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Today's News

  • Learning from the pros

    Spencer County Youth Football Association (SCYFA) players had the opportunity to learn from the pros while attending the KJ Fundamental Football Clinic last month.

    Keith “KJ” Joseph and his staff share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the game with dozens of boys ages 5 to 13. The young players not only learned about fundamentals of the game, but also participated special team sessions for running backs, receivers, linemen and defensive backs.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  March 2010.

    Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, Louisville to Timothy Royce Adams, Taylorsvulle. Lot 101 Early Wyne Plantation. $268,000.

    K & S Builders, Taylorsville to John S. Rayman and Jerica L. Rayman, Taylorsville. Lot 30 Cedar Springs. $200,000.

    Federal National Mortgage Association, Chicago, IL to Deidre A. Despain, Taylorsville. Lot 108 Highview Estates. $105,500.

  • LETTER: In support of Drury

    Bill Drury has gone beyond the call of duty. He works for the people beyond his district. He has helped families save their homes and, in some cases, rebuild.

    Our home was robbed and Bill Drury helped us find help. He has always put others needs before his own or his family’s.

    When people were flooded, he was out on crutches helping others in need. When farmers were in a drought, he was there. People all across Spencer County were in need of water and Bill Drury was there fighting for all of us.

  • LETTER: In support of Travelstead

    With the election season in full swing, I felt compelled to share my opinion about the best candidate for Magistrate here in the first district.  We have the opportunity on May 18th to put our community first.  Richard Travelstead exemplifies what a true leader should be.  I have known Mr. Travelstead to always place the community and the citizens of Spencer County first.  From taking a strong stance in defense of homeowners to counseling with troubled teens Richard Travelstead has always and remains committed to doing the “right thing”.

  • 24-10 crusher

    The Spencer County Bears baseball team put up numbers like a football team Saturday when they traveled to Trimble County and delivered a 24-10 crushing to the Raiders. The victory stopped a two-game skid and improved the Bears to 5-11 on the season.

    After returning from a spring break trip to Ft. Walton Beach that saw the Bears go 1-3, Spencer County continued to struggle last week.

  • Church builds Habitat house walls in half a day

    The sound of so many hammers banging nails was almost deafening outside Spencer Christian Church Saturday morning, but it was the hearts of the volunteers that spoke to Melissa Davis.

    “Seeing all these people has been quite emotional,” said Davis, the county’s second recipient of a Habitat for Humanity home. “When we pulled in and saw all these people, I lost it. They didn’t know me, but they chose to be here to help me.”

  • FROM THE WORD: Wicked tongue

    James 3:3-10 — Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

  • Crop alternatives for tobacco farmers

    PART TWO of a Spencer Magnet report

    It’s an uncertain time for farmers, especially those that rely upon tobacco as an important part of their income.

    With a decreased demand for tobacco products, the large companies that purchase Kentucky burley have either eliminated or drastically reduced many of their contracts with Spencer County’s growers.

    Spencer County Agricultural Extension Agent Bryce Roberts said in the last 10 years farms producing tobacco in the county have dropped by 75 percent.

  • GUEST COLUMN: No budget, big regret

    When the General Assembly arrived in Frankfort three months ago, it was expected that we would pass a number of important pieces of legislation, and we did just that.  However our primary goal for the session was to pass a biannual budget for the Commonwealth, and as both chambers adjourned “sine die” on the 60th and final session day, that goal (of passing a budget) was not accomplished.

  • Get your mind off of this world

    “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20).