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Today's News

  • Protecting your home from bed bugs

    Remember the nursery rhyme- Good Night, Sleep Tight, and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite? No longer is this just a nursery rhyme. Bedbugs are considered to be public health pests by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Recent complaints about bed bugs are increasing and have prompted a joint statement on bed bug control by the CDC and the EPA.

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  • LETTER: A vote for King

    I wanted to make sure everyone knows what a jewel we have in Kim King, the candidate for state representative of our district. As a lifelong farmer, I have historically not been very involved in politics, but we can’t sit back and ignore the political process any longer. There is too much at stake.

  • The winning continues

    The Spencer County Footie Chicks, a U11 girls select team with the Spencer County Soccer Association, continues their winning ways as they move from being last season’s younger Chicklets to the girls select division team – the Chicks.

    The U11 Chicks recently competed in the United Cup 2010, held at Floyd’s Fork Park. The Chicks ended up 2-0-1 while defeating United 1996 FC (3-0) and Oldham Legends(4-1).

  • BREAKING NEWS: Burn ban lifted

    The county-wide burn ban has been lifted today.

    For more information contact the Spencer County Judge Executive's office at 502-477-3205.

  • FFA wins National Model of Innovation

    The Spencer County FFA chapter, for the second year in the past four, was named the 2010 winner of the National FFA Model of Innovation winner for student development which is given to the top FFA chapter in the nation. The award was presented live on RFD-TV in Indianapolis on Thursday at the National FFA Convention. The local chapter had been named one of ten national finalists in August out of over 7500 FFA chapters nation wide.

    Justin Goodlett was named the National winner of the Equine Entrepreneur proficiency award and received $1000.

  • GUEST COLUMN: An honest campaign

    As we fast approach Election Day, it is almost certain that you can expect a last push for your vote in the coming week. Even before now, the advertising has overwhelmed the public with campaign signs on every corner and commercials on the radio and television. And as we draw nearer to the final day in which the last person standing will be the one with the most votes, desperation and mud-slinging has kicked into high-gear as candidates use toxic arsenal to boost their appeal.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Autumn is a beautiful time in the Kentucky garden

    Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky gardens, but it can also be a messy time. The season brings piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds.

    The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment. Gardeners commonly rake up and bag leaves to be hauled away to yard waste dumps.

    This option, while tidy, uses a lot of energy, both yours and the energy to transport the leaves and mixed garden waste.

  • Election results online tonight

    The Spencer Magnet will be posting results from the 2010 election online as they are available.

    Make sure to check out the website throughout the evening for more information!

  • LETTER: Protecting students at SCMS

    The posted speed limit on the school grounds is 10 mph; yet, everyday that I drop my 8th grader off in the morning, I find reckless drivers failing to obey the law. Would it be too much to ask our tax-payer funded education personnel and education personnel and Taylorsville officers to monitor, and enforce, the law so that our most precious resources (our Spencer county students) remain safe?

  • LETTER: Making a difference

    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. November 2 is the General Election – a day when Kentuckians will be selecting a new U.S. Senator, our members of the U.S. House of Representatives plus many state legislators and local officials.

    Members of Spencer County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.