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Today's News

  • BELIEVE IN HIM: Symptoms of the heart, part 4

    A friend of mine recently had a conversation with a young man regarding the college basketball coach, Rick Pitino, and the negative media attention he has received concerning allegations that have recently been brought against him.

    Maybe you have asked yourself, “How could he do such a thing?” After all, people of influence are held to a higher standard; they are expected to conquer the very desires that defeat us. And so the greater question would be: “How could anyone do such a thing?”

  • Lady Bears battle to beat Fort Knox

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team scored a thrilling come-from-behind victory over visiting Fort Knox last week.

    Falling behind 3-1 at the half, the Lady Bears mounted a comeback that began early in the second period when Tori Palmer scored a goal three minutes in to draw the Lady Bears to within one goal.

    Less than ten minutes later, Palmer would strike again, kicking in the tying goal to knot the score at 3-3. Palmer would complete the hat trick by scoring her third goal in the half four minutes later, giving the Lady Bears a 4-3 lead.

  • Receipts bear Jenkins' "distinctive signature"

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins said it doesn’t matter if a Kentucky Association of Counties investigation determined that his signature was on credit card receipts to a strip club and an escort service.

    “That’s KACo,” said Jenkins Thursday morning. “This has nothing to do with Spencer County.

  • An eye for beauty

    When Citizens Union Bank in Taylorsville was looking for shutterbugs to add local color to their newly renovated walls, they luckily stumbled across customer Stan Chesnut.

    Most may only know Chesnut as the lean, easy-going fella that runs Dollar General store in Settler’s Center. But there is something magical that happens during the early morning light before he arrives at work – Chesnut transforms into an avid landscape photographer. He just seems to have a knack for beautifully capturing fog-ladden brooks and sun-kissed meadows.

  • LETTER: Your turn to vote, don't blow it

    It is official, I understand, the petition has been certified and there will be a wet/dry vote this October.  It is about time the voters in this county are allowed to be heard!  Unfortunately, our county leaders, elected and otherwise, have a long history of denying the citizens of this county their right to vote.

    Don’t think this is true?  Let us take a stroll down memory lane.

  • Bears fall to West Jessamine

    Football is a game of inches, but in Friday night’s contest against West Jessamine, it was a couple of feet that proved the difference maker in the Bears’ 28-14 loss in Nicholasville.

  • Marketing conference to aid local producers

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service will be sponsoring a Marketing Conference Sept. 22 to aid local producers in selling their locally produced items.  The program starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Spencer Co. Extension Office.  We do request that you register for the meeting so that enough materials are prepared.  Please call 477-2217 to do so.

    There are several new marketing opportunities that are opening up in the very near future and we have some speakers coming to discuss these with those that are interested.

  • FROM THE WORD: Broad is the way to destruction

    Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Luke 13:24-28 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

  • Making cents of selling alcohol

    In this first of a three-part series leading up to an Oct. 8 public forum on the alcohol referendum, the Spencer Magnet examines the perceived economic impacts of countywide alcohol sales. Subsequent articles will focus on the perceived safety and moral consequences associated with the issue.

    Spencer County voters will decide if they want alcohol sales at a special election Oct. 20.

  • Cross country begins new season

    Spencer County Cross Country has been in action, running down the competition for the past two weekends. 

    Team members attended the Shelby County Invitational on September 5, where the boys team was lead by Cory Kleinjan’s 10th place finish in the varsity 5K race. 

    In the JV race, Nathan Hahn placed 13th and Drew Abell 15th of 111 runners.  Another highlight for the boys team was Travis O’Dell’s 11th place finish in the middle school 3K, with a time of 11:09.