Today's News

  • Sheriff’s department creates tip line at 477-COPS (2677)

    Residents who might have helpful information in solving local crimes can now call the 24-hour Spencer County Sheriff’s Department tip line at 477-COPS (2677).
    Det. Tony Mattingly said the department has rolled out its new line — which can be used anonymously or callers can leave their contact information — as part of the department’s 2014 initiative to get the public more involved in solving its cases.

  • What's Happening — Jan. 8 edition

    Boys eighth-grade night is Thursday at SCMS
    Spencer County Middle School boys basketball will have eighth-grade night Thursday at SCMS. The ceremony will start at 7 p.m., preceded by both sixth- and seventh-grade games starting at 5:15 and followed by the eighth-grade game. “Please help us celebrate the accomplishments of these young men,” Coach Scott Noel said. “They have worked very hard this year and their current record is 20-2.”

  • ANNIVERSARY: Chessers celebrate 55 years

    Bettie and Joe Chesser were married Jan. 10, 1959, in Taylorsville, where they have lived most of their married life.

    They have two daughters, Deanna Shepherd (Bob) and Angie Helton; four grandsons, pictured, Joey Tindle, Nick Lake, Daniel Helton and Dalton Helton; two granddaughters, Ashlee Tindle and Stacy Dahlsjo; six great-grandchildren, Grace Tindle, Alexis Helton, Piper Dahlsjo, Sadie Dahlsjo, Avery Dahlsjo and Jaxon Dahlsjo.
    Bettie is a housewife retired from Elk Creek Grocery and Joe is employed at Etscorn’s.

  • Spencer County Public Library plans new book club starting Friday

    The Spencer County Public Library is hosting a new book club starting Friday at noon.
    In a press release, the library noted the 10 following reasons why you should consider joining the book club:
    •It’s free
    •You can meet new people,
    •You get to read a good book,
    •The club provides lively discussions/debates,
    •You can read outside of your comfort zone,
    •You have a good reason to turn off the television,
    •You can take a break and get out of the house,

  • Circuit Court judges attend judges fall college

    Circuit Court Judge Charles R. Hickman and Family Court Judge John David Myles, who represent Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, participated in the 2013 Circuit Judges Fall College that took place Nov. 18-20 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit judges.

  • District judges attend fall college

    District Court Judges Donna G. Dutton and Linda S. Armstrong, who represent Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, participated in the 2013 District Judges Fall College that took place Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges.
    The District Court judges attended courses about Veterans Treatment Courts, juvenile justice, human trafficking, cybercrime, substance abuse, court technology, and court interpreting for individuals who are deaf or non-English-speaking.

  • EDITORIAL: Cold temps, canceled meetings?

    Editor's note: The Spencer Magnet received notice Wednesday morning that Thursday's special meeting of the City Commission will be rescheduled because of broken pipes and water issues in the City Hall Annex.


  • COLUMN: Representatives, senators prepare for the 2014 General Assembly

    I send my best regards to you and your family for the New Year. The holidays are behind us now, and we strive to get back into our routine with school and work. For me, Jan. 7 convened the 2014 General Assembly, a 60-day legislative session creating the next two year budget for Kentucky. This year is loaded with issues that require legislative action as the Senate Majority strives to make pathways for economic growth and fight for fiscal responsibility.

  • COLUMN: Plants, snow and de-icing agents

    As I write, we are getting flurries and the forecast calls for some frigid temperatures (by now we are experiencing them!). We have called to have our old furnace serviced to hedge our bets against frozen pipes as the heat pump struggles to keep up with single digit temperatures. The firewood is stacked and ready to stoke the Buckstove for overnight; and if the sidewalks get slick we have a stash of de-icing agents. As the winter season unfolds, consider the effect that de-icing agents have on your plants.

  • COLUMN: Control lice before they reduce beef, dairy profits

    Lice can suck the profits out of your beef and dairy cattle herds during the winter. These cold-loving pests spread when animals bunch together in response to frigid temperatures, and we’ve already had plenty of those.
    You can reduce potential lice problems on cattle by keeping new animals separate from your herd until you’ve given them a thorough louse treatment, generally two applications of a contact insecticide.