Today's News

  • Part 2: A neighboring hero named ‘Bland’

    This article is courtesy of the History of Kentucky by Lewis Collins and J.A. and U.P. James, published in 1847. It was reprinted by the Henry Clay Press, Lexington, Ky., in 1968.
    Of all that has been written about the frontiersmen of Kentucky, Daniel Boone undoubtedly became the popular favorite. Yet it was men like Bland Ballard, Simon Kenton and others who deserved more accolades than they received.

  • COLUMN: There is no 'ideal' mate

    What happens when your partner does not measure up to your expectations? How does this happen, especially when at the beginning of the relationship, the thoughts were much different than they are now?
    Maybe you…
    •Yearn for a mate and marriage that fits your ideal more closely, that measures up to your hopes and dreams...
    •Are frustrated with your mate’s failure to share your interests as you think an ideal mate should...
    •Regret your choice of a mate though you may not admit it even to yourself...

  • Pecan praline tort will take the chill off the cold winter months

    Rena Baird shared her pecan praline tort with friends at the Waterford Homemakers’ December meeting. It was the first time she used the recipe. She wanted to try something different.

  • Spencer’s swimming ‘superstar’

    You may not think Spencer County High School has a swim team, but that just means you haven’t yet heard of sixth-grader Connor Foster.

  • Lady Bears take two of three in tourney

    The Spencer County Lady Bears won two of three games in the Candy Cane Tournament at Whitefield Academy last week to springboard them into the new year with some renewed confidence.
    The girls took a hard-fought 53-51 win over Louisville Collegiate in their final game on Thursday to finish the three-day event with a 2-1 record, a big improvement over the 0-3 showing they had in a tournament the previous week at Campbellsville.

  • Bears struggle with losses over holiday break

    The Spencer County Bears struggled through the holiday tournament schedule having to cope without their point guard Brandon Miller, who is out with a knee injury.

  • COLUMN: Closing door on 2011 is a pleasure

    Kentucky throttled Louisville again. Yes, throttled. The game brought questions ...
    •What can be more scary for SEC teams than facing a Kentucky team that shot 29.8 percent and throttled the nation’s No. 4 ranked team?
    •Did Kentucky play six-on-five against Louisville? Anthony Davis left of the lane and Anthony Davis on the right.
    •With fan and media love raging for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Davis, how will John Calipari handle a Terrence Jones become third banana? Or, attempts to impress NBA scouts?

  • Stories that made honorable mention in 2011

    •Taylorsville gets 24-hour police coverage — Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis and the city commission worked through funding and scheduling conflicts in January to make sure the city police department could offer around-the-clock coverage.


    The Spencer Magnet news staff looked back through each edition of 2011 and picked its top 12 stories of the year. You’ll also see a few honorable mentions that, with so much news throughout the year, were worth noting, but didn’t quite make the top of the list. All dates referenced in the summaries are from the calendar year 2011, unless otherwise noted. The stories, compiled by Reporter Mallory Bilger and Editor Shannon Brock, are not ranked and appear in no particular order.

    Former sheriff indicted, enters plea to misdemeanor

  • Five file to run for county clerk

    As of Tuesday afternoon, five Spencer Countians have filed to run for the office of county clerk in this year’s election.
    Current County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock confirmed Tuesday morning that she has filed to run for office, as well as three other candidates — Karen Spencer (R), Abbigail Nation (D) and Annette King (D).
    Tuesday afternoon, Barry Hume (D) confirmed that he had just filed to seek the office, as well.
    Potential candidates have until Jan. 31 to file to run in the primary election.