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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Sports talk: The good, bad and ugly

    The Derby’s over, and a long summer awaits. But there’s plenty of sports talk and chatter for fans. Some news is good, some is bad, but there’s always something for sports fans to discuss, argue and gripe about. I’m no different.

  • Sports Shorts

    Blue-white football
    game scheduled

    The Spencer County High School blue-white football game will be Friday at 7 p.m.

    Admission is $3 for adults, and children ages 5 and under will be admitted free.

    SCHS football team
    to host camp for youth

    The Spencer County High School football team is hosting a camp for youth in first through sixth grades Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m.

    The camp cost is $25 per participant, which includes a camp T-shirt and lunch.

  • COLUMN: No fiddling with cell phones during government meetings

    While covering the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday, I noticed something disturbing. A couple of magistrates intermittently appeared to be typing on their cell phones during the course of the meeting.

    Now in this day of constant information flow via text messages, Facebook and Twitter, and the unwillingness to separate from one’s cell phone at all, this may not seem like a big deal.

    But this was taking place during a public meeting — in which all communication involving public business is supposed to be available to the audience.

  • COLUMN: Let the tears fall down

    One day when I was very young my parents promised me a day out. I don’t remember if we had planned a picnic or a trip to the zoo, I just remember that it rained cats and dogs. And I also remember how heartbroken I was. It wasn’t fair to my parents, they couldn’t help the rain, but I was so disappointed.

  • COLUMN: Saving up those heavenly treasures

    Matthew 6:19-21 says, Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

  • Middle, high school drama students to perform ‘The Hobbit’

    Magic descends on Taylorsville this week as the Spencer County middle and high school drama students perform their production of “The Hobbit.”

    The show opens on Thursday, May 10 at 7pm in the middle school theater. The cost is $2 for students and $4 for adults. Other performances are on May 11 and 12 at 7pm and Sunday, May 13 at 2pm.

    Auditions for the play were in February. Twenty-eight actors and twenty-three crew members have worked hard to get the play ready. Approximately 70% of the students involved are from the middle school.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Community Calendar

    Sanctuary Arts Center to feature local artist exhibits
    The Sanctuary Arts Center is sponsoring a weeklong Art Appreciation Exhibition, dedicated to resident artists Jim Johnson, Joe Maupin, and Lois Platt, and featuring Kentucky Gourd Society artists and others.
    The show continues daily through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited.
    As a cap to the weeklong exhibition, the public is invited to mingle with the artists on Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Special to The Spencer Magnet

    Is your sulking daughter being a normal teenager, or could her change in behavior be a warning sign for depression? Could your son’s sudden bursts of anger be a passing phase, or is it a warning sign that he’s being bullied at school?

    In both scenarios, the answers could go either way, according to Stephany Pond, unit manager and master therapist at Seven Counties’ Taylorsville office.

  • Case closed on EMS building violations

    Reports that the Spencer County Emergency Medical Services building was dilapidated, with rodent excrement and holes in the ceiling and floor, led to a change in leadership at EMS and a $3,500 fine from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program.

    According to documents obtained from the OSH program through open records requests, the office inspected the EMS building between the dates of Feb. 8 and March 21.

    Following those inspections, several citations and notifications of penalty were issued on March 26.

  • A happy ending

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Special to The Spencer Magnett

    Most people who take training to handle emergency medical situations never have to put their knowledge to the test. During all the 20 years of her career, this was true for Vicki Thomas, a third-grade teacher at Spencer County Elementary School.

    But on Tuesday, April 30, her training in using the Heimlich maneuver literally saved the life of one of her students, Bryce Cooper.

    The two discussed the ordeal during an interview at the school yesterday.