Today's News

  • Kansas stays true to roots

    The band Kansas has a new album, The Prelude Implicit. This will be their first album of new material in 16 years.

    Two original members remain, Phil Ehart (drums) and Richard Williams on guitar. All the other indigenous associates who started the band have retired through out the years.

  • Lawmakers say session will focus on jobs

    Legislative leaders gave a “sneak preview” last week of the upcoming law-making session, saying Republican majorities in both the House and Senate will focus on jobs.

    Other major issues like tax and pension reform and constitutional amendments will have to wait, they said at a legislative preview conference of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. About 300 people attended.

  • Tell us what you think

    As we embark on a new year, we’d like to renew an invitation to you our readers.

    The Spencer Magnet prides itself in being a community newspaper. That means we not only report on what’s going on in this community, we want our paper, especially this “Opinion” page, to be a forum for our community to speak out.

  • If you drink, don’t drive!

    Chances are, dozens of families across America will be mourning the loss of a loved one due to intoxicated driving as 2016 fades into 2017.

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an average of 118 traffic fatalities take place nationally over the New Year’s Eve-New Year’s Day holiday, with over 50 percent of those involving drunk drivers.

  • Evaporating Obamacare’s ocean

    Geologists are concerned that the Dead Sea’s water level is dropping faster than Santa from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

    Experts estimate the water level in this famous sea separating Israel and Jordan dropped by more than 131 feet since the 1950s and continues to lose more than three feet of water annually.

    It’s not because too much water is somehow flowing out of the Sea of Salt, as it’s known.

  • Tipton asks constituents to complete survey

    I want to express my appreciation to you for continuing to allow me to serve as your state representative. I am humbled by the trust shown in me to represent you in Frankfort, and I will continue to work hard to make sure your voice is heard in the Capitol.

  • Redistricting of Kentucky courts proposed

    Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. has introduced the first Judicial Redistricting Plan Kentucky has seen in decades. The Kentucky legislature will consider the plan during the 2017 regular session of the General Assembly. If passed, the plan will take effect in 2022, when all Circuit Court, Family Court and District Court judges are on the ballot.

  • Legislative coffee scheduled for January 10

    The Kentucky General Assembly will convene next week and two local legislators will be in Taylorsville to update Spencer County constituents on the work being done in Frankfort.

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans and both of whom represent Spencer County, will appear at a legislative coffee event at the Chamber of Commerce building on Tuesday, January 10 beginning at 8 a.m.

  • Agriculture - Preserving those plants given as presents

    Live gifts during the holiday season are welcomed by gardeners…a poinsettia or two, a rosemary topiary, cyclamen, African violets and orchids give us something to fuss over during the winter months.  But, sometimes our homes can be a hostile environment for many of the most popular indoor flowering plants.  

  • Bears nearly slay Dragons


    Earlier this month, the Spencer County Bears suffered their worst lost of the season, dropping a 93-64 decision to a very good South Oldham team. The two teams met again last Thursday night in the finals of the Nick Burns Memorial Tournament hosted by Spencer County, and this time the Dragons barely escaped with a three-point win.