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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Strong showing in state 4-H dairy judging

    Spencer County had a very strong showing at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest June 29  in Lexington.

    Representing Spencer County in the Senior Division were several award winners.

    In the Jersey Category: 1st – Stetson Baird, 2nd – Jake Walker, 3rd – Joseph Snider, 8th – Tevin Shouse, and 9th– Susan Mann.  The 1st Place Jersey Senior Team was Spencer County’s Jake Walker, Stetson Baird, and Joseph Snider.

  • Character education program planned for SCMS students

    Spencer County Middle School Principal Ed Downs thinks his students feel pretty safe at school – but that doesn’t satisfy him. There is still work to be done to improve the school’s climate and he believes it starts with the character of his students and staff.

    Downs, with the help of newly named Assistant Principal for Academics Erin Demyan, is already planning lessons for the school’s new Weekly Character Education Program.  He said the program is a response to a nation-wide bullying and cyber bullying epidemic, to which SCMS has not been immune.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Well cap stopped leak, now what?

    Though they weren’t celebrating just yet, officials at BP announced Thursday a well cap had temporarily stopped the thousands of gallons of oil from leaking into the ocean.

    As of Friday afternoon it was still holding and officials announced the pressure was steadily rising. A higher pressure means more oil is staying inside the well and less is leaking out. Underwater views show the temporary success as no oil can be seen leaking. But officials aren’t ready to pop the cork on the champagne just yet and for good reason.

  • LeBron moves in, David Dick moves up

    A view not far from Plum Lick.

    David Dick, a man of words as matter-of-fact as jar fly talk in July, left us last week.

    A writer who seemed to grow better, more endearing as a Kentucky Every Man, as his life grew more difficult, David Dick battled to the end. Like many, I was an ardent admirer with sense enough to leave the eloquence in describing what Dick’s writings meant to Jim Wayne Miller, professor and author at Western Kentucky University.

  • Farm-fresh chicken dinner

    Tom Scanlan stood under the “kill” tree in the July heat while he explained the process to eight participants. After capturing a 15-week- old male silver-laced wyandotte out of the coop where he had isolated about 10 cockerels the night before, he tied it to the tree by its feet. He caught the chicken’s head in his hand, took several calming breaths and with a swift motion cut off the head and stepped back.