Today's News

  • Light the Way 5K to benefit local Relay for Life

    The Spencer County Relay for Life Light the Way 5K run/walk is May 31 at Taylorsville Lake State Park. The 5k will begin at 9 a.m. and the fun run will begin at 10 a.m. Participants can pre-register by May 17. Race day registration will be at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for 5K pre-registered runners, $30 the day of the race for 5K runners and $10 for the fun run. Checks should be made to the RFL Brady Bunch.
    There will be awards, door prizes and refreshments after the race. All donations will benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • Overview of House & Senate bills passed

    It has been a quiet two weeks at the capitol as the legislators have been away during the veto days. The session will end after the last two days which are April 14 and 15. I have enjoyed seeing buds on trees and flowers starting to come out of the ground with these sunnier and warmer days. Soon we will be into Derby season, looking at summer plans and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our state.

  • Opinion: From our readers

    Something is rotten in Spencer County
    Recent articles in the Spencer Magnet and discussions of water rates at the 7 April Fiscal Court meeting leave one with the impression that something is rotten in Spencer County! It’s the water and sewer system. Or more specifically the price residents are paying for these services.

  • Editorial: King water and his happy commission

    Do not be confused by the headline, it is not the name of some new band winding its way into Taylorsville in the near future, but the name of our city government.

  • COLUMN: Basketball in Kentucky is about the journey

    What is basketball in Kentucky all about? Final Fours ... NCAA banners? Nah. It’s the journey.
    This week, look east, good fellows, to Louisa Elementary School. Super Hero Day was held last month at the school in Lawrence County and young Jake Preece showed up wearing a UK sweat shirt and hat to honor his super hero – Aaron Harrison.Far from twitter, tweet, hype and coach spin, the genuine essence of basketball in Kentucky is Jake Preece and every tow-head kid like him, and every Pollyanna little girl too.

  • Lady Bears finish rough week with 1 win


  • PHOTO: Tennis team enjoys sunny weather


    Lauren Roy serves during a doubles match while her twin sister, Lindsey, left, waits near the net. Wednesday’s sunny weather made a great day for the Spencer County’s tennis team to hit the courts. The Roy sisters won their match. 

  • COLUMN: In Jesus, there is a ‘happily ever after’

    “Once upon a time,” is the way fairy tales start. It conjures up images of a better time. Fairy tales always start off well, then things fall apart, but all ends well and, “They lived happily ever after.”I think a lot of people are living with “Once upon a time” syndrome. We idolize the past and forget that the good old days weren’t all that good. We look back to some golden era in our history and want to regain its imagined glory.

  • Bethlehem Baptist hosting ‘Secret Church’ event this Friday

    This Friday evening from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Bethlehem Baptist Church is hosting the event, Secret Church — The Cross and Everyday Life. According to event coordinators, Secret Church is an extreme Bible study that lasts six hours and includes a time of prayer for Christians across the globe facing persecution and for those who have not heard the message of Jesus Christ.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS: Week of April 16, 2014

    Grace Chapel to host resurrection Sunday service
    Grace Chapel, 60 Ray Road, will be hosting a resurrection Sunday service on Easter day, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. The service will feature living drama scenes including: The Last Supper, Prayer in the Garden, The Crucifixion and The Resurrection.
    There is a dress rehearsal for the event on Friday, April 18. Starting at 10 a.m. on April 20, there will be a welcome with free coffee and donuts.
    All are invited to attend.