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Today's News

  • Ag field day foils farm fables

    In this age, children are more separated from the farm than ever. Last Friday, Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary school students had the opportunity to learn that corn, in fact, does not come from a can and milk does not originate from a plastic jug.

    The annual Spencer County chapter of the Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsored its annual Agricultural Field Day in conjunction with the community’s elementary schools.

  • LETTER: Reader encourages people to vote

    In less than three weeks, voters, both here in Spencer County and in other communities across the United States, will head to the polls. Many have called this mid-term election the most important election in our country’s history.

  • UK FOOTBALL: UK on a skid

    University of Kentucky football. Permit me to borrow from a George C. Scott speech in Patton, “... all this talk you hear about playing with a lot of heart and losing, is a buncha horse dung. I wouldn’t give a hoot-in-hell for a person who lost and laughed. Losing is hateful ... to Kentucky players and fans.”

    To wit: Having strung together four winning seasons, the bar has long since been raised about the heartline.

    Thus, UK’s 3-game skid in $EC play has sent fans at the tailgate retreating to debating If Onlys and silver linings.

  • LETTER: Not your grandfather's party

    The 2010 election has become perhaps the most important election in our lifetime, but only if informed voters who support job creation, fiscal responsibility show up at the polls on Nov. 2. This election isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, it’s about making America strong. The current job-killing Democratic Party has been overrun by groups wanting to turn our great country into a socialist-like nightmare. Congress and their allies at MoveOn.org, Organizing for America, ACORN and the unions are desperate and they are going all out to win.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle

    Cartoonist Rob Black takes a look at the wonders of technology

  • 'Lucky' pilot walks away

    Dwayne Hargrove’s face was bloody and his right eye was nearly swollen shut, but he walked away from a plane crash Saturday morning.

    Fifty-year-old Hargrove, of Louisville, was attempting to land at a private air strip in Taylorsville when his right wing clipped a static line and sent his 1946 Aeroca hurtling toward the ground.

  • PHOTO: District play begins next week

    Leah Brown serves for the Lady Bears Volleyball team during action earlier this season. The girls will be opening up District Tournament play next week against Bullitt Central at North Bullitt High School. The Lady Bears compiled a 12-21 record on the season but finished strong with three straight victories.

  • Bancroft makes first court appearance

    With a dozen family members of the woman he is accused of killing glaring at him, a shackled and visibly nervous Gary Bancroft made his first live appearance in an Anderson County courtroom Tuesday morning.

    Bancroft, the Bardstown Road man accused of slashing to death his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Magnet welcomes Bilger to staff

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes reporter Mallory Bilger to their news staff. Mallory began working on a part-time basis at the newspaper Sept. 13.

    “I think she will make a great addition to our staff,” said Lynette Mason, Magnet General Manager.

  • Extension Service: 'Our duty' is to keep taxes low

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Board has moved to not raise taxes this year and is sitting on a sizable nest egg that Board Chair Sandi Deutsch said will be used to fund the organization’s plans to relocate next year to a larger space that will better serve the community.

    The board voted Aug. 10 to levy its tax rates at the 2009 levels, fixing the fiscal year 2010 rates at 17.82 cents per $100 of assessed personal property, 3.43 cents per $100 of assessed real property and 3.11 cents per $100 of assessed motor vehicle value.