Today's News

  • FROM THE WORD: God hears our prayers, so pray for our country

    As we look at the fifth chapter of James, we can easily see what our country needs from us Christians is prayer. Now let’s take a look at what the Lord can do.

  • Sale of Champions highest in 30-year fair history

    The 105th Kentucky State Fair’s 4-H and FFA Sale of Champions concluded with $126,500 raised during the live auction, the second largest sum raised in its 30-year history. The annual sale brought in $127,250 in 2008, which was an all-time high for the event.

  • City street projects more than budgeted

    The costs associated with many of the improvements to downtown Taylorsville has resulted in a little money juggling at City Hall.

    After adding up all the street repair and maintenance costs associated with new signs, tree removals, sidewalk installations, drainage repairs and paving – the city is about $249,000 over what commissioners budgeted to spend for 2009-10. The original amount set to spend on community street projects this fiscal year was $118,000.

  • Stallions slay the Dragons

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Stallions Pee Wee Quarterback Payton Huckleberry handed off the football to running back Trey Early during a game against the Doss Dragons Saturday. The Pee Wee team brought home another victory beating the Dragons 33 - 7. Photo by Kim Carruthers.


  • Lady Bears take on Henry County at home Thursday

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Maggie Koenig serves for Spencer County in a recent game for the Lady Bears Volleyball team. The girls are 4-5 on the season after dropping a two-game set to Shelby County - 25-22 and 25-19 last week. They travel to Bardstown tonight and will be at home tomorrow to take on Henry County. They’ll also be home next Wednesday to battle Bullitt Central and again on  Thursday to host Iroquois.

  • SCHS girls soccer

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County’s Ardin Gregory, #5 (seen here in a game against Oldham County), scored one of the Lady Bear’s season high 11 goals during an 11-3 victory over Southern last week. Cheyenne McKinley, McKenna Pfeiffer and Tori Palmer each scored three goals and Kelsey Hedges also added a goal in the route. Ardin Cooper chipped in with two assists. The Lady Bears are 2-3 on the season and will host Holy Cross today, and will host Shelby County next Tuesday and Ft. Knox on Thursday.


  • Bold plans to up students' ACT scores

    A small survey conducted by the Spencer Magnet last week seemed to indicate underclassmen don’t feel prepared for the college-entry indicator, known as the ACT. Only one underclassman, in a group of 13 Spencer County High students chosen by random to participate, indicated they felt ready for the test.

    “These scores are going to tell me how prepared I am to get into the college I want,” said freshman Charlissa Wakefield, who said on the survey that she felt unprepared for the nationalized test. 

  • PHOTO: SCHS girls soccer

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

     Freshman McKenna Pfeiffer keeps the ball away from an Oldham County defender during the squad’s season-opening game last week. The girls fell 9-0 to the Lady Colonels and are 1-2 going into play this week.


  • TES to benefit from stimulus grant

    Spencer County School District has received a $39,000 grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

    Governor Steve Beshear announced last week that schools in 46 districts will share $1.77 million to purchase equipment for food service programs.

  • Drury passes of the KMCA gavel

    During the recent convention of Kentucky’s Magistrates and Commissioners, Spencer County Magistrate Bill Drury passed the presidential gavel over to Boyle County Magistrate Phil Sammons. 

    For the past two years, Drury served as President of the statewide association which represents elected county officials from across the commonwealth. 

    Drury will now serve as Immediate past president of the association and remains on the Legislative Committee.