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Today's News

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: The measure of Thanksgiving

    Contrary to what many people believe, the original thanksgiving celebration was not intended to be a day set aside to thank the Indians for their help as much as it was to thank God for providing them safety, deliverance and the blessings of food, land and shelter. During those three days of feasting and games the Pilgrim’s and several friendly Indians lifted up prayers, sermons and songs in praise for God’s provision.

  • BLUE vs. WHITE: Girls basketball preview

    Progress isn’t always measured by speed, but by direction. The Spencer County Lady Bears have made huge strides in recent years, culminating last season in a trip to the 8th Region tournament.

    While there are some experienced players returning, the team will have to find a way to make up for the loss of Kenisha Marshall, who graduated last year as one of the program’s most prolific scorers and rebounders. Head Coach Daniel Cox said the key to the program is to keep moving forward.

  • Dean Milk looking for local farmers

    Dean Milk is recruiting additional farmers to supply milk directly to the plant. Called Dairy Direct, Dean Milk’s direct sourcing program will allow the plant to build stronger business relationships with local dairy farmers it knows and trusts, while providing the plant with more information about the farms and cows behind the Dean Milk brand.

  • FROM THE WORD: Will we allow history to be repeated?

    Two years ago, a friend and I were talking about our country and how evil it had became. We agreed that our country had become so evil, if we kept on the road we were going, evil would override good.

    Let’s take a good look at our country today. If we continue on the direction we are on now, there is no way our country will stand. I believe the biggest question we have to ask ourselves is how many public servants do we have in office today. Take a look at governments local, state and federal. How many do we have in these offices that we can trust to serve we the people?

  • District works on closing gaps

    Two reports submitted to the Spencer County Board of Education Monday night assessed student achievement and the changes being made to advance those students.

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons addressed the culture of success needed to promote higher education and Director of Special Education Jackie Risden-Smith addressed the needs of children with disabilities.

    The reading and math proficiency scores between students with disabilities and students without in Spencer County is about 30 percent.

  • LETTER: Equal time is fair play

    I would love to know who is in charge of determining what sport is more important than the next in Spencer County.

    My daughters play volleyball for the middle school. I know that most people aren’t as interested in volleyball as they are basketball or football, but there is only one gym in the Spencer County Middle School and it should be shared.

  • PHOTO: Decorating Main St. for Christmas

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Volunteers turned out in force to help decorate Main Street last Saturday for the Christmas holiday with garland, ribbon and bows.

  • ELECTION 2010: Montell to seek fifth term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is seeking his fifth term in the 58th District, which includes Shelby and Spencer counties.

    At last week’s monthly meeting of the Shelby County Republican Party, Montell reminisced about his beginnings in his current seat.

    “It was eight years ago almost to the night that I first met with a group of people in my basement, and I was the only one who really thought I could win, because I didn’t know any better,” he said.

  • Land donation answers Habitat prayers

    Another family will have the chance at a fresh start, thanks to a land donation by Taylorsville’s Citizen’s Union Bank, said Spencer County Habitat for Humanity President Bill Drury. Applications to become a partner family will be accepted through December 19.

    Habitat volunteers gathered along a quiet country road Friday morning to witness the land transaction between CUB President Sammy Crafton and Drury. A couple of signatures, some applause and a prayer sealed the deal that will provide Habitat one acre on Little Mount Church Road to build their second home.

  • Taylorsville looks at becoming a 4th class city

    Some Taylorsville restaurants could be allowed to serve liquor by-the-drink, if commissioners are able to re-classify the town as a fourth-class city. The classification would also permit the city to have its own Alcohol Beverage Control administrator.

    Commissioners hope to review a draft resolution outlining their request at the next meeting. In order to become a fourth-class city, legislation would have to be approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.