Today's News

  • Kentucky high school basketball hall of fame names director

    Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Survey finds ‘Fishing in Neighborhoods’ program is popular

    A recent survey conducted at eight Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) lakes across Kentucky found the program both popular and helpful in recruiting new anglers.
    “Feedback has been positive,” said Fisheries Biologist Dane Balsman, who manages the program for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “About 85 percent of the anglers surveyed rated their overall fishing trip satisfaction as good or excellent.”

  • COLUMN: Cats vs. Cards: Keep this war civil

    Contemporaries, both residing in the same state just a short drive one from another, yet locked in a conflict that will have national implications. The animosity between the two has raged for years and it’s about to reach a boiling point.

  • Bears, Lady Bears both sit at 2-1

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are off to a 2-1 start to their season after a successful first week.

  • COLUMN: A Final Four for the ages

    The air around college basketball buzzes heavy with Wildcat swoon and Louisville “who knew!” this week.
    Louisville earned its party crasher role by bravery, certainly, but bravado, too. Final Four has its Cinderella and we have a Bluegrass State celebration.
    The Final Four as marketplace?
    If the word great could be sold by a street vendor instead of thrown around like Digger Phelps’ predictions, you could still buy one for 12 cents.

  • Five county clerk candidates confirmed for forum

    Do you have a question for the Spencer County clerk candidates? Are you still trying to decide who will get your vote? Well, here’s your chance to get the answers you want.
    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The Spencer Magnet to host a county clerk forum during the May chamber luncheon, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Local 4-H club members participate in Teen Summit

    Congratulations to Lilli Hanik of Fisherville, Liz Walker of Mount Eden, and Courtney Jeffiers of Taylorsville for receiving the 4-H Middle School Award at 4-H Teen Summit on Saturday, March 17th at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez.

  • COLUMN: Asparagus is a garden investment

    I am only now recovering — it has been four days since Andy and I planted out 100 asparagus crowns. Planting asparagus is an investment on all accounts — time, labor, money, patience — and then the big payoff, which is fresh asparagus for two months each spring right from your own garden.

  • COLUMN: Early summer could come at a price

    Without looking at the calendar, Kentuckians might easily be fooled into thinking it is early June; but in fact, spring has just begun. After the warmest winter on the record books in the Bluegrass state, spring has sprung very early causing some University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension specialists to gaze eerily back on a similar weather pattern in 2007.

  • PHOTO: First Assembly of God helps out in Henryville

    A group from First Assembly of God poses for a picture in Henryville, Ind. The group met up with other Assembly of God churches from the area and traveled to Henryville to work with Samaritan’s Purse in the tornado cleanup efforts.