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Today's News

  • Hope for the future

    A word that has been common in headlines all over the nation this past year is hope. We live in a time when the future seems uncertain and people are searching for something for which to hope. Taking a look at the progression of modern science, the rise in advanced technology and the tremendous medical breakthroughs, it would appear that things are getting better and better all the time. But it only takes turning on the television or opening up the newspaper to recognize that the world is actually getting worse.

  • Magnet takes 2nd in KPA

    The Spencer Magnet earned praise for its dedication to community news coverage amid fellow weekly papers at Friday night’s 2008 Kentucky Press Association awards banquet. Overall, Magnet staffers earned 13 awards for individual and collaborative efforts during the previous year.

    “My hope is that readers will see this as testament of our desire to serve them,” said Robin Bass, Magnet editor. “Awards are a good measurement of individual success, but our goal is, and always will be, to give Spencer County the best we can offer.”

  • Deep freeze

    Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon promising funds to areas coping with this week’s winter storm. Beshear said his primary concerns were roads, electric power, heating assistance and shelter.

    “We are prepared to use every available resource to help Kentuckians make it through these rough conditions,” said Beshear in a press release issued Tuesday.

  • LETTER: Neighbors helping neighbors

    We would like to thank our great friends and neighbors, the Manning family, Acker family, Schaffer family, Edwards family, Keefe family, Berry family, and all the others that have called, offered help and opened their homes, but most of all their prayers. Without you we would have not made it through.

    The Williams family

    Waterford

    Editor’s note: The Williams family have been milking their 45 cows by hand twice each day since they lost power last Tuesday.

     

  • District sets 09-10 school calendar

    The 2009-10 school calendar will be a virtual repeat of this year if the school board goes ahead with their expected approval. The Spencer County School Board was scheduled to meet last night, but due to this week’s weather will have a special meeting next Monday.

    If the draft calendar is approved, more than 2,000 Spencer County students will return to classes next fall on Tuesday, August 10. The last day of the 09-10 school year would be May 20, 2010 – as long as there were no snow days to make-up.

  • Louisville surging to college hoops heights

    When the ice storm let go its grip on Kentucky this week, emerging from the icy fog near the summit of college basketball was University of Louisville.

    Rick Pitino’s Cardinals finished January, 9-0. A month bejeweled with upsets, last second winning shots yo-yoing teams across the landscape, Pitino’s club discovered its team-ness and found itself a (UConn) win away from basketball’s pinnacle.

    How it’s happened? Pitino found a buyer for his system. All of it.

    Energy. A man-up backcourt become happy with platoon.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Groundhog Day redux

    Raise your hand if you were disgusted yesterday morning to find more snow and another day off from school.

  • Winter storm mixes fire with ice

    Weather-related emergencies this past week have resulted in three house fires and the carbon monoxide poisoning of 11 people, but fortunately no deaths, said Nathan Nation, chief of Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • Revard hearing set for February

    The preliminary hearing for Raymond J. Revard, Jr. scheduled last Friday has been postponed until February 13.

    Revard, 41, was charged January 15 by Spencer County Sheriff’s Department with murder and tampering with physical evidence in relation to the shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, 39.

    According to court documents, Revard’s family has hired attorney Stephen H. Miller of Fore, Miller and Schwartz in Louisville.

  • Thousands without power

    Widespread power outages have left thousands in the county without electricity -- and many without means to cook or heat their homes. In response, local authorities opened an emergency shelter at Spencer County High School Wednesday afternoon to provide residents with a warm, safe place to go.

    If residents can not get to the shelter, local authorities advised anyone in need to call Spencer Dispatch at 477-5533 and a ride will be provided. Currently 30 cots are available, but more could be obtained through the American Red Cross if needed.