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Today's News

  • Tobacco transplant diseases on the rise

    Unseasonably warm weather followed by cool, damp conditions has led to an increase of tobacco diseases in float beds. Instances of target spot, collar rot and Pythium root rot are showing up in float systems across the state.

    “Growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of these diseases so they can manage them if they develop,” said Kenny Seebold, extension plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Church happenings

    Gospel jubilee Saturday

    All are invited to a Southern Gospel Music “Jubilee” this Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Road.

    Featured artists will be The Gloryland Quartet, The Waldridge Family and Strait Gate.

    The church is located approximately 4 miles east of Spencer Co. High School on Hwy. 44.

    Come and enjoy an evening of uplifting southern gospel music. For more information call 477-8049.

    Free breakfast

  • A match made at the Tea Cup

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Two years ago, Tonya Allen and Collin King met at The Tea Cup.

    It was all a set-up, you see. Tonya was a divorced mom with two kids. Collin was a divorced dad with two kids. And knowing that the two would make a great couple, friend Jodette Keith arranged a double-blind date.

    Tonya and Collin instantly connected.

    Jump forward two years and the couple are once again having morning coffee at “their table” when Collin gets down on his knee and proposes.

  • LETTER: Stealing from soldiers

    With all the sacrifices and hardship that our military men and women go through for the defense of our nation, it saddens me to know that some unappreciative person stole monies from a collection box that was used to help pay for the shipping of 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the 1-502th INF, Afghanistan!

  • Art for the senses at the Kentucky Gourd Show

    Art isn’t just about seeing it with your eyes – it’s about touching, exploring and experiencing – and that is exactly what Kentucky Gourd Society member and artist Patrice Will is hoping will make this weekend’s 16th annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show unique.

  • Questions arise after sewage backflows into Early Wyne home

    Imagine the horror of finding untreated sewage bubbling up the shower drain. As if that’s not bad enough, then you discover the vile liquid has managed to seep into the wall and is now pooling in the basement.

    This is the nightmare that one Early Wyne couple wad living one recent Sunday afternoon.

    “We were lucky we were home,” said Rick Sienkowski, “and that it was concentrated in one area.”

  • Food pantry now offers fresh produce for needy

    Before last week, Spencer Countians in need of food assistance could acquire a substantial amount of boxed or canned food – but no fresh fruits or vegetables.

    “Starting today, we will have fresh produce every week,” said Jill Whitehouse, Family Service Coordinator for Spencer County’s Multipurpose Community Action Agency.

    Fresh apples, potatoes and cabbages were delivered to the food pantry Friday. Whitehouse said the selection will vary depending on what Dare to Care is able to provide, but that fresh items will be delivered every Thursday.

  • LETTER: Travelstead shows 'heart'

    As a Taylorsville precinct resident, I am planning to vote for Richard Travelstead as this district’s magistrate.

    I have known Richard for over four years beginning back in the days when Guard Duty was forming. Richard is an Army veteran and was very interested in helping get the organization going. Along with being on its executive board, he was instrumental in securing our non-profit status.

  • Lady Bears knock off region foes

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are sporting an 8-10 record on the season, but they’re proving capable of competing against the top teams in 8th region.

    The girls started the week last Tuesday by hosting South Oldham and beating the Lady Dragons 4-1. The next evening, the Lady Bears traveled to North Oldham to take on the Lady Mustangs, one of the top teams in the region. Having lost an earlier match-up with North Oldham by a score of  3-0, Spencer County again made it a tight affair, this time falling 4-3.

  • Bears finish busy week with 3-3 record

    It’s been a busy week for the Spencer County Bears baseball team, with the squad getting in six games over the past week. The Bears went 3-3 on the week and their season’s record now stands at 11-16.

    They opened their busy week last Tuesday by hosting Shelby County and suffering an 11-0 shutout to the Rockets.

    The Bears bounced back two days later when they hosted Eminence and scored a big 13-1 win over the visiting Warriors.