Today's News

  • 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.
    Because so many Spencer Countians were once Shelby Countians before the division of Shelby in 1824, it seems quite appropriate to offer this biography. Remember, this was published in 1847. Because of its length, The Spencer Magnet is presenting the article in two parts. Make sure to check out next week’s edition for the second half of the story.

  • COLUMN: A prescription for marriage in 2012

    How does it feel to see the old year out, and the beginning of a new year? Maybe this year, the promises made to change yourself will be a true resolve, with no procrastinating. Why not start by memorizing this very short, simple little poem:
    Procrastination is my sin…
    It causes me endless sorrow…
    But, I’ve made up my mind to quit…
    And I will begin … tomorrow.
    Well, as silly as that little poem seems, maybe it is more true than it should be. Especially, for most of you, as it relates to marriage.

  • COLUMN: Ooey gooey goodness

    Before our daughter was born, we had a tradition to spend New Year’s Eve with some of our friends. We always went out to dinner, usually at a nice Chinese restaurant, and then went back to someone’s house to play karaoke or Rock Band and watch the ball drop on television.

  • WEDDING: Stidham, Thornhill wed

    Jennifer Stidham and Ryan Thornhill were married on Oct. 15, 2011. The couple was wed at the Caldwell Chapel Louisville Presbyterian Seminary by Pastor Dale Decker.

  • BIRTH: Burke family welcomes Bradley Michael

    Danielle Nicole Burke would like to announce the birth of her son, Bradley Michael Burke, who was born Dec. 12, 2011, 8:22 a.m., at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

  • Wrestlers in first season at SCHS

    The expanding athletic appetite of Spencer County continues to be sated this year. By the end of winter, the county will have witnessed the historic first season of the Spencer County High School wrestling team.

  • Local teams struggle during holiday tournaments

    It has been a rough holiday break for the local basketball teams so far as the Bears and Lady Bears went a combined 1-5 in tournament action last week.

  • COLUMN: 2012: Previewing the sports year to come

    Newspapers, networks and magazines often look back at this time of year as they review the year just completed. It’s interesting to take a review trip over the past 12 months to see the events that impacted our world and community, but it’s equally as fun to look ahead.
    So with a brand new sports year ahead of us beginning in just a few days, here is one sports fan’s wishes for 2012:

  • COLUMN: Roark to Rockcastle, Morehead to Murray, 2011 was fun

    Louisville at Kentucky.
    An argument can be made that Saturday’s high noon hoedown in Rupp Arena looms as (too) much about personalities John Calipari and Rick Pitino as it does about players and the game.
    Here are some questions and conclusions for thought during Saturday’s game:
    • Officiating. Which coach will impose his will to best effect?
    • Can Pitino do his brilliance, dictate game pace and level of physical play?
    • Will Terrence Jones show up? Will Peyton Siva stand up?

  • Free online tool promotes good ag practices

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, along with leaders from food and agriculture organizations, introduced recently a free online tool to help U.S. producers of all sizes achieve good agricultural practices harmonized standards and certification, helping to further expand economic opportunities for American agriculture.