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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Kentucky 2012 farm cash receipts on track to break $5 billion

    Preliminary U.S. Department of Agriculture reports indicate Kentucky agricultural cash receipts for January through September totaled $3.6 billion, 10 percent higher than 2011’s record level for the same period. Despite weather impacts on yield and high feed costs, agricultural economists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture foresee 2012’s cash receipts in the state will total $5.3 billion.

  • COLUMN: Make sure to follow your farmer’s instinct in the New Year

    If there was anything that I came to understand more profoundly this year, it would have to be the power of instinct: mine, our animals and the forces of ideologies of which I agree and disagree. I reread my year-end column from 2011, which reminded me of where I was 12 months ago; it helps me better appreciate where I am today. It seems we didn’t do too badly, after all, and it’s all because both Andy and I recognize the power of instinct.

  • COLUMN: 2013: It’s time for a ‘new hope’

    Christmas day has come and gone. Today many of us are enjoying a few minutes to catch our breath.  There are probably still a few lingering presents under the tree or maybe one more family get together, but the explosion of wrapping paper and Christmas Stockings is pretty much done.
    Now we are waiting for the New Year.  

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 26

    Magnet announces new deadlines for church announcements
    Beginning the week of Jan. 7, The Spencer Magnet will enforce new deadlines for church announcements.
    Any church page submissions must now be received the Wednesday prior to publication. 

  • COLUMN: Changes are on the way in 2013

    Changes are coming regarding The Spencer Magnet’s editorial and advertising deadlines, and if you ever buy ads, submit letters to the editor, community announcements, wedding or birth announcements — or anything really — you will be affected.
    Beginning the week of Jan. 7, The Spencer Magnet will begin printing its paper in Shepherdsville due to its company’s Shelbyville plant closing.

  • County’s switch to new radios providing clear communications

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS made the switch to their NXDN protocol ICOM radios over a week ago and the results are just as Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump hoped they would be, he said Thursday.
    “There’s no place in Spencer County where we haven’t been able to communicate,” Stump said.
    Communications have been crystal clear even transporting prisoners outside of the county to Shelby and Bullitt counties, Elizabethtown and the University of Louisville Hospital, Stump said.

  • Few facts public about board of education settlement involving special education

    Little public information is available regarding a recent settlement reached by the Spencer County Board of Education regarding a special education-related proceeding handled in closed session.

  • What's Happening — Week of Dec. 26

    Chamber to award best dressed holiday businesses
    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce will give out awards to the best dressed holiday businesses. Awards will be given for first, second and third place at the January Chamber luncheon.

    Magnet office announces holiday closings
    The Spencer Magnet office will be closed Tuesday, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. The office will be open Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Talks to continue between city, schools about resource officer

    Discussions between the City of Taylorsville, the Taylorsville Police Department and Spencer County Schools about adding a school resource officer will continue, with official blessing from the outgoing Taylorsville City Commission.
    In the wake of the Dec.14 shootings in Newtown, Conn., Commissioner Nathan Nation asked for the matter of a school resource officer to be put on the agenda for last Thursday afternoon’s special meeting.

  • PHOTO: High school FCA presents live nativity

    Members of the Spencer County High School FCA portray the nativity in front of the high school during the Farm Toy Show earlier this month. Pictured from left are Jacob Barnett, Sierra Andrade, Rachel Sibert, Shelby Hughes, Clay Abell, Caleb Fulkerson, Daniel Cooper, Jarett Canon, Tyler Nichols and portraying Joseph and Mary are Cody Rowe and Lauren Stevens.