Today's News

  • From our readers - Reader disagrees with Bevin’s optimistic view of Trump

    Regarding Governor Bevin’s guest commentary in last week’s Magnet, I made some observations I’d like to share with your readers. Beginning with the title, Great once again, I’m not really sure to whom it should be attributed but there’s no doubt who was responsible for the article itself.

  • From our readers - Group supports right-to-work in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Chamber applauds Senate Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon on his leadership to make right-to-work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly, ensuring Kentucky is a state where businesses want to locate.

  • Turn-about could be good play

    If you believe the media reports, North Carolina is reeling economically because of lost revenue and a tarnished image resulting from their bathroom laws. After lawmakers passed legislation that would have required people to use the bathroom that coincides with their biological gender (I doubt our Founding Fathers ever thought the Republic would have ever devolved to this point), the rash of protests and boycotts began.

  • Charter schools: an opportunity for all

    Kentucky felt an earthquake on November 8, 2016 that drastically changed the makeup of Frankfort and provided the Bluegrass state with a viable path to finally adopt needed reforms. With an eager Governor and a General Assembly intent on improving Kentucky’s business climate and education system, Kentuckians from all parts of the state should be excited about one thing: opportunity.

  • What’s happening - Week of February 1, 2017

    SCMS Cheerleaders to hold pancake breakfast fundraiser

    The Spencer County Middle School Cheerleaders will be holding a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, February 4 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the school. Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased by calling or going to the school, or from any SCMS cheerleader. Tickets at the door will be $7 for adults, $4 for children and $20 for a family of four with children ages 10 or under.

  • Recycled bench donated by Spencer County Girl Scout Troop 2229


    Spencer County Girl Scout Troop 2229 collected 400 pounds of bottle caps over 2 years and raised $225.00 to have them recycled into a bench that they donated to the new Spencer County Library on January 25th.

  • Lunch is served


    Members of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office were treated to a home cooked lunch courtesy of the Waterford Homemakers Association last Wednesday at the Extension Office. The ladies in the club said they were hoping to show appreciation to those who serve the public. In October, they fed members of the Taylorsville City Police Department, and later, they plan on feeding local firefighters and EMS employees.

  • Great once again

    This week our nation experienced a wonderful American political tradition, as we witnessed the peaceful transfer of executive power. The new President  assumed office riding a wave of voter enthusiasm not seen since Reagan. For an accurate barometer of that enthusiasm, one should look beyond even the popular vote totals and the Electoral College.

  • Change can be educational

    An impressive crowd showed up at a public forum for the Spencer County School Board’s redistricting effort, which will assign students to the new Taylorsville Elementary School prior to it opening next August.

    District personnel explained how they approached the process of dividing the county into two, and deciding which students would go to the new school, and which ones would stay at Spencer County Elementary School.

  • From our readers - Appreciate school board members

    Vast changes are on the horizon in public education at the national level regarding the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, and at the state level considering the political landscape, the emphasis on charter schools, assessment, pensions, and additional components of Senate Bill 1.