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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Paving progress

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Paving projects continue to pop up all around the city streets of Taylorsville as warmer weather gives way to the construction season. Residents on Washington Street should expect to see work on that road in the coming months after the area is surveyed for a sidewalk and repairs to drainage issues.

  • UK should deep-six Calipari

    I’ve put off writing this for hours, waiting for an announcement from UK as to who their next coach is. All indications is that by the time this paper goes to print Tuesday night, John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers will be named new head man for the Wildcats.

    Count me among those who are hoping those rumors are (were) wrong.

  • Weed control tops checklist of spring garden chores

    There are various odd jobs to address in the garden once spring arrives.  Well timed chores can help us improve the performance of some plants, control others and eliminate some.  Weeds are usually foremost on people’s minds as they make their way back to the garden each spring.  There is no magic bullet for weed control but we can take some common sense measures to devise an overall management plan.  Diligence plays a role, as does timing and technique. 

  • Career Day opens minds at SCES

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is likely the question most asked of children.

    Last week, students at Spencer County Elementary were able to ponder the possibilities of that question and go beyond dreams of becoming ballerinas and astronauts.

  • LETTER: Bill that affect kids

    Most kids my age are concerned with sports and video games, which I enjoy. As a Boy Scout and Christian, I would like to focus on an issue that is far more significant. In fact there are five bills that are being considered right now. I feel these are so important that I took a field trip on March 3 to the state capital in Frankfort.

  • Tax revenue to fund city upgrades

    Visitors to Taylorsville may soon be greeted by some welcoming new signs.

    During his annual State of the City address last Thursday, Mayor Don Pay unveiled several projects planned to improve the town’s appearance, including several new sidewalks and signage throughout city streets.

    “We want to see a beautiful city, a great city,” said Pay, by building on what he believes Taylorsville founders envisioned so long ago.

  • Building moratorium in Shelby

    Shelbyville City Council has approved an ordinance declaring a building and zoning moratorium on the east end of Shelbyville.

    The motion, brought in a special- called meeting of the Council on Tuesday, covers all building and zoning issues from Fourth Street to the Mt. Eden Road, including the initial burst of Frankfort Road where the Hilltop Produce property is located.

    The moratorium, effective today, encompasses all building permits, demolition permits, zoning map amendments, planned unit developments, and development plans within the area.

  • LETTER: As I see it

    Mayor Don Pay presented his “State of the City” speech last Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Pay indicated in that speech that the occupational taxes that the city has been collecting will pay for new “welcome” signs at all four entrances to the city as well as street signs, stop signs and other directional signage that will resemble the new signs located on Main Street that were funded by the Main Street renovation grant.

  • Four SCHS students move on to state NHD competition

    Fifteen Spencer County High School students participated in the district National History Day Competition held at the University of Louisville on Saturday, March 21st.  Although all students received great comments from judges on their projects or their interviews, only four placed high enough to move on to state competition.

    Placing 1st in group documentary were Tyler Greenwell and Robert “Bressler” Wade.  Their project was entitled “Nixon: The Individual in History: His Actions Became his Legacy.”

  • DANCING LIKE STARS

    The Spencer County High School Dance team has managed to accomplish in three years what some more established programs have yet to achieve – the title of national champions. The relatively young team earned their new moniker at Jam Fest Nationals two Saturdays ago in Louisville. The girls beat out 39 other dance teams with their fast-paced, hip-hop routine at the invitation-only event.

    “It’s a big deal to say we’re national champions and not just that we won first place,” said SCHS junior and co-captain Chelsea Livingston.