Today's News

  • Lawmakers in Frankfort look to defund Planned Parenthood

    A dozen Republicans in the Kentucky House have pre-filed a bill for the 2016 General Assembly to end state funding for women’s health services at Planned Parenthood clinics in Lexington and Louisville, which this fiscal year totaled $331,309.

  • Another National title for local FFA chapter


    For the third year in a row, the Spencer County High School FFA won first place in the National FFA Organization’s annual dairy judging contest last week in Louisville.

    Competing against teams from 46 states, the four-member SCHS team maintained its post as the most dairy-farm savvy FFA chapter in America.

    Jacob Whitely, Marissa Allen, Ryan Linton and Tanner Goodlett claimed the chapter’s sixth national title in the last 10 years.

  • Community Veteran’s Day celebration on Saturday

    The community has an opportunity to show their gratitude and appreciation for military veterans this Saturday during a Veterans Honor Service scheduled for downtown beginning at 10 a.m.

    Veterans are asked to gather at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville around 9:45 a.m. and the program will begin with a patriotic video beginning at 9:55 a.m. at the church.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 4, 2015

    Veterans Day edition of Spencer Magnet to deliver on Thursday

    Due to the closing of the U.S. Postal Service in observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, next week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet will deliver to subscribers and be in racks and vendor locations on Thursday, November 12.

    Country Ham breakfast Saturday

    The Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry out is available.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 28

    First Baptist Family Fun Fest

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host the Family Fun Fest on Saturday, October 31 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The event will include games, candy and fun. All are invited to enjoy the festivities at the church, located on Main Street.

    Plum Creek Baptist Trunk or Treat

  • Point of no return

    A large number of people read this newspaper, in Spencer County and beyond. But you are reading this column right now, you are not a crowd or a large number of people. You are an individual. That’s how God sees you - as an individual.

  • Agriculture - Efforts to promote hemp farming continue in state


    Tucked away off a narrow country road in Clark County, in the middle of a farm, 27 acres of hemp grew all summer. Now, the plants will be harvested and processed.

    Kentucky, hailed as a leader by industrial hemp advocates, has grown the hemp. Now the state is working on growing the industry.

  • Agriculture - What is Indian Summer?
  • Rising from the ashes


    The Phoenix emblem painted on new Mt. Eden fire engines is not just for decoration. It tells the story of renewal of a department ravaged by flames, but not destroyed.

    In ancient Greek mythology, the Phoenix was reborn, rising out the ashes to soar to new heights. Likewise, the Mt. Eden Fire Department celebrated a rebirth of its own Sunday as they cut the ribbon and held an open house for a new firehouse after the old one was destroyed in a blaze last year.

  • Court declines to adopt road


    Tanglewood Drive is a road in dire need of repair. It is also a dead end road, and that’s exactly what Cheryl Klotz feels she’s reached in her efforts to get the Spencer County Fiscal Court to address the situation.