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Today's News

  • Elk Creek traffic at a stand-still after Friday car wreck

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Emergency personel responded to a two-car accident Friday afternoon on Taylorsville Road in front of Elk Creek Grocery. The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m., just as most folks were heading home from work. Traffic was  blocked in both directions for over 30 minutes while EMS transported one patient to the hospital. No  information on injuries was given.

  • LETTER: “Popping the top” on the real alcohol issues

    Organizers of the move to bring alcohol sales into Spencer County have attempted to frame this debate by ignoring the real issue.

    B.J. Smith says this isn’t a moral issue, but rather an economic one. Others have said it’s not about alcohol, but about choice.

    That’s a familiar tactic that’s been used often to mask a controversial topic. Proponents simply disguise it as something more defensible.

  • Help support Project Graduation

    The Spencer County High School Class of 2009 will be graduating next month and in what has become an annual tradition, the class will gather back at the high school one last time following their commencement ceremonies for Project Graduation.

    The event is designed to give the seniors a safe and fun alternative to post-graduation parties and will be highlighted by free food, entertainment, games and prizes. The event takes months of planning and the community has long been wonderful about donating prizes, money and food for the event.

  • A revelation from God

    Revelation 21:1-7 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

  • Entering the “Hall” and checking out pictures

    Induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame was a humbling experience and so satisfying to know the honor came from my peers.

    As far as I know, I’m the only Spencer Countian to make it. Jim Russell wasn’t a native of Spencer County, but the Courier-Journal writer resided here and died at Little Mount.

    He was one of the finest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I predict he will be voted into the Hall of Fame soon.

  • Revard indicted for murder

    A Spencer County Grand Jury has decided that there is enough evidence to place Raymond Revard. Jr. on trial for the murder of his wife.

    Revard, 41, was charged in January for the alleged shooting death of his wife,  Lea Revard. When police arrived at the couple’s Normandy Station Road home, they found the 39-year-old woman laying on the kitchen floor with a gun shot wound at the back of her head. In his call to 9-1-1, Revard reportedly told dispatchers that his wife had shot herself.

  • Dancing with the stars

    Judy Shircliffe presents Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams with a trophy for placing first in the Dancing with the Stars event last Friday. Adams and dance partner SCHS Junior Taylor Carden (not pictured) performed as a duo.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • TES honor roll

    The following Taylorsville Elementary students made the Principal’s Honor Roll for earning all “A’s” during the 3rd 9 Weeks.

    Ms. Mullins: Connor Foster, Jacob Goodwin

    Ms. Catlett: Dylan Stone, Shyla VanKannell

    Ms. Tanner: Bryce Collison

    Ms Day: Carl Lucian

    Ms. Kolb: Rachel Clark

    Mr. Seabolt: Michael Bentley, Elizabeth Walker

    Ms. Buynak: Makala Hatzman, Tamara Humphrey, Shelby Santiago

    Ms. O’Donnell: Taylor Jones, Jamie Newnam

    Ms. Smith: Zachary Coke, Jamee Guernsey

  • IN THE GARDEN: Can you say Hakonechloa?

    For some gardeners, the tactile experience of maintaining the garden is not really what they’re after.  I love the whole process but I realize that most people just want things to look good without too much fuss.  There in lies the mission of the Perennial Plant Association’s “Plant of the Year” program.  Each year, industry professionals vote for what they think is an outstanding perennial, this year the votes have been cast for Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’.

  • LETTER: Scott Williams for Salt River Electric Board of Directors

     It’s the middle of the night and your power goes off. You find the phone book, call the toll free number and get the recording, saying there is a power outage. But you’d like to know why the power is out and get a better idea of when it will come back on.