Today's News

  • Football team improves offense, still falls to Collins

    It wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard, but the Spencer County Bears probably played their best offensive game of the season Friday night in a 21-0 shutout loss to district rival Collins.
    An inability to finish drives played a key role in the Bears’ fourth loss in five games, but they were able to take away some positives in the loss, like the knowledge that they outrushed the Titans for the game and picked up more first downs.

  • COLUMN: No joy in Jokerville

    There is no joy in Jokerville this week and the forecast isn’t good for next Saturday either. But, there’s no crying in football, right?
    For Kentucky football 2011 cowboy-up time has come early.
    Fresh off a 38-point tenderizing by Florida, the Wildcats travel to Baton Rouge where a big ole bunch of ornery cajun crocodiles lie in a bayou mud bank with 679 fangs each shining while they wonder if tenderized Wildcat tastes like chicken.

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 3

    If working for drum lessons wasn’t enough, now I would be working to pay for the kitchen window I broke when I tossed my drumsticks in the air. I was sure my parents were unhappy I’d purchased the drums without their permission and unhappy about the gaping hole we now had in our house. Dad had mentioned the drums might very well cause a civil war – at the very least a divided doghouse.

  • TES hosting family fun night

    Taylorsville Elementary School is hosting a Family Fun Night Oct. 6, 6-7 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
    The free event is part of the school’s Project Balance intiative to help educate children and their families on how to live healthier lives.
    Some of the featured events will include Zumba demonstrations, body mass index checks, dental care tips, blood pressure/blood sugar checks, food tastings, heart healthy information, rock wall climbing and information from the local health department.
    This event is free to everyone.

  • 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.