Today's News

  • Composted mulch is less vulnerable to mold

    Mulching offers many benefits for landscaping in your yard and gardens.  Some of these include retained moisture, weed control, improved drainage, lower soil temperature, erosion prevention and protection from mowers and trimmers. As they decompose, mulches also release minerals into the soil and leave behind humus which is good for plants. 

  • LETTER: Reader appreciates Magnet’s content

    I look forward each week reading your newspaper because of your strong support for the Christian faith. Our country and its leaders are getting further and further away from our founding fathers fundamental faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. And this week what a thrill it was to see on the front page of the Spencer Magnet newspaper, people being baptized in the Salt River. This is a tremendous testimony for what your newspaper stands for and a witness to its readers.

  • IN THE WORD: Safe sex

    In our world today, we hear a lot about safe sex. I believe the Bible has the greatest cure of all. In fact, if we do what it says, we won’t have to worry about getting any kind of unmentionable disease.

    In Matthew 19, we see Jesus telling the Pharisees about marriage.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble

    A golf scramble to benefit the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund will be held August 14 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Breakfast and lunch will be served followed by shotgun starts in the morning and afternoon. The fee will be $50 per player or $200 for a team. Sign up by sending a check payable to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in care of John Shouse at 1273 Denney Dr. Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342. Phone sign-ups are accepted by calling Shouse at 502-301-0188; Donnie Dennis at 502-410-8910; or Keith Stinnett at 502-664-0469.


  • CUB's Hayes steps down

    Citizens Union Bank and its parent company, Citizens Union Bancorp, each has a new board chairman following the resignation of Dr. Edward B. Hayes of Shelbyville.

    Hayes, chairman of both boards since 1993, will be succeeded by Steven Barker, who will take over as chairman of the company’s board, and by Stephen Solomon, who will take over as chairman of the bank’s board. Both are longtime board members.

  • Circle of friends

    The Patchworkers Quilt Guild started meeting over ten years ago because the members wanted a place to meet and sew together. It has evolved into a place where friendships form and newcomers can learn how to quilt.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar



     The dead line for entering the Spencer County Baby/Toddler contest has been extended to July 22nd all entries must be postmarked by July 22.  For entry forms and rules or other fair information see the fair catalog at our web site www.spencercountyfair.org.  For baby/toddler contest questions call Casinda Cottrell at 502-321-6879

    New hours at

    circuit clerk’s office

  • Kentucky utility to change its vegetation management

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission today released the reports from its investigation into Kentucky Power Co. (American Electric Power) after the outages following the December 2009 snow storm in eastern Kentucky.

    The PSC, according to a press release, found the utility paid more attention to clearing vegetation from lines nearest substations. As a result, customers living farther from substations are more likely to have their electric power interrupted.

  • City receives safety grant

    Taylorsville was recently awarded a $2,600 safety grant from the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

    “It’s a blessing in tough economic times,” said Mayor Don Pay. “Safety is one of those issues you don’t want to skimp on.”

    City officials will use a small portion of the funds to purchase protective hearing equipment for  employees, while the rest will benefit the general public in the form of traffic cones, barricades, traffic warning signs and flashing lights.

  • LETTER: Not adhering to Constitution is the problem

    Whatever happened to the “separation of powers” mandated in our Constitution? Our Founding Fathers gave us this framework because they understood that power corrupts and that those who do not understand the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them.