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Today's News

  • FCCLA awards, new officers

    The Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America held its annual Membership Awards Banquet on May 4th.  Awards were given to students who competed in STAR Events and who completed their Power of One degrees.  Other awards included:

     Officer of the Year-Leah Spears

    Member of the Year – Lauren Polston

    New Member of the Year – Lauren Leichty

    Honorary Member – Toby Lewis

  • Bass wins LCNI writing award

    Robin Bass, editor of The Spencer Magnet, was the recent recipient of first place award for excellence in news writing presented by Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. (LCNI).

    Judges stated that they were “impressed with the clarity of Bass’ writing and with the thorough nature of (her) reporting. The entry titled ‘Floodwall failure’, is particularly well done. Bass gives the readers of the Magnet a very clear view of what appears to be a huge problem for that community.”

  • Missing soldier's body found

    The body of U.S. Army Spc. Anthony M. Carter was discovered at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday morning less than 30 yards from where he was last seen by acquaintances while visiting Taylorsville Lake on May 29.

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the discovery just as they were beginning their morning patrol. The Corps, Spencer County-Taylorsville Fire Department and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division have been rotating patrols during the daylight hours since Carter’s disappearance.

  • Plum Creek Baptist to celebrate 200th anniversary

    The church is much more than a beautiful, old building, Pastor Jon Rohr said as he sat in the 105-year-old sanctuary of Plum Creek Baptist Church last week.

    “It’s the body of believers that make up a church. Great institutions are always built on the foundation of the people who went before it,” said Rohr.

    On Sunday June 13, the tenacity of Plum Creek Baptist’s body of believers for the past two centuries will be celebrated. June marks the 200th anniversary of its establishment in the Waterford community of Spencer County.

  • Tanglewood buys condos

    Owners of Tanglewood Golf Course purchased two condo units and a swimming pool near the Taylorsville business Saturday afternoon.

    Tanglewood’s principal owner George Gregory, of Avon, Colo., said the structures located on two and one half acres adjacent to the golf course cost $265,000. The property was sold at an absolute auction June 5. The purchase will mean that all five condo units lining the front portion of the course will be under the control of Gregory and his partner, Mike Suchy.

  • Ribbon cutting: O’Driscoll’s Spirits

    O’Driscoll’s Spirits recently celebrated the opening of their Taylorsville business with a ribbon cutting in their beer cave portion of the wine, beer and liquor store. Among those in attendance for the event were (from left) Cara Lewis, of the Chamber of Commerce; Annie Driscoll, co-owner; Annette King and Joan Smith of Economic Development Authority; David Jenkins, judge executive; Zach Driscoll; Mike Driscoll, co-owner; Michaela Russell, co-owner and manager; and Don Pay, mayor.

  • LETTER: A sarcastic thank you

    This is a note of heart-felt gratitude to those responsible for our county being wet (Bear with me, I’m trying to look at this in a positive way). 

    I am glad to see some progress in our little county in the last seven months since you voted in alcohol sales.  I have noticed that you were right … new businesses have moved here. 

  • Thomas, Myers lead U14 team to victory

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Two Spencer County athletes, Leigh Ellen Thomas and Mackenzie Myers, and The Heartland Rage, a traveling 14u softball team based out of Elizabethtown, went undefeated this past Memorial Day weekend in the USFA Blowout tournament in Brandenburg to win the championship in their season opener!  Thomas will be an 8th grader at SCMS and Myers will be a freshman at SCHS.

  • Memorial Day service at Valley Cemetery

    Valley Cemetery on Highway 44 hosted the annual Spencer County Memorial Day Service Sunday afternoon. The service included the singing of several patriotic songs, the Pledge of Allegiance and a message from Pastor Bill Dunning of First Christian Church. His  message, entitled “Fading Honor,” reminded those in attendance that soldiers and veterans should be honored every day, not just on Memorial Day. Valley Cemetery recently erected an American Flag to honor service men, women and veterans, especially those without families.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Memorial memories past

    After the long, bitter, cold winter we experienced in Kentucky, I have found comfort – for once in my life – with the arrival of 90 degree weather. With it came the  arrival of Memorial Day – generally recognized as the beginning of summer.