• PHOTOS: Legislators at work
  • PHOTO: Discussing charter schools

    Rep. Brad Montell (right), R-Shelbyville (58th District) listens as Dr. Howard Fuller, Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning testifies about charter schools to the House Education Committee in Frankfort. House Bill 77 is sponsored by Montell and seeks to allow charter schools in Kentucky. It discussed but not voted on by the committee during its Feb. 14 meeting.

  • Tinsley graduates from criminal justice training

    Jeffrey Todd Tinsley, a deputy with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, was among 25 law enforcement officers from 22 agencies across the state who graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • PHOTO: Cooper earns honor in UK band

    Arden Cooper, a 2011 Spencer County High School graduate, was named the University of Kentucky’s Outstanding New Band Member. Arden, who is attending UK to study pharmacy, is a member of the marching band, concert band and pep band. Her favorite thing about attending UK is playing in the band at the basketball games.

  • Local students participate in video contest to deter underage drinking

    The Spencer County Middle School drama students are participating in the Reel Action Contest to Prevent Underage Drinking. Several local students have submitted video projects to the contest which are now available for viewing at http://www.reelactionky.com/viewing.html.
    Community members are encouraged to visit the website and vote for local contest participants. The videos produced locally include:
    • Don’t get sucked into beer pressure
    • Don’t put a pause in your life
    • Once choice, one life
    • Trashed

  • A battle won: One woman’s story of her experience with oral cancer

    Editor’s Note:  Spencer County Relay for Life 2012 — “Networking for a Cure” — will once again be submitting personal cancer stories to the Spencer Magnet prior to June 8, 2012 — Relay Night.  This story was written by Vicki Vincent, an  Educational Instructional Assistant at Spencer County Middle School.

  • Board of education sets 2012 meeting dates

    Community members should take notice that the Spencer County Board of Education has voted to change its 2012 regular meeting dates.
    Board meetings are now held on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., with the next regularly scheduled meeting planned for Feb. 27 at the Spencer County Middle School media center.
    The board previously met on the fourth Thursday of each month.

    The board’s 2012 regular meeting schedule is listed below:

  • PHOTO: Citizenship in the World

    Boy Scout Troops 176 and 465 hosted two foreign exchange students to help them complete their Citizenship in the World merit badge requirements.

    ‘Cindy’ (left) from China and ‘Maprang’ (right) from Thailand are both juniors attending high school in Louisville. They shared stories of their home countries highlighting differences in their education, social pastimes, family life, foods and traditions. The boys really enjoyed learning about the life of teenagers from other countries, Scoutmaster Doug Hayes said.

  • PHOTO: Winter homecoming royalty

    The winter homecoming king and queen were crowned at Friday night’s Spencer County High School basketball game. Seniors Patrick Wafford and Morgan Swisher were chosen as the royalty this year.

  • Bullitt, Spencer Red Cross to host Valentine Gala

    The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host its annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11.
    The 14th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.
    Tickets are $50 per person or $100 per couple. A table of eight is available for $400.
    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.
    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight.
    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.