Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Spencer Magnet mentors two local high school seniors


  • DISTRICT COURT: April 25 continued

    The following cases are continued from last week’s Spencer Magnet.

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases in Spencer District Court April 25, 2014:

    Jerry L. Newton (1957), hunt/fish/trap without a license/permit/stamp, guilty, $218 in court costs and fines to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Cory A. Saunders (1985), possession of marijuana, guilty, $253 in court costs and fines and $150 to the Spencer County Drug Intervention Fund. All fines/fees to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • Taylorsville Police to have safety checkpoints

    The Taylorsville Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the city during the spring and summer to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes, according to a release from the department.
    Taylorsville Police utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes. 

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Travel discounts available to older travelers

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What types of senior discounts are available to older travelers? My husband and I are approaching retirement and love to travel, but love to save money too.
    Almost Retired

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS: Week of May 14

    Wakefield Baptist Church to host Smith & Company
    Wakefield Baptist Church at 5517 Bloomfield Road will be hosting a special service May 18 at 5 p.m. Southern gospel group Smith and Company will be performing. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • COLUMN: Take a walk in God's vineyard

    Today’s column is from a Sermon from Saint Luke 20:9-20.
    In the gospel of Saint Luke, Jesus tells a parable about people losing their lives in service to their master. Jesus begins the parable by saying: A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. The farmers worked the vineyard so that it would produce for the owner. They would get paid a portion of the harvest for their labor. This was how business was done back then. The rules were to be honored and obeyed.

  • Lady Bears drop to 8-15 on season


    Spencer County infielder Shelbie Goodwin scoops up a ball and makes the throw to first during a recent contest for the Lady Bears. The girls are 8-15 on the season and dropped two of three games last week. They opened the week with a 9-6 victory at North Bullitt, but then fell 9-4 at Western Hills and 15-7 at home to Henry County. The girls were to be back on the diamond Tuesday to host Shelby County.

  • Bears end losing streak, win 2


  • COLUMN: Multiple sports stars are rarely exceptional

    Tracy McGrady is an imposing image on the pitcher’s mound. At 6-foot-8 and a fastball clocked in the 90s, the young baseball players he faces in an independent minor league might be forgiven if they stand back in the box and watch a pitch or two before getter the courage to take a swing.

  • COLUMN: Is it just me or is the sports landscape a screwball swirl of craziness

    Peculiar, the times we live in.
    The sports landscape is a screwball swirl of craziness, and the NBA is still going with a draft still a month away.
    Observations ...
    • NFL Draft. A month ago Johnny Manziel warned the Texans they’d be sorry if they didn’t draft him. A week ago ex-Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, (three national title rings in his pocket), and projected to be picked 16 to 35th, heard his name called at 164. Why the free fall? McCarron was said to be “too cocky.”