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Today's News

  • Jury finds Jenkins guilty of DUI

    By LISA KING, Landmark News Service

    A Shelby County jury deliberated for more than an hour Thursday to return a verdict of guilty for former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins.

    Jenkins was arrested last April on KY 55 near Elk Creek Road in Spencer County and charged with DUI, speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

    He pleaded not guilty and elected to have a jury trial, which Special Judge Jerry Crosby II ordered moved to Shelby County because he didn’t think Jenkins could get a fair trial in Spencer.

  • Rain washes out section of West River Road

    UPDATED: State road crews are planning repairs between mile points 6.5 and 6.7 on Ky. 2885 – also known as West River Road – for Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The road has been down to one lane in that area after mudslides threatened to wash portions of it into nearby fields and the flooded Salt River. The road will be closed from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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  • Babies can benefit from homemade food

    Recalls on food items, even baby food, seem to be happening with increasing frequency. It can be scary to see a report on the news, and realize that the item being recalled is in the pantry. It’s even worse if the item in question was just fed to the baby. One way to feel more secure about the safety of baby food is to make it at home.

  • Spencer is considered ‘medically under-served’

    The federal government has deemed Spencer County as a medically under-served area for more than 30 years, and in 2011, citizens still have few in-county options when it comes to primary and mental health care.  

  • Maintaining your pet’s health is important, too

    By DR. DAN BENSION, Veterinarian
    Health has always been important. Recently, health care has pushed to focus on prevention to help avoid the limits of reactive medicine and care.

    It is much better to lead a life that will promote health and wellness, rather than live in a way that we know will harm our health and then attempt to fix the diseases that may result.

    This is sometimes not so obvious when it comes to our pets. The same rules apply to our furry companions with an even more important twist.

  • Ky. communities unfriendly to walkers, joggers, cyclists

    by AL CROSS
    Kentucky Health News

    Few Kentuckians live in walkable communities, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

    Only 32 percent of Kentucky adults said there are a number of destinations within an easy walking distance from their home, and only 47 percent said they live in communities with sidewalks or shoulders on streets that allow for safe walking, jogging or biking.

  • Study results are more than just a ranking

    Congratulations, Spencer County.  In the April 6 edition of the Spencer Magnet, Editor Shannon Brock reported the encouraging news that Spencer County was ranked 11th in overall health out of 120 of Kentucky’s counties according to the 2011 County Health Ranking study (Story is reprinted above.).

    This is a yearly study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Institute in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Spencer ranks as state's 11th healthiest county

    Spencer County ranks as Kentucky’s 11th healthiest county, according to the 2011 County Health Rankings released earlier this spring.
    According to the rankings, compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Boone County, in Northern Kentucky, is considered the state’s healthiest county while Owsley County, in Eastern Kentucky, is considered the least healthy.

  • Violet Freezer Jam a simple, sweet recipe

    In my quest for trying wild foods, I thought I would attempt to eat wild violets. I have put them on cakes before, but I doubt I ate them. I just knew that they were safe to place on food, not that I could eat them outright.