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Today's Features

  • Army National Guard Pfc. Allison M. Davis graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical  Society’s annual dinner will be held upstairs at the Sanctuary Art Center,  95 East Main Street, at 6:30 p.m. on March 28.

  • Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of local historian Tom Watson’s column on historical figures important to Spencer County. See last week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet for part one. Tom Watson also included the following note about last week's article: "Thanks to Charles Darnell for spotting a typo in the original article of March 9. John Speed was not a Confederate. It should have stated that he joined the Union service and was with Sherman's Army during the march to the sea."

  • “The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.” — Kendall Hailey



  • I discovered Irish soda bread the first time I went to the Irish Rover in Louisville 7 or 8 years ago. I love their fish and chips but the soda bread holds a special place in my heart. It is my favorite item at the Rover, and I order my food as quickly as I can so my basket of bread will arrive sooner than later.

  • Officers suspect alcohol was involved in a crash Friday evening that left a Taylorsville man injured.
    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department responded to the single-vehicle accident that occurred around 10:02 p.m. on Lilly Pike Road. The driver, 29-year-old Joseph G. Chesser, was transported by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital, according to police. His status was not available as of press time Tuesday.

  • Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning and mid-March the game begins! I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden.  I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a preemergent and a little flame throwing, I’ll explain.

  • Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) poses for a picture with Zoe Brook-Jeffiers. Zoe, the daughter of Mark and Paige Brooks-Jeffiers and an eighth grader at Spencer County Middle School, paged for Hornback on Feb. 24.