Today's News

  • COLUMN: Wet weather stirs up insects

    With all of the rain that we’ve had over the past few weeks here in Spencer County, insects may have found their way into people’s waterlogged backyards, homes and landscapes.
    “There are insects and their relatives that thrive under most any set of conditions; this spring belongs to the ‘water bugs,’” said Lee Townsend, extension entomologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Local Conservation District celebrates Soil Stewardship Week

    On April 19, the Spencer County Conservation District celebrated Soil Stewardship week with a country ham breakfast at Elk Creek Restaurant. Each year, the district recognizes the local ministers in Spencer County. Also awards are given for master conservationist and an appreciation award.

  • The Far Middle: May 4
  • Six local teens named Governor’s Scholars

    The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky has announced that five Spencer County High School students have been selected to participate in their prestigious summer program this year.

  • SCHS seeks professionals for help with student exit interviews

    Spencer County High School is seeking professionals to help conclude the senior projects for the class of 2011.
    “For the final component, each senior must participate in an exit interview with a panel of three to four professionals,” organizers said in a news release.
    Interviews will be from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on May 23 at the high school.
    Those interested in participating in these interviews, please email available times to kim.cook@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • COLUMN: Osama is dead, but our battles are not against man

    Osama is dead, and I just can’t get my mind around it. I am happy and thankful that he has met justice, but I am disturbed as well. When justice triumphs, it is always good news and I am thankful to our military and to our president for seeing justice done. I have watched the celebrations, I have heard the stories, but I am still struggling.

  • COLUMN: Where are we as a nation?

    In this article I want us to see where we think we are as a nation. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. Arise, 0 Lord, let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, 0 Lord, that the nations may know themselves to be but men.” Psalm 9:17-20

  • Spencer County High School senior project essays

    Editor’s note: The Spencer Magnet is partnering with Spencer County High School to print several essays as part of students’ senior projects. Below are all of the essays the Magnet has received.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Understanding early warning sirens

    The Spencer County Emergency Management Agency has nine outdoor warning sirens located throughout Spencer County. They are designed to inform residents who are outside of a possible emergency. The sirens activate simultaneously countywide during an emergency. The outdoor warning sirens are part of an emergency system designed to provide immediate and valuable information to citizens. The system is not designed to alert those who are within a home or other structure.
    What to do if the sirens
    are activated

  • COLUMN: April showers bring May showers?

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have seen their fair share of rain and floods over the past month and a half.
    This week’s rain made at least the third time in recent weeks that Brashears Creek has left its banks to cover the road and residents on Bowman Lane and West River Road have wondered if they’ll get flooded in – or stuck out – of their neighborhoods. And that’s just naming a few affected areas.
    If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sick of rain, sick of floods and on the verge of being sick of water in general.