Today's News

  • Your marraige may not be dead yet

    How is it that marriage partners appear in many ways of their life to have emotional attachments to others with sufficient closeness to enjoy these relationships, while at the same time becoming more detached from one another in the marriage?
    What are some of the triggers that may have brought about the decline, and can marital life be restored and enriched so that it will carry the marriage for the lifetime?
    Well, I’m glad you asked these questions, so what follows are some things you may want to consider.

  • The Savvy Senior: Get savvy about direct deposit options for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I have received my Social Security check in the mail every month for more than 25 years, and now I’m told I have to switch to direct deposit. Do I have any options?
    Suspicious Senior

    Dear Suspicious,
    If you’re over age of 90, or live in a remote area you may still have the option of receiving your Social Security checks in the mail if you want. Otherwise, you have until March 1, 2013 to switch from paper benefit checks to direct deposit. Here’s what you should know:

  • Public Record: District Court Sept. 21 and Sept. 28

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court Sept. 21, 2012, by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Donald R. Naylor (no birth year provided), second-degree disorderly conduct, guilty, $50 fine and $153 court costs, to be paid in installments/deferred payment; alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, guilty, $25 fine.

    Gina M. Waldridge (1965), possession of marijuana, guilty, sentenced to 15 days, 15 days credit for time served.

  • Buckle Up around town


    First Assembly of God members, from right, Bro. Chad Goodlett, Wendy Goodlett and Abbigail Nation took the time for a picture before Wednesday’s service to show their support for Buckle Up Spencer County. For more information on the group or the banner, visit Buckle Up Spencer County on Facebook or visit buckleupky.com

  • District Court judges attend judges college

    District Court Judges Linda Armstrong and Donna Dutton, who serve Spencer County, participated in the 2012 Kentucky District Judges College that took place Sept. 16-19 at Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s District Court judges. The program included 19 hours of continuing education credit for the judges.

  • Back in Time: Regional landmarks

    These photos are also from the files of Finchville resident David Clark.
    Spencer Countians are invited to join Mr. Clark in submitting their old photographs for consideration on the Back in Time page. Bring your photos to our office at 100 W. Main St. or email them to editor@spencermagnet.com.

  • Unleashed: Chapter 6, A Kentucky Adventure by Leigh Anne Florence

    Chapter 6

    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.

  • PHOTO: Wheatley meets Guthrie, attends military seminar

    Andrew Wheatley got a chance to talk with Congressman Brett Guthrie while attending the U.S. Military Seminar in Bowling Green. The program, sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul and Guthrie, gave the opportunity for students to learn about the challenges of a military college.

  • Judge declares an emergency, county to purchase new digital radio system

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to urge Judge-Executive Bill Karrer to declare a state of emergency with the county’s radio communications system and move forward to purchase new digital equipment.
    The vote, which came on a motion from Magistrate Hobert Judd and seconded by Magistrate Jerry Davis, passed with all magistrates voting yes and Karrer abstaining since he would be the one to declare an emergency.

  • BUSINESS BRIEFCASE: October 2012

    Dentist to sponsor third annual ‘candy buy-back’ to send treats to troops
    Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell and his staff at Elk Creek Dental are sponsoring the third annual candy buy-back “Treats for our Troops” on Friday, Nov. 2, from 3 to 6 p.m.
    Ransdell’s office will buy back Halloween candy from kids for $1 per pound, up to $7 for each kid, and pack and ship the unopened candy to troops serving worldwide.