.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • BIRTH: Baby Waldridge born Nov. 16

    Nikki and Josh Waldridge of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Lucas James Carter Waldridge, on Nov. 16, 2011, at 12:16 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Preparing for a new heaven and earth

    I have heard many people say, “The Lord is coming back to Earth,” ever since I was a little child and he hasn’t come back yet. The Bible says he is coming back and I believe it. I also believe it will not be very long. Just take a look at how sinful our country is and the rest of the whole world. Sin will be the reason he will come back.

  • COLUMN: Building, not burning, bridges

    Today I’ll make several phone calls, I’ll respond to my email and maybe even answer a text message or two. Today I’ll interact with people by waving at them from my car or conversing with them on the street. Like you, I am connected to people in all sorts of ways, from quick glimpses of life on Facebook to deep conversations over lunch.

  • COLUMN: Valentine's Day, by the numbers

    Last week, I shared some Super Bowl food facts, by the numbers, and this week, I’ve come across some interesting numbers regarding the next national holiday – the day of love.
    Although according to this week’s poll, an overwhelming majority of you aren’t too keen on the holiday, I think the following facts are interesting enough just the same.
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the following numbers carry some weight around Valentine’s Day:
    •24.7 pounds – The per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010.

  • A battle won: One woman’s story of her experience with oral cancer

    Editor’s Note:  Spencer County Relay for Life 2012 — “Networking for a Cure” — will once again be submitting personal cancer stories to the Spencer Magnet prior to June 8, 2012 — Relay Night.  This story was written by Vicki Vincent, an  Educational Instructional Assistant at Spencer County Middle School.

  • WKU announces fall 2011 dean’s, president’s lists

    Below are the names of the Western Kentucky University students who were named to the dean’s and president’s lists for the fall 2011 semester. Included are the students’ names and their hometown cities.
    Students making the dean’s list have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*).

  • Board of education sets 2012 meeting dates

    Community members should take notice that the Spencer County Board of Education has voted to change its 2012 regular meeting dates.
    Board meetings are now held on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., with the next regularly scheduled meeting planned for Feb. 27 at the Spencer County Middle School media center.
    The board previously met on the fourth Thursday of each month.

    The board’s 2012 regular meeting schedule is listed below:

  • PHOTO: Citizenship in the World

    Boy Scout Troops 176 and 465 hosted two foreign exchange students to help them complete their Citizenship in the World merit badge requirements.

    ‘Cindy’ (left) from China and ‘Maprang’ (right) from Thailand are both juniors attending high school in Louisville. They shared stories of their home countries highlighting differences in their education, social pastimes, family life, foods and traditions. The boys really enjoyed learning about the life of teenagers from other countries, Scoutmaster Doug Hayes said.

  • County sets central location to receive records requests

    Any open records requests to Spencer County offices should now be directed toward the Spencer County Attorney’s Office, according to a letter issued to county department heads from Judge-Executive Bill Karrer on Jan. 19.
    In the letter, Karrer notes that, to his knowledge, the county hasn’t had a formal policy regarding such requests in the past.
    “Each department has simply received and responded to the requests as they received them,” the letter says.

  • Sheriff’s office takes over prisoner transport

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is now in charge of transporting the county’s prisoners for financial and legal reasons, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said Friday.
    The decision, made after an executive session at the Fiscal Court’s Jan. 17 meeting, will move the county’s transport officers under the umbrella of the sheriff’s department, but will allow Jailer Darrell Herndon, who was elected in 2010, to continue transporting prisoners, too.