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Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of June 7, 2017

    Elk Creek Baptist Church VBS

    Elk Creek Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School starting on June 11 and going through June 16. The theme will be “Operation Arctic” and will start each evening at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:35 p.m. The VBS is for children pre-K through sixth grade. Supper will be provided, along with plenty of laughs, smiles and giggles. For more information, visit the church’s website (where you can pre-register) at elkcreekbaptist.com or call 477-2730.

  • Ready for vacation?

    It is the vacation season.  Schools are out, and both parents and kids are ready for a break from the everyday routine.  Some of us look forward to a trip to the beach, some are ready for the mountains, some of us like nice hotel rooms, other are great with a tent, but most of us enjoy getting away from time to time.

  • Outdoors - June options for anglers

     

    June is one of the best months for outside activities such as fishing. However, many predator species, such as largemouth bass, have already completed their annual reproductive ritual and kind of sulk through June.

    It can be a tough month for fishing in lakes and reservoirs, but two options will produce fishing that compares to the marvelous weather.

    Largemouth bass in farm ponds:

  • Outdoors - Paddle Battle this weekend

     

  • Spencer native now ministering at the racetrack

     

    Editor’s Note: Rob Lee is a 1987 graduate of Spencer County High School and submitted this article recently describing his ministry to those in the auto racing industry.

    When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. - Mark 6:34-35

  • A giving community - Annual Crusade nets over $36,000 locally

     

    Spencer Countians proved generous again this year, contributing more than $36,000 in an annual fundraising campaign that is spearheaded locally by area firefighters and volunteers.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department hit the streets with a mission to beat last year’s total for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The fire department continues to show their support for the Crusade for Children by collecting donations for the non-profit at popular intersections and by going door-to door.

  • Pettway joins Magnet as intern

     

    Hello Spencer County, I’m Shantel Pettway, a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University. I’ve studied Journalism throughout my high school and collegiate career – a long journey, I know; but I’m pleased to have a chance to increase my ability here at The Spencer Magnet.

    I was born and raised in Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby, college basketball and some of the best sweet tea, if you leave it up to my grandma. I have a lot of Louisville pride, but I do like to get outside of the borders of Kentucky to travel.

  • County approves pay hike

    After fighting for two years to get select county employees a significant raise in salary, Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley saw those increases approved during Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, but it wasn’t unanimous.

    Riley has numerous times talked about the disparity of some county employees compared to what their peers in other counties are making and has proposed salary adjustments for several during the last two budget cycles, only to have them defeated. On Monday, he was finally successful.

  • Two arrested on drug charges

    Two Spencer County men are facing drug charges following a search of their home last Tuesday that yielded a suspected indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Christopher Firkins, 30, and Lester D. Firkins, 62, both of 550 Tindale Road, located off Lilly Pike, were arrested on May 30, after deputies from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant.

  • Relay for Life Saturday

    Spencer Countians will rally again for a cure during the annual Relay for Life event slated for this Saturday from 5 p.m. until midnight at the Spencer County High School.

    Relay for Life is an annual event that allows community members to honor cancer survivors, fighters, and stand in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones to cancer. This event is one way the community can stand with one another and show support, coordinator Samantha Turner said.

    “Cancer never sleeps,” Tanner said. “We can take one night a year to honor them.”