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Today's News

  • Idol hopeful releases CD

    Former reality star and Taylorsville native, DeAnna Brown, has found life after Idol: She debuts a new album this month. 

    Brown, 27, was a contestant on American Idol Season 8, but was cut after a choreographed dance routine with the group.

    She was crushed after her elimination, mother Shelia Doty of Taylorsville, told the Spencer Magnet.

    “But good things came out of  American Idol,” she said. 

  • Battle for upset comes up short

    They weren’t able to pull off the upset, but the Spencer County Bears showed marked improvement Friday night in a 33-21 loss to district champions Henry County.

    Coming off a miserable showing the week before in a 28-0 loss at North Oldham, the Bears had something to prove on Senior Night.

    “The team came out very focused and ready to play against Henry County,” said Bears coach Wes Napper, who said they had a good week of practice and were motivated not only by playing Henry County, but also in hoping to send off the seniors on a good note.

  • Mt. Eden centenarian dies in Whitley Co.

    James Elmo Casey was known as a cheerful man.

    Casey, a native of the Mount Eden area, died Thursday in Whitley County less than two months after his 102nd birthday party.

    “He was always cheerful,” said his grandson Barry Casey of Mercer County.

    Barry Casey said he remembers his grandfather as always joking around and pulling tricks on the children. He and his brothers and sister, Lyndon Casey, Jeffrey Casey and Sibyl Stricklin, would spend time on the farm near Mount Eden where their grandfather was a lifetime farmer.

  • LETTER: All invited to Veterans Day celebration

    Come one, come all to celebrate the ones who gave us their all!

    November 11 is Veterans Day but this November 7th is the day the community can come out to thank and celebrate the brave men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedoms. All veterans of KY are invited to come and be honored this day.

  • SCHS students with perfect attendance

    The following Spencer County High School students obtained perfect attendance for the first nine weeks of school.

    9th grade

  • Big week looms for Junction City fans

    Junction City. This week, that would be Lexington. And, wherever you live with a satellite dish on the roof.

    Wednesday – Big Blue Nation gets a gander at two of college basketball’s best teams at the Blue-White scrimmage in Rupp Arena.

    And, baseball’s World Series begins. If Bud Selig can get this done by Thanksgiving, the Phillies-Yankees could make the Fall Classic as good as it gets.

  • Slicing out a new dairy path

    Traditionally, global dairy markets dictate how much a farmer is paid for the product. But an ailing small dairy industry calls for creative takes on this model for survival.

    Cloverdale Creamery owners Patrick and Leeta Kennedy tipped the cow on hat model, so to speak, and have built a successful business with a small herd of Jerseys and Holsteins.

    Patrick was raised and worked on his father’s dairy farm in Jefferson County, so it was with some trepidation that he considered Leeta’s proposal to expand their Stone Cross Farm offerings and buy dairy cows.

  • LETTER: Humane Society responds to letter

    In response to the “Humane Society needs more help” letter from the October 21st issue, we would like to address some of Mr. Harley’s concerns.

  • PHOTO: Youthful deer hunter

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mahala Smitha of Mt. Eden harvested this 8-point buck on October 10th, of youth season using a 25/06 rifle. The deer field dressed at 210 lbs. This is her second buck, she got a 4-pointer last year. Mahala is the daughter of Scott and Sherwin Smitha and grand daughter of Jimmy and Cyndi Abrams and Philip and Vicki Smitha. Her big brother Gabe Stodghill told her they were in competition now, he is going to try to out do her during regular deer season.

  • Dog Gone Wild Chapter 7

    Chapter 7

    My harmonica had to be here somewhere. I had it before we arrived at the tent. It was raining cats and wiener dogs! I should have worn my raincoat, but I didn’t know I would be gone so long.

    Oh no!  I hadn’t told my family I was leaving.

    When I realized I’d dropped my harmonica, I thought I could walk outside the tent and find it. I had meandered off in the pouring rain without telling anyone. I was in trouble – in more ways than one!