Today's News

  • Judges attend Circuit Judge College

    Circuit Court Judge Charles R. Hickman and Family Court Judge John David Myles, who serve Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College that took place Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s Circuit Court and Family Court judges.

  • Christmas events for all ages planned this weekend

    Spencer Countians will have plenty of chances to get in the holiday spirit this weekend with multiple Christmas events planned in Mount Eden and Taylorsville.

    All events are open to the community.

    Christmas in Mount Eden
    This year’s annual Christmas in Mount Eden event is set for Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and will take place at two venues.

    Tony Carriss, who is heading up the event this year, said the first venue is the Mount Eden Ruritan Club.

  • A ‘Hometown’ Christmas: Part 2

    This week The Spencer Magnet finishes out its two-part series on Spencer County’s 2011 Christmas Home Tour by featuring two stops on the tour.

  • Grants fund cleanup of illegal dumps

    The county has received grant money to aid in cleaning up two of what Spencer County Solid Waste Coordinator Curtis Ochs estimates are many of the area’s obscure dumps located on local farm land.

  • New clerk sworn in, to take office Thursday

    Spencer County’s newest official was sworn into office Monday morning before a crowd of friends, family and community members.

  • POLL: What is your Thanksgiving staple?

    What is your Thanksgiving staple?

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  • Public record: District court September 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on Sept. 2, 2011:

    Anthony J. Carman (1977), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $183 court costs and fines.

    Ashley N. Nash (1991), speeding 17 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 fines and court costs.

    Christopher D. Nation (1991), inadequate silencer, amended to defective equipment, guilty, $163 court costs and fines.

  • Holiday entertaining doesn’t have to break the bank

    Here are some tips that will help you throw a stylish, low-stress party that will make your guests merry without spending a bundle.

  • New holiday recipes with old world flavor

    This holiday season, if you’re looking for exceptional new recipes that come together with ease, look to some Old World culinary classics.
    Dishes like this Pea Bowtie Pasta create a homey, hearty menu ideal for any holiday party.
    Whether it’s an elegant dinner or an impromptu gathering with friends, this recipe that uses meats and cheeses that will bring cheer to all your guests. And they come together surprisingly fast, so they’ll bring a smile to your face, too.

    Prosciutto and Pea
    Bowtie Pasta
    Serves 4

  • COLUMN: Learning the art of being truly thankful

    Well, here we are, another Thanksgiving Day — my 75th. I remember many of them with fond memories of family gatherings here and yonder.
    No, it’s not Turkey Day (as some call it), but a day that has been set aside in our wonderfully blessed country to always come on the fourth Thursday of November, and in Canada, on the second Monday in October.
    So what does it mean to truly be thankful?