Today's News

  • School lunch payments may now be made online

    The Spencer County School Food Service Program has begun offering parents a new, convenient option for making lunch account payments.  Parents who have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account can log in, click on the Payments tab, follow the directions and once processed, the payment will immediately post to the child’s lunch account.  There is a .35 cent convenience fee charge per transaction. For questions about the online payment system, contact Rebecca.Gordon@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • COLUMN: No excuses: Obedience to God at all costs

    Jonah 1:1-3: “Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai saying, arise, go to Nineveh, that great city and cry against it, for their wickedness is come up before me. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare thereof and went into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.”

  • COLUMN: Big dreams for a big God

    Last night I woke up laughing from a dream.  What I remember most vividly is an out of place baby elephant sitting in a watering trough spraying water all over my poor wife. Thinking about it even now I can’t help but chuckle, but I don’t know if I could explain it fully.  You’d have to know about the little white bull and the muddy cowboy for it to make sense!

  • COLUMN: End of the beginning, or beginning of the end?

    We members of the solid waste and recycling field team learn a lot from our peers and the other areas of government. Studies are made on a regular basis pertaining to the general condition of and the functioning of our various infrastructure units.

  • COLUMN: Great help deserves great thanks

    All too often, we hear the question, “Where can you find good help these days?” On Saturday night, the staff of The Spencer Magnet found a great answer.

  • PHOTO: Making a clean sweep at Taylorsville Lake

    Approximately 155 volunteers converged on Taylorsville Lake this past weekend for the 12th annual Taylorsville Clean Sweep.

    Gerry van der Meer, commissioner of Kentucky State Parks, was at the event and helped the volunteers pick up 45 cubic yards of trash, 29 tires and four miles of roadway. Organizers extend a special thanks to Mike Driscoll, the local Fish and Wildlife officers and County Attorney Ruth Hollan, for organizing 21 community service workers to assist.

  • Parks and Rec basketball signups planned for Oct. 19, 26

    Signups for this year’s Spencer County Parks and Recreation basketball leagues will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park.
    Leagues this year will be divided into boys and girls, but will be co-ed if there are not enough signups for the age groups.
    Age groups this year are kindergarten through first grade, second through third grade, fourth through fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade.
    Evaluations for players fourth grade and up will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Spencer County High School.

  • PHOTO: Sweazy is August’s Healthy Hero

    Ruth Ann Sweazy is a Healthy Hero because she has taken strides to lose weight and get healthy. She has lost 124 pounds in seven months. Sweazy accomplished her goal of losing 100 pounds by walking daily and following a meal plan. She is committed to staying healthy and setting a good example for students and others in the community. If you would like to nominate someone for the Spencer County Healthy Hero Award, please contact Allison Lewis at the Spencer County Extension Office at 477-2217 or print off a nomination form at www.spencerextension.com.

  • October events at the Spencer County Public Library

    Spencer County Library is the place to be in October.
    • Fishermen take notice on Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Fishing and Wildlife is teaching fly tying.  Fishing and Wildlife provides all the supplies.  Tie Woolly Buggies from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Just stop by.
    • Stop in Oct. 1 during the parade for our annual book sale.  You’ll find a little bit of everything.

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department activity report for August

    Traffic stops, warnings – 18
    Traffic stops, cautions – 14
    Highway safety checkpoints – 1
    Non-injury accidents – 12
    Injury accidents – 2
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for services – 205
    CCDW permits – 40
    Vehicle inspections – 58
    Total arrests – 34
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons served – 142
    Recovered property – 0

    Total contacts – 526