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Community

  • Monroe benefit Saturday at fairgrounds

    An event to benefit the family of Mikie Monroe is planned for Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.
    Admission is $10 per person, and all money raised will go to the Monroe family to assist with funeral expenses.
    The benefit will feature raffles for a shotgun and a rifle, with raffle tickets available for purchase at Lotus Gun Works.
    Lebanon’s “Turtle Man” Ernie Brown Jr. is also confirmed to attend the benefit.
    For more information or to offer donations for the event, call Christy Girdley at 502-224-4796.

  • Local Red Cross gets donation from business

    Thanks to a contribution from a local employer, disaster relief help will be spread a little further for tornado victims in Kentucky and Indiana.
    Jim Morehead and Jerry Summers, representatives with Beam Inc. in Clermont, presented a check for $25,000 to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
    The next day, a check for $1,800 was presented to Mike Crenshaw, director of the Bullitt-Spencer County American Red Cross service chapter, from the employees of the Clermont distilling plant.

  • PHOTO: Taking a stand against child abuse

  • Collins honored at ‘Women’s Wellness Affair’

    The Spencer Magnet’s own Susan Collins, pictured at left, was honored during the annual Women’s Wellness Affair sponosored by Jewish Hospital last Tuesday.

  • 175 turn out for shoot benefiting Monroe family

    Rain could not dampen the spirits of over 175 people at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club on Sunday.

  • Easter crafts can help formulate lasting traditions

    Easter is a meaningful holiday, and families can implement traditions that will help make the holiday and its meaning stand out in children’s memories as the years go by.

  • Free GED tests offered

    Now until June 30, the state is paying for the General Education Development tests, better known as the GED.  Normally it would cost the public $60.00 to take the test. 
    If anyone is interested, they should contact the Spencer County Adult Learning Center at 502-477-3265. Anyone wishing to earn a GED diploma must first pass the Official Practice Test.  If test-takers pass the OPT, then they can register to take the GED tests at a testing center in Shelbyville.

  • Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks recognize National Donate Life Month

    The circuit court clerks throughout Kentucky and their Trust For Life celebrate National Donate Life Month this April.

  • Relay ceremony to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost

    During the Relay For Life of Spencer County, the American Cancer Society will hold a luminaria ceremony to honor, remember and celebrate the lives that have been touched by cancer. Luminaria will be lit at Spencer County High School on June 8 at 10 p.m. to represent these individuals
    Anyone who would like to make a luminaria donation may do so by contacting Joy Thompson at 502-643-1573 or by visiting relayforlife.org/spencer. Each luminaria candle is $5.

  • Branham graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman Steffen J. Branham graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.