Today's News

  • KY farm economy sees record cash for second year



  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Christmas already? How the year has flown

    “What’s to-day!” cried Scrooge, calling down to a boy in Sunday clothes. “What’s today, my fine fellow?” said Scrooge.

    “Today!” replied the boy. “Why, Christmas Day.”

    “It’s Christmas day!” said Scrooge to himself. “I haven’t missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night.”

  • Church happenings

     Christmas Musical at Elk Creek Baptist Church

  • Whooping Cough on the Rise in Kentucky


    More Kentuckians, particularly older children and teens, should get a booster vaccine to prevent the onset of pertussis, a highly contagious disease more commonly known as whooping cough, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) announced today.

  • Lady Bears march ahead with winning start to season

    Former Lady Bears coach Richard Dooley had patiently molded a team together that turned the corner last season, compiling a winning record for the first time in several years. Last week, Daniel Cox kept the girls marching in the same direction with two wins in three games, including the season opening 32-24 win to mark the beginning of his tenure.

    Cox deflected any mention of his first victory, saying the season is about the girls and keeping them focused on playing winning basketball.

  • Holiday happenings: FFA Farm Toy Show

    Coordinators of the 19th Annual FFA Farm Toy Show are expecting 1,500 to 2,000 visitors to attend this year’s show at Spencer County High School, according to Bland Baird, FFA director at the school.

    “Exhibitors come from 16 different surrounding states,” said Baird.

    With over 180 vendors showing off their farm toys, farmscapes and collectibles, there will be plenty for visitors to do.

    Some of the toys and replicas are over 30 years old and some of those are for sale. Their prices being anywhere from 25 cents to $5,000, said Baird.

  • Open for business in Taylorsville
  • LETTER: Disc golf, pool can be built with community support

    I like the Magnet’s poll on Disc Golf. I like the idea of a pool. I like the idea of a lodge. Yes, we can have all in the same area. I hope that by bringing the disc golf to this area that with a world class course we will be able to attract many more people to Spencer County and this area through tourism.

  • Simpson benefit nets thousands

    The recent benefit in honor of Michael Simpson was a huge success, according to his wife, Shirley. Thanks to all the people who patroned a fish fry at First Assembly of God and to all the donations, Simpson has been given about $10,000 toward getting a lung transplant. Doctors had told Simpson that in order to be placed on the list, he would have to prove he could pay for the costly anti-rejection medicines. “Now, we need prayer more than anything,” said Shirley Simpson.

    Photos submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Kirsch retires from public service

    As some newly-elected officials are only beginning to grasp the monumental tasks before them, one Taylorsville city commissioner is looking forward to leaving a life of politics and service behind.

    Sydney “Syd” Kirsch formally announced at last Tuesday’s city commission meeting that she is retiring from public office. She will be moving to Tennessee in an effort to be closer to family. “I have enjoyed every minute of it,” said Kirsch, “but I think it is time for me to get close to my kids and grandkids.”