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Local News

  • Ribbon cutting: 47th Avenue

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Drop out rates on the rise in Spencer County

    More Spencer County high students dropped out of school in 2008 than the previous year. Recently released non-academic data also reveals that fewer students graduated and fewer are moving on to a successful adult life when compared to 2007 figures.

  • Teen critically injured after collision with SUV

    Nicholas Henry, 15, remained listed in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a dirt bike accident that occurred near his home in Little Mount.

    Emergency services were called to the home of Bruce Henry, located at 440 Whitetail Drive, Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in response to a teenager that had been hit by a sports utility vehicle while riding his motorbike. The caller to 9-1-1 told Spencer County Dispatch that the teen was not breathing.

  • Fisherman discovers remains of missing Taylorsville Lake boater

    The remains of Anthony “Tony” Reynolds, 36, were discovered early Saturday morning by a fisherman in the area where authorities began their search for the missing boater, said Officer Doug Detherage, lead  investigator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • SCMS student dies in wreck

    Thirteen-year-old James Douglas Mitchell, of Waterford, died Saturday afternoon in Nelson County after being ejected from a vehicle in which he was a passenger.

    Mitchell would have been an eighth grader at Spencer County Middle School this fall. Principal Ed Downs described Mitchell as a happy-go-lucky child that was well liked by his classmates.

    “You couldn’t help but like him,” said Downs.

  • KFB Certified Farm Markets

    Spencer County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Spencer County Certified Roadside Market members are: Cheek’s Produce and Deutsch Farm.

  • Honor Flight: Spencer County veteran saluted for WWII service

    In the basement of Vincent Heuser’s home in western Spencer County are scrapbooks, files, photos and other records that detail his three plus years of service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

    But the thing a visitor’s eyes turn to first is a large painting of a sea battle that shows ships ablaze, Japanese planes diving toward U.S. vessels and serves as a vivid reminder of the sacrifices made over 60 years ago in a war that defined an entire generation.

  • New SCHS principal named

    Jocelyn Lyons, a former Spencer County Middle School administrator, has been selected as the new high school principal.

    “We are so pleased to welcome her back to the community,” said Assistant Superintendent Norma Thurman. “I think she’s a very good choice.”

  • Crash kills two on US 31

    Two people died Thursday morning as a result of a head-on collision on US 31-E in the southwestern portion of Spencer County.

    Phyllis M. Cook, 56, of Lebanon was driving northbound when she apparently lost control of her vehicle in a curve, said Trooper Ron Turley, Kentucky State Police public information officer. Her 2007 Chevrolet crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by John V. Maradits, 43, of Louisville. Neither vehicle had passengers.

    Maradits was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt County Coroner’s office.

  • Crossroads: Farm-City Funfest

    On Monday evening, June 15, the Spencer County Extension Service, along with the Spencer and Jefferson County Farm Bureaus and the Jefferson County Extension Service, is sponsoring the Crossroads:  Farm-City Funfest on the farm of Tommee Clark in Jeffersontown.  Sunny Acres Farm is located at 6516 Echo Trail in Jeffersontown.

        This year’s event will be focusing on buying locally produced goods and items.  There will be Farmers Market vendors set up along with many other displays relating to buying local.