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Today's News

  • LETTER: Composer humbled by attention to Christmas song

    I want to thank the Spencer Magnet for the beautifully written article on Matt and our family last week.  It was more than we could have hoped for. Everyone who saw the article was so very complimentary of it.

  • ELECTION 2010: Riley files for judge executive

    John Riley (R) filed his intent to run for Spencer County judge executive Tuesday afternoon, joining a list of five other candidate hopefuls.

    Riley will be the second sitting magistrate attempting to claim the county’s highest elected position in the 2010 election. Campbranch Magistrate Bill Drury will be vying for the Democratic ticket along with business owner Carmin Gaines. Riley, magistrate for Elk Creek, will be facing off in the primary against Republicans Bill Karrer and David Hesse.

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

    Carnival for a Cure

    The Carnival for a Cure committee is looking for responsible people to join the committee! Due to the Carnival’s growth, we need your help! If you can find sometime to volunteer, we’d appreciate it! All proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Won’t you join us in being part of the cure? Please contact Debby Cannon at 502-477-9268

    Free tutoring

  • LETTER: Chamber thanks those who helped with Christmas on Main

    The Chamber of Commerce would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who helped make the Chamber’s Christmas on Main a successful event. Thanks to those that weathered the extreme cold including the families who come out year after year and the countless volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!

    We appreciate the donations from local businesses and individuals sent in from our contribution requests. This fund helps Santa get a head start in his toy workshop for next year.

  • District could get $135,000 in "excess funds"

    Superintendent Chuck Adams is somewhat perplexed by the governor’s  plans to give $30 to $40 million in “excess education funds” to Kentucky school districts – but he will gladly accept Spencer County’s share.

    “Right now, anything is better than nothing,” said Adams, who has seen several cuts to his budget in recent years.

  • The heroes among us

    In a celebration of hometown heroes, six Spencer Countians were inducted into the Signature HealthCare Hall of Fame last Tuesday. The second annual event provided an evening of reflection into how seemingly ordinary individuals can positively impact the lives of others.

  • SCMS dancers take a second

    Spencer County Middle School Dance Team competed in the Game Day Dance/Cheer competition Saturday December 12 in Lexington. The team came in 2nd place.  Halee Hood received an individual award – Player of the Game.

     

  • Solving problems

    Who said teenagers create more problems than they solve? Not these four first place winners.

    Corey Thomas, son of Charles and Cynthia Thomas, Kayla Barmore, daughter of Joe and Melissa Barmore, Susan Mann, daughter of Garry and Jo Mann, and Dorothy Schultz, daughter of Charles and Angela Schultz, placed first in Ohio Valley Academic League competition. 

  • Science in Motion

    Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools saw a dance performance entitled, “Science in Motion”.  The two dancers, Dave and Sarah, are married and work for the New Performing Arts Company in Louisville.  They did a total of five performances that day.  Three performances were done at SCES and two at TES.  All students got to attend and learn how the laws of physics apply to our ability to perform a dance.  The dancers were very graceful and taught science through the art form of dance.  Sarah was a gymnast before becoming a ballerina and Da

  • Lady Rockets blast past Spencer

    Last season’s victory over Shelby County in the district tournament was arguably the biggest win for the Lady Bears in several years. The win not only was the first in many seasons over the border-county rival, but it also propelled them to the region tournament for the first time in years.

    The regular season rematch Monday night didn’t go as well for Spencer County, as the Lady Rockets used a huge third quarter to break open a close game to score a 48-34 victory.