Today's News

  • The Far Middle: Nov. 30
  • Spencer Middle students participate in Morehead State honors band

    On Nov. 19, several students from the band program at Spencer County Middle School traveled to Morehead State University to participate in the ninth-annual Tri-State Honors Band. For the ninth year in a row, the Morehead State University’s Department of Music has hosted a middle school honors band that encourages band programs from West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky to send their top students to a day of rehearsal and then a performance that night. Overall, there are six bands with full instrumentation and more than 600 students participated that day.

  • Audit shows school district has improved internal controls

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams and school board members were pleased to hear at the November board meeting that, unlike the previous year, the July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 independent auditor’s report came back free of deficiencies.

  • COLUMN: Columnist says the Lord is his source for ultimate strength

    I went through the bank windows and had a check made out to my wife and wanted to cash it. The teller told me if I wanted to get it cashed, I would have to sign it, too. Of course it was no big deal, so I signed it. When she brought me the cash, I said, “When we married 52 years ago we became one.”
    In Matthew 19 it says, “We do become one flesh,” when the Pharisees were asking Jesus about putting away your wife.

  • COLUMN: Each day presents choices, choose wisely

    Each day, we are provided with choices. You alone control not necessarily what your day entails, but how you deal with what comes your way.
    I was reminded of this in full force over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
    I traveled back to Pineville to spend time with family and overall, had a wonderful trip. My mother, however, didn’t quite see it that way.
    Thanksgiving Day went off without a hitch, but Black Friday took quite a literal translation at the Mason household (as a reminder, my maiden name is Mason).

  • Robinson attends fall college for circuit clerks

Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk Becky M. Robinson participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College that took place Nov. 15-17 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Conference Center in Frankfort. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The theme for the event was Building Excellence in Changing Times.

  • Judges attend Circuit Judge College

    Circuit Court Judge Charles R. Hickman and Family Court Judge John David Myles, who serve Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College that took place Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s Circuit Court and Family Court judges.

  • Christmas events for all ages planned this weekend

    Spencer Countians will have plenty of chances to get in the holiday spirit this weekend with multiple Christmas events planned in Mount Eden and Taylorsville.

    All events are open to the community.

    Christmas in Mount Eden
    This year’s annual Christmas in Mount Eden event is set for Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and will take place at two venues.

    Tony Carriss, who is heading up the event this year, said the first venue is the Mount Eden Ruritan Club.

  • A ‘Hometown’ Christmas: Part 2

    This week The Spencer Magnet finishes out its two-part series on Spencer County’s 2011 Christmas Home Tour by featuring two stops on the tour.

  • Grants fund cleanup of illegal dumps

    The county has received grant money to aid in cleaning up two of what Spencer County Solid Waste Coordinator Curtis Ochs estimates are many of the area’s obscure dumps located on local farm land.