Today's News

  • BACK IN TIME: Four boys and a horse

    Roy Keeling submitted this photo, which he estimates was taken in 1948. Pictured from left are Bobby Smith, 7; Tommie Smith, 10; Roy Keeling, 8; and Charles Smith, 4.

    The Spencer Magnet is always looking for fun, old family photos or photos from the community in yester-year. Bring your photos by our office, located at 100 W. Main St. in Taylorsville. Photos can be scanned and returned after they run. For more information, call 477-2239, ext. 22 or 24.

  • WEDDING: Cecil, Matherly wed Sept. 7

    Ashley Elizabeth Cecil and Bobby Ray Matherly, both of Taylorsville, were married Saturday, Sept. 7, at Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    The bride is a daughter of Tony Cecil and Beth Cecil of Taylorsville. She is a 2005 graduate of Spencer County High School and is currently employed at Norton’s Neurology Center.
    The groom is a son of Albert Ray Matherly and Charlotte D. Shouse Matherly of Taylorsville. He is a 2003 graduate of Spencer County High School and is currently employed by TARC and is a Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighter.

  • PHOTO: Kentucky State Fair Dairy Show

    Kelly and Jack Baird recently exhibited their Jersey Heifers at the Kentucky State Fair 4-H and FFA Dairy Show.  Jack was second in showmanship and his heifer was third in class.  Kelly participated in showmanship and was eighth with her heifer.  Pictured, from left, are Jack Baird, Bland Baird and Kelly Baird.

  • PHOTO: State fair tractor driving contest

    Bradley Thomas participated in the Kentucky State Fair Tractor Driving Contest on Aug. 22.  Blake Karrer, pictured above, and Makayla Karrer participated in the state fair lawn tractor contest on Aug. 21  Blake placed fifth in the junior division in the state.  

  • COLUMN: Fall perennials anchor color in the garden

    There are some perennials that I can’t live without because of their fabulous late summer and fall performance.  Plant them in your garden now because you will overlook them at garden centers come spring. My mixed perennial beds look the best this time of the year (barring any unpleasant summer drought).  The black-eyed Susan’s, Russian sage and various species of Aster, Salvia and Nepeta are prolific but they are only mediocre anchor plants compared to some of the other species that come on this time of the year.

  • COLUMN: Forestry webinar series hosted at extension office

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service is proud to be one of the host sites that will be presenting the Fall Forestry Webinar Series, which is presented by the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry.  This is a 5 part series that allows you to be a part of as many of the 5 sessions as you would like.
    The program begins Tuesday, October 1, and all of the programs will run from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. or so.  You must pre-register by either calling our office at 477-2217 or you can register online at spencerextension.com.

  • PHOTOS: Serving up smiles on Grandparents’ Day at Taylorsville Elementary
  • Magnet welcomes Sopland

    Jeff Sopland recently joined The Spencer Magnet staff as its graphic designer.

  • Outstanding in his field: Chapter 3

    When Mr. Tom told us he couldn’t return us to our parents, my spirit sank. “I’d love to return you, but I’ve got a big load to retrieve from a packing plant!” he said. “It’s in the opposite direction from your parents’ house. We’re already several hours away from Grover’s. If I take you back to Grover’s, I’ll miss my deadline and lose that plant’s business.”

  • PHOTOS: Celebrating in fellowship at the Waterford Homecoming