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Today's News

  • Salt River Strutters donate turkeys

    The Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donated turkeys to the Family Resource Center so that some needy Spencer County residents would be able to have Thanksgiving dinner. Nancy Thomas, secretary Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, is pictured with Becky Wilson of the Family Resource Center.

  • State gives second phase the go-ahead

    The City of Taylorsville has been approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to move forward with the second phase of the Main Street renovation project. Mayor Don Pay recently received a contract from the state that will allow the city to begin spending a $360,000 transportation enhancement grant awarded October 2008.

    “This is what we were waiting for,” said Pay. “If we had not had to wait on the stimulus decision, we would probably be done by now.”

  • FROM THE WORD: A doubting Thomas

    When I grew up as a boy, one of the old sayings was when anyone has a doubt, someone would call them a doubting Thomas. In those days, I did not know where this saying came from.

    As we look at the book of John, we will see. It will also make us wonder how many doubting Thomases we have in the world today – or even in our churches.

  • Barkham indicted in teen's death

    Angela Barkham, 38, has been indicted for reckless homicide in the death of Donald C. DeJesus, Jr. during a prom party in May. The Spencer County Grand Jury handed down the indictment Dec. 10.

    Barkham, of 449 Inghram Ln., is facing one to five years in prison if convicted of the class D felony.

  • Porter honored for 50 years of cemetery service

    Margie Porter was showered with gifts and adoration during a reception Saturday for devoting 50 years in service to Valley Cemetery.

    “I don’t think there are words that can describe what she has meant to us,” said Charles Johnson, president of the Valley Cemetery board.

    Yet, many words were used as friends and relatives touted Porter’s abilities. Words like kind, sweet and the phrase “a heart of gold.”

  • Reformers Unanimous offers help to the hurting this Christmas

    Are you facing this Christmas alone and saddened. Are you feeling despondent because no visitors will call bearing gifts? Are you not to be cheerful this Christmas because you grieve for a loved one? These are emotions not normally seen as part of the Christmas package, but sadly are.

  • LETTER: Looking for answers

    I just have a few questions:

     Isn’t bonding authority something like a limit on a credit card?  Is  maxing  out at a higher level always a good thing?

    Aren’t amenities like nice eateries and more local jobs what the voters wanted when they voted “wet”?  So why does a city official just cite “more tax revenue”?  Instead of worrying so much about people consuming a drink with dinner, shouldn’t we be more worried about politicians who are intoxicated with tax increases?

  • Shop with a cop

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • For Armstrong, farming is women's work

    Foggy Bottom Farm is 400 acres on a bend in the Salt River. Michelle Armstrong and her husband Kevin have raised hogs, beef cattle, tobacco, corn, soybeans and hay on this fertile land that’s been in her family for three generations.

    Health issues pushed the Armstrongs to lease their farmland, but that hasn’t kept Michelle from being active in all things agriculture.

    Recently Armstrong was named vice president of the Kentucky Women in Agriculture, a 10-year-old organization dedicated to educating and providing a network for women farmers across the state.

  • SCES health and wellness club

    Students in grades K-2 at SCES have been involved in the Health and Wellness Club, sponsored by 1st grade teacher Jennifer Durrett. The club’s focus is to teach kids healthy habits when it comes to eating and being active. They were taught how healthy choices can lead to healthier lives when they become adults. Students have learned a variety of fun activities that will keep them healthy, and they have participated in making healthy snacks that they will be able to make by themselves at home.