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Today's News

  • Four graduate from McKendree

    Graduates of McKendree University’s Louisville and Radcliff campuses received their diplomas at commencement exercises June 11 at the Highview Baptist Church East Campus.

    The class of 2011 undergraduates were the first McKendree “University” freshmen when the 183-year-old institution changed its name from McKendree “College” in 2007.

    Sixty-eight of the 103 members of the class of 2011 from both Kentucky campuses participated in the ceremony.

    Taylorsville graduates are:

  • Four local students make UK dean's list

    The following Spencer County students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the spring 2011 semester:
    Taylor Ann Carden, pre-journalism freshman; Sarah Elizabeth Jones, communications junior; Alex Eugenia Poole, undergraduate studies freshman; Christopher Joseph Shouse, history junior; and Chelsea Elizabeth Sleep, psychology junior.

    UK Public Relations provided the students’ names, majors and classes.

  • Snider, Karrer make Georgetown dean's list

    The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Georgetown College for the 2011 spring semester:
    Hannah Marie Snider of Mount Eden. Hannah is the daughter of Amos and Suzanne Snider of Mount Eden.

    Rachel Christine Karrer of Taylorsville. Rachel is the daughter of Bill and Karen Karrer of Taylorsville.

    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Dr. Rosemary Allen, provost/academic dean.
     

  • Four named to Bellarmine dean's list

    Bellarmine University recently named students to its dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • COLUMN: Be prepared for the 'dog days'

    Independence day is past, the heat of summer has set in.  

    There is a lot of work to be done on yards and in fields, but the heat and humidity can be positively oppressive.  Sometimes we call these times the dog days, apparently a reference to ancient beliefs about Sirius, the Dog Star.  Personally I always had a picture of an old hound dog stretched out on a porch panting in the heat!

  • COLUMN: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord

    In our country today we see false religions, we see people worshiping idols made by hands and some worshiping someone who died and are still down there. We see our leaders trying to do away with the things Jesus stands for. Our country was founded on Jesus our Lord and Savior; we in olden days held up Jesus’ name in our schools, in our courts, in the law of the land, we kept him alive in our homes.

    Very few preachers anymore preach a Hell-fire sermon; and if we keep going in this direction, God’s wrath will come down upon us.

  • LETTER: Worship on the Sabbath

    [In the June 22 edition], your religion writer wrote about Judea winning its six-day war and America losing the Vietnam War.
    Why did Judea win the war? Was it because Judea keeps the seventh-day Sabbath and America chooses to keep the Roman Sabbath?

    God has a reason for the Sabbath – a purpose in it. Those who assemble to worship God and the Lord Jesus Christ in any way contrary to the way or the time that God’s word commands are not worshipping him in spirit and in truth. God will not accept their worship.

  • LETTER: Health department gets high marks

    On behalf of the North Central District Board of Health and the public health director, congratulations go out to the Spencer County Health Coordinator Leigh Stratton and the employees of the Spencer County Health Department for receiving an exemplary report for services rendered and for their overall operation of the facility.

    Recently, an audit was conducted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Health and Human Services Division and the Spencer County Health Department was successfully compliant in 649 categories out of 650.

  • LETTER: Thank you to Annette King

    Much has been written in the Magnet concerning our outgoing executive director of our Economic Development Authority. Many local residents and business owners are deeply saddened by recent actions of our elected officials to stop funding the EDA. Hopefully, our leaders have a magic grand plan hidden away that will transform Spencer County into the bustling metropolis that they seem to believe is possible. If so, they are not willing to share the secret plan.

  • COLUMN: Conserve resources for future generations

    By CURTIS OCHS
    Solid Waste Coordinator for Spencer County