Today's News

  • BACK IN TIME: Campbranch Elementary memories

    Spencer Magnet reader Severa Jacobs of Lexington submitted this clip, which first published in The Spencer Magnet on Feb. 24, 1999, and asked for it to be rerun on the Back in Time page. Have a suggestion of something you’d like to see on this page? Let us know by emailing editor@spencermagnet.com.

  • COLUMN: Perfectionism: It’s really not all that it’s cracked up to be

    Over the many years I have been a professional counselor, I have met many people who would qualify as perfectionists. Some are easy to be around, very pleasant and non-judgmental. Others seem to have an attitude that things should be done a certain way, usually projecting that too many people do things the “wrong” way, of course with the belief that they actually know the “right” way.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: You can write your own will, if you have the right resources

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you recommend some good do-it-yourself resources to help me write my will? At age 62, I want to get my affairs organized, but I hate paying a high-priced attorney fee if I can do it myself.
    Don’t Have Much

    Dear Don’t,

  • COLUMN: Moms: Make sure to get out from behind the camera

    Last week, my daughter and I went to Huber’s with some family members. It was a beautiful fall day, and I loved taking pictures of her sitting in the pumpkins and scarecrows. Often when we are on a trip, I take pictures of my daughter by herself, and with the other people with us. This day, though, I handed my camera off and asked to be in the picture, too.

  • Unleashed: Chapter 8

    Chapter 8

    Go to www.kypress.com to hear Woody read each chapter and try the interactive chapter activities. Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Office for Adventure Tourism, Kentucky Press Association and Newspaper in Education for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible.
    I’d lost my breakfast over Red River Gorge, fallen off my horse in the Daniel Boone National Forest, and now I was 65 feet in the air with my nose stuck in a woodpecker hole.
    Chloe was the first to notice. “Woody, look at this.”

  • Public record: District Court Oct. 5 and 12

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on Oct. 5, 2012, by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    James D. Buxton (1971), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine; possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, guilty, $35 fine, all fines waived due to indigence.

    Drue A. Obannon (1992), speeding 11 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.

  • PHOTOS: SCMS cross country teams bring home more trophies; finish first, second

    The Spencer County Middle School cross country team fared well at the Mid-Kentucky Conference Championship on Tuesday in Bardstwon.  As a team, the girls received the second place trophy, and the boys received the first place trophy.

  • Bears move to school best record of 7-3

    A wet, chilly and windy night didn’t slow down the Spencer County Bears Friday night as they traveled to New Castle and finished out the school’s best ever season (7-3) with a 21-0 shutout of the Henry County Wildcats.

  • COLUMN: Bears’ memorable football season still ongoing

    One of the most memorable sports stories in recent Spencer County history was the postseason run by the Bears boys’ basketball team in 2011. The team made it all the way to the finals of the 8th Region Tournament where they fell just short of earning a trip to the Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena. It would have been the first time any school from Spencer County had made it to the state basketball tournament.

  • COLUMN: Pumpkin bliss

    The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health.