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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.

  • From our readers - Reader disagrees with Bevin’s optimistic view of Trump

    Regarding Governor Bevin’s guest commentary in last week’s Magnet, I made some observations I’d like to share with your readers. Beginning with the title, Great once again, I’m not really sure to whom it should be attributed but there’s no doubt who was responsible for the article itself.

  • From our readers - Group supports right-to-work in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Chamber applauds Senate Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon on his leadership to make right-to-work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly, ensuring Kentucky is a state where businesses want to locate.

  • Turn-about could be good play

    If you believe the media reports, North Carolina is reeling economically because of lost revenue and a tarnished image resulting from their bathroom laws. After lawmakers passed legislation that would have required people to use the bathroom that coincides with their biological gender (I doubt our Founding Fathers ever thought the Republic would have ever devolved to this point), the rash of protests and boycotts began.

  • Charter schools: an opportunity for all

    Kentucky felt an earthquake on November 8, 2016 that drastically changed the makeup of Frankfort and provided the Bluegrass state with a viable path to finally adopt needed reforms. With an eager Governor and a General Assembly intent on improving Kentucky’s business climate and education system, Kentuckians from all parts of the state should be excited about one thing: opportunity.

  • 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.