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Today's News

  • Agriculture - Age, fertility, key factors in blooming

    I have no complaints about plant performance this spring. But, it seems, some gardeners are still stumped by their under-performing plants. Why plants fail to thrive is a hard question to answer, of course, because a great many things factor into poor performance, lack of bloom or die back.

  • Art imitates life

    Sometimes the most important lessons we learn at school do not take place in the classroom, nor are they gleaned from a textbook. In many instances, those defining moments occur in the hallways, the gyms, the athletic fields or, as evidenced this past weekend, on a stage.

  • Blackmail in the bathroom

    Presidents lead. Tyrants rule.

    That was the lesson Americans should have finally learned last week when the Obama administration handed down their decree from on high, forcing public schools to open restrooms and locker rooms to students according to the gender they happen to identify with that day.

    This wasn’t merely a presidential suggestion or a recommendation, but the directive was accompanied by a threat to cut off federal funding to schools who dared not to comply.

  • Legislative wrap-up from Senator Higdon

    The final week of the 2016 General Assembly was marked by the passage of a $21 billion spending plan for the two-year period beginning July 1, and it is being hailed as the most conservative budget the commonwealth has seen in a generation.

    Governor Matt Bevin set the parameters for the state budget debate when he announced his proposed budget in January. He proposed major funding increases to Kentucky’s struggling pension systems and asked other areas of state government to participate in funding reductions.

  • Public Record - Week of May 18, 2016

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on February 5, 2016, in Spencer District Court:

  • Bears slam their way to win

     

    The Spencer County Bears have a knack for getting a big knock just when they need it. On Friday, the big hit came courtesy Blake Lambdin, who belted a grand-slam home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to help the Bears rally past Carroll County 8-5.

  • Lady Bears shut out J-town, 15-0

     

  • Doubles win

    Spencer County’s Lauren Lambdin, pictured, teamed up with Ally Henderson for a doubles match against Anderson County last week. The duo defeated the Anderson team 6-1, 6-4, to advance to the second round of the regionals.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of May 18, 2016

    Lady Bears youth basketball camp

    The SCHS Lady Bears Basketball team will be hosting a youth basketball camp June 6-9 for girls in grades K-8. The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50, and includes a T-shirt. If you register by June 1, the cost is $40. There are also family discounts available for siblings. For more information, contact Coach Brandy Scott at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us or call 558-9646.

    Habitat for Humanity golf scramble

  • Now’s the time to catch bluegill and sunfish

     

    May is a special time for anglers who chase redear sunfish and bluegill as they move into the shallows to spawn.

    “I think we still might be a week or so from the peak for redear fishing,” said Maj. Shane Carrier, assistant director of law enforcement for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The old timers say the timing is all about the full moon in May, but this year the full moon isn’t until May 21. I do best the second week and going into the third week of May.”