Today's News

  • Plum Creek Baptist begins Angel Food ministry

    Wanda Husband may have a lot of reasons to take advantage of the Angel Food Ministries program, but the real reason, she said, is the food is so yummy.

    For the past several months, Husband and about two dozen other members of Plum Creek Baptist Church have been participating regularly in a trial run of the non-profit food program. They place an order for a week or more worth of food at a reduced price and pick it up at a designated time each month.

    “It’s a wonderful program, affordable food and it tastes good,” said Husband.

  • PHOTO: SCMS girls basketball

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     Lauren Ferency pushes past an Anderson County player during a home game last Tuesday. The seventh grade team lost to Anderson 37-20.

    The Lady Grizzlies were scheduled to go head-to-head against My Old Kentucky Home Middle School last night. Their next game will be away against Bardstown Middle August 31 at 6 p.m.

  • Christ can bring and sustain love in your marriage

    This morning I woke up thinking about real true love. A few month’s ago I was ordained a Baptist preacher. When I got home I told my wife, Roberta, “You know, hon, you have been married to a sheriff, a judge, and now a preacher.” She said, “Yes, but, you know, I married a sawmiller.” I said, “You know, you are right.”

  • Fatal crash on Grays Run Rd.

    A Taylorsville man died Sunday afternoon when the car he was driving struck a tree on Grays Run Road.

    Kevin L. Hatzman, 45, was traveling north on the road when a wheel dropped off the shoulder. According to a Kentucky State Police report, that is when Hatzman over-corrected and crossed the southbound lane. His 2002 Camry then left the roadway and struck a tree.

    Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert pronounced Hatzman dead at the scene from multiple, blunt-force trauma due to the crash. Authorities said that family members were first to arrive and began CPR.

  • College wakeboard competition

    Boatworks, in Taylorsville, will be sponsoring the University of Kentucky Bluegrass Boardfest Collegiate Challenge Sept. 12 at Taylorsville Lake. Wakeboards will be competing for prizes in five divisions: novice, intermediate, advanced, outlaw and women. All entrants must have a valid college ID to participate. For more information, contact Laura Mitchell at lkmitc2@gmail.com.

    While this event is for the college set, spectators are welcome to watch wakeboarders compete. Competition begins at 9 a.m. at the state park boat ramp.

  • PHOTO: SCHS girls soccer

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Tori Palmer, shown here in the season opener against Oldham County, broke out for a whopping seven goals in the team’s second game, a 9-5 win over visiting Jefferstontown. Cheyenne McKinley and Aliesha Patterson also scored goals for the Lady Bears, who fell 2-0 in the last game to Louisville Collegiate. The girls will be back in action tonight at home when they host Southern, and will travel to Western Hills on Monday


  • PHOTO: Grizzly go-getter

    Robin Bass/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School won 20-0 over Washington County in their season opener at home last Tuesday night. Tailback Will Edwards scored twice, with fullback Cody Nevitt scoring once. Grizzlies were scheduled to play My Old Kentucky Home away last night. Their next game will be Thursday when the B-team plays at home against St. Charles.

  • LETTER: Relay thanks, again

    In thanking all of the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Relay for Life Teams, I incorrectly named the “Highview Angels” as the “Hillview Angels”.  We do appreciate their hard work in making Relay the success it was.   The participants from Highview Church are an important part of our community and we thank them for participating.

    Joy Thompson

    Team Development


  • Stallions trample Fairdale

    Stallions’ Pee Wee team was victorious over the Fairdale Bulldogs this past week 43-39, bringing their season record to 2-0. In one photo, Kaden Smith (4) scores a touchdown for the Stallions Pee Wee team while being chased down by a bunch of bulldogs. In the other photo, Wyatt DeRudder and an unidentified Stallion player make a big tackle against a Bulldog player.

    The Stallions will host the Doss Dragons at home this Saturday.

  • LETTER: Time to wake up Spencer County

    There are a few things that have been rattling around in my head lately, and I want to apologize ahead of time if I bounce around a little. 

    First to Pike County Judge Executive Wayne Rutherford, we agree on one thing and that is the resignation of David Jenkins (my ears just starting burning from all the talk with that comment).

    Come on people what would you do if you if you found out someone has been using your credit card without your knowledge?