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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Junior Jersey

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Kim Knasel shows her Ayrshire, named Briarwoods Harmony Cinderella, at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. Knasel won the Intermediate Yearling class in the Junior Ayrshire Show.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidate list grows by 7

    Seven Spencer Countians announced their intentions to run for public office last week, adding their names to a growing list of candidates participating in the 2010 election. Candidates filed for the offices of judge executive, magistrate, jailer, county attorney and constable.

    Republican David Hesse, 42, a senior auditor with Tichenor and Associates, said that it was the state of county affairs and the selection of judge executive candidates thus far that prompted him to file.

  • Church happenings

    Flea Market at Second

    Baptist Church

    Second Baptist Church, located at 401 Jefferson St., will be having a flea market Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at its Family Life Center. Food will be sold by the men’s group during both days. Call Kathy Hickman at 477-9251 or 220-2699 for more information.

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Placing American security at risk

    The White House says it has good reasons to bring the terrorists who planned the 9/11 attacks to New York City to try them in a federal courtroom instead of at the secure detention facility at Guantanamo. But I can’t think of any.

    The reasons why that decision is a mistake, however, are easy to list. It puts the tools we use to fight terror at risk. And it is a needless risk to America’s security. And it gives these terrorists a worldwide platform to spread their hateful propaganda.

  • Waste less wood-burning dollars

    Wood may rarely be used as a primary heat source today, but many homeowners continue to use fireplaces and wood-burning stoves to help reduce their use of other energy sources. 

    Wood can provide an economical and enjoyable way to heat your home, and it pays to know a thing or two about purchasing and using this natural resource. 

  • ELECTION 2010: Stevens announces re-election bid

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) figured he had a pretty good idea what to expect after being elected in 2008 to the state’s House of Representatives.

    What he’s learned since is that politics, meetings and special sessions were only the beginning.

    “The thing about this position is that there are a lot of people out there who have situations I had never even thought about,” Stevens said between committee meetings Monday afternoon in Frankfort.

  • Ribbon cutting: Taylorsville Barber Shop

    Taylorsville Barber Shop on Main Street recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. In attendance were (from left) Kara Lewis, Mayor Don Pay, Magistrate Hobert Judd, City Commissioner Beverly Ingram, Judge Executive David Jenkins, shop co-owner Dawn Cox and EDA Director Annette King. Not pictured is co-owner Brent Cox.

  • Four head to All-State game

    Football has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition, but for four local middle school boys, the tradition won’t have anything to do with sitting on the couch watching the after-meal contest, but will involve strapping on the helmet and hitting the field for the inaugural Kentucky Middle School Football Association’s East Vs. West All-State Football Classic to be held in Frankfort.

  • Magnet moving up Main

    December 2 is moving day for the Spencer Magnet. The newspaper will be relocating their offices to 100 W. Main St.

    Customers of the weekly paper should expect to receive the same great service, said General Manager Lynette Mason, just in a different location.

    “We’re so happy to be moving,” Mason said. “It’s a beautiful office.”

  • SCES student council advises on flu prevention

    Article submitted by

    Kelly Herndon and Logan Kurtz

    (Mrs. Baird’s 5th grade class)

    Some of our students from student council, thought that students from Spencer County Elementary School should know how important it is to take care of your body, so you don’t get sick and to help keep all your friends from getting sick also. So that you can have fun and still be healthy.