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  • Knights donate to Backpack Buddies

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Purple traps for ash borer

    Those who live or plan to travel close to the Ohio River this summer likely will see purple prisms hanging from ash trees.  These prisms are traps for emerald ash borer.

    About 3,000 traps were put up across the state in 2008.

  • County looks at dispatch options

    The county budget may be balancing, but magistrates are still looking for ways to save taxpayer money while maintaining the services residents have come to expect.

  • Ash borer found in nearby Shelby County

    The emerald ash borer, a foreign-born insect that is decimating ash trees in the Midwest, was found near Cedarmore in Shelby County last week. That is the first confirmed sighting of the pest in Kentucky. A few days later, the borer was also found in Jessamine County, according to a press release from University of Kentucky entomologists.

    UK Senior Nursery Inspector Joe Collins said entomologists are trying to determine the extent of the infestation in Shelby County, and he predicted “it will spread.”

  • Graduates cheer, parents shed tears

    The rain held off early Saturday evening as the 168 members of the Spencer County High School’s Class of 2009 marched across the stage at the amphitheater at Iroquois Park in Louisville to accept their diplomas and enter into the next chapter of their lives.

  • State looks for local suggestions on bridge, KY 44 projects

    With two major road projects on tap for Spencer County in 2011, engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting last Tuesday to give residents not only the first glimpse of the plans, but also the chance to voice suggestions for improvements.

    “We are trying to build projects that fit the community’s structure,” said state highway engineer Mike Hancock. “We will take all public comments because good ideas can come from anywhere.”

  • Light Up Salt River donations falter

    Light Up Salt River has become a tradition for families in Spencer and surrounding counties. Pack up the car with kids, lawn chairs and a few snacks, then head to Overlook Road just in time for the fireworks show.

    Enjoy it this year, said committee member Kathy Spears, because it might just be the last.

    “Donations just aren’t coming in like they have in the past,” said Spears. “Right now we have half of what we usually receive.”

  • Grand jury indicts two

    Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted two Taylorsville residents on manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Joshua L. Carney and Tina S. Carney, both of 4709 Little Union Road, each will be tried in court on two felony counts involving methamphetamine. Their first indictment is for manufacturing methamphetamine complicity, a class B felony that carries with it the possibility of 10 to 20 years in prison. Their second indictment of possession of methamphetamine is a class D felony and has the potential sentence of one to five years.

  • Search continues for missing boater

    Divers are continuing their search for the body of a Bullitt County man who has been missing since Friday morning at Taylorsville Lake.

    Thirty-six-year-old Anthony W. Reynolds, of Shepherdsville, was last seen around 10 a.m. Friday after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client’s boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.

  • The day our nation stops to remember

    “O beautiful for heroes proved,

    In liberating strife,

    Who more than self their country loved,

    And mercy more than life!”

    - from “America the Beautiful,” published in 1895,

    writen by Katharine Lee Bates,

    composed by Samuel A. Ward

    A service for remembering – that is how Pastor Bill Dunning described the community Memorial Day ceremony at Valley Cemetery Sunday afternoon.