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Today's News

  • Coat drive delivers blessings of warmth

    Twelve-year-old James Nation could not stop smiling as he sifted through the pile of men’s coats at Signature HealthCare Saturday afternoon.

    Each time James found one that he liked, his grin grew a little wider. His small stack of used coats grew taller and taller.

    The warm sunlight that enveloped his shoulders through a nearby window gave no clue that a December chill had finally arrived. The coats would be a welcome addition to the pre-teens wardrobe and a big help to his mother’s pocketbook.

  • 2010 Farm Bill

    Application and ranking schedules for 2010 first ranking cut-off period for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) application will be January 29, 2010.

    Each fiscal year, the natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) sets dates for program application ranking. Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • Picture offers evidence that it is Jesse James

      Over years of researching soldiers of fortune, outlaws and guerrillas, I learned that Jesse and Frank James didn’t have their pictures taken very often. Many photos have been published of men who are identified as Jesse and Frank, but the majority of them are bogus.

    I am always skeptical when someone claims to have found a long, lost photo of Jesse or Frank James.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Little Mount Baptist fall festival

    We’ve just completed another successful fall festival, making this another beautiful day for our church and community. We celebrated a day filled with fun activities for children, yard sales, good food and spiritually uplifting gospel and country music.

    Without the support of many individuals and businesses, the festival would not have been possible. The festival committee would like to thank the community for the support shown to us. No donation or act of kindness was small, each made a big impact on our success.

  • High school sports are better

    High school basketball season kicks off this week in Kentucky. Our state has such a storied tradition of high school hoops and there’s a new chapter to be written every year.

    Anybody who has ever watched the movie “Hoosiers” about the small school in Indiana who accomplished the improbable by going up against the big schools to claim the state championship should appreciate the legendary stories of teams in Kentucky like Carr Creek, Cuba and Hazel Green, small schools who also lived out the “Hoosiers” dream in real life.

  • The Bowen adventures

    In the 1960s, he rode his bicycle more than 14,000 miles across America and Canada, as part of a 16-month trip to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy. A decade later, he walked more than 3,000 miles from Kentucky to California — on stilts. He compared the blisters on his feet to small tomatoes, but says it was worth it when he broke into the “Guinness Book of World Records” for stilt-walking — besting the previous title holder by more than 1,200 miles, after walking into a Tulsa, Okla. stadium in front of 25,000 screaming soccer fans to mark the achievement.

  • Thanksgiving day fire destroys home

    A Wilsonville mom and her children lost everything when a Thanksgiving day fire destroyed their home Thursday evening.

    Kim Blanton returned from visiting relatives that holiday to find the first floor of her house on McIntosh Dr. filled with thick, black smoke. Worried for the family dog, Blanton reportedly attempted to search for the pet by crawling on her hands and knees – but the smoke was too much. Family members resorted to opening several exterior doors in hopes that Punkin would find her own way out.

  • FROM THE WORD: Letters to churches

    In this article, I have chosen to look at some of the seven churches Jesus told his servant John to write to. Let’s take a look at these churches and see if any of them compare to our churches today. After all, we have to believe that Jesus would tell us the same thing if we were guilty of doing the things they were doing.

  • LETTER: Using children to sell alcohol?

    I find it appalling that city officials feel justified using school children in their efforts to legalize additional liquor sales in Taylorsville.

    How else should we interpret the comments in last week’s Magnet regarding the city commission’s effort to have Taylorsville reclassified as a fourth-class city?

    According to the paper, the city’s attorney, Dudley Dale, summarized that the new designation wouldn’t mean a lot to the community, other than increasing the flow of alcohol.

  • 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.