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Today's News

  • Church happenings

    Little Union Baptist fish fry

    Little Union Baptist Church will be having a fish fry at Mattingly’s barn in Fairfield 5 from 11 a.m. to about 2 p.m. The barn is located next to the Catholic Church. Fish fry will be held every Friday in March and the first Friday in April.

    Prison ministry fundraiser

    Big Springs Assembly of God will be hosting a prison ministry fundraiser this Saturday. The event will include food, music and fellowship from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Big Spring is located at 2345 Taylorsville Rd., Bloomfield

  • Calling all shutterbugs

    The Spencer County Library will be hosting a Community Heritage Photo Contest during the month of March with awards going to the top three photographs which best represent Spencer County’s rich history.

    Contest judges will be looking for the photographs that best represent Spencer County’s past – more specifically, the aspects that  molded our community into what it is today. Photos can be from any time period.

    Here are the rules:

  • $224,000 for area firefighters

    Two area fire departments have received grants totaling $224,200 to purchase new equipment as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

    The Mt. Eden Fire Department will receive $156,750 to purchase a new tanker and the Spencer County Fire Protection District will receive $67,450 to purchase new hose, a commercial washer and cascade system.

  • School happenings

    SCMS Parent Involvement Night rescheduled

  • Only in America is craziness in vogue during March

    March. Synonym for Craziness without threat of jail time. Sort of. Basketball fans are cut some slack to whoop it up this month long as nobody burns a mattress, turns over a police car or DUI.

    A month of mud and screwball weather outdoors, with bracketology surprises and upset promise inside as arenas across America crank up to host Big Dance.

    America. I love this place.

    This week ...

  • LETTER: Hungry children here need your help

    Not so very long ago I was talking with someone about the ad that I ran in the Spencer Magnet and they wanted to know if I was satisfied with the results?

    The ad was designed to help the Back Pack Buddies Program here in Spencer County. Unfortunately, I had to say, “No”. I might as well have written them a check for $319.00 or purchased that amount of food.

    For those of you who do not know what this program is about, it is as simple as this.

  • SCES wins first at nationals

    The Spencer County Elementary School Dance Team took first place in their division at the Jamfest Super National Champion competition Feb. 14 in Cincinnati. The team received a banner and a trophy and each girl was awarded a jacket. This will make the dance team’s fifth consecutive first place trophy. Their most recent competition was in Sevierville, Tenn. Feb. 27.

  • Supporting shooting sports

    The Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presented a $250 check in support of Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports. Pictured at left are: Mary Bramer and her daugher Samantha accepting the award on behalf of 4-H. At right is Salt River Strutters Chapter President Ernie Ryles.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check Out week

    The cost of food in America remains affordable.

    American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • Lessons learned in Haiti

    J.D. Fleming has a servant’s heart.

    When he is not working as an airplane mechanic for UPS, the part-time Spencer County paramedic is usually off on a mission trip. Over the years he has traveled to poverty-stricken areas of Jamaica and twice to the orphanages of Romania. Closer to home, Fleming volunteers weekly at Operation Care Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville. During the 2009 ice storm, he gave countless hours caring for local residents at the emergency shelter.