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Today's News

  • SCHS students with perfect attendance

    The following Spencer County High School students obtained perfect attendance for the first nine weeks of school.

    9th grade

  • Big week looms for Junction City fans

    Junction City. This week, that would be Lexington. And, wherever you live with a satellite dish on the roof.

    Wednesday – Big Blue Nation gets a gander at two of college basketball’s best teams at the Blue-White scrimmage in Rupp Arena.

    And, baseball’s World Series begins. If Bud Selig can get this done by Thanksgiving, the Phillies-Yankees could make the Fall Classic as good as it gets.

  • Slicing out a new dairy path

    Traditionally, global dairy markets dictate how much a farmer is paid for the product. But an ailing small dairy industry calls for creative takes on this model for survival.

    Cloverdale Creamery owners Patrick and Leeta Kennedy tipped the cow on hat model, so to speak, and have built a successful business with a small herd of Jerseys and Holsteins.

    Patrick was raised and worked on his father’s dairy farm in Jefferson County, so it was with some trepidation that he considered Leeta’s proposal to expand their Stone Cross Farm offerings and buy dairy cows.

  • LETTER: Humane Society responds to letter

    In response to the “Humane Society needs more help” letter from the October 21st issue, we would like to address some of Mr. Harley’s concerns.

  • PHOTO: Youthful deer hunter

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mahala Smitha of Mt. Eden harvested this 8-point buck on October 10th, of youth season using a 25/06 rifle. The deer field dressed at 210 lbs. This is her second buck, she got a 4-pointer last year. Mahala is the daughter of Scott and Sherwin Smitha and grand daughter of Jimmy and Cyndi Abrams and Philip and Vicki Smitha. Her big brother Gabe Stodghill told her they were in competition now, he is going to try to out do her during regular deer season.

  • Dog Gone Wild Chapter 7

    Chapter 7

    My harmonica had to be here somewhere. I had it before we arrived at the tent. It was raining cats and wiener dogs! I should have worn my raincoat, but I didn’t know I would be gone so long.

    Oh no!  I hadn’t told my family I was leaving.

    When I realized I’d dropped my harmonica, I thought I could walk outside the tent and find it. I had meandered off in the pouring rain without telling anyone. I was in trouble – in more ways than one!

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

    Cancer awareness

    The Spencer County Extension Office will be holding a Lunch and Learn program tomorrow, from noon until 1 p.m. to raise awareness about cervical and breast cancer, for women in the community. The program is free. Please call the Spencer County Extension Office to sign up at 477-2217.

    Halloween fun at the library

    On Friday dress like your favorite book character and visit the Spencer County Library.  Tell a staff member or have them guess which character you are to win a prize.   

    Cody Goodlett benefit

  • IN THE WORD: Better to be a begger, than rich

    I preached a sermon on the fifth chapter of James about the rich men taking advantage of the poor men and what was waiting for those who did this. When we had dismissed the congregation, one of our members said, “When I grew up, we lived in a place that was well kept and a lot of people would gather in and have parties. But all up and down the valley where we lived were poor people that lived in shacks or anywhere they could. I have heard people say that Jesus will have a place separate in heaven for us from this poor trash, where we won’t have to congregate with them.

  • The turnip tells the tale of a real Hallow’s Eve

    Pumpkins have been on sale for weeks, children have obsessed over their costumes and somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.  

    Halloween, as it is known today, has its origins in something a bit more interesting than just pumpkin carving and candy collecting.  In fact, the evening’s festivities marked the beginning of winter for the ancient Celtic race of the Druids. 

  • Church happenings

    Trunk or Treat at Risen Lord Lutheran

    Risen Lord Lutheran church would like to invite you to Trunk or Treat from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. There will be trophies for best costumes, an inflatable and food. The church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Grocery/Restaurant. Call 502-477-6557 for information.

    Harvest Festival at Parkland Hills Baptist