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Today's News

  • High flying at collegiate wakeboard tournament

    Laura Mitchell, winner of the women’s advance division, competes in the Bluegrass Collegiate Wakeboard tournament Sept. 12 at Taylorsville Lake. Thirty-nine riders from more than six states competed for spots at the national tournament. Photo by Greg Loeser.

  • Columnist responds to Sabbath question

    Last week, in a letter to the editor, a respondent asked “Where in the Bible did Christ change the Sabbath from the seventh day to the first day?” This is a very good question because it is one that has been debated throughout the history of the church – should we worship on Saturday or Sunday? Unfortunately there is no clear cut answer to this question; however, there is enough textual information recorded in the Bible to make a strong argument.

  • Cross country girls take second, boys third

    Both the girls and boys cross country teams brought home team honors after attending the Edmonson County Wildcat Invitational on September 19.

    The girls team placed 2nd in team scoring, with all six SCHS girls in the top 30 of the Varsity 5K. Christina Shawver led Spencer County with a 4th place finish and a time of 20:28, followed by Charliann Garcia (5th), Chelsey Talley (20th), Whitney O’Dell (21st), Adrian Gregory (24th), and Taylor Jaggers (30th).

  • LETTER: In favor of single-payer health care

    I’m for a single-payer health care system.  Why?

    A single-payer health care system would ensure everyone had affordable insurance.  I would like to correct a lot of misinformation floating around about the single-payer system.  Some is politics and some is lack of knowledge.

    Misinformation – some are spreading lies that government programs are not efficient. 

  • Teacher: World lost a good kid

    Spencer County mourned the loss of 14-year-old Chaz Goodlett yesterday. Hundreds attended his funeral service at First Assembly of God in Taylorsville in honor of the high school student.

    His unexpected passing sent ripples through the school system this past week as students and teachers learned of Goodlett’s accident while visiting Nolin Lake September 11. He was flown by helicopter to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville after slipping off the back of a golf cart and suffering severe head trauma.

  • Dogs Gone Wild: Chapter 2

    Thanks to LG&E/KU both E.ON companies and KPA for making this project possible. Thanks to the Kentucky Secretary of State for sponsoring the new podcast. For podcast and questions and activities go online to www.kypress.com.

    Chapter 2

    Who knew packing a backpack could be so challenging?

  • Main Street dinner event

    Tickets are on sale for the 2009 Progressive Dinner, a semi-formal fundraiser centered around food, music and fun. 

    Participants will start with appetizers at Forest Hills Studios on West Main Street, before “progressing” to other downtown destinations for soup, salad, entrees and desserts. The evening culminates with live music at the Sanctuary Arts Center from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.

    Violinists, saxophonists and other classical musicians will line the streets. Steak or chicken dinners will be catered by Crespo’s, a former Elk Creek restaurant.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    What’s Happening ... is intended for publicizing public meetings, notices, non-profit and events that are free to the community. The Spencer Magnet will make every effort to run announcements that meet our guidelines at least once, but will not guarantee publication. Announcements will be published as space is available.

    Announcements for What’s Happening can be sent to Robin Bass at editor@spencermagnet.com.

    Pet Idol FINAL round voting deadline

  • Autumn: 10 reasons it’s best season

    Reasons why we’ve arrived at best time of the year in the Bluegrass State.

    1. Big Triple comes in October.

    Fall racing at Keeneland begins the 9th; Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena, the 16th. And, a day later Rich Brooks’ team plays what could be a season-maker at Auburn.

    2. Next week at historic Churchill Downs, filming starts on a motion picture about Secretariat.

    3. Hot seat. What college season would be complete without a coach on one? Steve Kragthorpe at Louisville is the man. Is Western’s David Elson next?

  • Second time around for Ironman Clayton

    After narrowly missing the cutoff during last year’s Ford Ironman Louisville competition, Dwight Clayton was even more determined to finish the annual triathalon this year.

    “I have basically been training for this for two years,” said Clayton, 44, of Taylorsville.