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Today's News

  • A look at baseball's mid-season, approaching football

    The mid-summer month of July is usually one of the slowest in the world of sports. Sure, baseball is in mid-season, but with its tedious 162-game schedule, only the most ardent fans get too worked up over the games leading up to and following the All-Star game. Most excitement occurs off the field as trade-deadlines near.

    Football is still a month away, and while various training camps and involuntary workouts will soon be beginning across the NFL, the season won’t get started for several more weeks and the action is not relegated to talk radio shows.

  • PHOTO: Strutters donate to county

    Nancy Thomas, secretary of the Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presenting a donation of $200 to Bill Mitchell, head of the Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     

  • Jenkins' county credit card to be examined

    Magistrates have called for a detailed examination of Judge Executive David Jenkins’ county credit card statements following a recent report of his spending habits while serving as the former president of Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).

    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Sunday that Jenkins spent nearly $20,000 on his KACo credit card during 2008, with $600 in charges to strip clubs and a Lexington-based escort service. Jenkins and KACo are in the process of disputing the latter charges with their credit card company.

  • Locals awarded at state 4-H dairy judging contest

    Spencer County was well represented at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest June 16 which was held in Lexington this year.

    The Senior Division took home several awards.  In the Jersey category 1st – Jake Walker, 2nd – Stetson Baird, 3rd – Alex Poole, 4th – Allison McGaughey, 5th – Madison Shanks, 7th – Amanda Martin, 8th – Tevin Shouse, and 9th – Shelby-Tyler Smith.  The 1st Place Jersey team went to the Spencer County Team. 

  • LETTER: Drowning victim's family says, "thank you"

    The family of Anthony Wayne “Tony” Reynolds would like to thank everyone involved in the search and recovery efforts after his tragic boating accident at Taylorsville Lake May 29.

    We would first like to recognize the members of the Louisville Metro Police Department Dive Team, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Mt. Washington Fire Protection District.

  • Rising cost of business; minimum wage increases July 1

    With the challenging economy on everyone’s mind, an increase in the minimum wage may feel like a life preserver for some.

    The state minimum wage is set to increase 70 cents from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 beginning today.

    Kentucky Labor Secretary J.R. Gray says the state rate increase takes effect earlier than a federal minimum wage increase of the same amount set for July 24. Gray called the increase significant for many Kentucky families struggling amid the ailing economy.

  • Is the Kentucky-Indiana summer series worth saving?

    The Kentucky-Indiana basketball series came and went last month with a nod and whimper. Celebration for the 70th renewal was north of the Ohio after another Hoosier sweep.

    Is this a series worth saving? You bet. And, it can be.

    Kentucky planners need a new approach to resuscitate a series that dates to 1939 when George Crowe was Indiana’s first Mr. Basketball and Jumpin’ Joe Fulks (Kuttawa) was Kentucky star of stars.

    A revival starts with the V-word, volunteer. And, a few ideas.

  • 13-year-old was the driver in fatal accident

    Nelson County police are again looking into an accident that killed a 13-year-old Waterford boy earlier this month.

    A passenger in the fatal accident came to police with additional information about the single-vehicle wreck on Old Bloomfield Road.

  • Spencer magistrate to speak at statewide tea party July fourth

    While other Spencer Countians are planning a relaxing Saturday barbecue and a few fireworks, Magistrate John Riley will be speaking in front of a crowd of angry Americans who are trying to create some fireworks of their own.

    Gathering at the steps of the capitol this Fourth of July, hundreds of voters are expected to show up, utilize their right to free speech, and express their displeasure with recent actions by the government. This statewide tea party, organized by the American Family Association of Kentucky, is scheduled to begin at noon.

  • LETTER: Prompt service

    Thank you to Salt River Electric for being so prompt in responding to our emergency call after the storm last Monday. We had a transformer struck by lightning. Within 20 minutes of our phone call Salt River Electric had a truck here, had a transformer ordered and a bucket truck on the way. We had our electricity restored within an hour. What great service!

    Donna Keeling

    Bloomfield