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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Learning through biblical parables

  • COLUMN: New districts make you ‘curiouser and curiouser’

    I really didn’t want to write any more about redistricting, but I’m getting so many questions — about who represents whom? And why did this happen? And why did you make it an emergency? — that it might serve to explain things in a more comprehensive way. I don’t plan to write any more columns on this, so (with apologies to Lewis Carroll) I’ll “begin at the beginning, and go on until I come to the end: then stop.”

  • COLUMN: Redistricting, budget fill session conversations

    It is our constitutional duty every 10 years to realign our voting districts according to population after each census. This act fulfills the requirement of one man, one vote. In this, the third week of session, that is exactly what the Senate and House did with House Bill 1.
    According to tradition, the Senate draws its lines while the House of Representatives decides on theirs. My district changed with the additions of a portion of Boone and Jefferson Counties, and all of Carroll, Gallatin and Henry counties. I will continue to represent Shelby and Spencer counties.

  • COLUMN: ‘Family’ shines in time of tragedy

    Over the course of the last seven days, my colleagues and I have had the pleasure of meeting some Spencer County High School students who are wise beyond their years.

    You may have already read the following quote from freshman Christen Housley in our main story about the tragic wreck that took place last week.

    “We’ve really come together,” Christen said. “We’re not a community, we’re a family now.”

  • PHOTO: Mountain Music Ambassadors to perform free concert at SCMS

    Morehead State University’s Center for Traditional Music presents the Mountain Music Ambassadors on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. “Everyone is cordially invited to attend an evening of exciting musical entertainment,” a news release said.

  • PHOTO: King encourages Kentuckians to support breast cancer research

    Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg, encourages Kentucky taxpayers to “check” a box on line 36 when they complete their tax returns this year. By doing so, they will contribute to the Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund to help fund research, education, treatment and screenings throughout the Commonwealth. King is pictured next to an enlarged tax return form highlighting box 36.

  • Have ‘Fun With Your Little One’ starting this Friday at the extension office

    Starting this Friday, the Spencer County Family Resource Center and Youth Service Center will be hosting the first “Fun With Your Little One” session at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office.
    The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The program is for any parent that has preschool-aged children and is looking for a fun environment for both parent and child.

  • PHOTO: Minor storm damage

    Albert Ray Bennett’s carport took the brunt of last Tuesday’s storm.

    His carport was blown over the fence and now rests upside down in his dog pen. Community members Vonda Martin and Diane Watson submitted photos of the carport to The Spencer Magnet. This photo appears courtesy of Watson, who is a neighbor of Bennett and lives on Old Elk Creek Road.

  • Hornback's territory grows

    Spencer County’s state senator is going to be covering a few more miles this term.

    The redistricting plan passed last Wednesday by the Senate extends District 20 served by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) from three counties (Spencer, Bullitt and Shelby) to Spencer, Shelby and a long swathe of northern and western counties.

    In fact, the map looks like most of the territory covered by the 8th Region in high school basketball.

  • State police launch arson investigation

    Kentucky State Police are looking for information regarding a house fire on Binkley Lane in December.

    The morning of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, a residential structure fire was reported at 780 Binkley Lane, according to a news release from KSP.

    The property involved was a two-story log cabin style residence located at the end of Binkley Lane near Taylorsville Lake.

    Javan Montgomery owns the residence, which was in the final stages of construction.