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  • Girl Scout Troop 1199


    The members of Girl Scout Troop 1199 had the privilege to be Kentucky State Representive James Tipton’s personal pages for the General Assembly Session recently. The girls were given an historic tour of the Capitol, and Tipton spent some time talking to the girls about Kentucky’s most famous leaders. Later during the day, State Senator Jimmy Higdon talked to the troop about the pathway to becoming a State Senator.

  • Community mourns teen - SCHS Junior killed in Saturday night accident


    “The halls were so quiet and filled with tears today.”

    That was the message that accompanied a photo sent to The Spencer  Magnet on Monday, showing students dressed in flannel to show their respect for one of their classmates killed in a car accident Saturday night.

    Joseph Sheeley, 16, died from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle accident in the Hillsborough subdivision Saturday evening a little before 9:30 p.m. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he passed away a short time later.

  • Volunteers prepare for flood scenario


    Mike Woodford had his eyes on Brashears Creek last Wednesday after severe storms dumped large amounts of rain to the area, causing the creek to quickly overflow its banks.

    Woodford wasn’t concerned about any property damage, as the storms moved out too quickly to cause severe flooding. But watching the levels helped him track how quickly the water could rise as he continues to help the community plan for a worst-case scenario that could mean sandbagging areas to protect Taylorsville and even a potential evacuation.

  • Privacy issues still bog nuisance rules

    Questions over privacy rights and government overreach again delayed any action on a county nuisance ordinance during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 8, 2017

    SCHS Band pancake breakfast

    The Spencer County High School Band will have a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. All proceeds will benefit the band.

  • Flake wins Miss Teen Kentucky


  • Owners on their own?


    As of this week, limited control and operation of Edgewater Resorts appears to be in the hands of cottage owners, who recently retained an attorney in their attempts to keep the resort open for rentals.

  • Agriculture - There’s a downside to warm winter


  • Church finds new home after recent fire


    The church building damaged by fire last month remains closed, but the congregation that met there continues to worship.

    A fire of unknown origin was discovered in the back part of the Elk Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, February 19, shortly before members were expected to begin arriving for services. The church’s pastor, Theodore Todd, Jr., said he arrived at around 9:30 a.m. and didn’t notice any smoke until he tried to enter through a side door.

  • Taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics


    The 2017 Spencer County Special Olympic Polar Plunge Team took the leap into 28 degree water down on the River in Louisville on Saturday while freezing winds and a few snowflakes blew in the wind.

    Spencer County had 10 jumpers and two athlete team members that participated in “Share the Proceeds” and raised over $8,900. Spencer County’s Special Olympic team will receive almost $3,800 of the proceeds to support 30 plus athletes to compete throughout the year.