Today's News

  • Classified, certified school staff to get raises

    Spencer County Schools staff and teachers will receive between a 1 percent and 2 percent raise next year at an estimated cost of $168,000.
    The salary scale, recommended by Superintendent Chuck Adams, passed unanimously at Monday night’s board meeting. Board Chair Jeanie Stevens was absent from the meeting.
    Both certified and classified personnel who have 0 to 14 years experience will receive a 1 percent increase. Those with 15 to 24 years of experience will receive a 1.5 percent increase. Those with 25 or more years experience will receive a 2 percent raise.


    The Spencer County High School dance team won national and grand champion at Disney World earlier this month. Pictured, from front left, with the winning banners are McKenna Lyons, Shelby Moore and Marita Frye. From back left are Sydney Polston, Paige Forberger, Lyric Rogers, Sydney Wise, Kayla Head, Katie Crenshaw and Sydney Boatright. The team also won a paid bid to the U.S. Finals anywhere in the U.S.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to shop and where to look for a hearing aid

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What tips can you offer people who are shopping for hearing aids?
    Overwhelmed Senior

    Dear Overwhelmed,
    With so many choices and options available today, shopping for a hearing aid that meets your needs, lifestyle and budget can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help you locate a good hearing aid provider and choose an appropriate aid.

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  • COLUMN: Are you an emotionally healthy family?

    "Oh, I can’t wait to read this one.” I hope you are saying this to yourself because that is why, in fact, it is the title and content of this week’s column. My whole purpose for doing the work that God has allowed me to be engaged in for more than four decades is to help develop healthy marriages and healthy families.

  • COLUMN: All aboard for the Kentucky Railway Museum

    Like most young children, my daughter has always been fascinated by trains. She talked about trains. She watched the trains go by when we were driving (the trellis at Pope Lick is especially popular). We watched TV shows about trains. And several years in a row, she received pieces to a train set.

  • BACK IN TIME: Members of the Love, Shields and Sweazy families

    This photo, submitted by Noreen Day, shows 11 of Spencer County’s finest gentlemen from decades ago. Pictured, from front left, are Bradley Love, Joe Love, June Shields and Grundy Sweazy. From back left are Will Love, Claude Love, Paul Love, J.H. Love, Ernest Shields, June Love and John Love Jr.

    Submit your photos from days gone by either through email at editor@spencermagnet.com or by bringing the photos to our office at 100 W. Main St. All hard copies of photos will be available for pickup after they appear in the newspaper.

  • COLUMN: The time is now to transition houseplants outdoors

    Our current warm, sunny weather — it’s about time — has made everyone just delighted and the intoxication of it all may lead us to act impulsively. I am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: my gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine downstairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days. Those days are coming, just be slow about the transition from indoors to out.

  • COLUMN: Window quickly closing for spring lawn renovations

    Winter outstayed its welcome this year, and with the weather finally warming up, many Kentuckians are anxious to get outside and make improvements to their yards. For those who plan to seed grasses this spring, now is the time to do it, said Gregg Munshaw, extension turf specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • PHOTO: Kids in the kitchen

    Michelle Thomas and Priscilla Reyes make fruit kabobs during a recent Kids in the Kitchen class offered at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office as part of the Share Our Selves classes.

  • Public Record: District Court March 29 and April 5

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on March 29: