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Today's News

  • Ridgeview Baptist launches new community ministries

    Ridgeview Baptist Church is launching two new ministries aimed to help teens and young children who may be dealing with difficult issues at home.
    The church is hosting a kickoff party at 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the expansion of Celebration Recovery, which helps adults deal with drug and alcohol dependency, addiction, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse and other issues. The Landing is a new program for teenagers and Celebration Station will focus on children and pre-teens, said Lola Shelburne, the church’s ministry leader.

  • Mount Eden Saddle Club announces 2013 schedule

    The Mount Eden Saddle Club is sponsoring a horse show on April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds on Mount Eden Road (Ky. 53).
    The show will feature young, adult western, gaited pleasure and contest classes.
    For more information, contact Leslie Smitha, 502-321-8166; Sharon Gilbert, 502-738-9741; Chasidy Hawkins, 502-680-0497; or Brooke Gilbert 502-902-1754. Or you can visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com
    2013 Show Schedule:
    April 13
    May 11
    June 8
    July 13
    Aug. 10
    Sept. 14

  • ANNIVERSARY: 49 years and counting (Keelings)

    Evan and Donna Keeling recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary at their home in the Little Union area.

    They were married in Livingston, Tenn., on March 7, 1964.
    They have three children: Timothy Keeling and his wife, Nina; Amy Mattingly and her husband, Charlie; and Stephen Keeling and his wife, Stacy. They also have 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    They are members of Little Union Baptist Church.

  • COLUMN: Many accomplishments in 2013

    The 30-day session of the General Assembly concluded at midnight this past Tuesday, after two long days of hard work and bipartisan collaboration to ensure the state’s most pressing issues were addressed.

  • COLUMN: Recap: 2013 session ends

    The final two days of the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly were filled with a mix of emotions ranging from frustration to exhilaration. The Republican Caucus began at 10 a.m. with a meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the Kentucky public employee pension systems; we moved quickly to the floor of the House at noon and found ourselves in recess shortly before 2 p.m. The recess would last late into the evening, little action was taken and day one ended in deep frustration the issue that had overshadowed the session would remain unresolved.

  • PHOTO: National champs!

    The Spencer County Middle School Dance Team competed at Jamfest Nationals on March 23-24. The team took first place in their division and are now national champions. The team members, in no particular order, are Ilona Kovacs, Meredith Barnett, Allie Thomas, Hallie Helton, Beth Hill, Kaylee Smith, Mckenzie Potts, Lily Mitchell, Ali Henderson, Allison Dunbar, Lindsey Miller, Lindsey Bush, Molly Marlow, Jena Ellis, Kassidy Pulliam, Rikki Urquhart, Peyton Forberger, Morgan Forkey, Cayla Perkins, Cate Jarboe and Lydia Rowe.

  • Spencer County High School senior project letters - 2013

    Editor’s note: Throughout the remainder of the school year, The Spencer Magnet will publish letters from Spencer County High School seniors written as part of their senior projects. The students chose their own topics and did their own research. As with all letters submitted to The Spencer Magnet, they may appear edited for space or content purposes.
     

  • Camp Invention is coming to Spencer County this summer

    Just because school is out during the summer doesn’t mean the fun of learning has to end.  Children entering grades one through six are invited to attend this year’s summer camp from Camp Invention titled Geo-Quest. The camp is June 10 through June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Taylorsville Elementary School.
    The Geo-Quest program will feature the following:
    Cache Dash — An international expedition where you can navigate your way to treasure-filled caches containing global challenges from youth around the world.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Kentucky leads the way in blanketing our Commonwealth in blue and silver pinwheels. The blue and silver pinwheel is a symbol of childhood and forms the cornerstone of the national Pinwheels for Prevention child abuse awareness campaign being conducted throughout the nation.  Kentucky’s campaign hopes to be the largest in the nation. The campaign, which last year was the second largest in the nation, is being coordinated through Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.

  • Simpsonville fire claims 30 goats and barn

    Still-smoking, charred remnants of a barn are the horrible aftermath of a blaze in which dozens of prize dairy goats died Wednesday morning, their terrified bleating echoing through the darkness when the structure went up in flames.
    “It was so pitiful. You should have seen them. It was a nightmare, just a nightmare,” said Joann Shelburne in a trembling voice as she looked out at the ruins where half of her prize-winning Alpine dairy goats perished in the predawn hours.
    She said 25 goats died, and five more had to be put down.