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  • Contract extension passes on split vote

    When Superintendent Chuck Adams took the helm as the leader of Spencer County Schools almost four years ago, he said improving the struggling district was a daunting challenge.
    “It’s been absolutely overwhelming at times. When you come in to a divisive situation, your first order of business is to reassemble a vision and direction, and to bring in as many supporters as you can,” said Adams, who was recently awarded a contract extension by the Spencer County Board of Education.

  • Man dies in wreck on Ky. 48

    A Springfield man died Friday afternoon after crashing his truck into an embankment on Ky. 48.

  • Bears fall to Oldham County

    Spencer County's dream season came to an end Tuesday night as the Bears fell to the Oldham County Colonels by a final score of 70-50 in the championship game of the Eighth Region tournament.

    For complete details, see Wednesday's edition of The Spencer Magnet.

  • VIDEO: Bears get big send-off to region finals

    The Spencer County High School Bears basketball team got a big send-off Tuesday evening.

    The Bears play Oldham County for the Eighth Region championship tonight at 7.

    Scroll down to view a video of this evening's parade.

    Check our website and Wednesday's paper for game results.

  • Bears beat North Oldham, to play for region title Tuesday

    The Spencer County High School boys' basketball team defeated North Oldham 60-52 on Monday night and will play for the Region 8 title on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    The Bears will face Oldham County, who defeated Henry County on Monday night by a score of 34-32.

    The Region 8 tournament is being played at Henry County High School.

    For more information, check back here and look for special coverage of the Region 8 tournament in Wednesday's paper.

  • One person airlifted from accident on Hwy. 48

    Highway 48, west of Lilly Pike, was closed part of Friday afternoon after what appeared to be a one-vehicle accident.

    One person was airlifted from the scene around 3 p.m. That person's identity and other details about the accident were not immediately available.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District, the Spencer County Sheriff's Department and the Spencer County EMS were among those responding.

    Check next week's paper for more information.


  • Bears advance with 50-46 win over Gallatin; play Monday at 8 p.m.

    The dream season for the Spencer County Bears moves forward following a 50-46 victory over Gallatin County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament in New Castle on Thursday night.

  • POLL: What's your take on a water rate increase?

    Will you be upset if the city raises water rates to help finance the Taylorsville wastewater project?

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  • City customers will face rate hikes in future to help finance Taylorsville wastewater project

    The Taylorsville City Commission is moving forward with a state-mandated plan to upgrade the wastewater treatment system and city customers utilizing sewers will inevitably be feeling the progress of the project in their pocketbooks.
    The commission voted in a special session Monday night to award the construction portion of the city’s wastewater system improvements project to Pace Contracting, LLC, for $2.7 million and approved a financing plan that could increase the average city customer’s monthly bill about $12.  

  • High school receives almost $100,000 grant to help make college accessible

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons has been celebrating recently after learning that her school was one of six in the state to receive the Early College Planning Grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.
    SCHS will receive $93,150 to reach a cohort of incoming freshman during the 2011-2012 year. The involved students will be self-identified as having little to no access to college or higher education opportunities. Factors such as income, special needs and family history of college attendance will be considered.