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Today's News

  • Flea Market comes to Main Street Saturday

    This weekend will feature a Main Street committee-sponsored companion event to the Kentucky Gourd Festival, but the committee is changing it up this year.
    The inaugural Main Street Fleamarket will take the place of the arts and crafts show hosted by the committee over the last several years.
    “Arts and crafts shows, with the economy the way it is, they’re not doing well,” said Jan Deigl, Main Street committee member. “So we decided to try something new. Fleamarkets are a popular attraction.”

  • Trial date set in stabbing case

    The Louisville man indicted earlier this year for stabbing, then dumping another man in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot is now set to face a jury trial late this summer.
    Paul C. Barr Jr., 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, faces charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.
    Barr appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday, and his attorney, Stephen Wright, requested a trial by jury, which Judge Charles Hickman set for August 12-13.

  • Mason named Magnet publisher

    Lynette Mason, who has served as The Spencer Magnet’s advertising director and general manager for the past five years, is now the newspaper’s publisher — the first publisher to be named for The Magnet in 23 years.

  • What's Happening — Week of May 15

    Girl Power Month at the library
    May is Girl Power Month at the Spencer County Public Library. Beginning this Thursday, each Thursday this month at 6:30 is girls’ night out.
    Girls between the ages of 13 and 18 can join in with friends for activities and conversations.
    The event is sponsored by the The Center for Women and Families.

    Waste tire amnesty

  • Library seeks yearbook donations to preserve local history

    The Spencer County Public Library has a collection of local yearbooks that patrons use for genealogy research and browsing the past. These yearbooks do not circulate, but are available by request at the front desk. The collection is incomplete, and the library seeks donations for the following years:
    Elementary
    1981
    1985-1991
    1993-present

    High School
    1925-1954
    1958
    1960
    1962
    1963
    1965-1968
    1980
    1981
    1985-1988
    1990-present

  • Part of Bloomfield Road to get a state facelift

    More than $27 million in asphalt rehabilitation projects have been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as the spring construction season gets underway.
    The first asphalt projects of the season are distributed over 45 counties.
    “Maintaining our roadways is one of the most important responsibilities of the Transportation Cabinet,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “Well-maintained roads are safer for motorists. They’re also important for economic development and community growth.”

  • Poole graduates from basic training

    Army Pvt. James D. Poole recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

  • PHOTO: Library volunteers
  • A tale of a breast cancer survivor

    Breast cancer survivor Lillie Shelburne wrote the following narrative poem in 2005:

    “Breast Cancer Survivor”
    In the fall of 2004, it was time for a mammogram, a yearly chore.
    Our lives are so busy, we hardly find time — we rush in for the films, never looking behind.
    We go right ahead full speed every day, but the telephone rings and we hear someone say,
    “I’m calling today (her voice cheerful and bright) about your mammogram films — something’s just not quite right.

  • Relay for Life team fundraising events - March 15 edition

    4-H Relay for Life team selling doughnuts
    The Spencer County Relay for Life 4-H team is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to benefit the annual cancer research fundraiser. Glazed doughnuts are $7 per dozen and chocolate doughnuts are $8 per dozen. There are also other Krispy Kreme items available for purchase. The last day to order is Thursday. Anyone wishing to order should email Darla Browning at darla.browning@spencer.kyschools.us.

    First Assembly Relay for Life team plans tournament