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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Be prepared for the 'dog days'

    Independence day is past, the heat of summer has set in.  

    There is a lot of work to be done on yards and in fields, but the heat and humidity can be positively oppressive.  Sometimes we call these times the dog days, apparently a reference to ancient beliefs about Sirius, the Dog Star.  Personally I always had a picture of an old hound dog stretched out on a porch panting in the heat!

  • COLUMN: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord

    In our country today we see false religions, we see people worshiping idols made by hands and some worshiping someone who died and are still down there. We see our leaders trying to do away with the things Jesus stands for. Our country was founded on Jesus our Lord and Savior; we in olden days held up Jesus’ name in our schools, in our courts, in the law of the land, we kept him alive in our homes.

    Very few preachers anymore preach a Hell-fire sermon; and if we keep going in this direction, God’s wrath will come down upon us.

  • LETTER: Worship on the Sabbath

    [In the June 22 edition], your religion writer wrote about Judea winning its six-day war and America losing the Vietnam War.
    Why did Judea win the war? Was it because Judea keeps the seventh-day Sabbath and America chooses to keep the Roman Sabbath?

    God has a reason for the Sabbath – a purpose in it. Those who assemble to worship God and the Lord Jesus Christ in any way contrary to the way or the time that God’s word commands are not worshipping him in spirit and in truth. God will not accept their worship.

  • LETTER: Health department gets high marks

    On behalf of the North Central District Board of Health and the public health director, congratulations go out to the Spencer County Health Coordinator Leigh Stratton and the employees of the Spencer County Health Department for receiving an exemplary report for services rendered and for their overall operation of the facility.

    Recently, an audit was conducted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Health and Human Services Division and the Spencer County Health Department was successfully compliant in 649 categories out of 650.

  • LETTER: Thank you to Annette King

    Much has been written in the Magnet concerning our outgoing executive director of our Economic Development Authority. Many local residents and business owners are deeply saddened by recent actions of our elected officials to stop funding the EDA. Hopefully, our leaders have a magic grand plan hidden away that will transform Spencer County into the bustling metropolis that they seem to believe is possible. If so, they are not willing to share the secret plan.

  • COLUMN: Conserve resources for future generations

    By CURTIS OCHS
    Solid Waste Coordinator for Spencer County

  • COLUMN: Fourth of July brings communities together

    At dusk Monday night, I sat in my back yard with my husband in our fancy (read: not fancy at all) new lounge chairs waiting for the fireworks in Lawrenceburg to begin.

    We hadn’t seen each other all day – he was working, I was out of town – so the fireworks that weren’t hidden behind houses or trees set a nice backdrop for our nightly catching up on conversation.

  • Guthrie field rep. to take questions

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday, July 11 at the judge-executive’s office at 12 W. Main St. in from 1–2 p.m.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to the congressman, according to a news release.
    For more information or with questions, call 270-842-9896.

  • Habitat golf scramble a success

    The sixth-annual Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble raised more than $5,000 for the organization’s efforts to supply affordable housing to local families in need.

    “We are extremely grateful for the support of the community and the golfers who participated,” said SCHFH President Scott Street. “Habitat offers a unique opportunity for Spencer County.”

  • Bentley completes training

    Law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.