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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Remembering veterans

    The high school students at Hillview Academy recently celebrated Veterans Day by preparing post cards for soldiers stationed in Iraq. Pictured are: (front, from left) Kayla Nation, Kelly Mobley, Lindsey Zeitz, Rachelle Dial, Chris Kaiyaraj, (back, from left) Wesley Burns, Michael Troka, John McKinley, Travis Campbell and Dyllan Sauer.

    Photo submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • No need to panic over Curly Calf Syndrome

     The recent discovery of Curly Calf Syndrome in the Angus cattle breed has some producers feeling uncertain about the future of the breed, but University of Kentucky Extension Beef Specialist Darrh Bullock says there’s no reason for Kentucky’s beef producers to panic. He believes the best course of action is to stay informed.

  • EMS blamed for Troka death

    Three Spencer County EMS workers have been named among those allegedly responsible for the death of Tiffany Troka, according to a lawsuit filed by her parents in civil court.

    Tiffany died September 13, 2007, several days after she was admitted to the hospital for breathing difficulties. She had been at her home recovering from an ATV accident that occurred on Normandy Road August 3 of that year.

  • Senator McConnell re-elected as Senate Republican leader

     The U.S. Senate Republican Conference held Leadership elections for the 111th Congress on Tuesday and Senator McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to serve as Republican Leader.

    “I am honored that my colleagues re-elected me to serve as the Republican Leader in the 111th Congress,” McConnell said.  “As Republican Leader, I will continue to use my clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

     The results are as follows:

  • Williams transfers to Meade County FSA

    Jeanie M. Williams, county executive director (CED) of the Bullitt-Spencer-Jefferson County Farm Service Agency (FSA) will be leaving the Mt. Washington office after 19 years of service to tri-county farmers. Williams will be transferring to the Meade County FSA office in Brandenburg and moving back to the area where she grew up.

    William started her employment with FSA at the Meade County office as a program assistant in June 1979. From there she went to Jefferson County to serve in the CED position until she was transferred to the Bullitt-Spencer counties FSA office in 1996.

  • From The Word: Trust God, He can

     Romans 8:24-31 “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

  • Church happenings

     

    Plum Creek  Baptist Chili Supper

  • Extension council to discuss future building plans

    Although the Spencer County Extension Council has been a large, important and powerful part of the county for many years, the turnout at Monday’s meeting was more than any other meeting in recent history according to Council President Jerry Eye.

  • FCCLA says ‘Thanks

     

  • Local author to sign books at fair

    Taylorsville author Thomas Shelby Watson will be signing his book, Confederate Guerrilla Sue Mundy, at the 27th annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the downtown Frankfort Convention Center.

    The 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Book Fair is free and will feature more than 200 authors, artists and illustrators.

    Watson, a historian, was a writer for the Associated Press for 35 years.