first season win at Ponderosa

    Second place, move over. Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms cruised into first at this weekend’s race at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City.
    In June, Bottoms told The Spencer Magnet he finished in second place in four out of five races to that point, but on Friday, Bottoms earned the top spot in the D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman event.
    Bottoms took the lead from race leader Donnie Sullivan on lap 8 of the main event and survived a green/white-checkered restart to claim his first win of the season.

  • Paying for playing?

    Trial balloons were floated in 2011. Last month an NCAA conference commissioner issued a new set of  buzz words for college sports fans to wrap their minds and tongues around. The town crier was sent to the gate ringing his bell to declare “Hear ye, hear ye all!”
    Transformational change.
    Transformational ... what?
    A five syllable synonym for money. Also a fool’s temptation to open the proverbial Pandora’s Box.

  • Business Briefcase - July 31 Edition

    Brown named as a regional ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’
    Spencer County native Vickie Yates Brown, president and CEO of Nucleus in Louisville, was recently announced as a regional winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2013.

  • Taylorsville Machining relocates to Main Cross
  • What's Happening — Week of July 31

    Call for entries in Louisville Veterans Day parade
    The annual UAW 862/Ford Motor Company Veterans Day Parade Planning Committee has issued a call for entries for this year’s parade, which will take place at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) in Louisville. The parade is open to all veterans organizations and individual veterans, all branches of the Armed Services, veterans’ service organizations, military re-enactment and historical groups and fraternal organizations.  

  • W.T. Froman's Drug Company - a mainstay in Taylorsville since 1871

    To Tim Nichols, running a small-town pharmacy is not about the numbers, such as prices or how many people he has served, but about the relationships his employees build with customers.
    At W.T. Froman’s Drug Company, in business since 1871 in Taylorsville, it’s the relationships with customers that have made the pharmacy into a successful business for nearly a century and a half.