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Community

  • Check out these library events in April

    •Make it, Take it Teen Night
    Make it, Take it Teen Night at the Spencer County Public Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Get your henna tattoo to start the summer off right. We travel to India for hot spices and a taste of another culture.

    •Book/movie sale
    April 20-21
    Need books or movies? Spencer County Public Library Book Sale April 20 and 21.

    •Adult computer classes April 7, 18, 21

  • Local officials share tips on recognizing, reporting child abuse

    In 2011, Spencer County had 163 child abuse and neglect cases reported, and the hope of local officials is that one day that number will be zero.
    Spencer County’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services employees are working together this month with organizations across the nation to shed light on the issue of child abuse and neglect, with the goal that more citizens will be educated and empowered to report possible incidents to law enforcement and the cabinet.

  • Monroe benefit Saturday at fairgrounds

    An event to benefit the family of Mikie Monroe is planned for Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.
    Admission is $10 per person, and all money raised will go to the Monroe family to assist with funeral expenses.
    The benefit will feature raffles for a shotgun and a rifle, with raffle tickets available for purchase at Lotus Gun Works.
    Lebanon’s “Turtle Man” Ernie Brown Jr. is also confirmed to attend the benefit.
    For more information or to offer donations for the event, call Christy Girdley at 502-224-4796.

  • Local Red Cross gets donation from business

    Thanks to a contribution from a local employer, disaster relief help will be spread a little further for tornado victims in Kentucky and Indiana.
    Jim Morehead and Jerry Summers, representatives with Beam Inc. in Clermont, presented a check for $25,000 to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
    The next day, a check for $1,800 was presented to Mike Crenshaw, director of the Bullitt-Spencer County American Red Cross service chapter, from the employees of the Clermont distilling plant.

  • PHOTO: Taking a stand against child abuse

  • Collins honored at ‘Women’s Wellness Affair’

    The Spencer Magnet’s own Susan Collins, pictured at left, was honored during the annual Women’s Wellness Affair sponosored by Jewish Hospital last Tuesday.

  • 175 turn out for shoot benefiting Monroe family

    Rain could not dampen the spirits of over 175 people at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club on Sunday.

  • Easter crafts can help formulate lasting traditions

    Easter is a meaningful holiday, and families can implement traditions that will help make the holiday and its meaning stand out in children’s memories as the years go by.

  • Free GED tests offered

    Now until June 30, the state is paying for the General Education Development tests, better known as the GED.  Normally it would cost the public $60.00 to take the test. 
    If anyone is interested, they should contact the Spencer County Adult Learning Center at 502-477-3265. Anyone wishing to earn a GED diploma must first pass the Official Practice Test.  If test-takers pass the OPT, then they can register to take the GED tests at a testing center in Shelbyville.

  • Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks recognize National Donate Life Month

    The circuit court clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life celebrate National Donate Life Month this April.