Today's News

  • Opinion: From our readers 11 26 14

    Reader wants
    politicians to bury the hatchet
    Now that the 2014 elections are over, I feel it is appropriate for us to reflect on the accomplishments of our current County Judge Executive Bill Karrer. Judge Karrer has been bashed and ridiculed from several sides during this election process, many of those comments being either false or over stated. He took over his responsibilities during a difficult time in 2010. A time when our elected officials had allowed the infrastructure of the county to deteriorate in many key areas.

  • Support your local businesses in the Holiday Cash Contest

    It is that time of year again. Time when the Spencer Magnet rolls out its Holiday Cash Contest, where readers can enter for one of ten chances to win $100 by simply picking out pictures from ads provided by our local retailers.
    The idea of the contest is not only to give you, the reader, a chance at winning money, but to focus your attention on our many local retailers who help keep money flowing through our local community.

  • Giving thanks this holiday season

    For our twenty fifth wedding anniversary my wife and I were able to go to Paris. It was a wonderful trip, but while we were there I once again realized I am not as smart as I sometimes think I am.

  • With blessings come sacrifice

    by Ned Way

  • Jesus: The righteous one

    A Reading from 1 John 3:4-6: Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he (Jesus) appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him (Jesus) is no sin. No one who lives in him (Jesus) keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him (Jesus) or known him.

  • Stallions named to Louisville Youth all-star team
  • Bears look to improve next season

    With the 35-32 defeat to Louisville Doss in the opening round of the playoffs earlier this month, the Spencer County Bears finished short of their goal but with a winning record for the third consecutive season.
    Coach Mike Marksbury finished his fourth season at the helm and has compiled a 24-22 record after inheriting a squad that went 0-11 in 2010. He’s built a program that’s competitive with anyone on their schedule, but he’s not content with being average.

  • Research shows promise in fight against emerald ash borer

    Entomology researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have received encouraging results in their fight to protect Kentucky ash trees from the emerald ash borer. EAB is an exotic wood-boring invader that kills ash trees.

  • Cleaning up your winter garden

    Cooler temperatures, a touch of frost, and some freezing overnight temperatures, are all timely because it allows our plants to make the transition into dormancy. Our winter chill is a bit early but it is inevitable; and predictions call for another memorable one. So, for our plants the best scenario is to stay cool so they can do what they are supposed to do this time of year.

  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: From Liberty Hall to Vaucluse - An Elite Family

    Vaucluse is the historical property that faces Yoder-Tipton Road just off KY 55-155. You might say Vaucluse and Liberty Hall in Frankfort are siblings.
    The Knox Brown family, the last to occupy Vaucluse, has a direct connection with Liberty Hall.