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Today's News

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    What’s Happening is intended for publicizing public meetings, notices, non-profit and events that are free to the community. The Spencer Magnet will make every effort to run announcements that meet our guidelines at least once, but will not guarantee publication. Announcements will be published as space is available.

    Absentee machine for Wet/Dry vote now open

  • Exploring faith factor in the alcohol vote

    Evangelicals could impede a referendum to allow alcohol sales in Spencer County – a high turnout from spiritual voters in the Oct. 20 special election, would likely keep the county spirits-less.

    Despite proponents who cite economic advantages, as well as studies which show few links between alcohol and increased crime, some say the vote to allow alcohol sales here could come down to a matter of faith.

  • Ragweed a foe to farmer, allergy sufferers

    Ragweed is a common foe both to allergy sufferers and to crop producers. In late summer, people can suffer allergic reactions associated with plant pollens, often ragweed plants. Ragweed also has the potential to severely interfere with crop production and greatly reduce crop yield.

  • Dog Gone Wild Chapter 3

    Thanks to LG&E/KU both E.ON companies and KPA for making this project possible. Thanks to the Kentucky Secretary of State for sponsoring the new podcast. For podcast and questions and activities go online to  HYPERLINK “http://www.kypress.com” www.kypress.com.

  • Elk Creek Realty welcomes Billie McCarty Williams

    Elk Creek Realty welcomes sales associate Billie McCarty Williams to their workforce. Billie is the mother of Stacey Crenshaw and Brent McCarty and stepmother of Kathy Stevens and Daniel Williams. She is “Nanny” to five loving grandchildren, Brooke, Joe, Katie, Sammie and Jordan. Billie and her husband, Jim J. Williams, are involved in the home building business and developing land. Billie feels her knowledge of home building and home maintenance will make her an asset to her clients.

  • LETTER: Meet the Stallions a big success

    Meet the Stallions day and the dedication of the new field was a big success. Thanks to everyone that made it out to be a part of such a special day.

    The children had a great time which made it all worth it.

    Mark your calendars for our next home game on Sunday. Games start at 9am.

    Thanks again for all those who volunteered – whether you were working or singing. We wouldn’t be where we are today without YOU.

     Kim Carruthers and the SCYFA Board Members

  • Dinner brings night life to Main

    The sights, sounds – and smells – were undeniably festive at the first annual 2009 Progressive Dinner.

    It was in the smiles of diners as they greeted old friends along Main Street in Taylorsville. It was in the strums of acoustic guitars as their notes danced into the night air. And it was, of course, in the delectable dishes that were prepared – hors d’oeuvres, salads, soups, steaks and desserts. Oh, the desserts. There were so many to choose from.

  • Wildcats, Cards and Hilltoppers: 'These are times that try men's soles'

    Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

    With last Saturday’s fiasco(s) in mind, a twist on a Thomas Paine refrain. “These are the times that try men’s soles.”

    Pummeled by Florida, and Utah and Navy respectively, will the Wildcats, Cards and Hilltoppers pack up their cleats and beat a hasty retreat to the rear?

    Could be.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: What you get for the money

    For the first time in 16 years, The Spencer Magnet will raise its newsstand price effective October 7. Since 1993,  single copies have sold for 50 cents, it will now take three quarters to purchase the newspaper at area retailers and paper boxes.

    Anytime the price of a good or service goes up, consumers are faced with a choice. But, before you make the decision to forego next week’s edition, permit me the opportunity to convince you otherwise.

  • Wreck on KY44 delays release of older students from school

    School bus routes were delayed last Tuesday afternoon while emergency personnel worked an accident on KY 44 West/Mt. Washington Road.

    Most students at Spencer County’s secondary schools were able to find alternative modes of transportation after classes dismissed at 2:20 p.m. About 250 middle and 50 high school students waited to ride elementary bus routes.