Today's News

  • Students ‘take on a new life’ in play

    Nearly three months of hard work and preparation will culminate this weekend, when Spencer County middle and high school students premiere their production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

  • Rain dampens hope for local crops

    Spencer County farmers are getting a bit nervous as last month went down in the history books as Kentucky’s wettest on record, hindering crop and vegetable planting.

  • ONLINE ONLY: West River Road repairs rescheduled

    UPDATED FRIDAY, MAY 6: State road crews are planning repairs between mile points 6.5 and 6.7 on Ky. 2885 – also known as West River Road – for Wednesday night, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    "Due to equipment availability, the repairs on Ky. 2885 in Spencer County have been postponed until Wednesday evening," spokesperson Andrea Clifford said in an email to the Spencer Magnet. "Work is expected to be complete by 6 a.m. on Thursday."

  • POLL: How big is this flood?

    Is this the biggest flood you’ve witnessed in Spencer County?

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  • Some Van Buren Church history

    (–Based on the work of Byron Marshall of Minneapolis–)
    There is an unusual case of doctrinal interpretation regarding the marriage of a member of the Van Buren Church of Christ to her stepson.

  • COLUMN: Preschool art

    During a recent SOS class, we did two projects on preschool art. Those two are some of my favorites for this age group.

  • Welcome, baby Wade

    Jonah Wade and Aimee Jewell of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Noah Alexander Wade, on April 15 at 9:18 p.m. at Baptist Hospital East.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 6.8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his grandparents, Arlene Jewell and John and Kim Wade, and his great-grandmother, Ruth Mizner Rogers.

  • Stallions sign-ups planned

    Stallions football and cheerleading sign-ups for the 2011 season will take place over the next couple months.

    Sign-up dates are:
    May 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field
    May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the football field
    June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park

  • Baseball, softball teams win two each, continue to battle rain

    Rain has continued to hamper the schedule of Spencer County’s baseball and softball teams but a brief break in the drops did allow for a few games this past week.

  • COLUMN: Navy SEALs – my new favorite team

    Growing up I always hated the Dallas Cowboys, but I’m not sure why. I liked quarterback Roger Staubach, loved the uniforms and Coach Tom Landry seemed like a really decent guy. I think it all stemmed from the arrogance that the organization had by labeling itself “America’s Team.”
    Just what gave them the right to be called “America’s Team?” I mean there were over two dozen cities with professional football teams, including the one I rooted for, Cincinnati. Why did they get to be America’s team?