Today's News

  • Hypocritical moral outrage

    So America, do we really want to have this discussion?

    You say you’re outraged, flabbergasted and offended that a 59-year-old man would make such crude and perverted remarks about a woman? You say his comments are akin to condoning sexual assault or worse?

    You worry about what kind of damage such remarks being made public may do to our young people. We need to protect the innocence of our children, you say.

  • Taxing smokers is fool’s gold

    The new wrinkle in anti-smoking crusaders’ annual demand to raise Kentucky’s cigarette tax is that hiking taxes to fund the Medicaid expansion is somehow a better approach than moving able-bodied adults from government dependency to the fulfillment offered by work and independence.

  • Lady Bears fall to Anderson


    The girls are 7-12 on the season, following a district loss to Anderson County last week, 3-1. The girls played four close sets with the Lady Bearcats, losing the first, 25-22, winning the second 25-23, dropping the third 25-21, and the final set, 25-18.

    The girls will be busy this week, and had a  home game scheduled for Monday night against  Whitefield Academy, and were to travel to Western Hills on Tuesday.  They will play at Bullitt East on Tuesday and East Jessamine next Monday.

  • Bears split two games last week


  • Prayer at the pole


    Several students gathered in front of Spencer County High School last Wednesday for the annual See You at the Pole prayer rally that’s held nationally on school campuses.

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 5, 2016

    Camp Meeting at Old Country Church

    Old Country Church will be holding Camp Meeting 2016 at the church from October 16-21. The morning service on Sunday will begin at 10:30 a.m. with breakfast served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. There will be a lunch after the Sunday morning service.

    Evening services will begin with a special song service at 6:30 p.m. and the speaking at 7 p.m. There will be homemade chili and soup, hamburgers and hot dogs served after the evening meals with drinks and desserts for $1.

  • It’s the little things

    Little things make a big difference.  We recently got a hummingbird feeder and my mom is thrilled when those little birds fly in. Just a little hummingbird and yet it brings a lot of joy.   

    In the same way, a simple word of kindness to someone who is having a bad day can be a gift beyond measure.  Sometimes a simple card can encourage and uplift the spirit.  Little things, but somehow they matter to us.

  • National Newspaper Week

    It’s National Newspaper Week. While it’s not an occasion marked by parades or festivities, it is important to us and we hope you’ll stop for a moment and consider the valuable role newspapers play in American life.

    Here at the Spencer Magnet, we work hard to inform, record, listen and even entertain. Each week, we try to deliver news that affects you. We cover local government meetings, report on accidents, keep you abreast of local issues and let you know about important events coming up.

  • An unpleasant choice

    In just a little over a month, the presidential election should be over. I say ‘should’ because depending on who you talk to, there’s a number of schemes, conspiracies and plots being waged to rig the election, postpone the election or just outright cancel the election.

  • Chicken Little at a campus near you

    While state lawmakers attempt to rein in overspending and deal with a public-pension crisis spiraling out of control, Kentucky’s universities have figured out how to rake in even more dollars from students while spinning a narrative about Chicken Little trudging across their campuses, heading for the bell towers preparing to squawk: “This time, I really mean it! The sky is falling!”