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Today's News

  • Judge executive candidate respond to forum questions

    The following are excerpts taken from the responses of judge executive candidates at the Primary Election Forum held Friday, May 7.

    1. The judge-executive is responsible for overseeing the county’s finances, providing recommendations to fiscal court about how to best spend tax revenue, recommending persons for various county boards, and representing our interests in Frankfort. What qualifications, experiences and skills do you have that would make you the best candidate for judge-executive?

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

    Election

    business only

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be open for election business only all day Tuesday, May 18, as this is primary election day. There will be no renewals, transfers, etc., done on that day. The clerk’s office thanks you for your understanding.

    Employment fair

  • Faried, 'The Bullet' and UK grads make it a good news week

    Kenneth Faried stepped back from the NBA black hole last week for precisely the right reason. Said he will return for a senior season at Morehead State because he wants “... to fulfill the promise to my Mom to graduate so she can see me walk across the stage and get my degree next May,” he said in a press release.

  • PHOTO: Southern belles in-training

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Sofie Whitaker (center) celebrated her fourth birthday at CupCake Corner in The Red Scooter playing “dress-up” with her best friends Breezie (left) and Natalie.  After dressing up in hats and scarves and jewelry, the girls had cupcakes and pinky-punchie tea while hearing a story about a little girl who ate too many cupcakes. 

  • SCMS district win

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     Spencer County Middle School girls soccer recently won the District Soccer Championship.

  • Candidate forum draws few

    The judge executive candidates were walking to their seats as Patty Davis reached down into her purse and pulled out a pen and a small pad of paper. Taking notes had become a habit, she explained; a way to confirm if she heard correctly. And in the case of Friday’s Primary Election Forum, Patty wanted to remember every word.

    As for her husband, David Davis, he was more focused on what he did not want to hear – anything that would involve increasing his taxes or spending more taxpayer money.

  • Tobacco transplant diseases on the rise

    Unseasonably warm weather followed by cool, damp conditions has led to an increase of tobacco diseases in float beds. Instances of target spot, collar rot and Pythium root rot are showing up in float systems across the state.

    “Growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of these diseases so they can manage them if they develop,” said Kenny Seebold, extension plant pathologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Church happenings

    Gospel jubilee Saturday

    All are invited to a Southern Gospel Music “Jubilee” this Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 88 Miller Road.

    Featured artists will be The Gloryland Quartet, The Waldridge Family and Strait Gate.

    The church is located approximately 4 miles east of Spencer Co. High School on Hwy. 44.

    Come and enjoy an evening of uplifting southern gospel music. For more information call 477-8049.

    Free breakfast

  • A match made at the Tea Cup

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Two years ago, Tonya Allen and Collin King met at The Tea Cup.

    It was all a set-up, you see. Tonya was a divorced mom with two kids. Collin was a divorced dad with two kids. And knowing that the two would make a great couple, friend Jodette Keith arranged a double-blind date.

    Tonya and Collin instantly connected.

    Jump forward two years and the couple are once again having morning coffee at “their table” when Collin gets down on his knee and proposes.

  • LETTER: Stealing from soldiers

    With all the sacrifices and hardship that our military men and women go through for the defense of our nation, it saddens me to know that some unappreciative person stole monies from a collection box that was used to help pay for the shipping of 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the 1-502th INF, Afghanistan!