Today's News

  • McCoy earns degrees from UW

    Erin L. McCoy, a 2004 graduate of Spencer County High School, has graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with two degrees; an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Hispanic Studies. She taught Spanish-language courses during her three years at the university, and served as an instructor (2015) and Co-director (2017) in the study abroad program in San Sebastian, Spain.

  • Differing Views: Bevin’s battle with the Media

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has been at odds with several members of the Kentucky media, most notably, Kentucky’s largest daily newspapers - The Courier-Journal and the Herald-Leader. Bevin has taken to social media to share his message out and has not shied away from blasting those in the press with whom he is at odds.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Road issues need resolved

    The Magnet posted a story about mail delivery on Tanglewood Drive being halted due to road conditions last week.  Many readers will remember previous stories about how I have been unsuccessfully petitioning Fiscal Court to adopt the street into the county road system for maintenance.  Tanglewood Drive is unique because, years ago, the county required a road bond, which they oversaw the collection of in the early 1990s.  However, I can find no records of how this money was spent, or if there was any oversight beyond collection.

  • Local All-Stars invited to state


    Players on the U10 Cal Ripkin Spencer County All-Stars celebrated Thursday night after they won a thrilling 6-5 decision over Mt. Washington. The boys had an early 4-0 lead, but Mt. Washington rallied and tied the game up in the top of the fifth inning. In the bottom of the  fifth inning, the Spencer County boys plated a run, and then got three outs in the top of the sixth to secure the victory.

  • Bike time trials are a family event


  • When life doesn’t make sense

    There are times we become confused and will not be able to figure out a way to solve our problems. Life is not always a smooth interstate and it’s good to remember that God is with us when we encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours.

    In these stressful situations, we can know that delays do not necessarily mean denial, but could be an opportunity for us to stretch our faith and learn more about trusting God.

  • Church Happenings - Week of July 5, 2017

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Fun Day on July 4

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Mt. Eden, will be holding a Community Fun Day on July 4th following the Mt. Eden 4th of July parade. The event will include food, watermelons, music, a greased pole, bouncy house, water slide, soapbox derby, toilet races, an archery contest, horseshoes, corn hole, a hay bale throw, watermelon seed spitting contest and games for children. There will be photo opportunities and the entire event is free.

    Little Mount Baptist VBS

  • Is youth football safe for kids?


  • FROM OUR READERS - Upset over lack of progress on Houston Court

    Rain, rain, go away and come again another day. As I sit on my front porch waiting to see if my house is going to get flooded, I ponder on why I wonder.

    My parents purchased the house in 1976 and I do not believe that most of you reading this know the battle that my parents faced with the backing up of water in the drainage pipe that was placed on their property by Spencer Farm Service and the City of Taylorsville. Beware of what is placed on your property by others.

  • Celebrating our Independence

    Americans celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday. They did it with baseball games, cookouts, days at the lake or beach and fireworks.

    (Actually, the fireworks have been going off for more than a week, and those who spent their electric bill money on grossly discounted explosives at the fireworks stands over the past few days, will be lighting them off for several more nights, to the dismay of those with small children and dogs).