Today's News

  • Gran is Stoop’s third offensive coordinator


    For the third straight season, Kentucky will have a new offensive coordinator. Once again, even returning starters have to prove they deserve to be on the field.

    “Every position on offense has to be wide open,” new offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said. “When I started, I told (the players) you’re going to start building your resume. I’m looking for accountability and dependability. It doesn’t matter to me (who plays).

  • Hometown heroes

    Last week, the Spencer Magnet featured the story of former Taylorsville City Police Chief Toby Lewis, who helped rescue a local teenager after her car landed in a creek late on a Friday night.

    Lewis, and a local nurse who also happened on the scene, were both heading home on different routes than usual. The timing of their arrival, and the fact that Lewis just caught a glimpse of the teen’s car’s reflector is evidence of a Divine hand in the rescue.

  • Drafting our daughters

    A White House directive recently ordered the armed services to open up combat positions to women who wish to pursue them. Against the advice of many senior military advisors, President Barack Obama has been intent on pushing this agenda that could very well weaken our military’s ability to perform at maximum ability.

  • Higdon cites latest events in Senate

    The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative Session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 4. We also said goodbye to former State Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Signing of informed consent bill signals progress

    For those who value life at every stage across the Commonwealth, this week produced another major victory in Frankfort. Following House passage of the informed consent bill last week, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed with the changes to SB 4, which the Governor immediately signed.

  • Agriculture - Volz’s conservation essay places third


    Spencer County High School sophomore Skylar Volz claimed statewide recognition recently when her wildlife conservation essay won third place out of 17,665 entries from across Kentucky.

    “I did not think I was going to make it that far,” she said. “… Even though I didn’t win, it was still a really big deal for me.”

    Volz wrote her essay last fall when her school required all agriculture students to participate in the Kentucky Division of Conservation’s annual writing contest.

  • Agriculture - Endangered species are important for Kentucky

    Editor’s note: The following is the winning essay written by SCHS Sophomore Skylar Volz:

    Dear Kentucky Representatives,

  • Public record - week of Feb. 3, 2016

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on November 6, 2015, in Spencer District Court:

    Roger C. Ingram, (1969), theft by deception - including cold checks under $10,000, amended to theft by deception, guilty, $223 court costs and fines.

    Dennis Lewis, (1977), flagrant non-support, amended to non-support, guilty, $163 court costs and fines.

  • Despite loss, Lady Bears getting better


    Despite a ten point loss to East Jessamine, Lady Bears’ Coach Brandy Scott said her Spencer County girls played perhaps their best game in the 79-67 decision.

    “We played well on offense, defense, rebounding and fundamentals. “This was our best game thus far,” she said.

    Alyssa Howie scored 24 for the Lady Bears, with Haylee Cox adding 15. Lauren Lambdin chipped in with 10, with Audrey Michels adding eight, Bailea Bryant scoring seven and Abby Myers scoring three.

  • Bears fall to Anderson, but district still in play


    It was a tale of two halves for the Spencer County Bears last Tuesday evening when they dropped a 54-46 decision to district rival Anderson County at home.