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Today's News

  • Local students make 2009 all-state choir

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County High School students Danielle Curtsinger and Christi Shindlebower were selected to the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2009 All State Choir. The two joined other Kentucky music students selected for participation following auditions, and spent three days rehearsing in Louisville, culminating with a performance at the Kentucky Center for the Arts last month.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following Spencer County Grand Jury indictments were filed February 19, 2009.

    • Troy S. Waldridge, of 108 Railroad Street, was indicted on three drug-related felony charges for an incident that occurred about December 17, 2008. Waldridge faces manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking and possession of meth and possession of drug parahernalia, a Class A misdemenor.

    • Justin Stahmer, of Louisville, is facing a Class C felony indictment for assault in the second degree for an incident occurring around September 23, 2008 in Spencer County.

  • SCMS archery team heads to district

    The Spencer County Middle School archery team placed third in a regional tournament Saturday held at Moore Traditional School.

  • Faith for Today: Learning to forgive

    Mary Karr’s uncle had endured long enough!  The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to separate his own house into two halves.  He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoken in months.  He had enough.  He divided his house and moved her portion a few hundred feet away.  The two of them finished their years on earth living on the same farm, in the same house… living two very separate lives.

  • School news briefs

    Kindergarten

    registration

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held through March 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2009 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.

    To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:

    • Proof of residency

    • A copy of the original birth certificate (not a hospital certificate)

    • A copy of the student’s Social Security card

    • Current immunization certificate

  • Warrior class (Capt.) Mike Casey battles on " and you can help

    Warrior class.

    It’s blue blood national image aside, the bricks and mortar that underpin University of Kentucky’s basketball success story for more than half century has been a rich mix of blue collar grit, tenacity, pride, stamina and courage.

    A warrior class.

    Jodie Meeks is one, and Patrick Patterson qualifies. Jeff Sheppard was, and Tayshaun Prince. Names fans today find familiar. In fact, they are the latest in a long line of warriors.

  • SCHS boys fall in district play to Shelby

    Having watched the Lady Bears make history minutes before, the Spencer County Bears took the floor with little to lose in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament as they squared off against an older, bigger Shelby County squad.

    While the young Bears made a game of it early, the magic surrounding the girls’ first ever district tournament win couldn’t work any wonders for the boys, as their long season came to close with a 69-41 defeat.

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

    Knights Kafé

    Lenten fish fry

    Lenten Friday night fish fry will be held every Friday through Lent from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Menu items available will be fish, shrimp, frog legs, onion rings, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, home-made desserts and assorted beverages. Carry out will be available. All proceeds will go to charitable works in our community by the Knights of Columbus. All Saints Catholic Church is located at 410 Main Cross St.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • Cycling event racing this way

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have been asked to play host to hundreds of cycling enthusiasts this summer during the USA Cycling 2009 Masters Road National Championship.

    Local leaders – who are eager to promote tourism in the area – see this event not only as a chance to showcase what the county has to offer, but their willingness to work with athletic event organizers.

    “We need to get more involved in sports tourism,” said City Manager Steve Biven. “We need to let people know we are capable of handling (events).”

  • Meth lab bust in Mt. Eden

    Two Mt. Eden men and a woman from Bloomfield are facing felony drug charges following a meth lab bust Sunday night.

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Miles said he was acting on a tip when he and fellow officers converged on a home at 5616 Mill Road in Mt. Eden.

    “I have been watching this house for several weeks,” said Miles.