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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: An honest campaign

    As we fast approach Election Day, it is almost certain that you can expect a last push for your vote in the coming week. Even before now, the advertising has overwhelmed the public with campaign signs on every corner and commercials on the radio and television. And as we draw nearer to the final day in which the last person standing will be the one with the most votes, desperation and mud-slinging has kicked into high-gear as candidates use toxic arsenal to boost their appeal.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Autumn is a beautiful time in the Kentucky garden

    Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky gardens, but it can also be a messy time. The season brings piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds.

    The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment. Gardeners commonly rake up and bag leaves to be hauled away to yard waste dumps.

    This option, while tidy, uses a lot of energy, both yours and the energy to transport the leaves and mixed garden waste.

  • Election results online tonight

    The Spencer Magnet will be posting results from the 2010 election online as they are available.

    Make sure to check out the website throughout the evening for more information!

  • LETTER: Protecting students at SCMS

    The posted speed limit on the school grounds is 10 mph; yet, everyday that I drop my 8th grader off in the morning, I find reckless drivers failing to obey the law. Would it be too much to ask our tax-payer funded education personnel and education personnel and Taylorsville officers to monitor, and enforce, the law so that our most precious resources (our Spencer county students) remain safe?

  • LETTER: Making a difference

    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. November 2 is the General Election – a day when Kentuckians will be selecting a new U.S. Senator, our members of the U.S. House of Representatives plus many state legislators and local officials.

    Members of Spencer County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.

  • LETTER: Catholic lot closed Saturday

    We at All Saints Catholic Church are asking the general public to use only our gravel parking lot, at the site of the former city park, on the evening of “Trick or Treat on Main Street,” if parking is necessary.

    Our members will need the paved parking lot to be able to attend our worship service (Mass) scheduled for 5 p.m., which will be followed by another parish event.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

     

  • Fall basketball sign ups Thursday

    Registrations are being accepted for Spencer County Parks and Recreation youth fall basketball. Sign ups will be Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park.

    The leagues will be divided into boys and girls and will include a kindergarten-first grade league, a second-third grade league, a fourth-fifth grade league, and a sixth-eighth grade league. The leagues will be coed if there are not enough children signed up for a particular age group.

    An evaluation will be held Nov. 8 for all players fourth grade and up with the location to be announced.

  • LETTER: A vote for Clevenger

    I am writing to commend to the attention of District 5 Sandy Clevenger’s candidacy for its representative on the Spencer County Board of Education.

    I have come to know Sandy very well both as a friend and colleague. Though Sandy does not officially represent my district on the Board, she indeed represents all citizens of Spencer County – children, parents, teachers, and administration. She has been accused of having an agenda and being bitter toward the school system.

  • Kleinjan claims conference title

    Spencer County Cross Country had a busy week, running in two races, including their conference championships in Bardstown.

    The Mid-Ky Conference Championships were held at Hillbilly Heaven on October 19. Cory Kleinjan won the boys race, again claiming the Conference Champ title. He completed the 5K run in 16:53. Mike Williams finished in 28th place.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Clerk’s office announces upcoming closings

    The Spencer County Clerk’s Office will be closed on the following days:

    • Nov. 2 for Election Day. Only election-related business will be conducted that day. Regular business hours will resume Nov. 3 at 8 a.m.

    • Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day and Nov. 12 due to office renovations. The office will reopen for regular business Nov. 15 at 8 a.m.

    Spencer County GOP upcoming events