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Today's News

  • SCES collects 200 cans in food drive

    In the Spencer county elementary school student council we are collecting cans for the people who need food for Thanksgiving.

    I learned that collecting cans for people who need food on Thanksgiving can be helpful. Getting cans for kids that need food can also be helpful.

    When kids have a full belly they can think better. On November thirteenth we stood outside country mart for two hours. We raised over TWO-HUNDRED CANS! We raised a good amount of cans for the needy. Thank you everybody!

  • Seniors kick the juniors' cans

    National Honor Society sponsored a food drive November 9-13, lead by project manager Casey Kerns. 

    The competition was to see which grade level could donate the most canned goods.  The juniors lead all week, but the seniors made a strong showing on the last day of collections and took the lead by donating 494 cans of food. 

    In all the school collected 621 cans of food that were given to the SCHS Youth Service Center for distribution here in the county. 

  • Christmas Home Tour 2009

    This is the first in a two-part series featuring some of the houses on the 2009 Christmas Home Tour.  For ticket information, see the end of the story.

    Mary Anne Stout’s home on Hickory Ridge is a testament to functional design and family heritage. Her home will be on display during the Christmas Home Tour.

    The brick home’s crisp, clean architecture is softened by antique furniture, warm and worn and full of quirky stories about the previous owners.

  • PHOTO: Junior Jersey

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Kim Knasel shows her Ayrshire, named Briarwoods Harmony Cinderella, at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. Knasel won the Intermediate Yearling class in the Junior Ayrshire Show.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidate list grows by 7

    Seven Spencer Countians announced their intentions to run for public office last week, adding their names to a growing list of candidates participating in the 2010 election. Candidates filed for the offices of judge executive, magistrate, jailer, county attorney and constable.

    Republican David Hesse, 42, a senior auditor with Tichenor and Associates, said that it was the state of county affairs and the selection of judge executive candidates thus far that prompted him to file.

  • Church happenings

    Flea Market at Second

    Baptist Church

    Second Baptist Church, located at 401 Jefferson St., will be having a flea market Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at its Family Life Center. Food will be sold by the men’s group during both days. Call Kathy Hickman at 477-9251 or 220-2699 for more information.

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Placing American security at risk

    The White House says it has good reasons to bring the terrorists who planned the 9/11 attacks to New York City to try them in a federal courtroom instead of at the secure detention facility at Guantanamo. But I can’t think of any.

    The reasons why that decision is a mistake, however, are easy to list. It puts the tools we use to fight terror at risk. And it is a needless risk to America’s security. And it gives these terrorists a worldwide platform to spread their hateful propaganda.

  • Waste less wood-burning dollars

    Wood may rarely be used as a primary heat source today, but many homeowners continue to use fireplaces and wood-burning stoves to help reduce their use of other energy sources. 

    Wood can provide an economical and enjoyable way to heat your home, and it pays to know a thing or two about purchasing and using this natural resource. 

  • ELECTION 2010: Stevens announces re-election bid

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) figured he had a pretty good idea what to expect after being elected in 2008 to the state’s House of Representatives.

    What he’s learned since is that politics, meetings and special sessions were only the beginning.

    “The thing about this position is that there are a lot of people out there who have situations I had never even thought about,” Stevens said between committee meetings Monday afternoon in Frankfort.

  • Ribbon cutting: Taylorsville Barber Shop

    Taylorsville Barber Shop on Main Street recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. In attendance were (from left) Kara Lewis, Mayor Don Pay, Magistrate Hobert Judd, City Commissioner Beverly Ingram, Judge Executive David Jenkins, shop co-owner Dawn Cox and EDA Director Annette King. Not pictured is co-owner Brent Cox.