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Today's News

  • What's Happening

    VFW fish fry

    The VFW Post 11426 and Ladies Auxiliary will be having a fish fry Friday from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at 106 Washington Street. You may eat in or carry out. We will deliver in town (only) for carry out orders. You may call 502-296-4603 to place your order.

    Help Decorate Main Street for

    the Holidays

  • Elk Creek man working on Ky. Spacecraft

    Local resident, Mike Schulte, is one of the student engineers working on the Kentucky Spacecraft, KySat-1 satellite program NASA has recently chosen to fly on a mission in mid 2009.

    Schulte and his wife, Laura, both 1978 graduates of Jeffersontown High School, have lived in Elk Creek for several years.

    With his own amateur satellite tracking system in his back yard, Schulte is able to track the satellites of his choice, adding that anyone can visit the NASA Web site and get information on satellites and when they will be passing over.

  • Spencer County election results

    Spencer County voters turned out in force Election Day to select candidates from U.S. President to county coroner. In all, 8,253 people went to the polls which translates to a 72 percent voter participation.

    Below are the results for Spencer County:

    U.S. President

    John McCain (R)– 5,378

    Barack Obama (D)– 2,519

    Ralph Nader (IND)– 73

    Chuck Baldwin (CON)– 41

    Bob Barr (LIB)– 31

    U.S. Senator

    Mitch McConnell (R) – 4,811

    Bruce Lunsford (D) – 3,159

  • New Owners of Home Store Florist

     

  • Spencer Christian teens perform Christmas musical

     

  • Heads and Tails: Chapter 10

    Chapter 10

    The 21st century! Our family was relieved to be back to the familiar world we know and love. Even though I was pleased to return, I was also thankful I’d had the opportunity to take a trip through time and learn some very valuable lessons. Because of one single penny, I had learned lessons that would stay with me the rest of my life.

  • PHOTO: Remembering veterans

    The high school students at Hillview Academy recently celebrated Veterans Day by preparing post cards for soldiers stationed in Iraq. Pictured are: (front, from left) Kayla Nation, Kelly Mobley, Lindsey Zeitz, Rachelle Dial, Chris Kaiyaraj, (back, from left) Wesley Burns, Michael Troka, John McKinley, Travis Campbell and Dyllan Sauer.

    Photo submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • No need to panic over Curly Calf Syndrome

     The recent discovery of Curly Calf Syndrome in the Angus cattle breed has some producers feeling uncertain about the future of the breed, but University of Kentucky Extension Beef Specialist Darrh Bullock says there’s no reason for Kentucky’s beef producers to panic. He believes the best course of action is to stay informed.

  • EMS blamed for Troka death

    Three Spencer County EMS workers have been named among those allegedly responsible for the death of Tiffany Troka, according to a lawsuit filed by her parents in civil court.

    Tiffany died September 13, 2007, several days after she was admitted to the hospital for breathing difficulties. She had been at her home recovering from an ATV accident that occurred on Normandy Road August 3 of that year.

  • Senator McConnell re-elected as Senate Republican leader

     The U.S. Senate Republican Conference held Leadership elections for the 111th Congress on Tuesday and Senator McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to serve as Republican Leader.

    “I am honored that my colleagues re-elected me to serve as the Republican Leader in the 111th Congress,” McConnell said.  “As Republican Leader, I will continue to use my clout to advance Kentucky’s interests and to ensure that our voice is heard.”

     The results are as follows: