Today's News

  • PHOTO: Volleyball team wins on senior night

    Spencer County’s Alexis Hays sends the ball over the net during recent volleyball action for the Lady Bears. The girls celebrated senior night last week with a 2-0 win over Fort Knox as they said goodbye to four seniors, including Angel Bensen, Brandi Bleemel, Courtney Cox and Nikki Prater. The girls were to complete their regular season on Tuesday with a game at Washington County.

  • PHOTO: Ray gets 750-pound elk

    Spencer County resident Joseph Ray killed this 750-pound 5-by-6 bull Elk in Knott County Saturday. Ray said he was one of two Spencer County residents who drew an elk tag, allowing him to hunt the large animal.

  • PHOTO: Soccer team has full slate this week

    Spencer County’s Shane Greenwell (#5) battles for a possession during a recent home game for the Bears soccer team.

    The Bears dropped a 6-0 decision to South Oldham last week and have a full slate this week, as they were to travel to Iroquois Monday, play at Bardstown on Tuesday and will celebrate senior night Thursday when they host Christian Academy of Louisville. They will wrap up their regular season Saturday when they host Owen County at 6 p.m. and will be at South Oldham next Monday night in the first round of the 16th District tournament.

  • COLUMN: Chinese chestnuts are ready for harvest

    As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts. Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees.
    As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut. After they eat their daily grain ration, they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.

  • Enrollment date for DCP, ACRE programs has changed

    John W. McCauley, FSA State Executive Director, reminds Kentucky producers that the enrollment date for DCP and ACRE programs has changed and will begin on January 23, 2012.
    Generally, in the past, enrollment began October 1 for DCP and ACRE contracts. As required in the 2008 Farm Bill, there are no 2012 advance direct payments for DCP and ACRE, therefore there is not an incentive for producers to enroll early. The 2012 ACRE elections may be made any time after January 23, 2012 and before June 1, 2012.

  • COLUMN: Spencer County youth celebrate National 4-H week Oct. 2-8

    October 2-8 is National 4-H Week, and Spencer County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

  • COLUMN: New tool guides burley growers through newest changes in curing process

    Tobacco farmers know that to properly cure burley, they have to depend on many factors including facilities, management and especially the weather. A new tool developed by specialists at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture may give farmers an edge in determining what’s best for their crop at any given time.

  • COLUMN: God’s word shines light on deeds of darkness

    A few nights ago I was walking our dog one evening and I heard coyotes yipping and howling in the distance.  Having grown up in the city, I didn’t realize what a nuisance coyotes could be in a rural community.  Now I know that coyotes can kill calves and chickens and will even snag the occasional family pet!
     One friend of ours had a pesky coyote problem, but he finally shot one particular coyote and the problems stopped.  He had that thing stuffed and stood it by his front door like it was howling at you as you entered!

  • COLUMN: Giving all that you have to the Lord

    Luke 21:1-4 says: “And he looked up and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these have in their abundance cast in unto their offerings of God but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”
    I looked mite up in the dictionary and it defined it as a coin of very small value or a very small sum of money.

  • Celebrating National Newspaper Week

    This week, National Newspaper Week, some of our staff members reflect on what newspapers – The Spencer Magnet, in particular – mean to them.

    We value highly our readers and the folks in Spencer County, and we are the only local news medium whose sole interest is to showcase Spencer County and mark its history for generations to follow.