• Letters

    Stidger House approved for
    state historical marker

    The Felix Grundy Stidger historic marker topic and text have been approved by the Kentucky Historical Society. We thank those who donated to this historic project: Taylorsville/ Spencer County Recreation, Tourism, Convention Commission, Carl and Betty Darnell, Nathan Nation, Bonnie and Davis Downs and Joe Bowen.

  • Letters to the editor

    Old house holds history

    After reading the article entitled “Historic or Eyesore?” in the January 16th edition of The Spencer Magnet, I became very curious about the history of the house in question.  It is known as the Perry Shelburne House and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. The following article from the book, “African American Historic Places” edited by Beth L. Savage, sheds more light on the house’s historical significance.

  • Letters

    Senior Center thanks businesses for sponsoring Christmas party

    The Spencer County Senior Center would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the following local businesses who helped sponsor our Christmas party at the center December 20, 2018.  Because of their support, our party was a great success and we would like to recognize them for their effort in supporting our Senior Center:

  • Supports bill that would end animal sexual assault

    I would like to sincerely thank Senator Julie Raque Adams for sponsoring a bill to end animal sexual assault in Kentucky.  
    Kentucky is one of only five states that hasn’t made it illegal to sexually assault an animal. Since these acts cannot be prosecuted here, it hinders the work of law enforcement to bring the perpetrator to justice.

  • Suggestion for using old Magnets

    We love hearing from our readers, many of whom present us with some unique ideas of what we can do with our paper. Some of them are even printable, like this suggestion:

    Suggestion for using old Magnets

    Every year for many years now, I wrap my presents with the old Spencer Magnets.
    I love it. I even draw pictures of a bow on them.
    It all began one day when I was short of wrapping paper. I remembered Grandma used to use old paper grocery bags to wrap presents. So I saw a Magnet and said why not.

  • Student seeks information on Kentucky

    Student seeks information on KY

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    I am a student at Cascade Christian Schools (Puyallup, WA.) and I am writing a report on the state of Kentucky. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your readers would like to help me by sending any pictures, postcards, used license plates, facts, products, etc from your state, it would be greatly appreciated!
    5th Grader
    Cascade Christian School
    601 9th Ave S.E.
    Puyallup, WA. 98372

  • Local Veteran thanks schools for Veterans’ Day celebrations

    As a veteran, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all thoe who helped in the Veterans Day programs at all four of our local schools, especially the students. Also, a big thank you to the students who participated in placing the flags on veterans’ graves at Valley Cemetery.
    It was evident from attending each of these programs that the students and those who helped them, worked very hard to bestow respect and honor on all the veterans who attended.

  • Yates family thankful field named in honor of brother

    Thank you, Robert and Jeanie Smith, for donating property to the Spencer County Youth Football Association in memory of our brother, Jimmy Yates, better known as “Frog.”
    You asked the family several years ago if the football field could be named in his honor and memory. We are pleased his name will live on for years to come.
    Hopefully, everyone will remember all veterans, especially as Veterans Day approaches. Be sure to thank a veteran for their service.
    The Yates Family
    Jerald, Phillip, Dale and Darrell

  • Reader says change needed in Judge’s office

    With just a few weeks before election day, I become more concerned for the future of our community. As I reflect on the past four years, I see only disappointment. That is particularly true when I reflect on the performance of our judge executive, John Riley. When he first took office, I like many was hopeful that we would be able to move the community forward. I can not think of anything that he has done in the past four years that has had a positive impact in our community. He does not have the leadership skills or character to serve as our judge executive.

  • Character matters when it comes to public officials

    To the Editor,
    If you are a mom, dad, grandparent or without children and grandchildren, please give the following some thought.
    In November of 2014, more than 2,000 Kentuckians were elected to local, state and national public service offices.
    Of these 2,000 plus public servants, there was only one previously convicted drug felon.