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  • Counting cars, movies and chickens

    I bought some baby chicks last spring and now I have four laying hens that roam my yard daily. Apart from them being a comedy troop, they usually leave me four eggs between shows.

  • Conservation supervisors sworn in


    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, right, swore in the four elected supervisors for Spencer Co. Conservation on Jan. 17th. They will each serve a 4 year term. Re-elected was Thomas Franklin, Jr., on the left and Paul Jeffiers. New are Shirley Thomas and Gene Hoene.

  • Over 300 lives saved in Kentucky through organ donations

    “As we sat beside my 5-month-old son’s hospital bed, we begged God for a miracle.  Smith had been fighting 24 hours for his life but, really, he had fought since birth. Smith was born with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia. The bile ducts in his liver were not formed correctly. Bile was trapped and quickly caused cirrhosis to his liver,” explains Smith Webster’s mom, Holly from Jefferson County.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 1, 2017

    SCMS Cheerleaders to hold pancake breakfast fundraiser

    The Spencer County Middle School Cheerleaders will be holding a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, February 4 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the school. Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased by calling or going to the school, or from any SCMS cheerleader. Tickets at the door will be $7 for adults, $4 for children and $20 for a family of four with children ages 10 or under.

  • Recycled bench donated by Spencer County Girl Scout Troop 2229


    Spencer County Girl Scout Troop 2229 collected 400 pounds of bottle caps over 2 years and raised $225.00 to have them recycled into a bench that they donated to the new Spencer County Library on January 25th.

  • Lunch is served


    Members of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office were treated to a home cooked lunch courtesy of the Waterford Homemakers Association last Wednesday at the Extension Office. The ladies in the club said they were hoping to show appreciation to those who serve the public. In October, they fed members of the Taylorsville City Police Department, and later, they plan on feeding local firefighters and EMS employees.

  • Card skimmers found at pumps


    Kentucky State Police are investigating after two skimmers were found and removed from gas pumps from Elk Creek Grocery Store last week.

    Trooper Bermis Napier, Public Affairs Officer from KSP Post 12 in Frankfort, confirmed Tuesday that one skimmer was found earlier last week and another was removed on Friday. Chatter on social media has suggested that other businesses may have been hit as well, but Napier said Elk Creek Grocery is the only place that’s been confirmed.

  • Magnet wins KPA First Place General Excellence Award second year in a row


    For the second year in a row, the Spencer Magnet was awarded First Place General Excellence in Advertising, the overall award for the best newspapers in the state, at the 37th annual Kentucky Press Association Convention held recently in Louisville.

    Publisher Lynette Mason said, “You just never know what to expect at the awards ceremony, especially since a different state’s press association judges your contest each year. This year, it was the Georgia Press Association that judged all of the Kentucky newspapers’ entries.”

  • Redistricting discussed at forum


    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night agreed to wait two weeks before deciding on a redistricting plan that will impact students from preschool through fifth grade.

    District personnel, including Superintendent Chuck Adams, spent nearly an hour and a half discussing their objectives, their proposal, answering questions and hearing concerns from parents. Two options were eventually presented, but board members discussed giving the public a couple of more weeks to present feedback before voting.

  • Court votes to pay legal fees

    After lengthy and spirited debate, the Spencer County Fiscal Court last week voted to reimburse Judge-Executive John Riley for legal fees he had incurred in defense of a lawsuit brought against the fiscal court by Sheriff Buddy Stump.