Today's News

  • COLUMN: Winter break a perfect time to bake up some memories

    School will be out for almost two more weeks, and it is time to find things to do to occupy the kids and create memories. Baking cookies together is one way to create lasting memories and teach the kids a little about measurements, too.

  • Whooping cranes spotted in Kentucky: Species off-limits to hunting

    A federally protected whooping crane has been sighted at Sloughs Wildlife Management Area near Henderson. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has also received a report of two whooping cranes along the Pond River in Hopkins County.

  • Lady Bears give best effort, but fall 62-59 to Shelby

    The Spencer County Lady Bears took a tough 62-59 district loss on the road at Shelby County Tuesday, but may have gained some confidence in what first-year coach David Marion described as their “best performance by far this season.”

  • After Nelson win, Bears move to 5-1

    The Spencer County Bears improved to 5-1 on the season with an impressive 74-49 win over Nelson County Tuesday night in Taylorsville. It was the best performance of the season  as the Bears got off to a quick start and never looked back.

  • COLUMN: Christmas spirit is bruised; Ann Curry knows 26 things we can do

    The Newtown tragedy has stolen a core-something out of our Christmas. Exacerbated by a parade of assault weapon images on TV, Apocalypse 2012 doom, and the fiscal cliff, woes have tempered our joy this year. The season-to-be-jolly has a deep bruise on it.
    In my lifetime, only the lingering grief after John F. Kennedy’s assassination  before Thanksgiving 1963 was as numbing, and weighed so heavily on the American spirit as the Sandy Hook tragedy.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky 2012 farm cash receipts on track to break $5 billion

    Preliminary U.S. Department of Agriculture reports indicate Kentucky agricultural cash receipts for January through September totaled $3.6 billion, 10 percent higher than 2011’s record level for the same period. Despite weather impacts on yield and high feed costs, agricultural economists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture foresee 2012’s cash receipts in the state will total $5.3 billion.

  • COLUMN: Make sure to follow your farmer’s instinct in the New Year

    If there was anything that I came to understand more profoundly this year, it would have to be the power of instinct: mine, our animals and the forces of ideologies of which I agree and disagree. I reread my year-end column from 2011, which reminded me of where I was 12 months ago; it helps me better appreciate where I am today. It seems we didn’t do too badly, after all, and it’s all because both Andy and I recognize the power of instinct.

  • COLUMN: 2013: It’s time for a ‘new hope’

    Christmas day has come and gone. Today many of us are enjoying a few minutes to catch our breath.  There are probably still a few lingering presents under the tree or maybe one more family get together, but the explosion of wrapping paper and Christmas Stockings is pretty much done.
    Now we are waiting for the New Year.  

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 26

    Magnet announces new deadlines for church announcements
    Beginning the week of Jan. 7, The Spencer Magnet will enforce new deadlines for church announcements.
    Any church page submissions must now be received the Wednesday prior to publication. 

  • COLUMN: Changes are on the way in 2013

    Changes are coming regarding The Spencer Magnet’s editorial and advertising deadlines, and if you ever buy ads, submit letters to the editor, community announcements, wedding or birth announcements — or anything really — you will be affected.
    Beginning the week of Jan. 7, The Spencer Magnet will begin printing its paper in Shepherdsville due to its company’s Shelbyville plant closing.