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Today's News

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in district court on July 24, 2009.

    Traffic:

    John R. Norris Jr. (b.1950). Charge #1, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08, first offense. Guilty. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Guilty. Sentencing to be on 8/7/09.

    Misdemeanor:

    Joseph P. McPherson (b. 1988). Motion to set aside dismissal without prejudice and dismiss with prejudice. Motion granted.

  • Bears football: an evening well spent

    Spencer County football fans are finding it necessary to arrive early and stay late when it comes to keeping up with this year’s team, following a come-from-behind 31-27 victory over highly-ranked Frankfort Friday night, the third straight game where the outcome was determined on the final series.

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

    Pet Idol voting deadline

    Third round voting deadline for the Pet Idol contest is 5 p.m. Monday. Remember to get your votes in! Twenty-five percent of the pets with the fewest votes will be eliminated.

     Guthrie rep in town

  • SCHS Volleyball now 5-8

    The Spencer County Volleyball team now stands at 5-8 on the season after a busy week to begin September.

    Their action began last Wednesday when they traveled to Louisville Ballard and lost two games to the Lady Bruins. The first game was a bit lopsided, with the Lady Bears falling 25-7, but they fought back and battled hard in the second game before losing 30-28.

    On Thursday, the girls hosted the Lady Wildcats of Henry County, and dropped two games, losing 25-20 in the first, and 25-13 in the second.

  • LETTER: ACT scores, Bill Drury and public forums

    First, the article about ACT scores caught my interest. It seems to me the students’ best interest would be to teach them the subject matter rather than concentrating on teaching them how to take the test. Wouldn’t their knowledge be better if they know the whole subject rather than the answers to the test questions? Think about it, could that be why our school system is ranked low.

  • Swine flu case in Spencer school

    It became apparent that no community is immune from contracting the swine flu as the first publicly-announced case of H1N1 was discovered by the Spencer County School District Thursday.

    Letters sent home with students Friday informed parents of the actions taken by the district in an effort to prevent any spread of the influenza strain.

    “Once this information was verified late (Thursday) afternoon, we immediately took predetermined precautions,” wrote Superintendent Chuck Adams in the letter to parents.

  • PHOTO: Stallions spruce up new fields

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Workers recently constructed a new concession stand and press box at the new Stallions football field. The building was erected by a small but mighty group of volunteers, and built largely with donated or discounted supplies. The land for the football field was donated and leveled by Michael and Bobby Smith.

     

  • Officials explore hiring a community-wide grant writer

    As budgets become tighter, an increasing number of governmental entities, schools and non-profit agencies are competing for grants to fill in the gaps.  Spencer County, however, is taking a new approach. Rather than each organization fending for themselves, local leaders are exploring the idea of employing someone whose only job would be to write grants.

  • LETTER: Show me the statistics

    Just how much economic impact do the supporters of legalized alcohol sales predict will come to fruition if the vote this fall results in Spencer County becoming wet?

    We hear a lot of predictions of new jobs, new revenue and new restaurants, but there have been no hard statistics.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Starting something and not finishing it

    The word ‘disappointed’ does not even begin to describe how I felt, but that was the adjective that I used.

    Maybe the word ‘frustrated’ provides a better illustration of my reaction. Other words that pop to mind now are confused, discouraged and defeated.

    Looking back, I have realized that the most accurate description of how I felt last Monday sitting before the Spencer County Economic Development Authority was nothing less than annoyed.