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Today's News

  • Strikers No. 2

    The Strikers, a U12 boy’s soccer team with the SCSA, continued their wining ways in the Commonwealth Cup State tournament held in E-town, Ky. 

    The Strikers went 6-1-1 during the regular season and place second in the JCYSL tournament a few weeks ago.  This time the stakes were higher as they played to earn the number one team in Kentucky crown. 

  • Christmas Home Tour 2009: A collector's dream

    This is the second of 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 Trice’s Christmas decorating is all about details: a jar of 1965-circa ornaments from her oldest daughter’s first Christmas, an umbrella stand in the foyer filled with silver and gold branches, the cross-stitched snowmen in the bathroom she stitched and framed.

  • SCSA and the Commonwealth Cup

    The SCSA, Spencer County’s youth soccer program, recently sent several teams to play in the Commonwealth State soccer tournament.  This tournament is the biggest tournament in Kentucky for the recreational clubs and determines the top teams throughout the state.  

    There were some awesome games throughout this two weekend tournament as the Spencer County teams added several wins and close games to the mix.

  • Top 10 reasons why high school sports are better than the college and pro games

    10. It’s extremely rare for your high school team to be on television, which means you have to attend the game in person.

    9. Most high school players have not obtained celebrity status. You’re liable to see them at church, bagging groceries or mowing the lawn down the street.

    8. No luxury boxes. Everybody is equal in the stands.

    7. Good high school players concern themselves with inking a scholarship. Pro and college players seem focused on inking their arms, necks, faces, etc.

  • 2009 Kentucky 4-H Dairy Judging team

    The team members of the 2009 Kentucky 4-H Dairy Judging Team are Alex Poole, Dylan Barber, Madison Shanks and Kevin Herndon.  Dylan is a member of the Taylor County 4-H dairy club.  Alex, Madison and Kevin are all from Spencer County.  The team participated in the Pennsylvania All-American Dairy Judging Contest held September 21, 2009.  They also competed at the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in conjunction with the World Dairy Expo on September 28, 2009.

  • Keeping Christmas trees fresh

    Many of you may have already started decorating your homes for the holiday season since Thanksgiving has passed. I thought it would be nice to give you some tips on how to maintain a fresh Christmas tree.  Many of you will turn your thoughts to decorating your homes once Thanksgiving has passed.  These are some tips that I have passed on to you for a few years now.

  • Ethics committee meets

    The Spencer County Ethics Committee met briefly last Tuesday night to discuss a complaint against Economic Director Annette King filed by fiscal court, but found the complaint lacked any evidence to make a ruling.

    The committee, comprised of Dwight Greenwell, Jim Naive and Chairman Guy Shelburne, stated they wanted more details of the alleged unethical real estate transaction and signatures of King’s accusers.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Moving memories

    Yesterday was bittersweet for this small Magnet staff. After nearly 800 issues, we published our last newspaper in the Charles Warren Building Tuesday afternoon. Today, we will be moving our office a few hundred yards up Main St. to a quaint, two-story white house located across from First Baptist Church.

  • Best and worst college hires in Ky

    What have been the worst coaching hires in Kentucky college sports? an e-mailer asked recently.

    This week, the worst and best on a topic up for discussion.

    Worst hires

    University of Kentucky football.

    1. Hal Mumme hired in 1997 was worst in history. Metro media fawned and over-killed (Air Raid) contributing to a dupe job that began when Mumme tossed starting quarterback Billy Jack Haskins under the bus then rode Tim Couch-to-Craig Yeast to one winning season in four years and landed UK on NCAA probation ... again.

  • Missing SCHS activity funds were not stolen

    The Spencer County School District is taking several steps to ensure financial oversight following discoveries of inappropriate accounting practices during the last fiscal year.

    When errors in bookkeeping were found in January, the district conducted an internal audit, then soon called for an independent audit, conducted by Brown & Company, a certified public accounting firm in Bardstown. Brown & Company moved up the required scheduled yearly audit by several months.