Today's News

  • Focusing on education

    Each of us had a school teacher who we still remember today. That teacher may have spent extra time helping us hone a skill we needed a little more time to learn. Or maybe he or she was a listening ear when we couldn’t find one anywhere else.

  • Empowering state’s teachers

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.

  • Public Record - Week of March 22, 2017

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on January 6, 2017, in Spencer District Court:

  • Business holds ribbon cutting


    The Sassy Bunny Gift and Home Decor Shop recently held a ribbon cutting to formally announce their arrival in downtown Taylorsville. The shop is located at 51 West Main Street and features a variety of unique gift items and home decor. The owner of the store is Courtney Humes and it is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Agriculture - Spot seed to fill in bare patches in your lawn

    I do not worry about perfection in our lawn around the house.  It largely blends in to the pastures where we graze sheep and poultry.  However, we do need to spot seed from time to time to recover heavy use areas and around bale feeders.

  • Agriculture - Area farmers send hay to fire- ravaged plains

    Wildfires recently consumed about 1 million acres across the plains of Kansas, Okla­homa, Texas and portions of Col­or­ado.

    At least seven lives have been lost, several firefighters injured, thousands of head of livestock destroyed and as many ranchers have lost homes and livelihood.

  • Bears find first win at Trimble


    The Spencer County Bears baseball team got off to a rough 0-3 start, and traveled to Trimble County Saturday looking for their first win. They got it with a big 12-2 victory over the Raiders. The boys began the season last week with a 7-4 loss at North Bullitt, followed by a 8-1 loss at Fairdale and a close 7-6 loss to Kentucky Country Day on Thursday.  The boys finally get to play at home this week, including a Thursday matchup with Bullitt Central.

  • JV softball wins tournament


    While the varsity began their season this week, the Spencer County Lady Bears softball team got the season off to a very positive start, winning a six-team tournament with wins over Shelby County and Butler over the weekend.

    The Lady Bears opened the tournament with a 7-2 victory over Butler on Friday, with Emily Cole and Elizabeth Vannatta starring at the plate with home runs, and Elisabeth Huckleberry limiting the Lady Bulldogs from the mound.

  • Sports Briefs - Week of March 22, 2017

    SCHS Sports this week

    Mar. 23    N. OLDHAM        6:15 p.m.
    Mar. 27    ASSUMPTION        5:30 p.m.
    Mar. 30    at Eastern         5:30 p.m.

    Mar. 23    BULLITT CENTRAL    5:00 p.m.
    Mar. 27    at Washington Co.    5:30 p.m.

  • In March, anything can happen

    The best and most exciting four days in sports just concluded Sunday night. The first two rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament proves that in the world of sports, almost anything can happen. Here’s a few take-aways:

    • March Madness is known for upsets, and the opening round is where many of these bracket busters take place. This year, there were few real surprises. Only five lower-seeded teams won games, and even some of them, such as Middle Tennessee, were not really shockers.