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Today's News

  • Getting students college ready

    Spencer County students could be graduating from high school a bit more prepared thanks to a AmeriCorps grant received by the Kentucky Campus Compact organization that will benefit dozens of school districts in the state including Spencer County.

  • EDITORIAL: Now is the time

    A common complaint heard in grocery lines, and even at church, these days is about all the political commercials. They are unavoidable. Each side pitching their answer to all that ails on TV, radio and, of course, in newspaper. After a while, voters just tune it out.

  • Mixed predictions on Tuesday's voter turnout

    As the competition surrounding this year’s heated election reaches a fever pitch, it’s hard to tell if voters will actually exercise their rights Nov. 2 and make an appearance at the polls.

    Although the election season in Spencer County and across the nation has been very active with political candidates sounding off on all sorts of issues, Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett isn’t sure that voters will be knocking down the doors of the polling places on election day.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Main events

    The Main Street Committee is in full swing making plans for the holiday season. Unbelievable, that Christmas is just around the corner.

    Beverly Bentley Ingram, is coordinating the very popular Christmas Home Tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Red Scooter. I will let you know when they are available.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Kincheloe Station Massacre

    They came from the east to challenge the elements and face the dangers of territory that would become the state of “Kentucky.”

    It was 230 years ago, in the spring of 1780, that a few brave families chose to settle near the upper waters of a creek named for explorer Tom Simpson.

    A stockade was constructed near Simpson Creek and was named for the leader of the group, William Kincheloe, and was called “Kincheloe Station.”

  • One very long season

    In week nine of what’s been a very long football season for the Spencer County Bears, injury only added to the insult of an 0-9 record during a 41-8 loss on the road at Henry County Friday night.

  • Serious soccer played in Spencer County

    The Spencer County Soccer program is growing in numbers and talent.

    The association was well represented in the JCYSL district soccer tournament on Sept. 24-25.

    Four teams from the SCSA competed in this district tournament and performed very well. Participants included Andy Mallory’s U10B Lightning, John Elder’s U10B Celtics, Mike Oneill’s U10G Purple Dragons, and Kenny Hornback’s/Mike McDonald’s U14G Crush.

  • PHOTO: 14U wins homecoming tourney

    Spencer County 14U held a baseball tournament homecoming weekend and went undefeated to win the championship. Pictured back row from left to right: Blake Lambdin, Westin Pittman, Lance Shelton, Joey Hollingsworth, and Brennan Noel. Front row left to right: Nathan Conard, Kyle Alexander, Dylan Barmore, and Evan Flener.

  • Audit questions clerk's expenditures

    A state audit reveals the Spencer County Clerk’s office inappropriately spent $210 last year on Sam’s Club memberships for at least six office employees.

    Itemized receipts and spending statements relating to the County Clerk’s purchases could not be obtained by the Spencer Magnet as early as today, after the newspaper filed an open records request to view those records.

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

    4-H Shooting Sports and Teen Council to host Haunted trail

    The 4-H Shooting Sports and Teen Council is sponsoring a Haunted Trail on Oct. 29 at The Fish and Game Club.

    For more information, contact Spencer County Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent Mollie Tichenor at 502-477-2217.

    Fall roadside litter pickup