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Today's News

  • COLUMN: American Club Ball ‘sure ain’t cricket, is it, mate?’

    The kid standing at the front door was nervous. Big blue eyes shining out from under a shock of ginger hair, he stepped forward. He was 12 years old, maybe.
    “Excuse me, suh,” he said gripping his hat in both hands, “Can ye come out ‘n play, maybe?”
    His name was Richard. His words were dipped in good East Anglian treacle, and the way he said them with such fresh innocence was endearing to a fellow twice his age.
    Could I what? Come out and play?

  • 4 SCHS, 1 CCA students named Governor’s Scholars

    The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky recently announced that five Spencer County students were selected to participate in this year’s prestigious summer program.

  • Williamson accepted to Gatton Academy

    Spencer County High School recently received notification that sophomore Noah Williamson has been accepted to the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

  • Middle School student wins KHEAA essay contest

    Kelsie Justice, a sixth-grader at Spencer County Middle School, was recently named the winner of the Dream Out Loud Challenge, hosted by KHEAA.  Students were to write an essay, poem or produce a video demonstrating how they will change the world after college.

  • What's Happening — Week of May 1

    National Day of Prayer is Thursday
    Spencer County will host its observance of the National Day of Prayer on the steps of the Spencer County Courthouse at noon Thursday.
    Area pastors and government officials will be present to commemorate the day. This year’s theme is “Praying for America” and the key verse is Matthew 12:21, “In his name the nations will put their hope.”

    Country ham breakfast

  • COLUMN: Maybe good help isn’t so hard to find

    The old saying goes that “good help is hard to find.” With that saying, this week, I will respectfully disagree.
    Although most of you haven’t had a chance to meet the newest byline to grace the pages of The Spencer Magnet, you may have noticed that Phyllis McLaughlin has authored quite a few stories for us over the past seven weeks.

  • COLUMN: Paul: ‘Armed defense’ is only proposal to deter ‘armed madman’

    Every time I listen to the parents of the children who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, I am profoundly sad. I have three boys and the grief and pain that a parent feels when their child is taken is hard to fathom. I can only imagine the magnitude of their grief.

  • Relay for Life team fundraising events

    Relay team plans yard sale for Saturday
    The Spencer County Preschool Relay for Life team is hosting a yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the preschool, 110 Reasor Ave.
    The sale will feature a little bit of everything and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

    First Assembly of God Relay for Life team plans
    fundraisers

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Robyn Adcock shares her journey with cancer and the importance of family support

    My journey with cancer began April 25, 2012. My husband and I went to the Cleveland Clinic for my annual scan checking on an aneurysm. Just like all the other times, after finishing the scan we went to my doctor’s office for the results. My doctor had a very concerned look, which made me think the worst.

  • Who has power over the tower?

    By Phyllis McLaughlin
    Special to The Spencer Magnet
    The owner of the company that installed the new communications tower for Spencer County in December says he stands behind the quality of his work.
    Ray Willhoite of Antennas Unlimited Inc. in Lexington said last week he is not worried about the structural integrity of the tower itself, nor is he concerned about the integrity of the concrete used for the tower base and anchor blocks that secure the guy wires that keep the tower upright.