Today's News

  • Taylorsville woman will get no jail time for stealing from senior, prescription pill shopping

    A Taylorsville woman accused of stealing money from a senior citizen and “prescription shopping” won’t serve any time behind bars as long as she complies with the terms of the probation granted to her in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Jacqualine A. Ballinger, 43, of the 1600 block of Cecil Noel Road, pleaded guilty in May to 23 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and eight counts of attempting to obtain or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/false statement/forgery.

  • Circuit Court: Woman who pleaded guilty to drug-related charges gets ‘second chance’

    A Spencer County woman who pleaded guilty to drug-related charges in February will get a second chance at getting those charges eventually dismissed even though she had a “dirty” drug screen.
    Patricia Hagan, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, cocaine; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia; and one count of possession of marijuana. She was sentenced in March to three years, which were to be diverted for five years.

  • Superintendent issues school supply lists clarification

    As parents scurry to purchase correct school supplies before class starts, some confusion arose last week when the Spencer County Board of Education approved district-wide supply lists for students in grades kindergarten-fifth grade. Many parents had already received a supply list from their child’s teacher and were unsure as to which list should be used when shopping.

  • Teacher has a giving heart, helping hand

    By Ed Curry | Special to The Spencer Magnet
    Spencer County High School has been out for summer break, but for one teacher, Amanda Bruce, who teaches children with moderate to severe disabilities, it’s a year-round job.

  • Griebenow graduates, heads to Ohio State

    Zachary Hayes Griebenow graduated from his homeschool program June 15, 2013. The ceremony was held at his home on Bluegrass Acres Road with family and friends present to celebrate.
    He will attend Ohio State University in Columbus this fall as a Buckeye Scholar. He also was awarded the provost scholarship and college and department scholarships. He plans to study entomology.

  • Arnold joins TES as new principal

    Veteran educator MariAnn Arnold believes in meeting children where they are. In her 21 years in education, she has witnessed that every child can learn and progress when needs are met individually.

  • Mount Eden papers delayed

    Delivery of the July 24 edition of The Spencer Magnet in the Mount Eden area has been delayed.

    A truck carrying newspapers for that area arrived late to the post office Wednesday, meaning newspapers should arrive on Thursday.

    The Spencer Magnet staff apologizes for the delay and is working to correct the issue.

  • COLUMN: Harvesting, curing crops properly is important for successful preservation

  • COLUMN: Summer heat can threaten livestock

    Humans aren’t the only ones that suffer from the heat of summer. Farm animals feel the heat, too. With summer temperatures already upon us, it’s time to think about ways to know when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what to do to reduce their plight.
    The University of Kentucky Agricultural Weather Center provides warnings of the potential danger to livestock. Livestock become uncomfortable when the heat index reaches about 90 degrees. The heat index is a combination of air temperature and humidity and is used to describe how it feels outside.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial Scramble set

    A golf scramble to benefit The Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. The scramble gets underway with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
    The fee for the scramble is $50 per player or $200 per team.
    Allen Dennis was an Anderson County youth who drowned in 2001 at age 9. Scholarship funds have been distributed over the last five years to benefit young people in Anderson, Spencer and Shelby counties.
    To register by mail, send a check to John Shouse, 1273 Denney Drive, Lawrenceburg, Ky., 40342.