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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Cedar-apple rust cycle begins

    Predictions for this season include a high incidence of both fire blight and cedar apple rust.  The signs of fire blight (scorched-looking foliage and stem tips) are rather boring compared to the freaky looking appendages that “ripen” with cedar-apple rust.  Get ready to start seeing large, orange gelatinous spore horns hanging from cedars like they are decorated with Japanese lanterns.  They strike awe and dread from me because they are fabulous looking creations of nature but they also forewarn a rust problem in the orchard for next year.  

  • Six candidates now confirmed for clerk forum May 10

    Do you have a question for the Spencer County clerk candidates? Are you still trying to decide who will get your vote? Well, here’s your chance to get the answers you want.
    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The Spencer Magnet to host a county clerk forum during the May Chamber luncheon, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m.

  • 'MADD' about good decisions

    Kelly Samples’ screams rang out through the Spencer County Middle School auditorium on the morning of April 2.

  • COLUMN: The message of Easter sounds all year round

    Easter reminds us of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, how he ascended up to Heaven and how he is coming again and receiving us so that we will go up to Heaven with him.

  • COLUMN: God can tackle the weeds of life

    I have never particularly been a yard person, but since we moved into our new house, I just want a good looking lawn.  So over the past two years I have worked pretty hard at keeping the grass green and the weeds down.  A little water and fertilizer works for the grass, but sadly it also works for the weeds!

  • EDITORIAL: Communication should be key for local leaders

    What a mess. It is really hard to identify any plausible information in regard to the “alleged” meat packing plant that could be coming to Spencer County that has government meetings and the county abuzz with speculation.

  • Local Red Cross gets donation from business

    Thanks to a contribution from a local employer, disaster relief help will be spread a little further for tornado victims in Kentucky and Indiana.
    Jim Morehead and Jerry Summers, representatives with Beam Inc. in Clermont, presented a check for $25,000 to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
    The next day, a check for $1,800 was presented to Mike Crenshaw, director of the Bullitt-Spencer County American Red Cross service chapter, from the employees of the Clermont distilling plant.

  • PHOTO: Taking a stand against child abuse

  • Turtleman found fame by being himself

    By STEPHEN LEGA, Landmark News Service

    Editor’s note: This article originally ran in The Lebanon Enterprise, a sister paper to The Spencer Magnet. The Turtleman Ernie Brown Jr., a native of Marion County, is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser at the Spencer County Fairgrounds on April 21. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will benefit the Mikie Monroe family.

    Ernie Brown Jr. has been the Turtleman around Marion County for decades, but that means something a little different today than it did just a few years ago.

  • Wildcat fan's labor of love produces one-of-a-kind treasure

    By PETER W. ZUBATY, Landmark News Service

    Fandom can take on many forms, and many levels of severity. For decades, fans have been finding new and elaborate ways to express devotion to their favorite teams.
    Few could match the path taken by Darleene Wimsett, who this year completed an 18-year labor of love and dedication to her favorite team, the Kentucky Wildcats.