Today's News

  • Edwards selected as Gatorade All-American

    Will Edwards, a rising 8th grader at Spencer County Middle School was selected as a Gatorade All-American after participating in the Offense-Defense Camp in Charlotte, NC over the July 4th weekend. There were over 125 players from all over the Southeast that attended. Edwards was selected as the best WR/DB in the 12-13 year old age group. He was invited to participate in the Offense-Defense All American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, SC during New Year’s Weekend 2011.

  • Library hosts fishing trip

    It may not have been the hottest day of the year but it was close.  With the temperature in the 90s and humidity levels up to 75 percent before it even thought about raining, patrons of the Spencer County Library flooded the tailwaters June 15 for part of the Summer Reading Program.  

  • Young authors

    Spencer County Schools are proud to announce the winners of the annual district Young Authors contest. 

    The contest was available to both elementary schools and the middle school. 

    Many students participated and wrote a short story from rough draft to publication. Representative books were sent for the school judging from participating classrooms.  These books were then scored by students in the fourth and fifth grades based on the criteria of the contest. 

    The following winners were awarded certificates in May:

  • Composted mulch is less vulnerable to mold

    Mulching offers many benefits for landscaping in your yard and gardens.  Some of these include retained moisture, weed control, improved drainage, lower soil temperature, erosion prevention and protection from mowers and trimmers. As they decompose, mulches also release minerals into the soil and leave behind humus which is good for plants. 

  • LETTER: Reader appreciates Magnet’s content

    I look forward each week reading your newspaper because of your strong support for the Christian faith. Our country and its leaders are getting further and further away from our founding fathers fundamental faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. And this week what a thrill it was to see on the front page of the Spencer Magnet newspaper, people being baptized in the Salt River. This is a tremendous testimony for what your newspaper stands for and a witness to its readers.

  • IN THE WORD: Safe sex

    In our world today, we hear a lot about safe sex. I believe the Bible has the greatest cure of all. In fact, if we do what it says, we won’t have to worry about getting any kind of unmentionable disease.

    In Matthew 19, we see Jesus telling the Pharisees about marriage.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble

    A golf scramble to benefit the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund will be held August 14 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Breakfast and lunch will be served followed by shotgun starts in the morning and afternoon. The fee will be $50 per player or $200 for a team. Sign up by sending a check payable to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in care of John Shouse at 1273 Denney Dr. Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342. Phone sign-ups are accepted by calling Shouse at 502-301-0188; Donnie Dennis at 502-410-8910; or Keith Stinnett at 502-664-0469.


  • CUB's Hayes steps down

    Citizens Union Bank and its parent company, Citizens Union Bancorp, each has a new board chairman following the resignation of Dr. Edward B. Hayes of Shelbyville.

    Hayes, chairman of both boards since 1993, will be succeeded by Steven Barker, who will take over as chairman of the company’s board, and by Stephen Solomon, who will take over as chairman of the bank’s board. Both are longtime board members.

  • Circle of friends

    The Patchworkers Quilt Guild started meeting over ten years ago because the members wanted a place to meet and sew together. It has evolved into a place where friendships form and newcomers can learn how to quilt.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar



     The dead line for entering the Spencer County Baby/Toddler contest has been extended to July 22nd all entries must be postmarked by July 22.  For entry forms and rules or other fair information see the fair catalog at our web site www.spencercountyfair.org.  For baby/toddler contest questions call Casinda Cottrell at 502-321-6879

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    circuit clerk’s office