Today's News

  • Bill could lift conceal carry permit

    If you want to carry a concealed firearm in Kentucky, you can only legally do so with a permit. That may change thanks to a Senate Bill passed last week in Frankfort that would eliminate the permit requirement.
    SB 150 passed on a vote of 29-8 and now goes to the House of Representatives for approval. The proposed legislation has set off some debate around the state about what requirements, if any, law-abiding gun owners should have to follow.

  • Where will the road go?


  • Keeping the city dry


  • State ponders 10 cent gas hike

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James Tipton, both Republicans, took questions and heard concerns about legislative issues Saturday morning during a breakfast hosted by the Spencer County Farm Bureau. While the two were there to speak about the workings in Frankfort and state government, a big part of the morning was spent talking about how to pay for that government.

  • Stray horse taken into custody


  • Class of 2019 graduates


  • Remembering D-Day

    Most of us have experienced fear. We fear getting results from the doctor. We fear opening the bills. We fear the phone that rings at 2 a.m.
    Those moments that cause our hearts to race and our faces to go flush are generally not as bad as they seem. We get through them, even the ones that require a long-term struggle or effort.

  • Primary Election Results

    Spencer County voters turned out at just under 19 percent Tuesday for the state primary election. For the most part, Spencer County’s results mirrored that of the rest of the state, which includes setting up November’s gubernatorial race between current Republican Governor Matt Bevin, and Democrat Andy Beshear, who is currently Kentucky’s Attorney General.
    See next week’s Spencer Magnet for more details.

    Here is how Spencer County voted. (Bold letters indicate the winner statewide).
    Matt Bevin/Ralph Alvarado – 1057
    Robert Goforth/Michael Hogan – 380

  • Watching history crumble


  • Holy Week, Holy Wars

    Christians, or as former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refer to us, “Easter Worshippers,” just celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ over the weekend, a celebration marred by news that more than 300 Christians and tourists in Sri Lanka were murdered in a terrorist attack Sunday.
    ISIS has now come forward to claim responsibility for the attack, a bloody reminder that we cannot be given the ‘all clear’ signal when it comes to the Jihad many radical Islamic groups have waged against the west for decades.