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Today's News

  • Kentucky’s produce sector experiencing strong growth

    The state’s produce industry continues to expand in terms of producers, volume, marketing outlets and sales, which are likely to exceed a record-breaking $33 million in 2012. That is what a new study from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture has found.

  • Local FFA brings in awards at state fair
  • PHOTO: State Fair Grand Champion

    Leah Shelburne, daughter of Robert and Lynn Shelburne, won Grand Champion of the Poultry Show at the Kentucky State Fair with her White Call Duck. This is the highest award given in this event.

  • Martin named to dean’s list at Centre

    Amber Martin of Taylorsville was recently named to the spring dean’s list at Centre College.
    Martin is the daughter of Kyle and Catherine Martin and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
    Students named to the dean’s list at Centre maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average.

  • Robinson earns $3,000 scholarship

    The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation recently announced that Chelsey Joan Robinson has been selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship award to help meet her expenses for the 2012-13 school year.

  • PHOTOS: Meet your congressman

    Kentucky Farm Bureau hosted a ‘Meet Your Congressman’ event at Scott Travis’ farm on Thursday night.

  • Koch honored for disaster relief work

    Elaine Koch of Taylorsville recently received an award for her service through the Southern Baptist and Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief ministry.
    The awards were presented last Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of the annual Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Roundtable.
    A member of Redemption Hill Baptist Church in Fisherville, Koch received the Joel W. Phillips Outstanding Achievement Award.
    Two outstanding achievement awards are presented annually from among nominees across the country.

  • COLUMN: Trust Jesus ‘in every area of your life’

    Somebody suggested that I needed to do an off the wall column today. I’m not sure exactly what that means, but it got me to thinking about the clichés and expressions we hear all the time. For example, “off the wall,” or “think outside the box.”

  • COLUMN: Controlling the tongue one of life’s biggest challenges

    This morning, I was thinking about how hard it was for me to control my tongue. Here are some of the troubles I have: many times I get started talking and don’t know when to stop. Many times I blurt in when someone else is talking and many times I have said something that did not come out the way I meant it to be, but if I tried to correct it it only got worse. This is just a few ways that I have mentioned losing control of my tongue and I am sure there are many more. I hope everyone does not have the same trouble controlling their tongue.

  • COLUMN: What is Spencer County to you?

    Each year in September, The Spencer Magnet publishes a resource directory or county guide of sorts called “This is Spencer County: Where families live, work and play.”
    This year, we’re hoping to add to that guide and we want your help. All you have to do is answer one simple question: what is Spencer County to you?
    What are the things in this beloved community that keep you here or remind you that you’re home?