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  • Coca-Cola youth talent winners

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     

    Winners of the Coca-Cola Youth Talent Show Saturday night at the Spencer County Fair were: (from left) Ashley Durrett, third place; Aaron Shindlebower, second place; and Danielle Curtsinger, first place. Winners will go on to compete in the Coca-Cola Youth Talent Show at the Kentucky State Fair in August.

  • Character education program planned for SCMS students

    Spencer County Middle School Principal Ed Downs thinks his students feel pretty safe at school – but that doesn’t satisfy him. There is still work to be done to improve the school’s climate and he believes it starts with the character of his students and staff.

    Downs, with the help of newly named Assistant Principal for Academics Erin Demyan, is already planning lessons for the school’s new Weekly Character Education Program.  He said the program is a response to a nation-wide bullying and cyber bullying epidemic, to which SCMS has not been immune.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County District Court June 4, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Donald R. Florence, Jr., rear license not illuminated; and operating a motor vehicle under/influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense. First charge was merged. $728 court cost and fine; 30 day suspension of operator’s  license; and alcohol drug education program.

    Misdemeanor:

  • Troops sent a little taste of home

    The men and women of US Army HHC 1/502 Infantry, which is currently stationed in Afghanistan, got to taste a little bit of home last month, thanks to the efforts of eight-year-old Ivy Pulliam, her mother, Theresa, and all the young ladies of Girl Scout Troop 1395.

    In late May, the troop donated two hundred boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Guard Duty, Inc., a military support organization based in Taylorsville, which then sent the cookies to troops overseas, effectively putting “Operation Cookie Drop” in motion.  

  • Jones new ABC administrator

    Robert “Bob” A. Jones, Sr., a retired detective with the Jefferson County Police Department, has been appointed as the Alcohol Beverage Control Administrator for Spencer County. Jones’ appointment was announced Monday by Judge Executive David Jenkins in fiscal court.

    Jenkins said he had been in discussions with Jones about the appointment for some time and selected the former police officer because of his experience and knowledge of state laws.

  • Bagworms threaten town tree, problem likely county wide

    “Eighty-six, eighty-seven, eighty-eight. That’s 688,” said Donnie Pay as he kept track of the number of small cocoon sacks being collected in a blue plastic bucket.

    Donnie and his father, Mayor Don Pay, were on a mission Monday afternoon to rescue the town Christmas tree from what would be over 2,000 hungry bagworms that had laid claim to the young evergreen. Already, the top of the tree was turning brown from the first round of ravenous little larvae.

  • Locals encouraged to join Photo Walk this Saturday

    Photography enthusiasts in Taylorsville will join thousands Saturday for a global event designed to bring people together for a unique, social experience.

    The Third Annual Worldwide Photo Walk has been billed as the largest intercontinental gathering for shutterbugs. Last year, more than 30,000 photo walkers in 900 cities participated in the event.

    Local photographer Deborah Kaye Montgomery decided to organize a photo walk here after learning about a similar group forming in Louisville.

  • Funds to cool homes melting

    More than 30 families in Spencer County have taken advantage of a a new federal energy program designed to help them pay cooling bills this summer and the money already is just about gone.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Friday that $4 million in federal funding would be made available starting July 12 for summer cooling assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

  • Two-day fair preview starts Friday

    The Spencer County Fair officially begins this weekend, but don’t expect midway rides. Those won’t arrive until the fair resumes later this month.

    This Friday, fair-goers can enjoy a corn hole tournament beginning at 7 p.m. and then the main event at 7:30 p.m. with horse pulls on the dirt track.

    Saturday’s events include the antique tractor pull at 6 p.m., followed by the Coca-Cola Youth Talent show at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m. will be the 4H/FFA swine show and capping off the night are more horse pulls at 7:30 p.m.

  • Trails event proves Taylorsville is no dark horse

    Taylorsville is well on the way to shedding its reputation as a one-horse town when it comes to equestrian tourism.

    An estimated 100 trail riders, horse owners, and equine enthusiasts from ages three to 80 assembled at Taylorsville Lake State Park Saturday to enjoy a full day of fun and fundraising in commemoration of Celebrate Kentucky Trails Day, a state-wide holiday that is only a year old.