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Today's News

  • SCHS boys soccer on a roll

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County Bears boys soccer team is on a bit of a roll, having won their last three games to improve their record to 4-5-1 on the season. After an 11-1 setback to North Oldham last Tuesday, the guys took a hard-fought contest over visiting Jeffersontown 5-4 on Wednesday. They followed that up with a 3-1 victory at home over Carrroll County and on Monday night, they traveled to Henry County where they captured a 4-1 win. The guys will travel to South Oldham tonight and will host Louisville Collegiate next Tuesday night.

  • Ground-breaking wins for Stallions

     

    The Spencer County Youth Football Association held their first home games this past weekend on their newly-finished fields. Teams in all age divisions played both Saturday and Sunday.

    The Stallion Pee-Wee and Mighty Mite teams won their division games as both teams beat visitors from Jeffersontown on Saturday and Fern Creek on Sunday. Scores and information about other Stallion teams were not available.

    Photo by Kimberly D. Carruthers.

  • Little dancers, big talent

    The SCES Dance Team won first place in their division recently at the Jamfest Game Day at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The team consists of 17 dancers who proved that they can achieve by working together to bring home a trophy. The two coaches who help make the team winners are Christy Morrison and Alex Poole. The dedication to the team and the care they show the girls is amazing. Spencer Co was also awarded the Loudest Crowd Award thanks to all of the support of the fans who were cheering for SCES and SCMS Dance and SCMS Cheer.

  • LETTER: Seniors need safe passage on roadways

    Wednesday morning as I made my travels around town as usual, I was headed home when all at once I saw what would turn out to be a very humbling experience.

    It should not have surprised me knowing Bill Goodlett as I do. I remember one time when he walked and hitchhiked all the way from Washington State to Taylorsville to visit his dying sister. By the way he made it.

  • Extension narrows property search

    After more than two years, the Spencer County Extension Council appears to be moving toward purchasing land for a new, larger facility.

    With their sights set on a 15-acre plot of land behind Old South Plantation, the extension council’s strategic planning committee voted Wednesday to enter negotiations with Turnpike Properties, Inc. Owners of the land are Anthony Travis and his son, Scott Travis.

    If the extension council pays the listing price of $285,000, the property would cost an average of $19,000 per acre.

  • State releases NCLB, KCCT test results

    The Kentucky Department of Education released data of how well every school in the state performed according to standards set by the 2009 No Child Left Behind and the Kentucky Core Content tests.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    What’s Happening is intended for publicizing public meetings, notices, non-profit and events that are free to the community. The Spencer Magnet will make every effort to run announcements that meet our guidelines at least once, but will not guarantee publication. Announcements will be published as space is available.

    Operation Clean Sweep

  • LETTER: A call to stand up to cemetery board

    I’m writing because when we pay for a lot to lay our love ones in, we really still have no say so over it.

    I paid for a lot to put my dad and I can’t do anything up there I want to do. I can’t put up a cross behind the headstone and he is at the fence row. I own one grave at the left of him and three at the right of him.

    I was told my flower bed had to come down. The glass stuff on it had to go and letters were being sent to others over the same things. Nothing on the sides of the head stones; only 12 inches in front of it.

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

    SCYBA meeting

    The SCYBA (Spencer County Youth Baseball Association) will be having a nomination meeting October 4 for anyone interested is serving on the board for the upcoming 2010 year. Elections will be held November 1. Both meetings will be held at 2 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park.

    Meet the Stallions day

  • Purchase cards would limit county's credit use

    Spencer County Fiscal Court may be looking to change the way they do business. The Administrative Code Committee recommended eliminating the use of credit cards and switch to more restricted purchase cards.

    Campbranch Magistrate Bill Drury, who heads up the committee, said that the proposed changes were not necessarily a result of recent investigations into spending practices by Kentucky Association of Counties and Kentucky League of Cities.