Today's News

  • Relay for Life: More than a one day event

    Some may think that Relay for Life is a one day event – and it is, sort of. But Relay is also about the dedicated teams made up of families, co-workers and friends. It’s about these groups of people banding together for a single cause: to find a cure for cancer.

  • SCHS brings home the heavy hardware

    The Spencer County Weight Team concluded its competition season April 24 with a 3rd place finish at Lynn Camp High School. The overnight trip included the bench press, power clean, and squat. The team results were as follows: 1st Harlan County, 2nd Fern Creek, 3rd Spencer County, 4th Clay County, 5th North Laurel, 6th Whitley County, 7th Lynn Camp, 8th South Laurel, 9th Pineville, and 10th Jackson County.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court.

    The following court cases were heard by Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court on January 22, 2010.


    Lisa R. Thompson, failure to pay fines and costs of $178. Now need to pay $30 service fee plus $178 or serve 10 days in jail.

    Lisa S. Thompson, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense. $200 in court costs and fees.

    Cody O. Tucker, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense. $343 court costs and fees.

  • PHOTO: Turkey tenacity

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Emily Herndon, the 11 year old daughter of Scott and Debbie Herndon, after 5 years of hard hunting, bagged her first turkey during youth season.  23 lbs, 10” beard and 3/4” spurs!

  • Grizzly football 101

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School Assistant Football Coach Tim Meyer offers words of encouragement during a friendly game of tug-of-war last Thursday.  About 50 fifth graders attended the weeklong Grizzly football camp designed to introduce elementary students to middle school football. Participants worked on basic technique, specialized skills and conditioning.


  • Lady Bears battling a five loss streak

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team is sporting only a 2-6 record on the season, but they’re competing well against some tough competition in the early going.

    Last week, the girls dropped three games, but all of them by three runs or less.

    On Monday, the Lady Bears traveled to Owen County and suffered a tough 4-3 loss. They then returned home to square off against North Oldham on Wednesday, when they fell 3-0, and then dropped a 2-0 decision to Oldham County the next evening.

  • No raises for some county officials

    Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to maintain the current salaries for incoming elected officials in the positions of magistrate, coroner and deputy coroner. The jailer’s position was reduced by 50 percent from the current rate. Constables will continue to receive no compensation.

    “A lot of the time in an election year, you’ll set salaries the same and then let the new fiscal court change them later,” said Magistrate David Henry.

  • New Elk Creek spirits shop and cafe

    Owners Patrick and Yvonne Patterson are pleased to announce the grand opening of their two newest business ventures located adjacent to Elk Creek Grocery on Taylorsville Rd. in Elk Creek.

    Elk Creek Spirits carries a full line of beer and liquor. Yvonne Patterson said if you do not find what you are looking for, she will get it in stock.

    Current store hours are Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m until 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Closed on Sunday. The store also features drive-thru service. For more information, call 477-0090.

  • Tough games ahead

    The Spencer County Grizzlies baseball team is moving in the right direction after some early season loses.  Over the last five games, the Grizzlies have played some of their best baseball of the season. 

    After losing to Franklin County, the Grizzlies’ only loss was a heartbreaker to St. Joseph in a tough 3-4 defeat.  The Grizzlies have a tough week ahead with home games Thursday and Saturday with an away game at OKH Friday.  All home games start at 5:15 p.m.  Please come support your SCMS Grizzlies.


    Last 5 games

  • Softball Grizzlies off to a roaring start

    It’s hard to imagine a better start to a season, much less a better start for a brand new program. But after Monday night’s 18-0 shutout of Bardstown, the Spencer County Middle School softball team stands a perfect 2-0 in its first season.

    They opened up their season with a 14-0 victory over Bernheim at Waterford Park. Two wins, 32 runs scored, no runs allowed and pitchers Christen Housley and Kelly Wheeler have combined for eight innings of no-hit ball.