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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Miller graduates from Basic Combat Training

    Army Reserve Spec. Phillip T. Miller has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Red, white and blue salad a Fourth of July delight

    Connie Young started making Red, White and Blue Salad for Independence Day parties about 30 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Irish Ice Cream is smooth, creamy and a perfect treat for a steamy summer

    I first made this Irish cream based ice cream two years ago for a cookout at my house. I love eating ice cream, and I love making it even more. Ice cream is a favorite summer treat, and it’s perfect for a Fourth of July cookout. This flavor is even more perfect for the holiday since it celebrates one aspect of American heritage.