Today's News

  • UPDATE: Firefighters battle blaze on Highgrove Road

    A home on the edge of the Spencer-Nelson County border was ruled a total loss after a fire destroyed it last Thursday afternoon.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters responded to 5430 Highgrove Road at 2:32 p.m. where the two-story home was fully engulfed in flames, Fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

    The home was occupied by tenant, Bobbie Shelburne, and owned by Field Houghlin, Nation said.

    No one was home at the time of the fire. The incident was called in to emergency personnel by a road crew member paving Ky. 48.

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  • Farm to plate: Columnist learns first-hand the realities of raising meat

    Last summer, I took part in a workshop in Taylorsville geared toward people interested in sustainability and self-sufficiency. Known as a Chicken Dinner Workshop, it is taught by Tom Scanlan and Sarah Fauber at RiverSong Farm. While my parents grew most of the food I ate as a child, they rarely raised their own meat.

  • PHOTO: Bears basketball camp is No. 1!

    Youngsters attending last week’s basketball camp at Spencer County High School put up the ‘No. 1’ sign at camp on Friday. Bears coach Jacob Barmore, far left, and Bears players, standing in the back, put on the camp for local boys and girls.

  • PHOTO: Great catch!

    Brandon Tindle, 11, caught this catfish while fishing on a private farm with his brother, Jonathan. The catch was about 10 pounds, according to their mother, Melissa.

    Proud of your child’s summer catch? Send your picture to editor@spencermagnet.com along with the details – who, what, where, and when – and we’ll showcase the find in an upcoming issue.

  • The Upper Green River

    Editor’s Note: This article is one in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky’s streams and rivers.

  • COLUMN: Summertime slows have come to the Bluegrass State

    July in Kentucky.
    When haze lifts, we notice fields of corn are high as an elephant’s eye.
    Family reunions, picnics, community festivals, little league baseball all-star games and always, the troops. Ahead of all else, soldiers in uniform and civilians who serve, should be close to mind every day and certainly during the first week of July. It’s a freedom kind of month.
    Heroes, too. In sports, here’s one: Mark Grether in Louisville’s Catholic Youth Football League.

  • COLUMN: Rebel recruiter Jack Allen had mixed success

    During the Civil War, Taylorsville native Jack Allen fought for the South and rose in rank to colonel.

  • Wedding: Beaudry, Ware to wed

    Jamie Beaudry and Aaron Ware, of Mount Eden, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding on July 16, 2011.  The ceremony will be held at Briar Ridge Christian Church.  Beaudry is the granddaughter of Terrence and Edith Ahearn, of Mount Eden, and Ware is the son of Dean and Lisa Ware, of Mount Eden.  The bride is currently studying at Eastern Kentucky University and the groom is an EKU graduate. All friends and relatives are invited. Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Clearing the way for disc golf

    The Possum Ridge Disc Golf Club is clearing the way – literally – for Spencer County’s first disc golf course.