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Today's News

  • Bear bags, newest fashion trend

    A new blue bag allows consumers to “go green” –– sales from it simultaneously supports the environment and local schools.

    It’s called the “Bear Bag,” a multi-purpose, re-usable tote that prominently features a silk-screened paw from Spencer County’s mascot.

    The bags are made from 100 percent recycled, non-woven polypropylene fibers. All proceeds support academic and athletic programs at Spencer County schools.

  • Lady Bears shock Campbellsville in second half

    The Spencer County Lady Bears split a pair of games last week, including a 43-35 come-from-behind victory at Campbellsville Thursday night.

    The Lady Bears started sharp, racing out to a 9-4 lead, but then struggled on both ends of the floor as the Lady Eagles were able to battle back and took a double-digit lead late in the second quarter.

  • UK’s young Wildcats still learning

    Bluegrass buzz: What about Kentucky’s Wildcats?

    Ten games in, one view of the good, the bad, the ugly.

    THE GOOD. Eleven players in Billy Clyde Gillispie’s rotation are underclassmen including five who were elsewhere a season ago. And they’re learning, this ain’t high school.

    Kentucky will become a good team when DeAndre Liggins and others have a Eureka Moment, discover what team-ness is and is not.

  • SCMS students of the month

    Spencer County Middle School is proud to announce their November Students of the Month. Pictured are: Taylor Sullivan, Kellie Blacklock, Michael Fowler, Lauren Klaber, Nicole Goodlett and Justin Ferriell.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • LETTER: Community’s giving spirit makes the difference

    In August, 2007, we wrote a Letter to the Editor thanking the community for their support of Habitat for Humanity in our County. A month later, we were officially accepted as a Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

    It had taken nearly two years to get to that point. But then things picked up speed.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping Shop with a Cop

    We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone involved with Shop-With-A-Cop. Everyone who donated, volunteered as a chaperon, drove a vehicle, etc. Without everyone of you it would have been impossible. With your donations we were able to provide each child with a shopping trip for items they needed, some toys, a fruit basket, a ham, and a food basket. 100% of your donations go to our county’s children.

  • Fruit, vegetable conference Jan. 5-6

    Horticulture in Kentucky continues to be big business. After a difficult 2007, including a late freeze and extreme drought conditions, Kentucky’s fruit and vegetable growers saw better growing conditions in 2008. Soon, growers will have an opportunity to hone their skills when the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture hosts a joint meeting of the Kentucky State Horticulture Society, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, the Kentucky Farmers’ Market Association and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Short Course, Jan. 5 and 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington.

  • Shelbyville teen missing since Thursday

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenaged girl who has been missing from her home in Shelbyville since Thursday.

    Amber Dawn McKinney, 16, was last seen leaving her home on Jonathan Circle on Thursday morning to go to school, according to Shelbyville Police.

    McKinney, daughter of Angela Peters, is described as a white female with below-shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. She has a thin build, at 5 foot 4 inches and 105 pounds. She is a student at Shelby County High School.

  • What's Happening

    Main Street

    Committee needs Christmas

    decorations

    The Main Street Committee is asking for your old, new, and used Christmas decorations to help with decorating downtown next year. If you have any decorations that you no longer use, or need, please drop them off at the Sanctuary Arts Center.

    Spencer County

    GOP meeting

  • Church is called to pray for others

    Everyone could use a little prayer once and a while – particularly this time of the year when expectations for creating a perfect holiday are high, and the likelihood of achieving that perfection is extremely low.

    In spite of the brightly-colored decorations and caroling music at every turn, Christmas can create stress, or even depression, if not careful.

    “People can be so caught up with themselves this time of year,” said Emily Manica, as holiday shoppers fight traffic and search through crowded malls for just the right gift.