Today's News

  • COLUMN: Fall: The third gardening season

    Late summer and fall offer a third growing season for the home gardener, though both new and experienced gardeners often overlook the opportunity to extend the bounty of the home garden. Spring gardening is marked by relief that winter is over, with the anticipation of warmer weather. Summer gardening brings its own joys, with longer days and the natural cycle of rain and sun that helps plants yield ripe, delicious fruits and vegetables. But with some planning, fall can provide just as much enjoyment as spring and summer, and you can extend the harvest well into the cooler months.

  • Ag secretary reassures farmers and ranchers in states affected by extreme weather conditions

  • PHOTO: Settlers Trace Lakeside opens today

    In anticipation of today’s opening, Settlers Trace Lakeside hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday afternoon. Pictured, front and center, is owner Javan Montgomery. General Manager Debbie Stafford is pictured in the center of the second row, surrounded by employees and local government and business leaders. Settlers Trace Lakeside, 25 Overlook Road, opens today and business hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store will close at 8 p.m. during winter months. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10. For more information, call 477-SWIM (7946).

  • PHOTO: Kibble Kart hosts ribbon cutting

    The Kibble Kart hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. Pictured, in the center, are Steve and Melissa Baralt, owners, along with local elected officials and business leaders. The Kibble Kart is primarily a delivery dog and cat food service, but is also open the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the old fire station next to Elk Creek Grocery. For more information, visit www.kibblekart.com or call 502-526-5480.

  • COLUMN: What do you anticipate?

    Lately I have been taking my dog with me when I go to the drive-through at the bank.  And in case you are wondering, she is a pretty big dog, about 50 pounds or so.

  • COLUMN: A self-taught minister

    Some people do not want to recognize me as a minister because I did not go to seminary, which is alright with me. A lot of people did not want to recognize Peter and John either.
    The people were always trying to put them down. Peter preached the first sermon in the New Testament, which we will see had great results in the book of Acts.
    Acts 2:41 says, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”

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  • COLUMN: City website is step in right direction

    It’s no secret that we here at The Spencer Magnet are in favor of open government.
    We champion just about anything that increases the amount of information the taxpayers get to know about their government.
    And let me remind you, taxpayers, it is your government. The money in the city, county, state, etc., bank accounts no more belongs to those who decide how to spend it than it belongs in my personal checking account.

  • COLUMN: County gets ‘rolling recycling center’

    We have wrapped up the Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Drive, and I thank one and all who helped give our roadsides a good cleaning. As in the past, we will have a final cleanup in the fall during the last week of October and the first week of November. Watch the paper for final instructions.

  • PHOTOS: Horsin’ around on the new playground

    Droves of Spencer County Elementary students flocked to the school’s newest playground Monday, which was fashioned especially for children in grades kindergarten through third grade.  The equipment was officially available for use Monday.