Today's News

  • COLUMN: New tool guides burley growers through newest changes in curing process

    Tobacco farmers know that to properly cure burley, they have to depend on many factors including facilities, management and especially the weather. A new tool developed by specialists at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture may give farmers an edge in determining what’s best for their crop at any given time.

  • COLUMN: God’s word shines light on deeds of darkness

    A few nights ago I was walking our dog one evening and I heard coyotes yipping and howling in the distance.  Having grown up in the city, I didn’t realize what a nuisance coyotes could be in a rural community.  Now I know that coyotes can kill calves and chickens and will even snag the occasional family pet!
     One friend of ours had a pesky coyote problem, but he finally shot one particular coyote and the problems stopped.  He had that thing stuffed and stood it by his front door like it was howling at you as you entered!

  • COLUMN: Giving all that you have to the Lord

    Luke 21:1-4 says: “And he looked up and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these have in their abundance cast in unto their offerings of God but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”
    I looked mite up in the dictionary and it defined it as a coin of very small value or a very small sum of money.

  • Celebrating National Newspaper Week

    This week, National Newspaper Week, some of our staff members reflect on what newspapers – The Spencer Magnet, in particular – mean to them.

    We value highly our readers and the folks in Spencer County, and we are the only local news medium whose sole interest is to showcase Spencer County and mark its history for generations to follow.

  • First Lady Beshear visits Taylorsville

    Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear was in Taylorsville on Wednesday. Beshear made a lunchtime appearance at the Tea Cup to talk with community members and answer questions.

  • Kicking off ‘Toys for Tots’

    Becky Wilson, Family Resource Center coordinator, Bruce Kapfhammer, Fire Chief Nathan Nation, Capt. Jason Karrer and Vonda Martin, Youth Service Center coordinator, pose for a picture with a ‘Toys for Tots’ box in front of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department Station 1 to celebrate the kick-off of this year’s program.

  • MPCAA seeking community input on problems facing low-income families

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be conducting community meetings to provide concerned citizens the opportunity to speak out about what they feel are problems facing low-income citizens and what services are needed to address those problems. MPCAA will use the input to design programs to meet the community’s needs.
    Two meetings will be held:
    • Oct. 6 — MPCAA Senior Center, 44 Creekside Drive, Taylorsville, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Citizens heard at public hearing

    Nearly 50 concerned citizens showed up at the City Hall Annex last Tuesday night to express their opinions on the possible expansion of the Taylorsville Place Apartments.
    Proving there is strength in numbers, after hearing the citizens speak, the Taylorsville City Commission rescinded a motion that passed a week earlier to furnish a letter of support to the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that specializes in developing affordable housing.

  • COLUMN: Sifting the trash – learning to ‘can it,’ not ‘toss it’

    I want to begin this article with an illustration of unity and cooperation to accomplish a goal.
    Saturday night (Sept. 24) was the Progressive Dinner as promoted and served by the business community of Main Street in Taylorsville.
    From start to finish, from beginning to end, all events went in perfect order. What we were served at each stop was delicious, be it appetizer to dessert. The hosts and hostesses and all involved were professional to the T.

  • Elementary schools show most improvement on state tests

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories taking an in-depth look at the district’s Kentucky Core Content Test and No Child Left Behind 2011 results. The following article takes a look how the district’s two elementary schools faired.

    Spencer County’s elementary schools probably have the most to brag about when it comes to making progress as measured by the No Child Left Behind Act and the Kentucky Core Content Testing, which is the assessment that NCLB uses to determine the district’s progress.