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Today's News

  • LETTER: Rethinking red and blue states

    Much has been said about the polarization of our country the past nine years, and all of the recent yelling and name-calling has only confirmed that there are lots of unhappy people out there. Looking at a map of “red” and “blue” counties from the last election, the blue making up about one-fifth of our country’s land mass, I have a modest proposal to make both sides happy.

  • LETTER: Do we really want Obamacare?

     

    We had an exchange student from England in 2002 who attended Spencer County High when Hillary Clinton was promoting her socialist health care agenda. 

    Kirsty Hillier, our exchange student, saw her on TV one night, threw up her hands, and implored, “Please, Marty, please tell them they do not want to do this thing.  It has destroyed the health care system in England.”

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

    SAFE meeting

    SAFE will be holding an informational meeting on the upcoming wet/dry election Sunday at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Baptist Church, located on KY 44-West. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

    Main Street paving

  • LETTER: Resident urges men to get free screening

    An unprecedented eleven consecutive days of free prostate cancer screenings will be offered in the South Wing Health Horizons during the Kentucky State Fair between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

  • Royal treatment

    Natasha Newton smiled at her reflection.

    On a typical day, Newton said she spends much of her time tending to the needs of her three daughters. Between the never-ending cycle of baby bottles and diaper changes of her four-month-old twins, Newton can be found cleaning up after daughter Latasha, age 5.

    “Sometimes it gets over-whelming,” said Newton.

    But Saturday, as she gazed happily in a small mirror at her new made-up self, Newton realized this was no typical day. This was the day that she and 33 other single mothers were to be treated like royalty.

  • PHOTO: SCHS boys soccer

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

     Freshman Brandon Miller kept the ball away from an Oldham County defender in last week’s loss to Oldham County. The boys were to host Shelby County Tuesday night before traveling to Bullitt East on Thursday and then to Western Hills on Monday.

  • 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.