Today's News

  • Outdoors - Deer harvest near 140,000


    It’s often said these are the good old days for deer hunting in Kentucky, but for those of a certain age, or new to hunting, it’s all they have ever known.

    The world was tip-toeing into a new millennium the last time Kentucky’s deer harvest did not break 100,000 for a season. The 2016-17 season cleared that mark and surpassed 130,000 for the fifth consecutive season.

  • Jenna Russell signs to Lindsey Wilson College


    Jenna Russell, a senior at Spencer County High School, recently signed her letter of intent to play collegiately at Lindsey Wilson College. Russell, a standout for the Lady Bears, is thankful for her past coaches and teammates, and said she is planning to major in Elementary Education and wants to minor in Journalism.

  • SCMS Dancers place first


    The Spencer County Middle School dance team placed first recently  at the Battle of the Bluegrass dance competition held at the Frankfort Convention Center. The team went up against two other middle school hip hop dance teams and brought home the win.

  • Card skimmers found at pumps


    Kentucky State Police are investigating after two skimmers were found and removed from gas pumps from Elk Creek Grocery Store last week.

    Trooper Bermis Napier, Public Affairs Officer from KSP Post 12 in Frankfort, confirmed Tuesday that one skimmer was found earlier last week and another was removed on Friday. Chatter on social media has suggested that other businesses may have been hit as well, but Napier said Elk Creek Grocery is the only place that’s been confirmed.

  • Magnet wins KPA First Place General Excellence Award second year in a row


    For the second year in a row, the Spencer Magnet was awarded First Place General Excellence in Advertising, the overall award for the best newspapers in the state, at the 37th annual Kentucky Press Association Convention held recently in Louisville.

    Publisher Lynette Mason said, “You just never know what to expect at the awards ceremony, especially since a different state’s press association judges your contest each year. This year, it was the Georgia Press Association that judged all of the Kentucky newspapers’ entries.”

  • Redistricting discussed at forum


    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night agreed to wait two weeks before deciding on a redistricting plan that will impact students from preschool through fifth grade.

    District personnel, including Superintendent Chuck Adams, spent nearly an hour and a half discussing their objectives, their proposal, answering questions and hearing concerns from parents. Two options were eventually presented, but board members discussed giving the public a couple of more weeks to present feedback before voting.

  • Court votes to pay legal fees

    After lengthy and spirited debate, the Spencer County Fiscal Court last week voted to reimburse Judge-Executive John Riley for legal fees he had incurred in defense of a lawsuit brought against the fiscal court by Sheriff Buddy Stump.

  • One killed in accident near Bloomfield

    A woman was killed and a man injured in a Sunday night wreck that involved a reported stolen car.

    A maroon Honda driven by Jerico Bentley, of Campbellsville, left the roadway of Taylorsville Road in the 2300 block near Stevens Lane Sunday evening, traveled through a field and into a creek bed, according to a press release form the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Local family attends presidential inauguration


  • Mt. Eden Fire chief announces resignation