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Today's News

  • LETTER: Thankful for helpful neighbors

    While I was driving in Elk Creek last week, I experienced what us do-it-yourselfers call a “construction materials mishap”.

    This happened on 155 as I was slowing to turn on to Normandy Road, and some boards I was carrying shifted and slid into the roadway.

    Needless to say, it was a very embarrassing situation on a busy Friday morning, right in front of the new Dollar General store.

    I appreciated all who stopped and waited and asked if they could help while the mess was cleared.

  • PHOTO: SCMS girls basketball

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     Madison Ratchford throws the ball past an Anderson County defender during a game last Tuesday. Spencer County Middle School’s eighth grade team lost to Anderson 46-13.

    The Lady Grizzlies were scheduled to go head-to-head against My Old Kentucky Home Middle School last night. Their next game will be away against Bardstown Middle August 31 at 6 p.m.

  • Volley season continues

    The Spencer County Lady Bears volleyball team had a busy week last week, wrapping up with the First Spike Invitational Tournament at the Ohio Valley Volleyball Center in Louisville on Saturday.

    The girls prepped for that event with a two games to none victory over Eminence on Wednesday, winning games of 25-12 and 25-21. On Thursday, the team traveled to Christian Academy of Louisville and dropped two games of 25-18 and 25-11.

  • Coulter pleads not guilty

    Trial dates were set Thursday for the Taylorsville man indicted for manslaughter after a car crash killed a 13-year-old boy.

    Ronald Derek Coulter, 24, was indicted Aug. 5 by a Nelson County grand jury for second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and permitting an unlicensed operator to operate a motor vehicle.

    The charge of manslaughter is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

  • Meat,agronomy take top honors at State Fair

    The Meats  and Agronomy CDE teams took top honors at the Kentucky State Fair and will advance to the National Competition in October. 

    The meats team consisting of  Matthew Jeffiers, Danielle Montgomery, Stetson Baird, and Jacob Walker    placed first in their contest.  Matthew was high individual.

    Members of the Agronomy team taking first place honors were   Joseph Snider, Amanda Martin, Tevin Shouse, and Holly Ware.   Joseph tied for high individual.

  • Stumbling blocks to football’s countdown

    High school football is in full swing. The college game is preparing to march onto center stage, but Sports Department’s other stuff keeps raining on the parade.

     To wit:

    • Media fascination with Brett Favre.

    • Pennat races. Cubs? Stick a fork in ‘em, again.

    • Rick Pitino jokes.

    • Media fascination with Michael Vick.

    • NCAA punishments.

    And, John Calipari.

  • Oh, what a night for a comeback

    First-year SCHS Head Football Coach Wes Napper had a night to remember Friday. In his first game at the helm, his Bears rallied late in the fourth quarter for a 35-34 victory over East Jessamine in front of a large and excited home crowd. He got the traditional post-game empty-the-water cooler shower from players, and was later given the game ball. Not a bad way to start a season, not to mention a career.

  • Church happenings

    Women’s Bible study at First Baptist

    The Women’s Ministry at First Baptist will begin their fall Bible study, Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed-A Study of David, by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur on September 14.  This seven week study is based on their Deeper Still conference.  Each woman will teach a two week segment.  Times and locations are:

    Monday 9:15-11:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church.

    Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Charlotte Nedros.

  • Plum Creek Baptist begins Angel Food ministry

    Wanda Husband may have a lot of reasons to take advantage of the Angel Food Ministries program, but the real reason, she said, is the food is so yummy.

    For the past several months, Husband and about two dozen other members of Plum Creek Baptist Church have been participating regularly in a trial run of the non-profit food program. They place an order for a week or more worth of food at a reduced price and pick it up at a designated time each month.

    “It’s a wonderful program, affordable food and it tastes good,” said Husband.

  • PHOTO: SCMS girls basketball

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     Lauren Ferency pushes past an Anderson County player during a home game last Tuesday. The seventh grade team lost to Anderson 37-20.

    The Lady Grizzlies were scheduled to go head-to-head against My Old Kentucky Home Middle School last night. Their next game will be away against Bardstown Middle August 31 at 6 p.m.