Today's News

  • Board votes 3-1 to extend Adams to 2019

    Superintendent of Spencer County Public Schools Chuck Adams got some job security last week when the school board extended his contract out to 2019, but the decision was not unanimous.

    The board conducted their annual evaluation of Adams during last Thursday’s meeting at Spencer County Elementary School, and he received good marks. However, when it came to securing his services for the next four years, at least one board member expressed her concerns about such a lengthy commitment.

  • Agriculture - FFA wins big at state convention


    The Spencer County FFA chapter recently participated in the FFA state convention in Lexington. The chapter was awarded numerous accolades, which will appear in The Spencer Magnet this and next week.

  • McGehee named to Lipscomb’s honor roll

    Taylorsville student Holli McGehee has been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the spring semester.

    McGehee was named to the honor roll for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99. She is a Whitefield Academy graduate and public relations major.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 17, 2015

    Motorcycle road skills testing

    Motorcycle Road Skills testing is at Waterford Park on Highway 44 in Taylorsville. If you are unsure about the testing due to weather conditions, you may call the Circuit Clerk’s office at (502) 477-3220 to ask.

  • Wakefield named to KCU honor roll


    Devondra Wakefield was named to Kentucky Christian University’s honor roll for the 2014-2015 spring semester. The honor roll is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.74. Wakefield is the daughter of Charles Wakefield of Shelbyville and Renita Wakefield of Taylorsville. She is a 2013 graduate of Spencer County High School and majors in nursing and ministry at KCU.

  • Bill enhances early child care and education rating system

    Kentucky families can now be assured of the quality of their early learning and child care choices. Gov. Steve Beshear joined early childhood professionals and community members Monday to ceremonially sign House Bill 234.

    The bill expands and enhances Kentucky’s quality rating system for early care and education programs.

  • America is in need of dads

    This Sunday is Father’s Day and many dads will be enjoying spending time with their kids, sharing dinner and opening gifts. Sadly, many won’t.

    The phone companies used to report that Mother’s Day was one of the busiest days of the season as children made sure to call home and talk to mom. Florists and card shops also do a brisk business on that Sunday in May that honors the women in our lives.

    However, Father’s Day for many is an afterthought. Unfortunately, for many men, fatherhood is an afterthought.

  • Spend road money on highway repairs

    At a recent House Rules committee hearing, one of my colleagues from New York declared that the potholes in the roads in her district are so bad, “you can lose your car in them.” Kentuckians and Americans from all over the country agree. It is long past time that something was done to address the deplorable state of the highways and infrastructure in this country.

  • SCMS track team competes at state event

    The Spencer County Middle School Track team had a successful season in 2015, with 10 members qualifying for middle school state competition.


    McKenzie Bell placed third in the state in the 400- meter dash with a time of 59.64, and third in the 800 meter with a time of 2:26:86.

    Lindsey Bush placed 10th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:55:84.

  • What’s in your attic?

    Remember a cloudy June day at Grandma’s house? Soft rain that caused puddles, not streams. Time on the front porch with enough quiet so we could hear a woodpecker at work? A moment to lift a person to reminisce, let imagination sparkle, and a thought climb to summit of a cluttered priority list.

    All serving to make room for: “what can I do right now?” kind of moments.

    Rainy days can blend nostalgia and imagination with energy to take to the stairway up top to the seldom opened small door, the attic. Treasure hunt time.