Today's News

  • COLUMN: Hang on

    With all the cold and snow and ice out there I think we’ve all been reminded to hang on tight. I stepped on to a patch of ice as I got out of the car today and I was glad I was hanging on to the door. When it is raining or icy out it can be good to have something to grab on to.
    A while back I stepped on to some wet grass in a parking lot and did the splits right there. Thankfully I wasn’t hurt, I just glanced around to be sure no one had seen me and got right up. But it sure would have been nice to have someone to hang on to when my feet went out from under me.

  • Bears a little rusty after 10-day break, fall to Oldham County


  • Same mistakes, same outcome


  • TES perfect attendance

    The following Taylorsville Elementary School students had perfect attendance in December:

    Ms. Santo
    Alexis Barrick, Abbigail Boarders, Noah Campbell, Tylan Haydon, Emma Mattingly, Boston McClain, Alexander Peterman, Silas Tackett, Grayson Tipton.

    Ms. Sztanya
    Christian Davis, Cali Hornback, Clinton Hutchingson, Abigail Linger, Lucas Martin, Sydney Smith, Jonathan Struck, Joshua Taylor, Aiden Thacker, Akira Vires.

  • PHOTOS: Local National Honor Society chapter welcomes inductees


    The Spencer County High School National Honor Society chapter inducted 21 new members Jan. 9. NHS President Sarah Bowman and NHS sponsor Mary Baldock led the ceremony. According to a news release, the club is comprised of students that exhibit high scholarship, leadership, character and community service. The ceremony included new members lighting candles from the torch representing the area most significant to their lives and taking a pledge to uphold the high purposees of the club, being loyal to their school and maintaining high standards in their lives.

  • COLUMN: Will the polar vortex hurt invasive insects or kill pesky ticks?

    A few weeks ago on Ira Flatow’s Science Friday there was an interview with research biologist Rob Venette from the U.S. Forest Service in Minnesota that addressed the effect temperature has on certain insects. The ability of insects to survive winter- when so many of them thrive in summer- has always fascinated me. While we would most certainly root for the bees and butterflies my enthusiasm would wane for fleas and ticks.

  • COLUMN: GAP Connections launches website and grower ID system
  • COLUMN: On the lam: Notorious James brothers hid in Spencer County

    Jesse and Frank James did a considerable amount of their hiding in northeast Nelson County around Chaplin and in the Samuels-Deatsville section not far from Bardstown. The area was friendly territory for the soldiers of fortune where families named Dawson, Samuels, Sayers, Pence and Hall provided food and lodging.
    The Tom and Nancy Dawson log house still stands where Confederate Guerrilla Captain William Quantrill wrote love poems to Nancy Dawson, their granddaughter.

  • BACK IN TIME: 2004 - Work on new middle school may begin soon

    60 years ago
    January 28, 1954
    Little Mt. Baptists Continue Fund Drive
    On Sunday, January 17, the Little Mount Baptist Church raised $1,928.34 for its building program, but because of bad weather previous to the Cash Raising Day, the church voted to extend the drive until Sunday, January 31.

  • Magnet earns state news honors

    By PHILLIS MCLAUGHLIN, Special to The Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet won eight awards Friday night, Jan. 24, during the 2013 Editorial Contest sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association.
    The awards – which included two for first place, five for third place and one honorable mention – were presented during the annual KPA banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Ky.