Today's News

  • Part 2: Big names in Spencer County history

    Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of local historian Tom Watson’s column on historical figures important to Spencer County. See last week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet for part one. Tom Watson also included the following note about last week's article: "Thanks to Charles Darnell for spotting a typo in the original article of March 9. John Speed was not a Confederate. It should have stated that he joined the Union service and was with Sherman's Army during the march to the sea."

  • A tad bit 'o luck

    “The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.” — Kendall Hailey

  • Soda bread offers a mild, smooth texture, flavor

    I discovered Irish soda bread the first time I went to the Irish Rover in Louisville 7 or 8 years ago. I love their fish and chips but the soda bread holds a special place in my heart. It is my favorite item at the Rover, and I order my food as quickly as I can so my basket of bread will arrive sooner than later.

  • COLUMN: A season to remember

    Last Wednesday’s rainy, gray skies surely didn’t help the mood around Spencer County following the disappointing loss the night before in the finals of the 8th Region Tournament. After a huge build-up and dreams of going to Rupp Arena were crushed in a 70-50 loss, you can’t blame players and fans for being a bit depressed.

  • Grizzlies are conference champs
  • COLUMN: Kentucky sore about 4-seed?

    Hand-wringing Kentucky fans should take pause from “we got hosed again!” and consider the short guy at Morehead.
    Coach Don Tindall lobbied for more respect, a higher seed for his OVC champion Eagles. Recalling “be careful what you wish for,” he got the latter. A 13-seed and all but certain one and done, Morehead faces the team nobody wants to play this week, the Louisville Cardinals.


  • The Far Middle: March 16
  • A visit from the senator

  • Man injured in Lilly Pike wreck

    Officers suspect alcohol was involved in a crash Friday evening that left a Taylorsville man injured.
    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department responded to the single-vehicle accident that occurred around 10:02 p.m. on Lilly Pike Road. The driver, 29-year-old Joseph G. Chesser, was transported by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital, according to police. His status was not available as of press time Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: Weeds are coming and you need a plan to combat them

    Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning and mid-March the game begins! I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden.  I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a preemergent and a little flame throwing, I’ll explain.