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Today's News

  • Internet marketing, beef productin focus of upcoming meetings

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service will be sponsoring some upcoming meetings that may be of interest to you.

    On Wednesday, November 4, I will be hosting an Internet Marketing training.  During this meeting, we’ll discuss how to purchase a domain name, how to host your website, and we will even show you how to set up an online store. 

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: Slippery will be the slope of voting wet

    The wet/dry vote in Spencer County was a big talk around town over the past few months; and who could blame us?  The vote to make the county wet (or keep it dry) was one of the biggest controversies in the recent history of our region. 

  • Teen harvests 29-point buck

    Talk to Mikie Monroe and you’ll be impressed by her manners. She’s quick with a “Yes, sir” and unlike many 14-year-olds, isn’t a bit shy when it comes to talking to adults.

    But what has local hunters impressed with the Spencer County freshman, and more than likely, a bit envious as well, is the 29-point buck she took down on her family farm a couple of weeks ago.

  • Are dairy farmers a dying breed?

    Scott Williams loves to drive to the highest ridge on his farm and look out at the patterns of the hay and cornfields and through the cedars to his grain silo and milk barn. But lately the third-generation dairy farmer has been looking at this land, the cows and the fields with as much sorrow as pride.

    He mulls over questions: How do we manage to stay in? Can we afford to get out? And what would I do?

  • Filing begins for county offices

    Ever looked at the state of city or county affairs and thought, “Well, if I was in office, I would...” Now is your chance to put action to those words by filing for one of the more than 20 local offices open in 2010.

    The filing window for state and local offices opens November 4 and runs through January 26, 2010. County office applications must be filed with the Spencer County Clerk’s office by 4 p.m. on the final day.

    The date of next year’s primary election is May 18, with the general election November 2.

  • Golden Alert ends well for Elk Creek man

    A missing Elk Creek man was discovered in Lebanon Junction five hours after a Golden Alert was issued statewide Friday afternoon.

    George Smith, 59, was found disoriented, but safe, by a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy following a traffic stop on KY 61. His wife reported him missing to local authorities around 3:30 p.m. Friday. According to the missing person report, Smith suffers from severe dementia.

    “The vehicle was driving erratically,” said Bullitt County Deputy  Tony Roberts.

  • Cross country wins

    As the cross country season winds to a close, the Spencer County teams have been busy, attending three meets in four days.  The SCHS girls racked up wins at each of these meets, while young runners from SCMS and TES showed that Spencer County Cross Country will remain a force to be reckoned with for the next several years.

    The SCHS team attended the DeSales All-Comers on October 21.  The girls team dominated the competition, as Christina Shawver took the first place finish.  The boys team placed 3rd in team scoring, with all runners finishing in the top 50.

  • Idol hopeful releases CD

    Former reality star and Taylorsville native, DeAnna Brown, has found life after Idol: She debuts a new album this month. 

    Brown, 27, was a contestant on American Idol Season 8, but was cut after a choreographed dance routine with the group.

    She was crushed after her elimination, mother Shelia Doty of Taylorsville, told the Spencer Magnet.

    “But good things came out of  American Idol,” she said. 

  • Battle for upset comes up short

    They weren’t able to pull off the upset, but the Spencer County Bears showed marked improvement Friday night in a 33-21 loss to district champions Henry County.

    Coming off a miserable showing the week before in a 28-0 loss at North Oldham, the Bears had something to prove on Senior Night.

    “The team came out very focused and ready to play against Henry County,” said Bears coach Wes Napper, who said they had a good week of practice and were motivated not only by playing Henry County, but also in hoping to send off the seniors on a good note.

  • Mt. Eden centenarian dies in Whitley Co.

    James Elmo Casey was known as a cheerful man.

    Casey, a native of the Mount Eden area, died Thursday in Whitley County less than two months after his 102nd birthday party.

    “He was always cheerful,” said his grandson Barry Casey of Mercer County.

    Barry Casey said he remembers his grandfather as always joking around and pulling tricks on the children. He and his brothers and sister, Lyndon Casey, Jeffrey Casey and Sibyl Stricklin, would spend time on the farm near Mount Eden where their grandfather was a lifetime farmer.