Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of October 5, 2016

    Camp Meeting at Old Country Church

    Old Country Church will be holding Camp Meeting 2016 at the church from October 16-21. The morning service on Sunday will begin at 10:30 a.m. with breakfast served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. There will be a lunch after the Sunday morning service.

    Evening services will begin with a special song service at 6:30 p.m. and the speaking at 7 p.m. There will be homemade chili and soup, hamburgers and hot dogs served after the evening meals with drinks and desserts for $1.

  • It’s the little things

    Little things make a big difference.  We recently got a hummingbird feeder and my mom is thrilled when those little birds fly in. Just a little hummingbird and yet it brings a lot of joy.   

    In the same way, a simple word of kindness to someone who is having a bad day can be a gift beyond measure.  Sometimes a simple card can encourage and uplift the spirit.  Little things, but somehow they matter to us.

  • National Newspaper Week

    It’s National Newspaper Week. While it’s not an occasion marked by parades or festivities, it is important to us and we hope you’ll stop for a moment and consider the valuable role newspapers play in American life.

    Here at the Spencer Magnet, we work hard to inform, record, listen and even entertain. Each week, we try to deliver news that affects you. We cover local government meetings, report on accidents, keep you abreast of local issues and let you know about important events coming up.

  • An unpleasant choice

    In just a little over a month, the presidential election should be over. I say ‘should’ because depending on who you talk to, there’s a number of schemes, conspiracies and plots being waged to rig the election, postpone the election or just outright cancel the election.

  • Chicken Little at a campus near you

    While state lawmakers attempt to rein in overspending and deal with a public-pension crisis spiraling out of control, Kentucky’s universities have figured out how to rake in even more dollars from students while spinning a narrative about Chicken Little trudging across their campuses, heading for the bell towers preparing to squawk: “This time, I really mean it! The sky is falling!”

  • TES is School of Distinction


    Taylorsville Elementary School has a lot to be excited about. Next year, they’ll be moving into a brand new $14 million building that’s currently under construction. More importantly, that they’ll be making that transition as a School of Distinction – a label they earned last week when the state released the latest KPREP scores.

    Not only did TES earn a rank of distinguished, butits dramatic improvement from last year earned it special marks.

  • One killed in crash Thursday

    One person was killed and two others injured in an accident on U.S. 31E in Spencer County near the Nelson County line Thursday evening.

    The accident was reported at around 9 p.m. and involved three vehicles. Two cars were involved in the initial crash and a third car was side-swiped after the first collision.

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident, but as of Tuesday morning, no names had been released and no official report had been completed.

  • Judge, sheriff remain at odds over relocation

    The impasse over where to relocate the Spencer County Sheriff’s office continued with no progress during Monday’s regular meeting of fiscal court. Despite a vote two weeks ago that Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley meet and come up with an agreeable solution, the pair could not come to terms.

  • Education - Spencer County MVPs


    Congratulations to the 2016 Spencer County MVP, Most Valuable Peer, Recipients:  Allie Roberts, Stephanie Keener, Sierra Knapper, Alyssa Howie, Amber Hahn, Kelly Herndon, Connor Foster, Joshua Dunkelberger, Navy Adam Davis, Jaden Cannon, Deven Cannon, Shianne Bonham, Kelly Baird, and Marissa Allen.

  • What’s happening - Week of October 5, 2016

    All District Honor Choir to perform this Saturday afternoon

    This Saturday, October 8th, there will be an Elementary All District Honor Choir concert at Spencer Christian Church.  The concert is free and starts at 2 p.m.  This concert will involve students from Shelby and Bullitt County, as well as Taylorsville and Spencer County Elementary schools.  Music was selected by a guest conductor that is coming from Winchester, KY.  It should be a fun day and a wonderful concert.

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