Today's News

  • Effort to clean up parks unites community

    Have you ever had that overwhelming feeling of walking into a situation where so much needs to be done that you don’t know where to start? Perhaps you feel it when you need to clean out the garage or attic or after a wind storm knocks down trees and limbs all over your yard.
    You stand back, scan the area and dread the time, effort and energy that will be required for the task. However, five minutes into the job, and the dread slowly dissipates as you begin to see progress.

  • AGRICULTURE - Land, water conservation are a priority for farmers year-round

    Louisville, KY ­— As the annual Earth Day celebration returns and encourages communities across the country to applaud their local environmental champions, perhaps the search needs not extend further than the nearest family farm.
    The men and women tending to Kentucky’s 77,000 farms are committed to preserving the state’s land and water for a healthy return on the seeds they sow and the livestock they raise — for today and generations yet to come.

  • AGRICULTURE - Bogard’s Farmscape wins first place


    Spencer County High School FFA member Baileigh Bogard stands with a farmscape she displayed at Nelson County High School last month, which won first place. She and fellow SCHS student Barry Campbell have entered a number of contests and will put their displays to the test in Shelby County this coming weekend. Bogard said her involvement in FFA has had a great impact on her the last three years and she hopes to pursue a career in farming here in Spencer County.

  • AGRICULTURE - Temperature, moisture are critical

    How do precipitation and temperature affect plants?
    Well, in every way possible. Excessive precipitation, especially in poorly-drained soils, can restrict oxygen intake by roots. Oxygen is vital for all other processes to occur that impact growth and vigor. In years where we have experienced excessively wet springs, we typically see stunting and yellowing in herbaceous plants.

  • Biker hurt in Saturday accident

    A Louisville woman was seriously injured in a motorcyle accident Saturday afternoon in southern Spencer County.
    The victim, who has not been identified pending the Sheriff’s Department investigation, was operating a motorcycle when she collided with a vehicle driven by a motorist from Lebanon. The driver of the car was not injured, but the motorcyclist suffered severe injuries to her leg and was flown from the scene.
    Deputy Sam Madison said the victim has been in surgery and he will interview her regarding the accident when she is physically able.

  • Monday is last day for voter registration

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminds eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20.
    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.
    Grimes also reminds Kentuckians of several important voting laws:
    To be eligible to vote, you must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen,

  • Workforce needs revealed

    courtesy of KY Press News Service

  • Commonwealth Honors


    Juniors Meghan Beard and Halee Hood were recently accepted into the Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University. The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students applying for CHA are expected to have a 3.5 GPA and a composite ACT score of 25.

  • More than half not ready for kindergarten


    by MEGAN T. BLANEY/Magnet Freelancer

  • Sen. Higdon appointed