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Today's News

  • Lightning knocks out courthouse, judge's office phone lines

    A line of thunderstorms that brought down trees throughout the region was also responsible for taking out phone lines at the courthouse and judge executive’s office when lightning struck Saturday night.

    “It fried the system,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins, who estimated damages between $25,000 and $50,000.

    Employees made the discovery Monday morning after arriving at work. The staff at the county clerk’s office  closed by mid-day after realizing that they would not be able to process vehicle registrations and other services.

  • Gaines to head Democratic party

    Carmin Gaines has been selected as the new chairperson of the Spencer County Democratic Party. She was voted into office by committee members July 12.

    “I am thrilled and very honored to represent the Democratic party,” said Gaines.

    Gaines operates Elmar’s BP and Tropical Oasis Salon and Fitness in Elk Creek with her father, Elmar Gaines, and her brother, Carsyn Gaines. Gaines ran for county judge executive in the June democratic primary against Magistrate Bill Drury and the primary winner, Judge Executive David Jenkins.

  • Local youth attend Youth Leadership Symposium

    Seven Spencer County High School students recently attended the “Youth Leadership Symposium” with the Youth Service Center on June 28 - 29 in Frankfort. 

    The event was hosted by Kentucky Center for School Safety, Kentucky Department of Education, National Guard Counter-drug Program, Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition, Office of Drug Control Policy, KY-ASAP and Champions. 

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

    Wanted: photos of your school memories

    Start flipping through those photo albums because the Spencer Magnet wants to see what school was like through the eyes of our readers. We are looking for images that define the generations, like hair styles and clothing. Do you have pictures of Spencer Countians sporting beehives and ducktails? What about someone wearing platform shoes or M.C. Hammer pants? We would love to have a “Guess Who?” section with images of county business owners, leaders and notables.

  • National competitors: Rage takes third out of 79 teams

    Spencer County’s softball superstars Mackenzie Myers and Leigh Ellen Thomas helped their Hartland Rage fast-pitch softball team place third out of 79 teams who competed at the 2010 United States Fast-Pitch Association World Series this past weekend.

    The traveling softball team battled their way out of the losers bracket by winning 10 games in a row. The Hartland Rage now has a record of 42 wins and only seven losses.

  • Coca-Cola youth talent winners

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     

    Winners of the Coca-Cola Youth Talent Show Saturday night at the Spencer County Fair were: (from left) Ashley Durrett, third place; Aaron Shindlebower, second place; and Danielle Curtsinger, first place. Winners will go on to compete in the Coca-Cola Youth Talent Show at the Kentucky State Fair in August.

  • PHOTO: Noel wins state FFA quiz contest

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     Brenan Noel  won the State FFA Quiz contest held  July 17. He bested 9 other finalists from throughout the state.

     

  • 4-Hers begin countdown to state fair

    The Kentucky State Fair marks the culmination of a year of concentrated effort by 4-H youths.  Some walk away with ribbons and prizes, but everyone who participates receives recognition and a feeling of accomplishment for a job well done.

  • Home cooking: Wantland's Best Cheesecake Ever

    Cheryl Wantland got her recipe for the Best Ever Cheesecake from a cheesecake cookbook that a coworker gave her about ten years ago. She tried a lot of different cheesecake recipes out of it, but did not try this recipe until last year because it was a New York Cheesecake. She has always thought those were dry and did not like them much.

  • Local players battle for Bluegrass pride

    Five Spencer county youth wrap up their baseball season in fine fashion.  The five boys,  grades 7-9, competed in “The Reel Baseball Experience” 13U tournament located at the Indiana University Southeast this past weekend.  The boys were given the opportunity to practice and compete on the IUS college field.