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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Dry those tears sports fans

    It was a trail of tears, last week.

    Randy Moss whined in Boston.

    Pete Rose bawled in Cincinnati.

    Bruce Pearl sniveling in Knoxville.

    Indiana media somberly noted, 10th anniversary of Douglas MacArthur’s firing by Harry Truman. Or was that Bob Knight by Myles Brand?

    Big Blue Nation was bellyaching about Enes Kanter’s amateur status.

    And, Lee Todd’s lips quivered in Lexington.

    Observations.

    Millionaire Moss’s whine isn’t worth elaboration.

  • LETTER: Reader says 'repeal' school tax

    Sometimes before church on Sunday morning I listen to a talk program on WHAS. This program is hosted by a fellow named Joe Elliott. Every once in awhile his program is where you can talk about whatever is on your mind; he calls it This and That. Well, here is my This and That letter to the editor.

    This

  • First place Lady Bears about to be tested

    Just how good can the Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team really be? They’re sporting an 8-2 record, they sit atop the 8th Region standings and they are averaging over six goals a game.

    They likely got an answer to that question Tuesday night when they were scheduled to travel to Goshen to take on perennial power North Oldham, who is second in the region with an 8-2-1 record.

    Coach Charles Traughber’s girls were riding a 7 game winning streak which continued last Wednesday with a 10-0 victory over Ft. Knox on the road.

  • PHOTO: 2nd in state fair tractor driving contest

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Marty Mayer participated in the KY State Fair Tractor Driving Contest on Thursday, August 26.  Mayer was 2nd in the Senior Division. 

     

  • Man could get 20 years in death of Taylorsville man

    A man has entered a plea to spend 20 years in prison following a traffic accident last year that took the life of a Taylorsville man.

    Kevin Sterling Sullivan, 23, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in the second degree and five counts of wanton endangerment.

    According to Nick Raley, assistant commonwealth attorney, a plea agreement was reached earlier this month after a five-hour mediation session was conducted by Senior Status Judge Julia Adams.

  • Fiscal court has no love for Arizona

    While citizens across the U.S. have poured $3.6 million into a legal defense fund supporting Arizona’s immigration law, there was no love for the border-state’s plight by county magistrates last Wednesday.

  • Boys soccer team on 3-game winning streak

    Spencer County’s boys soccer team picked up two wins last week and have a modest three game winning streak following a 3-1 victory over Fort Knox on Wednesday and then a 3-0 shutout over Henry County on Thursday.

    Coach Paul Taylor said Wednesday’s road victory at Fort Knox was not a particularly good game, but it counts as a victory.

    “Sometimes it’s good just to win an ugly game and get out of there,” he said, noting how the game was extremely physical with several yellow cards being handed out.

  • Swine show winners

    Matthew Jeffiers was named eighth in his showmanship division, while Courtney Jeffiers earned fourth in her division.

    In the swine skill-a-thon, Courtney Jeffiers was second out of 19, Matthew Jeffiers was third out of 21, Ashley Montgomery was eighth out of 10, and Danielle Montgomery was 12th out of 21.

    Danielle Montgomery showed the Spotted Grand Champion gilt and also was Kentucky Proud Spot Champion. 

  • PHOTO: Stallion's Junior Blue team now 3-0

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Trevor Hutt  #14 of the Spencer County Stallions (Jr. Blue team). Spencer County Stallions won against Nelson County Falcons 16 - 0. Trevor Hutt scored both touchdowns for the team and 1 of the 2 point conversions. Spencer County Stallions (Jr. Blue) are now 3-0.

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears lose to Bullitt Central 2-0

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

     Maggie Koenig, left, and Nikki Prater converge on a ball as they set up for a return in a recent game for the Lady Bears Volleyball team. The girls had only one match last week, a 2-0 loss to Bullitt Central. They are on the road this week at Iroquois, at Seneca and at Collins next Tuesday before returning home against Bardstown next Wednesday.