Today's News

  • Statue in state capitol will be first to honor a woman

    Move over Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and other guy statues in the Kentucky Capitol. A life-size statue of a woman is on the way in 2018.

    Her name is Nettie Depp of Barren County, a pioneer in Kentucky education in the early 1900s.

    The bronze statue of Nettie Bayless Courts Depp is now being developed in the Lexington studio of artist Amanda Matthews, a great-great niece of the educator and the one who came up with the idea of a Nettie Depp statue in the Capitol.

  • The new year brings new opportunities

    As we wrap up Christmas and 2017 comes to a close, it is important to look back on all the significant accomplishments Kentucky has experienced this past year.

    It has been a record-breaking year for business investments thanks to pro-growth legislation passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Kentucky has seen more than $8.5 billion invested in our economy and in our people. More than 14,900 new well-paid, full-time jobs have been created just since January.

  • We survived our darkest hour

    My wife and I have reached that place in our lives where Christmas afternoons are quiet. Our children are married, which means they have other places to go. So after gifts are unwrapped, batteries are inserted into grandchildren’s toys, and those same toys are stepped on, lost and then found again - they pack up and move on to another home to repeat the chaos, leaving us with an free afternoon and evening.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Protecting Free Speech

    At a fiscal court meeting, Linda George said the court has a right and obligation to limit some of the frivolous comments by citizens when citizens are allowed to make comments at the opening of the meeting and indeed they do. But I have a serious issue with that. What she is saying is the court should restrict the First Amendment rights of the citizens of freedom of expression. What is frivolous to her may be very important to the citizen making the comment.

  • Your Voice Matters

    You may or may not be the type of person who makes New Year resolutions, but we hope you do resolve to stay informed this year.

    2018 promises to be a very important year, nationally, in Kentucky, and here locally. Despite the temptation to grow apathetic and think your voice doesn’t matter, know this - your opinion counts!

    But your opinion matters even more when you voice it. Leaders can be swayed by your input and by hearing from voters. You have power, but only when you choose to exercise it.

  • A somber goodbye


    Firefighter, EMT laid to rest

    First responders frequently deal with death, but when it visits their own doorstep, they grieve just like everyone else.
    Spencer County EMS and firefighters have been battling that grief for the past several days and on Saturday, said their final farewells to Jenniffer Craig, a volunteer firefighter with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and a part-time EMT with the county.

  • Six indicted by grand jury

    A Radcliff woman who allegedly assaulted a police officer inside a Spencer County District Courtroom during an outburst, was one of several people indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury in December.
    Aliyah Rushell Henry, 23, was indicted on three counts of 3rd degree assault, three counts of resisting arrest, along with one count of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal mischief.

  • Speed a concern on local roads

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to patrol a new stretch of U.S. 31E in the southwest portion of the county that was the site of a double fatal accident earlier this month and has generated dozens of citations for speeding.

    The new road construction opened to traffic in August and has been prone to motorists using excessive speed, which has led Sheriff Buddy Stump to have deputies closely monitor and patrol the area.

  • Flu outbreak widespread in Kentucky

    Department for Public Health (DPH) officials, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), now report “widespread” flu for the first time this flu season.  Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

  • Local couple continues efforts to build churches in rural Nicaragua


    Editor’s Note: The following story was submitted to The Spencer Magnet and highlights the efforts of a local couple to establish churches in rural Nicaragua.

    On Friday June 16th of this year, a small village in rural Nicaragua called Concepcion celebrated the opening of their first Catholic Church. The church was consecrated by the Monsignor Jorge Solorzano Perez, Bishop of Granada, Nicaragua and named St. Michael, The Archangel. The funding for this church was the result of several churches working together.