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Today's News

  • School resource officers offer more than security

     

    Following the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT several years ago that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, many communities worked to place armed police officers inside schools as a deterrent.

    The City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Schools partnered together for such a program and for the past four years, two school resource officers have become familiar sights inside the halls of the local schools.

  • The Spencer Magnet's Sesquicentennial Open House

     

    Thank you to the community

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 13, 2017

    Making Spirits Bright seeks donations

  • Celebrate our past, focus on our future

    Last week, we at The Spencer Magnet turned back the clock as we took a look back at 150 years of covering the news in Spencer County. Our graphic designer, Jeff Sopland, did a lot of the tedious legwork of putting together many of the pages of the special section and researching old issues. Both Landmark and The Magnet were pleased with how it turned out. Much of the credit goes to Jeff.

  • Police in schools a good idea

    When I was in the fourth grade, I climbed onto a yellow school bus near Gilman Avenue in St. Matthews and saw an armed soldier at the front of the bus. It was early September of 1975 and Louisville was embroiled in a huge controversy over forced busing that would send students miles away from their neighborhood schools in a rushed effort to desegregate public education.

  • State must push for real pension reform

    WLEX weather anchor Bill Meck was no doubt the most interesting speaker at this year’s Kentucky Public Retirees’ Annual Conference in Frankfort.

    Since I didn’t receive an invitation to this glorious affair, I’m not privy to what Meck, a storm chaser who once created “Danger From the Sky,” an award-winning documentary on severe weather, said that might relate his illustrious career forecasting weather patterns to the clashing of budget realities with promises – real and perceived – made to Kentucky’s public pensioners.

  • Is consumerism overshadowing our reason for Christmas?

    Have you ever gotten the feeling that Christmas has become something that it was never meant to be? We’re pushed to buy more and more, bigger and better, sometimes turning family gatherings into giving competitions. We’re decking the halls alright. In fact, special days that revolve around buying— Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday—outnumber the big day itself.

  • Park Duvalle’s new center will add services

     

    Local officials joined with executives from Park Duvalle Health Center last week to break ground on their new facility in Spencer County.

    Park Duvalle purchased the property across from the Spencer County High School last January, and will soon begin construction on a 8,500 square foot facility that will replace the existing facility that’s been in place on Reesor Avenue for several years.

  • Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable conference set

    The 2018 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 8 until 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

    Preconference evening activities Jan. 7 will include vegetable, tree fruit and small fruit roundtable discussions.

  • State offers boost for growing specialty crops

    Specialty crops such as tree nuts, dried fruits and honey stand to get a boost from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced last week that his department is seeking concept proposals for the grant program through March 1. Kentucky receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service and then conducts an annual competitive application process to award grant funds.