Today's News

  • Winter Trade Days



  • Tourney champs

    The SCMS 7th grade Lady Grizzly basketball team beat New Haven Middle last Thursday night to win the Mid-Kentucky Middle School NIT championship, 31-20.

    The event was held at Washington County High School

    Mackenzie Myers lead the Lady Grizzlies with 16 points, 6 offensive rebounds, 15 defensive rebounds and 2 assists. She was followed by Allie Stevens with 6 points, 3 offensive rebounds and 6 defensive rebounds. Taylor Jaggers had 6 points, 2 offensive rebounds and 2 defensive rebounds. Kayla York also added 2 points and 5 steals.

  • Spencer residents give more to McCain

    Many believe that campaign contributions can an indicator of who will win an election. If so, then Senator John McCain would be the clear choice for Spencer County voters.

    According to statistics kept by the Federal Election Commission, supporters of McCain have outpaced contributors four to one in Spencer County over Senator Barack Obama. Of the $1,660 in total individual contributions, residents gave $1,310 to McCain and $350 to Obama.

    Spencer County Republican Party Chair Lynn Hesselbrock said she’s not surprised to see more support for McCain.

  • Soil and Water Conservation District candidates

    Candidates for Spencer County Soil and Water District were each asked to complete a survey of questions. The following is their unedited answers to these questions. Of the five candidates, the top four vote-getters will earn a spot on the commission. This is a non-partisan race. Responses will be listed in alphabetical order.

    Survey questions:

    1. How long have you lived in Spencer County?

    2. What motivates you to seek the office of Soil Conservation?

    3. What do you believe are the duties of someone who serves in this position?

  • Montell, Young meet with retired teachers

    With only days until the election, Charlotte Nedros was still undecided.

    For 30 years, she taught fourth and fifth graders in Jefferson County. Now, nine years into retirement, the Spencer County native wanted to make sure Kentucky legislators planned to uphold promises made decades ago – she wanted to hear a commitment to preserving teachers’ pensions.

  • Online resources now available for voters

    Kentuckians have access to multiple online services which will allow voters to prepare for the upcoming general election. Citizens can view sample ballots online, check their voter registration, and obtain driving directions to their polling location – all by visiting the Vote Kentucky! online presence created by the Office of the Secretary of State with support from the Kentucky State Board of Elections at: www.vote.ky.gov.

  • FROM THE CAPITOL: Economic uncertainty brings time for boldness

    The last few weeks have been unsettling and tumultuous.

    Our country, the world – and, as a result, our Commonwealth – are in uncharted waters economically, facing an economy as uncertain and challenging as any since the Great Depression.

    The twists and turns of the stock market have taken most of us on a financial roller coaster ride. We read and hear reports of banks refusing to lend to businesses and consumers.

    Even closer to home, retirement and savings accounts are continuing to hemorrhage.

  • TES takes a bite out of going to the dentist


    Wednesday, October 8, the Smile Kentucky Program came to our school. The Colgate Van was here for dental screenings, in which 2-3 dentists did the screenings.  Students received dental items after the presentation. 

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Turn off the noise

    The Opinion page is a little light on letters this week. Not that The Spencer Magnet didn’t receive any. In fact, we have been emailed many endorsement letters for the dozen or so candidates who will appear on next Tuesday’s ballot. But you won’t see them in today’s paper.

    In a tradition established by one of our past editors, The Spencer Magnet has a policy to leave all the “VOTE for ME” letters off this page on the Wednesday before Election Day and just give readers a break from all the political noise.

  • High School Cafeteria still not operational


    The cafeteria at the Spencer County High School is still not up and running as reported during the architectural update given before the Spencer County Board at Monday’s meeting.