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Today's News

  • The reason for the Season
  • Church Happenings - Week of December 16

    64 to Grayson at Briar Ridge Christian Church

    The Briar Ridge Christian Church is hosting Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson for a Christmas concert at the church on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3951 Briar Ridge Road (KY 248) in Mt. Eden.

    Christmas Eve services at Spencer Christian Church

    Spencer Christian Church will be conducting Christmas Eve services next Thursday involving special music and a short message. Two service times are planned, one at 4:30 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.

  • Agriculture - Extension Holiday meeting

     

    The Spencer County Extension Office hosted the District 3 Holiday Staff meeting last week.

  • Agriculture - Amaryllis can brighten winter

    Few plants can liven up a winter day like the amaryllis.  The large pink, white, red, orange and variegated flowers are truly spectacular. Maybe you received an amaryllis bulb as a holiday gift.

    A member of the lily family, the amaryllis rises from a large bulb.  The growth habit makes it well suited for blooming during the colder months of the year.

  • Agriculture - The history of holiday greenery spans centuries

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants were chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Letters to Santa

    In this week’s Magnet, you’ll notice our entire B-section is made up of letters to Santa, written by young children from both elementary schools in Spencer County. This has become an annual tradition with our newspaper, one we know many of our readers enjoy browsing through.

  • Education - Students collect food

     

    Students at Spencer County High School lent a hand to local and state police during the Cram the Cruiser effort to collect food for various charitable programs. Students brought in food and blocked the doors of several teachers in the school last week, before they gathered it all together for the effort.

  • Education - Most Valuable Bear

     

    This week’s 11th grade MVB is Matthew Giveans. He has recently volunteered to help a special needs friend organize his backpack.  He is involved in baseball, band and military readiness. He is planning to go to college to become a commercial pilot.

  • Education - Spencer Christian School Christmas programs

     

    Students at Spencer Christian School performed their Christmas program before several hundred people at Spencer Christian Church Sunday night. Preschool and kindergarten students sang a few songs, while older students performed a musical about “Hark, the Herald Angel.”

  • Education - Spencer students eligible for in-state rates at IUSE

    Representative James Tipton, R-Taylorsville (53rd District), announced this week an agreement has been reached between Kentucky and Indiana that will expand higher educational opportunities at a lower costs to students in Spencer County.  A Memorandum of Understanding between Indiana and Kentucky now includes Spencer County on the list of Kentucky counties for in-state tuition at Indiana University Southeast.