Today's News

  • Weatherization program offers home improvements at no cost to qualifying households

    Not often is there a surplus of federal funds to assist those in need.
    However, the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, which serves Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties, has money appropriated for its weatherization program.
    Now, Kim Embry is looking for applicants to take advantage of the funding.
    Embry, in addressing a recent Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting, said there is around $400,000 to be spent over the three counties. The funds must be spent by March 2012.

  • Lilly Pike to temporarily close Saturday

    Lilly Pike/Ky. 623 will be temporarily closed on Saturday from 8 a.m. until midnight, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced in a news release.
    The road will be closed between mile points 3 and 4 during that time for cross drain repairs, the news release said.

  • Sheriff’s office now fully staffed

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has expanded its staff in recent months, adding two full-time deputies, one special deputy and two court security officers to its staff.

  • Fair picks up again Tuesday

    Round One of the 2011 Spencer County Fair is in the history books, and Round Two is set to kick off on Tuesday.

  • County seeks unpaid rent

    Edgewater Resort owes the Spencer County Fiscal Court two years worth of rent, and the county is making every effort to get paid.
    The fiscal court voted Monday night to authorize County Attorney Ruth Hollan to take all legal actions necessary to secure the payments and arrears.
    In making the motion to do so, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said the resort has an agreement to pay the county $24,000 each year in rent and hasn’t paid in two years. That brings the total amount owed to $48,000.

  • Finding land for new school a top priority

    Finding land on which to locate a new elementary school has been deemed top priority by the Spencer County School District’s Local Planning Committee, which formulates the district facilities plan.

  • OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL: The ‘60s bring cheap lunches, later start time to school

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series looking back at “back to school” and gearing up for this year’s school year in Spencer County.

    What if $1 would cover the cost of your child’s school lunch for an entire week?
    Or, if boys’ parents could purchase school shirts for 87 cents each?
    Fifty years ago, that was exactly the case. That’s right, for less than the cost of a morning latte students could be fed and clothed.

  • Coupons are back!

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend.
    Starting July 20, The Spencer Magnet will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside The Spencer Magnet each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Mississippian culture liked Waterford

    The Waterford area of Spencer County has been populated for many years, dating back to the Mississippian native Americans who found life along the Salt River particularly good. There were animals to hunt through the use of spears and later the bow and arrow as hunting methods advanced into the woodland period.

  • Peterson graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman William M. Peterson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.