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Today's News

  • LETTER: County lost chance with airport

    According to Woodie Cheek’s letter to the Magnet, his farm site was pulled from one of the three original priority sites “because of my barking and biting dog way of doing things.”  

  • LETTER: Cheek an alarmist

    Mr. Cheek’s alarmist attitude is getting a little stale. Because of Mr. Cheek’s actions and rants, our county appears close-minded to new ideas.  I’d like to, once again, explain the series of events, if for no one else but Mr. Cheek, since he still doesn’t seem to understand.

     The Airport Board was formed from volunteers who were appointed by fiscal court to do a STUDY to see if an airport would be a good fit for our County.

  • Blackberries abundant and delicious

    Blackberries are plentiful this year in Spencer County for those who grow them. There are several ways to preserve the harvest, and making jam or freezing the berries are two good ones. Several local growers were willing to share their tips for growing and preserving blackberries.

    Patti Davis puts up blackberry jam every year that she gets a good crop. “I have been known to have five boxes of jam stacked,” she said.

    Most years, Davis makes about ten pints of jam, and this year she was able to get fourteen. She uses the recipe on the Sure-gell box.

  • PHOTO: First place in dairy judging

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County FFA Dairy Judging team  (from left) Allie McGaughey, Lauren Brown, Stetson Baird, and Jacob Walker placed first in the Eastern Kentucky University Dairy Judging contest  held July 26.   Stetson Baird was high individual.

  • Getting ready for start of school

    The first day of school is just around the corner for Spencer County Public School students and there is some important information both parents and students should know before showing up on Aug. 11.

    Taylorsville Elementary School

    Taylorsville Elementary students can expect few changes this school year.

  • HISTORY: Officer owed his life to Firehouse fire

     It had been another grueling day and night of work for Taylorsville Police Officer Floyd Snare.

    Because of the resignation of daytime officer W.M. Cook 12 days earlier, Snare was doing double duty, covering both the day and night shifts. He was exhausted by the time he was able to go home to his apartment on the second floor of the Taylorsville Firehouse about 3:15 in the morning, Saturday, Feb. 13, 1941. Snare’s wife was in Hickman because of the death of her mother. 

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Octoberfest information

    Spencer County October fest, will be October 1 and 2. The theme will be “Down On The Farm.”

    For booth rental contact Gary Kehne at 376-2376. For parade registrations , call Keith Thomas at 572-5555 and for pageant information, contact Patsy Lewis at 321-0093.

     Meet the GOP candidates

  • FROM THE WORD: Heaven and hell

    Some people call me an old time preacher. They may be right, I am old enough! I am 80 years old and still like the challenge Jesus Christ gives me in serving him.

    I preach that heaven is a beautiful place which God has prepared for the ones who have given their heart to him through his son, Jesus Christ. I believe Christ is sitting on the right hand of God the father, interceding our prayers.

  • LETTER: What airport issue was really about

    When the airport issue hit Spencer County, it was not about anyone’s backyard as much as it was the wrong thing for the wrong purpose.  Our family farm’s potential runway site was immediately pulled from one of the three original priority sites because of my barking and biting dog way of doing things.

  • Meat prices reflect supply, demand

    Consumers may be in the driver’s seat when it comes to higher meat prices. Indications are that retail meat prices may rise to record highs later this year, according to a University of Kentucky agricultural economist, and it all rests on that bedrock of free market economics – supply and demand.