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Today's News

  • UK's Georgia win wasn't pretty, it was gorgeous

    Amid the fickle peculiarities in sports is the short memory. Two years ago Mark Richt was Mahatma of Athens, Georgia. This week he’s a bum.

    Kentucky? Punctuating the victory chants after beating Georgia, analysis was about style points and winning ugly.

    Laughable? Yes.

    Not so many autumns ago the common UK coach complaint was, “...we need to be better in the fourth quarter.”  and “...we need more depth to finish a game.”

  • BLUE vs. WHITE: Boys basketball preview

    At first glance, a look at the 09-10 roster might suggest a very raw, inexperienced Spencer County Bears basketball team. While the list of players does reflect youth, much of that youth does have experience and that could pave the way for a much-improved season from last year’s 6-22 record.

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

    Magnet closes early today

    The Spencer Magnet office will close at noon today in order for the staff to attend the funeral of Samuel Todd Collins, husband of Susan Collins. 

    Spencer Magnet closed for holiday

    The Spencer  Magnet will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular office hours will be observed Friday.

    Post office holiday closings

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Stopping the flip-flopping

    It will undoubtedly become known as the great tree debate. City commissioners wrangling for an hour over whether or not to plant trees. First, deciding to go through with the project – only to take a one-eighty before the night was over.

    Not many of you were there to witness it, so let me break it down from the beginning of this telling tree story.

  • Small business fraud only matter of time

    It’s not a matter of if, but when a small business will be affected by theft. Whether it is from scams, counterfeiters or even employees, experts speaking at a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting provided advice on how business owners can protect themselves.

    “There’s more and more fraud happening every day,” said Pam Mason, vice president of operations at the Peoples Bank. “It’s unbelievable how many fraudulent cashier’s checks we see in this small community.”

  • Making their mark to fight against drugs

    From ‘Putting a CAP on drugs’ to ‘Saying BOO to drugs’, TES had a week full of fun ways to remind students to stay drug free.

    Students also designed bookmarks for the annual contest.  Copies of the first place winners were taken to the public library to help get the word out to all about how dangerous drugs can be.

    Bookmark winners        

    K/1 - Stranger Danger

    Emily Roberts 1st place

    Ian Moore 2nd place

    Brooklyn Patton 3rd place

    Sierra Knapper 1st place

  • PHOTO: Dairy darling

    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.

  • LETTER: Senior class says, "thanks"

    The Senior Class of 2010 would like to thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Chili Supper such a success! Hats off to all the parents that helped for their tremendous hard work.

    The Chili Supper wouldn’t be possible without the help of Robin Adcock and Lissi Petersen. These two ladies donated their time and cooked all the chili for us and we also should mention that we had rave reviews on the chili this year.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Shedding light

    There is a common misconception going around that we have to go to church on Sunday morning.  I know that sounds like an odd thing for a pastor to say, but give me a minute to explain.

    We need each other.  After all God Himself created us to be in community together. I am not in any way saying that you do not need to meet together with other believers.  On Sunday morning the church should fellowship together.  On Sunday morning the church should worship together.  On Sunday morning the church should learn and grow together.

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: Time management

    Have you ever been through a season of disorganization and chaos at some point in your life? It may seem that days went by without notice and before you knew it you missed out on an entire week or even longer. Maybe even now you feel as if you are always rushing to be somewhere, rarely have any time to relax at home or cannot enjoy the things in life that matter to you most.