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Today's News

  • Toy sale hoping to get a boost

    During a time when many parents are struggling to make ends meet — much less worry about buying Christmas presents for their children — the Spencer County Ministerial Association has for years offered assistance through its Christmas toy sale.

    But without the community’s support, the amount of families benefitting from the sale could be decreased.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard in Spencer County District Court by the Hon. Linda Armstrong on Sept. 21, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Brandon S. Caffee, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $143.

    Tyler W. Case, speeding 19 mph over limit. Paid $180.

    Jeremy D. Clark, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Paid $143.

    Donald L. Moore, failure to wear seat belts. Paid $25.

    James L. Morrow, speeding 15 mph over limit. Amended. $193.

    Melody A. Presley, speeding 23 mph over limit. State traffic school and $143.

  • 9th annual Holiday Workshop

    The Spencer County Homemakers hosted their 9th annual Holiday Workshop for the community on Tuesday, November 9th. Workshop participants are shown how to make simple holiday crafts and dishes.

    The cost this year was five dollars per person.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Enes Canter is free to do something right

    Enes Kanter was let go by the NCAA last week.

    In the Land of the Free, the ex-Turkish professional wannabe-an-amateur-again can examine a full range of good options.

    First, UK’s appeal to the NCAA decision that cited 33,000 reasons why it made Kanter permanently ineligible.

    He can ...

    1. Hang around Lexington, play YMCA ball until the NBA Draft next spring.

    2. Return to Istanbul, sign a pro contract like one he played under for three seasons.

  • Home cooking: Prater's Chili Mac

    Tabitha Prater created this chili mac recipe to give her family some variety in the chili dishes she usually makes. She took this version to a potluck meeting of the Bluegrass Basket Guild in September.

    “I make it fairly often,” said Prater. “Chili is one thing I can guarantee my son will eat. When it’s cold, I fix a lot of chili and chili mac type stuff.”

  • EDITORIAL: One last goodbye

    There’s no elegant way to say this. So, in typical Robin Bass form I will blurt out the news and let jaws drop where they may.

    Friday will be my last day as editor of the Spencer Magnet as I set out next week to begin a new chapter in my career.

  • PHOTO: What a buck!
  • Top of the class: Achievement abounds in local education
  • Constable-elect ineligible to serve

    Democrats are calling for the replacement of Waterford Constable-elect Jeremy “J.T.” Bass after discovering that he is ineligible to serve.

    “It is obvious that the Waterford District cannot be adequately served and represented by a constable who does not live in Spencer County,” said Democrat Party Chairman Carmin Gaines. “I have no doubt that the voters of Waterford would not have elected a person to represent them and their interests if they had been aware he lives outside the county.”

  • GUEST COLUMN: Time to inventory, purchase hay

    Due to dry conditions, the majority of Kentucky livestock producers are already into their winter feeding programs which some began as early as September. Producers need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter.

    If they find they’re short, buying additional hay now can save them a lot of headaches later, said Tom Keene, hay marketing specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.