Today's News

  • COLUMN: What do you anticipate?

    Lately I have been taking my dog with me when I go to the drive-through at the bank.  And in case you are wondering, she is a pretty big dog, about 50 pounds or so.

  • COLUMN: A self-taught minister

    Some people do not want to recognize me as a minister because I did not go to seminary, which is alright with me. A lot of people did not want to recognize Peter and John either.
    The people were always trying to put them down. Peter preached the first sermon in the New Testament, which we will see had great results in the book of Acts.
    Acts 2:41 says, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”

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  • COLUMN: City website is step in right direction

    It’s no secret that we here at The Spencer Magnet are in favor of open government.
    We champion just about anything that increases the amount of information the taxpayers get to know about their government.
    And let me remind you, taxpayers, it is your government. The money in the city, county, state, etc., bank accounts no more belongs to those who decide how to spend it than it belongs in my personal checking account.

  • COLUMN: County gets ‘rolling recycling center’

    We have wrapped up the Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Drive, and I thank one and all who helped give our roadsides a good cleaning. As in the past, we will have a final cleanup in the fall during the last week of October and the first week of November. Watch the paper for final instructions.

  • PHOTOS: Horsin’ around on the new playground

    Droves of Spencer County Elementary students flocked to the school’s newest playground Monday, which was fashioned especially for children in grades kindergarten through third grade.  The equipment was officially available for use Monday.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Pearson, Loafman to wed

    Terry and Fonza Pearson of Bowling Green announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meredith Pearson, to Adam Loafman.

    The groom-to-be is a son of Gerald and Peggy Ware Loafman and a grandson of Katherine Ware and the late Howard Ware of Taylorsville. The wedding is planned for Oct. 1 at Iron Bridge Farms in Bowling Green.

  • BIRTH: Baby Simmons welcomed

    Chris Simmons and Sarah Stump announce the birth of their son, Bryan Christopher Simmons Jr., born June 27, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East.

    Bryan was born at 6:26 p.m., weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    His paternal grandparents are John Simmons and Michele Prestigiacomo. Maternal grandparents are David Stump Sr. and Ellen Darlene Shields-Stump.

  • Spencer County Public Library announces list of ongoing events

    The Spencer County Public Library has something for everyone. Check out some of the activities that are currently going on at the library:
    • Story Time is a great way to expose your child to reading and letter recognition.  There are crafts to encourage small motor skills and lots of physical play to get moving.  Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. when school is in session for toddlers thru first grade story time.  We welcome all ages to join in the fun of reading and learning on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

  • Murder charge dismissed after man found incompetent to stand trial

    A murder charge against a Mount Eden man was dismissed without prejudice Monday, nearly two months after he was ruled incompetent to stand trial.
    George T. Henderson allegedly stabbed his nephew, Phillip Ray Bentley Jr., two days before Christmas in 2007.
    After a confidential hearing in late June when testimony was heard from a medical professional identified as Dr. Drogin, Judge Charles Hickman ruled that the 73-year-old Henderson was incompetent to stand trial.