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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Shop with a cop donation

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Waterford Homemakers President Judy Broyles presents Deputy Kyle “Santa” Bennett with a $100 check for Shop With A Cop. This is Waterford Homemakers’ second annual contribution to the event which will take local children shopping for Christmas December 10.  Donations will be accepted through the business day tomorrow. Any monies received after the 10th, will be used to buy gifts to be delivered on Christmas Eve.

  • Spencer County FFA prepares for annual farm toy show

    Spencer County FFA members are rounding up the last volunteers, assembling pedal tractors and putting final touches on farmscapes in preparation for the Farm Toy Show this Friday and Saturday.

    High schoolers Sam Perry, Brian Hall, Brandon Cotton and Tyler Fleig were busy building a 9 by 17 foot farmscape Monday night in Fleig’s barn. The farmscape is a replica of a farm, complete with fields, animals and buildings. Theirs is one-sixtyfourth the size of a farm. The students tried to be as realistic in the model as possible.

  • Spencer girls face tough start to season

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are off to a tough start to their 09-10 season, sporting an 0-5 record through the first week of action, a week filled with some stiff competition and hopefully some lessons that will pay off as the season goes on.

    The girls traveled to Bardstown last Tuesday to open the season and dropped a 56-34 decision to the Lady Tigers.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    SCBA meeting

    The Spencer County Business Association will be meeting at the new Edward Jones Investments office today at 9 a.m.  The office is located in Elk Creek across from the water tower and Goebel Crossings subdivision in the Elk Creek Realty building. They will be discussing opportunities with SCBA and upcoming events for the new year.  New visitors or anyone interested in checking out what SCBA is all about are welcome.  The meetings normally last about an hour and much information is shared about our community and businesses involved.

  • Coat drive delivers blessings of warmth

    Twelve-year-old James Nation could not stop smiling as he sifted through the pile of men’s coats at Signature HealthCare Saturday afternoon.

    Each time James found one that he liked, his grin grew a little wider. His small stack of used coats grew taller and taller.

    The warm sunlight that enveloped his shoulders through a nearby window gave no clue that a December chill had finally arrived. The coats would be a welcome addition to the pre-teens wardrobe and a big help to his mother’s pocketbook.

  • 2010 Farm Bill

    Application and ranking schedules for 2010 first ranking cut-off period for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) application will be January 29, 2010.

    Each fiscal year, the natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • Picture offers evidence that it is Jesse James

      Over years of researching soldiers of fortune, outlaws and guerrillas, I learned that Jesse and Frank James didn’t have their pictures taken very often. Many photos have been published of men who are identified as Jesse and Frank, but the majority of them are bogus.

    I am always skeptical when someone claims to have found a long, lost photo of Jesse or Frank James.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Little Mount Baptist fall festival

    We’ve just completed another successful fall festival, making this another beautiful day for our church and community. We celebrated a day filled with fun activities for children, yard sales, good food and spiritually uplifting gospel and country music.

    Without the support of many individuals and businesses, the festival would not have been possible. The festival committee would like to thank the community for the support shown to us. No donation or act of kindness was small, each made a big impact on our success.

  • High school sports are better

    High school basketball season kicks off this week in Kentucky. Our state has such a storied tradition of high school hoops and there’s a new chapter to be written every year.

    Anybody who has ever watched the movie “Hoosiers” about the small school in Indiana who accomplished the improbable by going up against the big schools to claim the state championship should appreciate the legendary stories of teams in Kentucky like Carr Creek, Cuba and Hazel Green, small schools who also lived out the “Hoosiers” dream in real life.

  • The Bowen adventures

    In the 1960s, he rode his bicycle more than 14,000 miles across America and Canada, as part of a 16-month trip to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy. A decade later, he walked more than 3,000 miles from Kentucky to California — on stilts. He compared the blisters on his feet to small tomatoes, but says it was worth it when he broke into the “Guinness Book of World Records” for stilt-walking — besting the previous title holder by more than 1,200 miles, after walking into a Tulsa, Okla. stadium in front of 25,000 screaming soccer fans to mark the achievement.