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Today's News

  • County awarded $86,000 grant

    Spencer County has been awarded $86,133 through the Homeland Security Grant Program, announced Judge Executive David Jenkins Monday.

    The funds will provide for several radio repeaters, receiver stations and the installation of the emergency communication equipment. Hopes are that “dead spots” experienced by Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies and EMS will be eliminated with the better radio coverage.

  • Boys Soccer postseason set

     The Spencer County Boys soccer season will continue into the district playoffs when they take on North Oldham at South Oldham on Monday, October 12.

    The Bears stand at 5-8-1 on the season after splitting two games on Saturday in Carroll County. The boys dropped their first game to Evangel Christian, 5-2 and then bounced back with a victory over Henry County, 6-2.

    Spencer County was back in action Tuesday night when they were to travel to Bardstown and will celebrate Senior Night with their final home game on Wednesday against Holy Cross.

     

  • LETTER: Lack of balance in newspaper stories

    For the last three weeks I have read with interest the articles in the Magnet concerning the Wet/Dry vote.  After the first one I thought, well the next one will be more balanced.  After the second one I thought, I really ought to write a letter to the editor.  But after the last article, I simply had to respond.

  • LETTER: Please call it, "Separation of Church and State"

    I believe in the separation of church and state - but maybe not like you do.  I believe in the way it was originally intended. Most people don’t even know how this came about, so I’ll quote the author, Pres.Thomas Jefferson, as he wrote a letter to the local Baptist association after they requested he step it up and take a stand...

  • Three vehicle crash Saturday

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a three car accident with entrapment in the 1500 block of Mount Washington Road Saturday morning. Crews had to cut the roof off one vehicle before the victim could be extricated.  Spencer County EMS, sheriff’s department and Taylorsville Police also responded. One person was transported to Jewish Hospital.

    - Photo courtesy of TSCFD

  • Volleyball seniors to be honored

    The Spencer County Lady Bears Volleyball team will honor their seniors Wednesday night in their final home game of the season Wednesday night when they take on Bardstown.

    The girls were to travel to Bethlehem on Tuesday and will finish their season on the road at Anderson County on Thursday. They are 8-11 on the season.

     

  • Lighthouse Baptist Church makes plans for future growth

    Lighthouse Baptist Church has put plans into motion for a new addition and renovation project after raising $125,000 in donations and pledges at a recent banquet.

    Pastor Patrick Nix said that plans call for a 5,000 square foot, two-story addition that would contain primarily educational facilities, along with a fellowship hall and a small gym.

  • Magnet on the move

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Magnet on the move – Brad and Beth Hardy, of Taylorsville, took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in August and took The Spencer Magnet along on their journey.  Beth Hardy said everyday was an adventure from diving in the ocean to zip lining through the jungle. They even caught an 8-foot, 120 lb.  sailfish. We’d love to see your Magnet on the move. Send to editor@spencermagnet.com.

     

  • Combat acidic crop soils with lime

    Fall is the perfect time for farmers and homeowners to check their soils to determine acidity. A simple pH test can help determine if the soil needs a lime application to counteract acidity. Although soil testing may sound too complicated and scientific, it’s one of the easiest things a farmer can do to keep his soils in optimum shape.

  • Sports in KY: Saturday in the SEC is as good as it gets

    Observations as college football nears its midway mark.

    Commonwealth’s Top Shelf: University of Cumberlands Patriots 5-0; Centre College Prayin’ Colonels 5-0. And Eastern Kentucky tightened a grip on first place in the OVC.

    University of Kenyucky? Still clawing for respect, but still half dozen Randall Cobbs short of rare air that is the Southeastern Conference penthouse. The high roller apartments where three of America’s top four teams live – Florida, Alabama and LSU.