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Today's News

  • POLL: Does Spencer County have a drug problem?

    Do you believe there is a drug problem in Spencer County?

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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.

  • Tips for growing your own garden

    Growing a garden can seem like a daunting task for anyone who has less than a green thumb, but Spencer County Agriculture Extension Agent Bryce Roberts says gardens don’t need to be elaborate or large for growers to reap the health and monetary benefits of home-grown vegetables.  

  • Historic farm home now decrepit

    The buzzards roost on the roof, reflecting the eventual fate of the Wigginton House at Little Union.
    The house, just down the road from the Little Union Baptist Church in southern Spencer County, appears to have been built by Elijah and Anna (Riley) Wigginton around the time the county was formed.