Today's News

  • Conditions ripe to sow pastures and hay fields


    Cool temperatures and abundant rainfall have created ideal conditions for forage producers to establish or thicken grass pastures and hayfields.

    “The continuous rainfall this summer was very good for forage growth, and soil moisture levels are ideal across most of the state,” said Ray Smith, forage extension specialist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • LETTER: Attacks on Drury nearly slanderous

    I’ve taken about all I can stand of the unfounded belittling that a few people have been spewing through ads and letters to the editor, lately.

    Yes, the 1st Amendment states we have freedom of speech. But some recent attacks, most notably on Bill Drury, have no grounds whatsoever. It’s to the point where I will call it slanderous, teetering on libel.

    It seems the very vocal minority would like to give an impression of Magistrate Bill Drury that is anything but true.

  • Grand jury indictments

    A burglary suspect, allegedly caught in the act last May by Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies, was indicted by a grand jury August 20.

    Christopher Ferguson, of New Albany, Ind., was indicted with the felony offense of burglary in the second degree by Spencer County Grand Jury for an incident involving a home in the 6100 block of Mt. Washington Road. The C class felony carries a penalty, if convicted, of five to 10 years in prison.

  • Local dance, cheer teams win big at the fair

    Spencer County’s dance and cheer teams won accolades Saturday at the America’s Best  Game Day Championships at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • FROM THE WORD: God hears our prayers, so pray for our country

    As we look at the fifth chapter of James, we can easily see what our country needs from us Christians is prayer. Now let’s take a look at what the Lord can do.

  • Sale of Champions highest in 30-year fair history

    The 105th Kentucky State Fair’s 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions concluded with $126,500 raised during the live auction, the second largest sum raised in its 30-year history. The annual sale brought in $127,250 in 2008, which was an all-time high for the event.

  • City street projects more than budgeted

    The costs associated with many of the improvements to downtown Taylorsville has resulted in a little money juggling at City Hall.

    After adding up all the street repair and maintenance costs associated with new signs, tree removals, sidewalk installations, drainage repairs and paving – the city is about $249,000 over what commissioners budgeted to spend for 2009-10. The original amount set to spend on community street projects this fiscal year was $118,000.

  • Stallions slay the Dragons

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Stallions Pee Wee Quarterback Payton Huckleberry handed off the football to running back Trey Early during a game against the Doss Dragons Saturday. The Pee Wee team brought home another victory beating the Dragons 33 - 7. Photo by Kim Carruthers.


  • Lady Bears take on Henry County at home Thursday

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Maggie Koenig serves for Spencer County in a recent game for the Lady Bears Volleyball team. The girls are 4-5 on the season after dropping a two-game set to Shelby County - 25-22 and 25-19 last week. They travel to Bardstown tonight and will be at home tomorrow to take on Henry County. They’ll also be home next Wednesday to battle Bullitt Central and again on  Thursday to host Iroquois.

  • SCHS girls soccer

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County’s Ardin Gregory, #5 (seen here in a game against Oldham County), scored one of the Lady Bear’s season high 11 goals during an 11-3 victory over Southern last week. Cheyenne McKinley, McKenna Pfeiffer and Tori Palmer each scored three goals and Kelsey Hedges also added a goal in the route. Ardin Cooper chipped in with two assists. The Lady Bears are 2-3 on the season and will host Holy Cross today, and will host Shelby County next Tuesday and Ft. Knox on Thursday.