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Today's News

  • District makes notable gains

    It’s no secret between teachers in the Spencer County Public Schools that fighting for progress, especially within the auspices of the No Child Left Behind Act, has been and will continue to be an uphill battle.

    Educators in the county and across Kentucky have just received their Kentucky Core Content Test and NCLB scores and, for most Spencer County schools in most content areas, there are reasons to celebrate.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard by Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County Distrit Court Sept. 9, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Steven D. Howe, speeding 19 mph over limit. $180.

    Glen R. Jackson, Jr., speeding 13 mph over limit. $168.

    Ashley N. Nash, speeding 17 mph over limit. $177.

    Robert A. Tomes Jr., speeding 15 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

    Adan O. Alverez, no operators/moped license. Amended to resident not to use operators license from another state. $173 court cost and fine.

  • LETTER: Uninformed of Arizona facts

    I would like to say “thank you” to Magistrates, John Riley and Hobert Judd, for recognizing the truth about the Arizona immigration bill and voting in favor of the resolution supporting Arizona. The article featured in the Sept. 15 edition of the Spencer Magnet revealed an incredible lack of comprehension of the issue by Magistrates Drury, Goodlett, and Henry, and by Carmin Gaines, Spencer County Democratic Party president, who voiced her opinion in the article.

  • Burn ban issued

    A ban on all outside burning has been issued in Spencer County.

    Judge Executive David Jenkins signed an executive order Thursday afternoon prohibiting all open burning until further notice. He cited an increase in the number of wildfire emergencies in recent weeks and a concern for public safety as contributing to his decision.

    The county ban comes less than a week after the state issued a Level I Drought Declaration Sept. 17. Spencer County was among 26 western and central Kentucky counties that were added to a list of 24 others already at Level 1.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Soil test results affected by dry autumn

    Maintaining the proper pH and fertility in soil is important for higher crop yields. An important tool to assess fertility levels is to sample soil and have it tested. Kentucky is experiencing an unusually dry fall.

    Soil samples taken during dry falls tend to result in soil pH and soil test K being unusually low. This results in recommendations that overestimate lime and K fertilizer that may be needed.

  • PHOTO: Blue Lick 15 U runners-up

    Pictured above are the 15U runners-up in the Blue Lick tournament. In front, from left, are: Westin Pittman, Kylar Corbett, Evan Flener, Trevor Sparks, Austin Gregory, (back, left) Blake Lambdin. Ausin Heilman, Lance Shelton, Brennan Noel and Joey Hollinsworth. Not pictured are Dylan Barmore and Jacob Gray.

  • Church Happenings

    Little Union Baptist’s Community Appreciation Day

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a Community Appreciation Day Saturday, Sept. 25 at Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield beginning at 4 p.m. There will be free food, music and lots of activities for the kids.

    Square dancing at Risen Lord Lutheran Saturday

  • Stallions scorecard for week four

    Mighty Mite Stallions, coached by Will Smith, won 23-6 against Nelson Co.49ers.

    Pee Wee White, coached by Phillip Bradham, won 16-0 over New Haven Rams.

    Pee Wee Blue, coached by Stan Shivers, won 8-0 against Bardstown Titans.

    Jr, White, coached by Floyd Light, won 28-0 against Jr. New Haven Rams.

    Jr. Blue, coached by Chris Hutt, game was rescheduled.

  • Discount grocery brings alternative for local shoppers

    During a time when almost all Americans are looking for the best deal on everything from gas to groceries, siblings Evonne Patterson and Jim Travis thought it was the perfect opportunity to open a discount store to serve Spencer County.

  • Local doctor moving practice to Louisville

    A local and familiar doctor will soon be moving to Jefferson County.

    Primary Care Physician Dr. Kenneth Oder of Spencer Family Medicine is leaving his Taylorsville practice and joining Norton Community Medical Associates in the Tyler Retail Village on Taylorsville Road near the Gene Snyder Freeway.

    Oder wrote in a letter to his patients that the decision took careful consideration and that his new partnership with Norton would allow patrons “access to the utmost quality care and services.”