Today's News

  • Decision 2018

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In an effort to help citizens make an informed decision during the  upcoming elections, The Spencer Magnet is conducting surveys of candidates who will be facing opposition in the upcoming May Primary.
    Two candidates have filed for the office of Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk. Both are Republicans and the winner will not be opposed in the November election.


  • Spencer eligible for FEMA funds

    Heavy rains in February and March that produced some significant flooding and damage in Spencer County has resulted in President Donald Trump authorizing federal assistance.
    Last week, it was announced the president authorized the disaster declaration that will allow the county to potentially recover some of the expenses incurred from damage to roads and bridges.
    “That means we can move forward with some of our FEMA claims,” said Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley.

  • Kidnapping suspects indicted

    Two Franklin County residents were indicted on numerous charges earlier this month stemming from a February incident where they allegedly kidnapped a woman and brought her to Spencer County, where they told her they intended to harm her.

  • Health officials urge prevention of Hepatitis A

    Local and state health officials are continuing to sound the warning about a recent outbreak of Hepatitis A, one which often has been traced back to area restaurants and eating establishments.
    David Cammack, Environmental Director for the Northcentral District Health Department, which is comprised of Spencer, Shelby, Trimble and Henry counties, said the outbreak hasn’t hit in the district as of yet, but preventative measures may be what keeps it from crossing our borders.

  • Educators emphasize kindergarten readiness


  • Teachers unite at rally


  • The free exercise thereof

    Even in the midst of a great moral and spiritual decline, America has always tolerated cultural Christians. A cultural Christian is one who may go to church, will proclaim a belief in and a love for God when asked, and who may be so brazen as to wish you a Merry Christmas come December.

  • The Class of '18

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018. Whether you graduated from Spencer County High School, Hillview Academy, or received a degree from college or a certification from a technical school, this is a pivotal moment in your life.
    You deserve to take a breath, reflect on your accomplishments and pause to thank those who helped you along the way. But make it brief. Life is waiting for you and you can’t afford to rest on your laurels.
    Opportunity awaits and the choices you make over the next few years will go a long way in determining the rest of your life.

  • What's Happening

    Youth football and cheerleading sign ups this Saturday

    The Spencer County Stallions youth football program will be having signups for players and cheerleaders on Saturday, June 9 and on Saturady, June 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park. Children ages 5-11 are invited to register. The fee is $99, but there are payment plans available.

    Retired Teachers to meet

  • Let us never forget

    I don’t remember anything about my third birthday. I know I was living in a little community not far from here in rural Oldham County called Ballardsville. Nothing memorable ever stood out to me about September 22, 1969 until last Thursday when I talked to Dale Yates.