Today's News

  • Report child abuse

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and it is a sad commentary on our society when we need a public awareness campaign to remind us how we should care for the most vulnerable among us.

    Last year in Spencer County, officials investigated over 170 reports of child abuse, involving nearly 250 children.

    Child abuse and neglect is not limited to one neighborhood, or social-economic class. It happens across the county, meaning that one of these children who are hurting, hungry, cold or mistreated, may live across the street or down the road from you.

  • From our readers - Former election rival urges Riley to focus on County

    Shame on you John Riley.

    You defeated me two plus years ago in the judge’s general election and I am certainly not a “sore or poor loser.” To the contrary, I am free for the first time in my life.

    As a fulfilled person, I will devote the remainder of my life preparing for the hereafter and being with family.

  • Our history isn’t that long ago

    I’ve always loved history, especially Kentucky history. I can’t recall if Mr. Larry Dixon, my 7th grade history teacher at Belmont Junior High School in Winchester, was a highly skilled communicator or not, but something about that unit on Kentucky History grabbed my attention and never let me go.

    So while compiling this larger than usual issue of The Spencer Magnet has been a busy one for us here at the office, it’s been fascinating for me as well as I was able to do a little research into the 150-year history of this publication.

  • Filter the fake news

    Do you know a chronic fake news perpetuator? Mine is my cousin on Facebook. He spreads fake news like it’s his job. He reacts to each sensational headline with the correct amount of outrage. I don’t think it’s intentional. I think he sees someone else sharing these, he believes them to be true, and he clicks share. It is not a problem of malice; it is a problem of media literacy.

  • Property transfers - Week of March 29, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of March 2, 2017 until March, 15, 2017.

    Michael L. Gordon and Kelly M. Gordon, Louisville, to Smith Homes and Renovation, Fisherville, KY. Lot 133 of Goebel Crossings, Phase III. $41,000.

    Top Flight Development, LLC, Taylorsville, KY and JWC Group, LLC, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 140A of Top Flight Landing. $19,900.

  • Public Record - Week of March 29, 2017

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on January 27, 2017 in Spencer District Court:

  • Running ragged?

    Do you ever feel like the wind in your sails is just gone?  Like the pep in your step has disappeared?  Like all you can do is just barely make it through the next minute without collapsing?

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 29, 2017

    Mt. Zion Spring Revival

    Mt Zion Baptist Church is having a Spring Revival Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 12, 13, 14 , 2017 at 7 p.m. nightly.  The guest speaker is Rev. Dwight J. Mitchell from Nashville, Tennessee and all are welcome.  Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday with worship service at 11 a.m.

    Plum Creek Fish Fry/Gospel Sing

  • Lady Grizzlies soccer


    The Spencer County Middle School Lady Grizzlies soccer team has a 1-1 record after their first week of action. The girls fell 2-1 in their opener on Monday night to Marion County. Sara Williamson recorded the goal on an Allie Campbell assist. On Wednesday, the girls took a 1-0 victory over Mt. Washington Middle School, with Williamson scoring the goal

  • SCHS Track team winner


    McKenzie Bell placed 1st in the 800 meter run at the Shelby County Invitational last week for the SCHS Track team.