Today's News

  • COLUMN: Dawg Days (two-a-days) have come again

    Hazy, hot and, you know. Must be time for college football players to report for fall practice. Dawg days.
    A look around the landscape — league expansions and contractions. A decade ago it was folly to think of Texas A&M in the SEC, Nebraska in the Big Ten, Pittsburgh in the ACC.
    We grind inexorably on toward super conferences, expanded football playoffs and college hoops sold out to television, too. Survival-minded basketball coaches today shrug at what fans want and are more concentrated on personal celebrity, marketing, winning, more money and power.

  • BACK IN TIME: 10 years ago — A family affair at the fair

    In 2002, Lauren Collins was named Miss Spencer County Fair, creating a family tradition. Her mother (and Spencer Magnet employee) Susan Collins was named Miss Spencer County Fair in 1967.

  • PHOTO: Cooper wins State FFA Quiz Contest

    Spencer County High School student Daniel Cooper was named the winner of the State FFA Quiz Contest on July 27 in Hardsinburg at the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center.

  • COLUMN: Cooperative extension celebrating 100 years of service

    Whether they rode up to a farm on a horse-drawn buggy or offer advice on the bed of a pick-up truck, county extension agents have been providing unbiased, researched-based information to Kentucky farmers for a century.

  • COLUMN: Watch for bagworms

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks and we wonder how it all happened. Well, they are at work right now so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • PHOTO: Elk Creek Baptist Youth attend ‘IAMJONAH’ retreat

    ‘Fearless’ Youth Ministry members from Elk Creek Baptist Church attended the ‘IAMJONAH’ Crossings 2012 Retreat at Camp Cedarmore from June 29 through July 1.

  • COLUMN: America has taken turn for the worse

    Our country has gotten so evil sometimes one has to wonder how long God will wait before he burns the whole world up. God has blessed us so and we are supposed to be the nation who is a witness for God to the other nations. I’m afraid we have become a bad witness.
    Our Supreme Court ruled a 2,700-page Health Care bill was constitutional; 39 years ago, our Supreme Court ruled that abortion was constitutional and last year three churches in Louisville got together and celebrated the 38th anniversary of this event.

  • COLUMN: Keep Jesus close every day

    Today I had one of those moments when I thought I had everything under control. That was my first big mistake. My second was thinking I knew where the one vital piece of paperwork I needed was sitting. As you can probably guess, it was not there.
    Panic ensued. Like most men would do, I called my wife because she always knows where everything is. But then again, the mess in my office could probably qualify for federal disaster relief funding, so I was grasping at straws.
    To my disappointment, but not my surprise, she only thought of the places I had already looked.

  • COLUMN: Hello, friends, won’t you visit with us a while?

    Well, hello there.
    Whether you’re a die-hard, faithful weekly reader of our paper or whether you’re wondering why you have a newspaper in your mailbox this week, allow me to welcome you to our back to school edition of The Spencer Magnet.
    Twice each year, our staff puts together a countywide sample — meaning our newspaper is mailed to every household in Spencer County to let you “sample” what we have to offer.

  • COLUMN: Main Street streetscape project should start soon

    A couple of weeks ago, your Historic Taylorsville Main Street Committee shared the exciting news that the long awaited Phase II Streetscape project was about to begin. The section of Main Street from the Courthouse to Jefferson Street is beginning a face-lift effort that will not only increase our pride for our beautiful town, but improve the economic viability of our downtown.