Today's News

  • Children should be priority

    Before returning to the Spencer Magnet last month, I spent seven years working for a nonprofit whose mission was to provide healing and hope to abused and neglected children.

    At Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children), there were constant reminders of young lives scarred by mistreatment. The stories were horrific.

    There were children who had been kept in cages and given dogfood to eat. Kids old enough for middle school who had been hidden in secret, never learning their colors and shapes, let alone numbers and letters.

  • From our readers: Crack down on speeders

    There is a legitimate way to increase Spencer County’s income and increase safety within the community at the same time.

    We can do this by taking advantage of the fair number of drivers who are “want-a-bee” NASCAR racers that experiment on HWY 44. Some indeed are probably pretty good because most of them seem to manage to get home each evening. But--on the other hand--you can pity us poor average guys who have to mix it up dodging them while “put-putting” along at our boring rate of 55 MPH.

  • Corrections and Clarifications

    Last week’s story on Sheriff Buddy Stump’s request for new vehicles stated that he was requesting the purchase of a cruiser and a pickup truck. While Stump submitted a bid sheet listing prices for four vehicles – two trucks and two cars for the purpose of comparison, he said he was only requesting one vehicle at the present time, preferably a pickup truck.

  • SCHS Prom 2015

    Spencer County High School Seniors Brittany Ware and Clay Abell were crowned Prom Queen and King Saturday night at the school’s prom held at the Louisville Water Tower.

  • SCHS students pen project editorials

    SCHS seniors are required to complete a senior project prior to graduating. This project requires them to mentor in their chosen career field, research a social issue also in that field, and complete a project that will impact that social issue. Some seniors have elected to write an article for The Spencer Magnet as a way to raise awareness on their social issue. Over the next couple of weeks seniors will be publishing these articles in The Spencer Magnet. Presented as written.

    Hunter Wells - Fire Safety

  • Taylorsville Elementary Writers of the Month

    Pictured are the March Writers of the Month at Taylorsville Elementary School. They are: Mary Beth Taylor, Madison Ware, Stephen Perry, Kali Coleman, Trish Vires, Sydney Druin, Jenna Moore, Keziah Davis, Alexis Biller, Dylan Hilbert, Ethan Sherrard, Alexis King, Anna Hall, Clyde Shiley, Audri Humphrey, Symphony Sharp, Taylor Miles, Chase Waldridge, Angie Pequeno, Josh Taylor, Kellen Marksbury, Ella Brown, Clara Booth, Francie Jackson, Macy Nation, Ian Kuhner, Jayden Hagan and Lance McCubbins.

  • Taylorsville Elementary 9 Weeks Great Students

    Pictured are the March Great Students (9 Week’s GREAT) for Taylorsville Elementary School.

  • FFA Competes at WKU Field Day


    On April 21, the Spencer County FFA Farm Business Management team competed at the Western Kentucky University FFA Field Day. The team won first place in the contest that consisted of 12 other teams from across the state. Pictured are team members Zach Martin, Rachel Clark, Garrett Helm, and Zach Berry. The team members placed as the top four individuals with Berry being recognized as the overall high individual in the event. They will compete next at the state FFA convention held in June.

  • AGRICULTURE - 4-H Communications Day results


    The 2015 Spencer County Communications Day for 4-H was held Saturday, April 18, at the Spencer County Extension Office.

    It was a very successful morning filled with demonstrations, speeches and great talent acts in the variety show.

    The following 4-H members participated and all will be going on the Area Communications Day held on May 9 in Bullitt County.

    First and second place in the variety show get to represent Spencer County at the Area Communications Day.

  • AGRICULTURE - Equine expo to be June 2

    The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Equine Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, at McPeek Racing’s Magdalena Farm in Lexington.

    Horse owners and farm managers will have the opportunity to walk through a vendor trade show and see a range of equipment and supplies for horse farms of all sizes. UK specialists will provide hands-on instruction about practical aspects of management for equine operations. There will also be farm tours.