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Today's News

  • Money still available for park trails

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer met with local horse owners Monday night to discuss what remains of a $100,000 grant that was intended for trails at Taylorsville Lake State Park.

    The grant was presented to Taylorsville Lake State Park by former Governor Ernie Fletcher in August 2007. Its purpose was to renovate existing trails and begin the expansion of the park’s recreational trail system.

    Now with a June 1 deadline looming, local trails activists are questioning how the remaining money will be spent.

  • 2010 Kentucky State FCCLA meeting

    The Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America had their 65th annual state meeting March 29-31. While at the meeting, members attended leadership seminars and listened to great motivational speakers. Members also competed in STAR Events at the meeting.

    STAR event winners included:

    • 3rd Place Sr. Parliamentary Procedure – Alex Poole, Charlotte Arias, Leah Spears, Tiffany Frost, Jayme Thomas, Samantha Barmore, and Heather Helton.

  • New business: Cox's Smokers Outlet

    New business Cox’s Smokers Outlet and Spirit Shoppe celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting April 16. A grand opening celebration was held last Saturday.

    Cox’s features a wide selection of products, including liquor, wine, beer, cigarettes, imported cigars, picnic and party supplies, and fishing accessories.

    Their store hours are Monday -Thursday 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and closed Sunday. Items can be purchased using the drive-thru by entering through the front of the building.

  • LETTER: Thank you Spencer County!

    April 24, 2010 we held our 2nd annual “Carnival for a Cure.” Despite all weather forecast we were blessed with 4 good hours of carnival fun! To God be the Glory!

    All proceeds made went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Despite the storm, we still made $5,000!

     We couldn’t have done it with out all our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, the 4-H Trailblazers, Affordable Fun, Bounce Around, our fabulous DJ/MC Bobby Marples, musicians, Wendy Edwards, friends, and families.

  • PHOTO: IMI drivers strike

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Searching for spawning bass

    It is now time to look for those pre spawn and spawning bass. This is when bass fishing is awesome. It is when the bass are feeding in the shallows and the action is fast and furious.

  • Faces from the past clearer when enlarged

     When pictures of school groups are submitted for publication, it proves very difficult to identify the students unless the names are submitted at the same time.

    But with programs like Photoshop, pictures that were well composed and shot with the best equipment of the era, can be enlarged, making recognition of individuals possible.

  • Goodbye Johnny Ballgame

    Flash, flair and fun – John Wall’s game came in technicolor with a Wow! factor and Kentucky fans loved it all and embraced the kid who brought it.

    Even at one and done he was the best. Good bye, Johnny Ballgame.

    By custom, and because UK basketball has a New York Yankee-like hall of heroes, we compare gifted ones who passed this way. New category: The Left Early(s) list includes Rajon Rondo, Jodie Meeks, Kelenna Azubuike, Jamal Mashburn, Ron Mercer and Rex Chapman.

    • Mashburn and Mercer, was right time to move on.

  • Stallions announce new coaching staff

    The Spencer County Youth Football Association Board would like to congratulate the following head coaches for the 2010 Stallions football season:

    Mighty Mites Coach Philip Bradham; Pee Wee Coach Chris Hutt; Juniors Coach Floyd Light and Cheerleading coaches Jennifer Pucko and Jessica Barnes.

     

  • Contract cuts for school employees

    Spencer County Schools employees will be facing across the board cuts when the new fiscal year begins in July. The school board, who approved the furlough days Monday night, expects to save about $80,000.

    Nearly all of the district’s 310 employees will be affected by reductions to their contracts. While teachers are expected to lose two days at the hands of state legislators,  the remaining classified employees and a few certified positions are looking at losing five to 20 days.