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Today's News

  • LETTER: Paul IS mindful of Kentucky's needs

    I’m writing in response to the article by Amanda Van Benschoten last week and her concerns about Rand Paul, candidate for US Senate from Kentucky.

    Amanda, your article titled “Paul must be mindful of Kentucky’s needs” points out how completely out of touch you are about Kentucky’s needs and indeed what the needs of an entire nation are.

  • Donor gives blank check to police

    “I thought it was Christmas in July,” said Sheriff Steve Coulter as he looked back on the day last week when an anonymous Spencer County man walked in the Sheriff’s Office and plopped down a blank check.

    Two months prior, the mysterious giver and his wife had come to Coulter out of the blue – generously offering to help the community out financially in whatever area the sheriff decided money was most needed.  

    “I didn’t know how to take it,” said Sheriff Coulter. “I was excited and glad he was doing this.”

  • Remembering Little Mount School

    I can still remember standing on the porch of Little Mount School, ringing the big brass school bell that meant recess was over. Usually, the teachers would ring the bell but sometimes a student would be selected to do the job. It was a real treat indeed.

  • Meet the 2010-11 Spencer County Bears

    It could be a big 2010 for the Spencer County Bears football team.

    They’ve got a big, experienced offensive line. They’ve got a big-time prospect in senior running back Erico Smith. And they’ve got a schedule full of big schools that will provide some challenging competition to help prepare them for the postseason.

    So do those things mean fans should have big expectations? Second year head coach Wes Napper thinks that’s reasonable, especially since his own expectations are pretty high.

  • Reports of Spencer body

    Reports by a Louisville media outlet of “a body found in Spencer County” may not be what it sounds like.

    According to KSP spokesperson Trooper Ron Turley, the body in question is related to an on-going death investigation. Preliminary evidence shows that the death of the Spencer County male appears to be self-inflicted, but investigators are waiting on the medical examiner’s review before releasing a final report.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidates file for city, school and soil conservation

    Four more incumbents have filed to run again for their respective seats on the city commission, school board and soil conservation district. The deadline for submitting paperwork in local non-partisan races is August 10 at 4 p.m.

    City Commissioners Beverly Bentley-Ingram and Kathy Spears will each be seeking another two-year term in office – joining the race against fellow incumbent John “Jack” Proctor, Fire Chief Nathan Nation and employment counselor Troy Klaber. Winners will be determined by the four highest vote-getters in November.

  • PHOTO: Flower power

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The FFA Floriculture Evaluation team competed at the Eastern Kentucky University summer FFA day on July 27 in Richmond.  The team of (from left) Nora McCoy, Hannah Clayton, Susan Mann, and Courtney Cox placed first overall. 

    Clayton and Mann were the 2nd and 3rd high individuals overall in the event.  They will compete next at the state FFA contest held at the Kentucky State Fair in August. 

  • Church happenings

    Concert of Prayer for area schools

    A Concert of Prayer for local schools has been scheduled for Sunday, August 22 at 3 p.m. in the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. Please contact Greg Taylor at 477-8942 or Carol Herndon at 477-0150 if your church would like to participate.

    Everyone is invited to attend.

     

    Breaking Free of addictions

  • PHOTO: 15U team named runners up

    Spencer County 15U were named runners up during a tournament July 24-25 in Bardstown. Pictured are: (front, left) Josh Ferency, Brennan Noel, Lance Shelton, Austin Heilman, (back) Chase McIntosh, Michael Vuick, Jordan Johnson,Nick Vuick,Travis Jaminson and Tyler Jaminson.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County Circuit Court July 9, 2010.

    Traffic:

    John L. Coulter, speeding 10 mph over  limit; excessive windshield/window tinting. $213 court cost and fine.

    Andrew J. Fassas, speeding 19 mph over limit. $180 court cost and fine.

    Ronald R. Goodwin, II, reckless driving. $163 court cost and fine.

    Justin K. White, speeding 16 mph over limit. $175 court cost and fine.