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Today's News

  • Circuit court summer college

    Becky M. Robinson, circuit court clerk for Spencer County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Court Clerk’s Summer College June 10-12 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted the college, which offered sessions on how to improve and safeguard the office for circuit court clerk.

  • Wakeboard pro tour

    PHOTOS BY GREG LOESER for The Spencer Magnet

    The top pro wakeboarders from throughout the globe hit the waters of Freeman Lake Park Saturday for the final rounds of action at the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Elizabethtown. The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will now head to Sparks/Reno, Nev., August 14-16, for the fifth and final stop of the season. Additional venues for the 2009 Pro Tour, includes Fort Worth, Tex., Pleasant Prairie, Wis. and Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Hard work, competition is healthy

    Since last summer’s unfortunate tragedy involving a PRP football player’s death after a hot day of practice, much attention has been given to the issue of player safety.

    This new focus can certainly lead to some positive changes and renewed emphasis that could prevent future injuries and deaths from occurring, but it’s also a situation that could tempt otherwise well-meaning people to diminish the values that sometimes can only be learned through the sweat of a practice field.

  • Pikeville College hosts PEPP program for students

    Forty-five Kentucky high school students from 21 counties across the region were recently on the campus of Pikeville College to participate in the annual Professional Education Preparation Program (PEPP) that is offered by Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM). This two-week residential program provides high school students from the region with an opportunity to learn about the medical profession. More than 550 students have participated in the college’s program since its inception in 1999.

  • LETTER: Winning at cost of having fun

    I am writing to express my opinion of the Spencer County youth football program.

    At the ages of 5 to 7, with both boys and girls playing, I believe that the game should be about teaching the children sportsmanship, football fundamentals and the kids generally having a good time

    I guess I am wrong.

    The head coach of the Mighty Mites stated at the first practice that not all the kids will get a chance to play. He stressed winning over all else.

  • Home and many contents destroyed in fire

    A Little Union home was destroyed Thursday morning in an apparent electrical fire that started in the kitchen.

    Chief Nathan Nation, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, said that over 40 percent of the mobile home received heavy fire damage. Flames quickly spread from the point of origin in the kitchen, to the living room and covered porch. The rest of the structure suffered from the effects of smoke and heat.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Get over yourself

    An ancient Indonesian parable tells about a turtle that flew through the air by biting hard on a stick that was carried by two geese. The turtle was thrilled to take flight but was bothered by comments from onlookers. Those who viewed the spectacle praised the geese for being so clever. The turtle felt he was the one who deserved attention and praise and so he opened his mouth and shouted, “This was my idea.” I’m sure he learned his lesson.

  • In the garden: Small corn ears may mean poor pollination

    Corn needs what most other summer crops need:  good soil and drainage, adequate nutrients and temperatures above 60 degrees for germination and growth.  Corn is actually a heavy feeder so healthy soil with some side dressing is a good idea to maximize the quality of harvest.  Water needs are not excessive but irrigation (if it doesn’t come naturally) when the stalks begin to flower will promote larger ear development.  The rest relies on cross pollination.  Corn flowers and begins to shed its pollen several days before the silks actually emerge.

  • Escaping pollutants of the world

    Some Christians do not believe in backsliding but I am one who does.

    I looked up backslide in the dictionary. The meaning was to slide back into wrongdoing; gradually return to old habits, or practices; especially ones forbidden by a church or by authority; relapse. So far none of the reformed drinkers has backslid.

  • Holiday World trip delights underprivileged children

    There is something magical about taking a boy on his first roller coaster ride.  There is something even more special when that boy is getting ready to enter the eleventh grade.

    Recently, 37 children and 13 adult chaperons from Spencer County made the short trip to Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN.   Much like any other group that does so over the course of the summer, they were put into groups and given name tags.   Some chaperons were parents, some were teachers and some were both.