Today's News

  • PHOTO: Chamber elects new president


    Jan Kehne, left, was elected as the new president of the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce. Kehne presided over her first meeting on Thursday. Above, she presents Past President Cara Lewis with a gift from the chamber board.

  • PHOTOS: Chamber of Commerce hosts legislative coffee meeting with Sen. Jimmy Higdon
  • Spencer County Schools releases draft calendar for 2014-15 school year

    The 2014-15 Spencer County Schools Calendar Committee has prepared a 2014-15 Draft Calendar. The school district asks that any comments be provided to to Diana Thomas via e-mail at Diana.Thomas@spencer.kyschools.us no later than Jan. 22.

  • COLUMN: Columnist says start planning now for spring gardens

    Plant and seed catalogs will be jamming the mailbox any day now. I always feel like January ushers in a clean slate for the garden: optimism abounds among fresh ideas and promises never to repeat a crop busting mistake are sharp in my memory. Sometimes the slate stays clean; sometimes it doesn’t. Either way the next couple of months can be used to plan and prepare for the next growing season. Don’t get overwhelmed by (or over indulge in) all the catalogs until you actually decide on what you want to accomplish for the year.

  • Two Taylorsville residents accused of operating meth lab plead not guilty

    Two Taylorsville residents charged in connection with an active methamphetamine lab discovered in an abandoned trailer have pleaded not guilty.
    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department arrested Chad M. Ellison, 36, and Milissa D. Hall, 45, both of Taylorsville, shortly after noon Oct. 30 following an attempt to execute a warrant.

  • BACK IN TIME: 1974 - Severe ice storms very costly in four-county area

    60 years ago
    Ministers Distribute 41 Boxes To Needy
    The thoughtfulness and generous giving on the part of the churches of Spencer County made it possible for the Spencer County Ministerial Association to deliver 41 well filled boxes to needy families of the county for Christmas, according to J. W. Parish, secretary of the association.
    The association received over two hundred bags of fruit, nuts, and candy left over from the merchants’ and business men’s retreat to the children. These treats were used in the boxes for the needy.

  • Do you know the people in this photo?

    Historian and columnist Tom Watson says this photo is identified only as “McDonald’s Bridge, Aug. 25, 1909.” Any guesses as to the names of the three girls and two guys and the location of the McDonald’s Bridge? If you know any of this information, email it to editor@spencermagnet.com, and we’ll pass it along to Tom.

  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: Weather forecasting made easy

    Meteorology is an interesting and challenging profession, but predicting changes in the weather can also be accomplished on the farm or in the front yard. Most people have heard about the woolly worm and how dark stripes mean a hard winter ahead, but light stripes predict the opposite.That solid black one I saw in the fall was right on the money. There are other natural indicators, too.
    Take, for instance, these tips taken from various sources:

  • CU announces fall 2013 honors

    Campbellsville University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham recently announced the academic honors list for the fall 2013 semester.
    The academic honors list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2013 academic honors list includes a total of 607 students, with 229 named to the president’s list for achieving a 4.0 grade point average, and 378 named to the dean’s list for achieving a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA.

  • Daugherty named to honors list at Graceland

    The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2013 Fall Term have been announced and Kenna Daugherty of Fisherville has been named to the honors list. Graceland commends Kenna and all students who have devoted their efforts and talents to their academic success, according to a news release.
    Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the president’s list. Students with a GPA between 3.65 and 3.99 are named to the honors list. Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the dean’s list.