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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Beaverson to attend EKU

    Hannah Beaverson, right, from Spencer County High School, attended a recent summer orientation session for incoming freshmen at Eastern Kentucky University. Beaverson plans to major in occupational science. Eastern expects to welcome approximately 2,700 freshmen to campus this fall. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 20.

  • COLUMN: Columnist experiencing excellent year for growing tomatoes
  • COLUMN: 4-Hers participate in state livestock contest

    The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was on Tuesday, June 19, at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Richmond.

  • COLUMN: 4-H Dairy Judging Team has success at state competition

    Spencer County was well represented at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest on Tuesday, June 26, at the University of Kentucky Dairy Farm.

  • COLUMN: Direction comes from the Lord

    One day I was not doing much, so I decided, well, I will write an article. I chose a topic and started to write and after a while I saw that I could not put one together. I had wadded up two and thrown them away before I really realized that something was wrong.
    I was trying to write on my own strength instead of Jesus’ strength. When I read those articles they sounded awful.
    Sometimes we as Christians want Jesus in our life when we have nothing else very important to do. But I think we all know that Jesus wants the first and the best from us.

  • COLUMN: True freedom begins at the cross of Christ

    Here it is again, the Fourth of July, Independence Day. Every year we set aside this day for families to gather, for fireworks to fly, to simply celebrate the freedom that all Americans share.
    Our freedoms were won with the blood and toil of our founding fathers. Our freedoms have been maintained with the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands since. We have learned to apply our freedoms to men and women of all races, though we struggle with those things still.

  • EDITORIAL: More miscommunication breeds missed opportunity for July Fourth

    What a debacle.
    Who would have thought we’d address the lack of a fireworks display in Spencer County on our opinion page for two weeks in a row?
    Last week, we sought out to bring you information about some sort of fireworks display in the community. In the end, we went looking for a display that didn’t exist.

  • Is your pet the next Pet Idol?

    Is your kitten the coolest cat around? Or maybe your dog is too cute for words. Enter your furry feline, dog, horse, pig, turtle or any other pet for a chance to be named the 2012 Pet Idol.
    Beginning this week, The Spencer Magnet will accept entries into its Pet Idol contest, the proceeds from which will benefit the Magnet’s Newspapers in Education program.
    Pets can be entered for a $10 donation to the program. The entry deadline is Aug. 3 at 5 p.m.

  • Rain, damage minimal with Sunday’s storm

    With temperatures reaching above 100 degrees last week furthering the favorable conditions for drought and fire, rain that fell on Spencer County on Sunday night was much needed, even though it brought strong winds and minor storm damage.

  • Altercation at mud bog leaves one man hospitalized

    What started out as a random punch thrown between two men at the Mount Eden Mud Bog on Saturday night turned into a drunken brawl that ended with one man being air-lifted to the University of Louisville.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Cresap said the blow knocked the man out, and that when he started to come to and was trying to get up, he was flailing his legs and inadvertently kicked a woman.
    When she complained to someone that she had been kicked, the incident escalated and several people became involved at that point.