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Today's News

  • COLUMN: UK is one of Kentucky’s ‘Final Four’ teams still playing

    Notes and quotes from the fast break lane in a dream season.
    Beyond bracketologists, pep bands and painted faces, the deep beauty of the NCAA basketball tournament is its suspense. We know shockers and surprises are coming, but who, when and where is the fun part.
    Last week, Morehead State supplied the shocker sending home Final Four-ambitious Louisville. A punch in the gut for the Cardinals, but a basketball moment for the ages for Rowan County’s other team.

  • Middle school volleyball to host tournament

    The Spencer County Middle School volleyball team will host a sixth-grade tournament Saturday.
    Teams from St. Dominic, Central Hardin and St. Aloysius will also be participating.
    Admission is $4.
    “The girls have been working really hard to be able to participate in this tournament,” organizers said in a news release. “Please come out and support the sixth-graders.”
    The first game begins at 8 a.m., and the tournament lasts until 4 p.m.

  • Children and adults alike enjoy finger knitting

    One of the first SOS classes this year was Finger Knitting, taught by Edith Judd and Polly Pennington, with help from Mary Trice. There were 18 attendees. Finger knitting uses the hand instead of knitting needles to create a scarf. The scarf can also become a rope.

  • Homemade granola is a satisfying and healthy snack

    I have loved granola since I was a little kid. My mama made it sometimes but since I was one of the only members of my family who liked it, she didn’t make it often. I got granola bars or granola cereal from the grocery store. Granola was not cheap, so it was an occasional splurge.

  • Historian digs up information at county clerk’s office

    Every year people who want to learn more about their family histories visit the office of the county clerk in Kentucky courthouses.

  • AutoZone open for business

    AutoZone is now open for business.

  • Seven Counties opens at new location

    The staff at Seven Counties poses for a picture during an open house on Monday afternoon. From left are Terri Williams, Amanda Goodlett, Melissa Davis, Sharon Trew, Elizabeth Reichert, Stephany Pond and Thom Cherry. Seven Counties hosted the open house to invite community members into its new, larger office located at 80 E. Main St. Seven Counties is the state-designated regional behavioral health and developmental services center which serves Spencer County, as well as Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Trimble counties.
     

  • Davis graduates from basic

    Army National Guard Pfc. Allison M. Davis graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • Historical Society to present 'One-room School Days' program

    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical  Society’s annual dinner will be held upstairs at the Sanctuary Art Center,  95 East Main Street, at 6:30 p.m. on March 28.

  • Part 2: Big names in Spencer County history

    Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of local historian Tom Watson’s column on historical figures important to Spencer County. See last week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet for part one. Tom Watson also included the following note about last week's article: "Thanks to Charles Darnell for spotting a typo in the original article of March 9. John Speed was not a Confederate. It should have stated that he joined the Union service and was with Sherman's Army during the march to the sea."