Today's News

  • Church Happenings — Week of May 1

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville revival services
    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville will host revival services Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. with student/family on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.
    The Rev. Patrick Whyte of Cynthiana is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and will be the guest speaker. The community is invited to attend.

  • Bears bounce back after losing two

    After two tough losses last week, the Spencer County Bears got back on the winning track with an 8-1 victory over Gallatin County on Saturday afternoon in Taylorsville.

  • Cornerstone Christian to sponsor basketball camp

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a basketball camp beginning Tuesday, May 28, and ending on Friday, May 31, for both boys and girls. The camp will be led by Cornerstone Christian Coach Jason Bradshaw and other current high school and college coaches. Each day there will be a special guest speaker. The morning session is 9 to noon for children entering first through fifth grade.  The afternoon session is 1 to 4 for children entering sixth grade through entering 12th grade. For more information, contact John Raizor at 321-1599 or email jraizor@bellsouth.net.

  • COLUMN: American Club Ball ‘sure ain’t cricket, is it, mate?’

    The kid standing at the front door was nervous. Big blue eyes shining out from under a shock of ginger hair, he stepped forward. He was 12 years old, maybe.
    “Excuse me, suh,” he said gripping his hat in both hands, “Can ye come out ‘n play, maybe?”
    His name was Richard. His words were dipped in good East Anglian treacle, and the way he said them with such fresh innocence was endearing to a fellow twice his age.
    Could I what? Come out and play?

  • 4 SCHS, 1 CCA students named Governor’s Scholars

    The Governor’s Scholars Program of Kentucky recently announced that five Spencer County students were selected to participate in this year’s prestigious summer program.

  • Williamson accepted to Gatton Academy

    Spencer County High School recently received notification that sophomore Noah Williamson has been accepted to the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

  • Middle School student wins KHEAA essay contest

    Kelsie Justice, a sixth-grader at Spencer County Middle School, was recently named the winner of the Dream Out Loud Challenge, hosted by KHEAA.  Students were to write an essay, poem or produce a video demonstrating how they will change the world after college.

  • What's Happening — Week of May 1

    National Day of Prayer is Thursday
    Spencer County will host its observance of the National Day of Prayer on the steps of the Spencer County Courthouse at noon Thursday.
    Area pastors and government officials will be present to commemorate the day. This year’s theme is “Praying for America” and the key verse is Matthew 12:21, “In his name the nations will put their hope.”

    Country ham breakfast

  • COLUMN: Maybe good help isn’t so hard to find

    The old saying goes that “good help is hard to find.” With that saying, this week, I will respectfully disagree.
    Although most of you haven’t had a chance to meet the newest byline to grace the pages of The Spencer Magnet, you may have noticed that Phyllis McLaughlin has authored quite a few stories for us over the past seven weeks.

  • COLUMN: Paul: ‘Armed defense’ is only proposal to deter ‘armed madman’

    Every time I listen to the parents of the children who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, I am profoundly sad. I have three boys and the grief and pain that a parent feels when their child is taken is hard to fathom. I can only imagine the magnitude of their grief.