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Today's News

  • Lighthouse Baptist Church makes plans for future growth

    Lighthouse Baptist Church has put plans into motion for a new addition and renovation project after raising $125,000 in donations and pledges at a recent banquet.

    Pastor Patrick Nix said that plans call for a 5,000 square foot, two-story addition that would contain primarily educational facilities, along with a fellowship hall and a small gym.

  • Magnet on the move

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Magnet on the move – Brad and Beth Hardy, of Taylorsville, took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in August and took The Spencer Magnet along on their journey.  Beth Hardy said everyday was an adventure from diving in the ocean to zip lining through the jungle. They even caught an 8-foot, 120 lb.  sailfish. We’d love to see your Magnet on the move. Send to editor@spencermagnet.com.

     

  • Combat acidic crop soils with lime

    Fall is the perfect time for farmers and homeowners to check their soils to determine acidity. A simple pH test can help determine if the soil needs a lime application to counteract acidity. Although soil testing may sound too complicated and scientific, it’s one of the easiest things a farmer can do to keep his soils in optimum shape.

  • Sports in KY: Saturday in the SEC is as good as it gets

    Observations as college football nears its midway mark.

    Commonwealth’s Top Shelf: University of Cumberlands Patriots 5-0; Centre College Prayin’ Colonels 5-0. And Eastern Kentucky tightened a grip on first place in the OVC.

    University of Kenyucky? Still clawing for respect, but still half dozen Randall Cobbs short of rare air that is the Southeastern Conference penthouse. The high roller apartments where three of America’s top four teams live – Florida, Alabama and LSU.

  • Students have a field day with agriculture

    From milking demonstrations to beekeeping and horse care, the annual Agriculture Field Day provided hours of interactive learning for students on Wednesday.

    The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau and brought several regional farmers and industry professionals to Spencer County Elementary School.

    “It’s a lot of fun,” said Linda Street, a grower representing the Taylorsville Farmers Market.

  • Mt. Eden bids good-bye to longtime neighbors

    In a couple of weeks, the Kentucky Horseshoeing School will close the heavy wooden doors of its 31-year home in Mt. Eden and head to a new facility near Lexington.

    “It’s a great loss to our community,” said Mt. Eden resident Gordon Miles. “It’s been an icon.”

    The move is all about elevating the level of instruction the school can provide, said Mitch Taylor, the school’s owner, director and head instructor since 1989.

  • Community center seeks funding from county, city

    Community Center organizers are looking for help paying some bills.

    At Monday’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting Richard Travelstead, president of Reaching Our Community, requested financial assistance in the form of $2,000.

    “Costs are mounting,” said Travelstead. He explained that the non-profit organization is at a stage in the project where they are seeking to pay for advertising, land surveys and artist renditions of the master design plans.

  • Sir George smokes competition

    Sir George the gourd dragon has valiantly earned his ivory-haired creator the title of best artisan in the land – or, at the very least, Best in Show at the 2009 All About Gourds exhibit in Maysville.

    “I was hoping that maybe he would win best fantasy character,” said Lois Platt, of Taylorsville. But after discovering that she won the top prize, “You could have knocked me over with a feather.”

  • Lady Bears running on a 4-6 record

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Cheyenne McKinley battles a Ft. Knox defender in a recent game for the Spencer County Lady Bears. The girls stand at 4-6 on the season after a 4-0 loss to South Oldham on the road last week. The girls will be back in action on Thursday when they host Henry County.

  • A look back as Bears near home stretch

    It’s finally fall and time for football. Sure, the high school regular season is half-way complete, but things will get interesting in the next few weeks as the Bears have games against all three district opponents looming ahead.

    Last week the Bears had their open date, a good time to examine the first part their season, mend some wounds and prepare for the final stretch.