Today's News

  • COLUMN: All aboard for the Kentucky Railway Museum

    Like most young children, my daughter has always been fascinated by trains. She talked about trains. She watched the trains go by when we were driving (the trellis at Pope Lick is especially popular). We watched TV shows about trains. And several years in a row, she received pieces to a train set.

  • BACK IN TIME: Members of the Love, Shields and Sweazy families

    This photo, submitted by Noreen Day, shows 11 of Spencer County’s finest gentlemen from decades ago. Pictured, from front left, are Bradley Love, Joe Love, June Shields and Grundy Sweazy. From back left are Will Love, Claude Love, Paul Love, J.H. Love, Ernest Shields, June Love and John Love Jr.

    Submit your photos from days gone by either through email at editor@spencermagnet.com or by bringing the photos to our office at 100 W. Main St. All hard copies of photos will be available for pickup after they appear in the newspaper.

  • COLUMN: The time is now to transition houseplants outdoors

    Our current warm, sunny weather — it’s about time — has made everyone just delighted and the intoxication of it all may lead us to act impulsively. I am as anxious as anyone to move some of my houseplants outdoors: my gardenia looks terrible in the dining room and the jasmine downstairs seems to stare into space dreaming of better days. Those days are coming, just be slow about the transition from indoors to out.

  • COLUMN: Window quickly closing for spring lawn renovations

    Winter outstayed its welcome this year, and with the weather finally warming up, many Kentuckians are anxious to get outside and make improvements to their yards. For those who plan to seed grasses this spring, now is the time to do it, said Gregg Munshaw, extension turf specialist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • PHOTO: Kids in the kitchen

    Michelle Thomas and Priscilla Reyes make fruit kabobs during a recent Kids in the Kitchen class offered at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office as part of the Share Our Selves classes.

  • Public Record: District Court March 29 and April 5

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on March 29:


  • Church Happenings — Week of April 17

    Yard sale to benefit missions team
    A Ky. 55 yard sale is planned at the Finchville Baptist Church on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the church’s Guatemala Missions Team.

    Waterford Church of Christ plans revival
    Waterford Church of Christ will host a revival Sunday through Thursday, April 25, at 7 each night. The focus of the revival will be “The Righteousness of God,” with guest speaker Burt Jones.

  • COLUMN: When you know Jesus, it changes everything

    Philippians 3:7-14 says:

  • COLUMN: Invest in your faith in Jesus

    What do you invest in? I know when I say the word investing that most people think about money. And investing for the future and being prepared for life’s little disasters is a good thing, but there is much more to life than money.
    Remember what Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21 NIV). Do you really want your heart wrapped up in your bank account?

  • PHOTO: Bears move to 10-4

    Spencer County’s Lance Shelton is congratulated at home plate after belting a home run to left center field in the first inning of the Bears game against Henry County on Saturday afternoon. Shelton’s shot tied the game up at 1-1, but Henry County left Taylorsville with an 8-3 victory. The Bears scored a big 11-1 victory over district rival Anderson County on Friday and have an impressive 10-4 record on the season. They were scheduled to host Carroll County on Monday and will be at Nelson County on Friday.