Today's News

  • Producers see benefit of adding on-farm storage capability

    by Katie Pratt

    The Gleaner

  • What type of tree to use this holiday season

    It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. I have family visiting for Christmas so this means a bigger tree than normal; if you are going to travel to come see us this is the least I can do. Plus, it is fun to find the “perfect” tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.

  • Tips for your poinsettias

    Now that we are in December, everyone’s thoughts turn toward the holidays. Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.
    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • High School career and tech program continues growth


  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: Salt River Tom and the ‘Evils of Whisky’

    The debate over whether Spencer County should have gone wet or remain dry brings to mind a column written by this same scribe several years ago. We take you back to 1890 - a bit before my time, but when a Van Buren diary keeper was quite busy...
    William Thomas “Salt River Tom” Love wrote in his diary Monday, Aug. 4, 1890:
    “We very early this morning went to Mt. Eden to the election. It was a very hot, sultry morning. I browsed around a while and then went to the polls and voted as follows, it bring straight Democratic;

  • This season take a lesson from the Grinch

    Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is, for most of us, the Christmas season.
    While we all acknowledge it at different times – some barely waiting for the dishes to be cleared from Thanksgiving dinner, if they even make it that long, and others not putting up a tree or singing carols until Christmas Eve — it’s coming.

  • Of polls and community activities

    Regular readers of the Spencer Magnet know that every two weeks we put up a new online poll for readers to share their thoughts with us online. This week, for instance, a new question has been added for your consideration.
    Our polls are primarily provided for the entertainment of our readers and we attach no scientific validity to the results of our poll. That being said we always find the poll results interesting and many times they are actually fairly accurate regarding the outcome of certain activities.

  • What's Happening — Week of December 3

    Country Ham Breakfast at Taylorsville Masonic Lodge
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can eat country ham breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • Accident blocks KY 44 for several hours
  • Clerk makes changes to improve processes

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock recently made changes to certain office processes to ensure that her staff is properly cross-trained and to improve segregation of duties within her office.
    The changes came partially as a result of the office’s most recent audit by the Kentucky State Auditor’s office. The state auditor’s office noted in its report that the Clerk’s office had a deficiency in internal control, namely that the clerk’s office had a lack of segregation of duties over expenditures and reconciliations.