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Local News

  • Students sponsor recycling contest

    Spencer County seniors Jake Walker and Andrew Dockery are making a statement that recycling can indeed be cool, especially when you’re raising money to increase awareness about animal abuse and support local animal rescue efforts.

  • Family Resource, Youth Service Centers facing cuts in funding

    The Spencer County Resource and Youth Service Centers – which assist Spencer County Public School students and their families – are facing cuts in state grant funding for next school year that threaten the services offered by the centers.
    The FRYSC services are available in each of the district’s schools. Many of FRYSC programs help students and their families overcome barriers that hinder learning, such as meet nutritional needs, assistance with essential items such as school uniforms, and offer referrals to medical and counseling services.

  • POLL: Are we healthy?

    Would you say Spencer is a healthy county?

    Click here to vote!

  • Note from the Magnet regarding a possible email scam

    It has come to our attention that an email may be circulating that could appear to be affiliated with The Spencer Magnet.

    This email addresses a job opportunity in the area and directs the recipient to a link from the "local paper."

    Be assured we are not affiliated with this email and are not distributing it.

    Anything you receive from The Spencer Magnet would be clearly marked as such.

    As always, if you are unsure or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 477-2239.

  • Barlow receives DAR Good Citizens Award

    Steven Konnor Barlow, representing Spencer County, recently received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award.

  • Conservation district offering free seedlings

    The Spencer County Conservation District at 118 Taylorsville Road will be giving away free tree seedlings April 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    The seedling packs will consist of a combination of Flowering Dogwood, Eastern Redbud, Yellow Poplar, Pin Oak and White Pine. The public may pick up the seedlings and planting instructions on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Working the runway

    The Spencer County High School PRIDE club hosted its annual Prom Fashion Show last Tuesday. The PRIDE club promotes drug abuse prevention, education and anti-violence campaigns throughout the school. The club is encouraging all SCHS students planning to attend the prom to do so drug and alcohol free. The fashion show featured fashions by Colonel Quick and Blackstones Bridal in Louisville, as well as previously-owned fashions that were donated for auction.

  • Recycling Center faces growing pains

    The increase in demand for the Spencer County Recycling Center’s services tells that more families are taking an interest in recycling, but the center is also experiencing growing pains.

  • Three injured in accident

    A three-car accident on Ky. 55 sent three people to the hospital the afternoon of March 25.

  • Spencer ranks as state’s 11th healthiest county

    Spencer County ranks as Kentucky’s 11th healthiest county, according to the 2011 County Health Rankings released last week.
    According to the rankings, compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Boone County, in Northern Kentucky, is considered the state’s healthiest county while Owsley County, in Eastern Kentucky, is considered the least healthy.
    The report ranks over 3,000 counties from all 50 states on two distinct facets of health: outcomes and factors.