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Today's News

  • Local observance of National Day of Prayer

     

    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday May 7, 2015, to honor the annual National Day of Prayer. In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • Fitting it back together

    Everybody’s done it from time to time, you drop that plate or glass and suddenly you hear that awful crash. What was once whole, useful and maybe even pretty, now lies broken and shattered on the ground. What a mess!

    We bought this beautiful handmade vase once, and before we even got it home it was in two or three pieces. I did my best to glue the pieces in place, but you can tell. I can see it right now from my desk. We keep the unbroken side turned out, but turn it just a little and you can’t miss the cracks.

  • Chosen by Jesus

    Read John 15: 12-17

    Let me ask you a question: Can a person have absolute assurance that their sins are forgiven, that they are a child of

    God, and that heaven is their home when they die? Spend a moment and think about that question and about your spiritual journey.

    There are two basic ways that people try to get to heaven.

  • Raising chickens a growing trend in Spencer Co.

     

    As concern throughout the nation mounts about hormones and antibiotics in our food, people are turning more and more to locally-grown produce and meat. One way that people can do this is to buy locally grown eggs or keep their own hens to have fresh eggs.

    Jennifer Turner, a Spencer County resident, started with about a dozen chickens and learned some best practices along the way.

  • Attorney charged with vote fraud

    A local attorney is facing a single felony count of wrongfully registering to vote following his arrest last month.

    Jim Hodge, whose address on court records is listed as being in Jeffersontown, was charged in April with wrongful registration for voting in elections in Spencer County during the 2014 May primary and 2014 general election. James Scott, with the Attorney General’s Office, made the arrest at Hodge’s home at 9904 Wynnbrooke Circle in Jefferson County.

  • Doctor’s office closes with little notice; sale pending

    Just days after posting a “closed” sign on the front door of his Taylorsville office, Dr. Thomas Crain said he plans to remain open while working out a deal to sell the practice he’s operated for 23 years.

    A few days later, he said he would resume seeing patients as usual as part of a transition to new owners.

  • Court tackles budget woes

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court was to meet this morning to begin ironing out the 2015-16 budget, amid concerns that the gap between revenues and expenditures continues to grow.

    Judge-Executive John Riley and the five magistrates will be discussing the nearly $6.1 million budget in a special meeting. Riley has warned the court in previous meetings that incoming revenues have not kept pace with expenses and tough decisions will need to be made.

  • Education - SCHS students pen project editorials

     

    SCHS seniors are required to complete a senior project prior to graduating. This project requires them to mentor in their chosen career field, research a social issue also in that field, and complete a project that will impact that social issue.

    Some seniors have elected to write an article for The Spencer Magnet as a way to raise awareness on their social issue.

    Over the next couple of weeks, seniors will be publishing these articles in The Spencer Magnet. Presented as written.

    Body Image isn’t reality
    Olivia Davis

  • WWII: A Survivor’s Story

     

    Gary Vidito, songwriter, playwright, actor, brought his musical talents to the Spencer County Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency last Tuesday with his show, “WWII, A Survivor’s Story.”

    The show explores the causes, incidents and results of World War II through stories and song.

  • Education - National History Day

     

    Pictured are three Spencer County Middle School students who participated in the state National History Day program this year. Each represented SCMS in the regional NHD competition at the University of Louisville on March 28.  Tyler Moehrke qualified to advance and represented SCMS in the state NHD competition Saturday, April 25, at the University of Kentucky.

    Congratulations to each for their great work. Pictured are, left to right: Tyler Moehrke, Emily Brown and Ann Ashley.