Today's News

  • Stumbling blocks to football’s countdown

    High school football is in full swing. The college game is preparing to march onto center stage, but Sports Department’s other stuff keeps raining on the parade.

     To wit:

    • Media fascination with Brett Favre.

    • Pennat races. Cubs? Stick a fork in ‘em, again.

    • Rick Pitino jokes.

    • Media fascination with Michael Vick.

    • NCAA punishments.

    And, John Calipari.

  • Oh, what a night for a comeback

    First-year SCHS Head Football Coach Wes Napper had a night to remember Friday. In his first game at the helm, his Bears rallied late in the fourth quarter for a 35-34 victory over East Jessamine in front of a large and excited home crowd. He got the traditional post-game empty-the-water cooler shower from players, and was later given the game ball. Not a bad way to start a season, not to mention a career.

  • Church happenings

    Women’s Bible study at First Baptist

    The Women’s Ministry at First Baptist will begin their fall Bible study, Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed-A Study of David, by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur on September 14.  This seven week study is based on their Deeper Still conference.  Each woman will teach a two week segment.  Times and locations are:

    Monday 9:15-11:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church.

    Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Charlotte Nedros.

  • Plum Creek Baptist begins Angel Food ministry

    Wanda Husband may have a lot of reasons to take advantage of the Angel Food Ministries program, but the real reason, she said, is the food is so yummy.

    For the past several months, Husband and about two dozen other members of Plum Creek Baptist Church have been participating regularly in a trial run of the non-profit food program. They place an order for a week or more worth of food at a reduced price and pick it up at a designated time each month.

    “It’s a wonderful program, affordable food and it tastes good,” said Husband.

  • PHOTO: SCMS girls basketball

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     Lauren Ferency pushes past an Anderson County player during a home game last Tuesday. The seventh grade team lost to Anderson 37-20.

    The Lady Grizzlies were scheduled to go head-to-head against My Old Kentucky Home Middle School last night. Their next game will be away against Bardstown Middle August 31 at 6 p.m.

  • Christ can bring and sustain love in your marriage

    This morning I woke up thinking about real true love. A few month’s ago I was ordained a Baptist preacher. When I got home I told my wife, Roberta, “You know, hon, you have been married to a sheriff, a judge, and now a preacher.” She said, “Yes, but, you know, I married a sawmiller.” I said, “You know, you are right.”

  • Fatal crash on Grays Run Rd.

    A Taylorsville man died Sunday afternoon when the car he was driving struck a tree on Grays Run Road.

    Kevin L. Hatzman, 45, was traveling north on the road when a wheel dropped off the shoulder. According to a Kentucky State Police report, that is when Hatzman over-corrected and crossed the southbound lane. His 2002 Camry then left the roadway and struck a tree.

    Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert pronounced Hatzman dead at the scene from multiple, blunt-force trauma due to the crash. Authorities said that family members were first to arrive and began CPR.

  • College wakeboard competition

    Boatworks, in Taylorsville, will be sponsoring the University of Kentucky Bluegrass Boardfest Collegiate Challenge Sept. 12 at Taylorsville Lake. Wakeboards will be competing for prizes in five divisions: novice, intermediate, advanced, outlaw and women. All entrants must have a valid college ID to participate. For more information, contact Laura Mitchell at lkmitc2@gmail.com.

    While this event is for the college set, spectators are welcome to watch wakeboarders compete. Competition begins at 9 a.m. at the state park boat ramp.

  • PHOTO: SCHS girls soccer

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Tori Palmer, shown here in the season opener against Oldham County, broke out for a whopping seven goals in the team’s second game, a 9-5 win over visiting Jefferstontown. Cheyenne McKinley and Aliesha Patterson also scored goals for the Lady Bears, who fell 2-0 in the last game to Louisville Collegiate. The girls will be back in action tonight at home when they host Southern, and will travel to Western Hills on Monday


  • PHOTO: Grizzly go-getter

    Robin Bass/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School won 20-0 over Washington County in their season opener at home last Tuesday night. Tailback Will Edwards scored twice, with fullback Cody Nevitt scoring once. Grizzlies were scheduled to play My Old Kentucky Home away last night. Their next game will be Thursday when the B-team plays at home against St. Charles.