Today's News

  • Hilltopper Riggs

    Last year, Chris Riggs was playing football on a field without permanent seating and that had just gotten lights that would allow night games. If all goes as planned next season, Riggs could be playing a game in front of 107,000 people when his Western Kentucky Hilltoppers visit Tennessee.

    The 2008 Spencer County graduate has turned a stellar high school football career into an opportunity to play Division 1 football at WKU as he was accepted as a walk-on recently and is currently playing on the scout team.

  • LETTER: Tax dollars are a terrible thing to waste

    After reading the last two issues of the Spencer Magnet in regards to the school board spending valuable taxpayer dollars on meaningless political arguments, I was infuriated and felt the need to express my strong opinion.

  • Habitat receives $5,000 donation

    Trim Masters Inc., an international company with a manufacturing facility and a Tool and Die Division in Bardstown, presented a check for $5000 to Habitat for Humanity of Spencer County to help fund items needed to assist with the completion of the house for Habitat’s partner family.

    “It was with great pleasure Trim Masters was able to assist with the project,” said Lynelle Coomes, Trim Masters Inc. human resource manager.

    Coomes and Vice President Operations Steve Hesselbrock are both residents of Spencer County.

  • Small town girl with big time dreams

    Have you heard? Taylorsville is the home of the next American Idol!

    At least, that’s what many are hoping for when eighteen-year-old Meagan Campbell auditions this week along with 200 other aspiring singers who made it through the first round of cuts last July.

    While there is definitely a buzz about Meagan competing for a chance at instant stardom, she’s trying to keep a level head about the whole experience.

  • Church happenings

    Baby Boot Camp

    First Baptist Church, at 115 W. Main Street, is having “Baby Boot Camp” on September 20, 2008, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is a baby shower for expectant teenage and young adult mothers. The special day will include baby care/wellness, inspirational encouragement from experienced moms, breakfast and lunch, and a surprise at the shower.

    Please register by September 15 at the Spencer County Family Resource Center. Call Becky Wilson at 477-3202 or 477-0199. Limited to 10.

    Women's Bible study at First Baptist Church

  • Bears unable to recover mistakes

    First, it was the rain that came in waves, enough to delay Spencer County’s season-opening football game against Bullitt Central by 30 minutes. Once play began, it was the mistakes that began accumulating for the Bears as they basically spotted the visiting Cougars to a two-touchdown lead in the opening minutes on their way to a 34-7 loss.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of July.

    Danielle Marie Shuck, 23, Norfolk VA and Frederick Fields Jr., 23, Norfolk VA.

    Angela Therese Beagle, 29, Ingalls IN and Ricky Lee Renner Jr., 26, Indianapolis IN

    Martine Vianney Israel, 34, Yonkers NY and Mark Andrew Whitlock, 32, Yonkers NY.

    Jessianna Rebecca Henderson, 27, Kailua HI and Kevin Joseph Osborne, 33, Kailua HI.

    LeAndra Marie Chapman, 24, Mount Washington and Richard Earl Greenwell, 25, Cox’s Creek.

  • From the front lines of the Republican National Convention

    Editor’s note: As Republican Party alternative delegates Steve and Lynn Hesselbrock had the opportunity to view the presidential electoral process first hand. We asked them to report back to the Spencer Magnet about their experiences.

  • Grizzlies take down two foes

    SCMS 14, North Oldham 6

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Football team travelled to Goshen on Tuesday night to take on North Oldham Middle.

    The game started with North Oldham driving down the field surprisingly easy. They would score on a 2-yard run off tackle and the extra point to take the lead 7-0.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Is anyone listening?

    Is anyone listening? It is a question that often echoes in my head. God created one mouth and two ears on people, which I assume means we should spend twice as much time listening as we do talking. Unfortunately, even when we are not talking, many times we are not listening either. How many times have you formulated what you were going to say to someone as they were talking and waited with baited breath for them to finish so that you could put in your two cents? If I had two cents for every time I have done that I would be very wealthy.