Today's News

  • Part of Bloomfield Road to get a state facelift

    More than $27 million in asphalt rehabilitation projects have been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as the spring construction season gets underway.
    The first asphalt projects of the season are distributed over 45 counties.
    “Maintaining our roadways is one of the most important responsibilities of the Transportation Cabinet,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “Well-maintained roads are safer for motorists. They’re also important for economic development and community growth.”

  • Poole graduates from basic training

    Army Pvt. James D. Poole recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

  • PHOTO: Library volunteers
  • A tale of a breast cancer survivor

    Breast cancer survivor Lillie Shelburne wrote the following narrative poem in 2005:

    “Breast Cancer Survivor”
    In the fall of 2004, it was time for a mammogram, a yearly chore.
    Our lives are so busy, we hardly find time — we rush in for the films, never looking behind.
    We go right ahead full speed every day, but the telephone rings and we hear someone say,
    “I’m calling today (her voice cheerful and bright) about your mammogram films — something’s just not quite right.

  • Relay for Life team fundraising events - March 15 edition

    4-H Relay for Life team selling doughnuts
    The Spencer County Relay for Life 4-H team is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to benefit the annual cancer research fundraiser. Glazed doughnuts are $7 per dozen and chocolate doughnuts are $8 per dozen. There are also other Krispy Kreme items available for purchase. The last day to order is Thursday. Anyone wishing to order should email Darla Browning at darla.browning@spencer.kyschools.us.

    First Assembly Relay for Life team plans tournament

  • COLUMN: Where we were and where we are

    When I was a kid, we did not have a large amount of waste to dispose of. The top of a tin can was saved to use when a mouse would chew a hole in the floor or baseboard of a building. The can was saved to store small items such as tacks. What was paper waste got burned. Everybody had a hollow or sinkhole to dispose of the unusable waste.

  • COLUMN: Plan your weekend right here

    Right around a decade ago – yes, that makes me feel old; you’ll see why – if you had stumbled into Bell County High School, you could have seen yours truly as Alice in “Alice in Wonderland” or Helena in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
    Some of the nights spent rehearsing and putting together props are some of my best memories from my senior year of high school.

  • Temple named April Student of the Month at SCHS

    Andrew Temple was selected as the April Student of the Month at Spencer County High School. He was nominated by his Spanish teacher, Whitney Reno, for his outstanding improvements over the course of the last semester.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Amyx graduates from Mid-Continent University

    Timothy R. Amyx of Taylorsville received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mid-Continent University.
    The university hosted its graduation ceremony on Saturday.
    Mid-Continent University is a private, non-profit, Southern Baptist affiliated organization. MCU is regionally accredited and headquartered in Mayfield.

  • Keeling graduates from McKendree

    The following local student is a McKendree University Class of 2013 graduate:
    Darrell Keeling of Taylorsville, Master’s of Business Administration.