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Today's News

  • Bears look impressive in Fla.

     

    The Bears knew two things heading into Christmas break: they can shoot the three ball and they have some young players who will be key this season.

    Game 1:

    It did not take long for Spencer County to find their rhythm in Florida. Thirty seconds into the game freshman Sam Conley got the Bears going with an And-1.  Soon after, Jackson Cole started heating up from behind the arc and a Sam Conley to Jake Whitlock connection for a layup gave the Bears an early lead over the Hornets from Roswell, Georgia.

  • Church Happenings - Week of January 3, 2018

    Retirement celebration for Rev. Burton

    Second Baptist Church will celebrate the retirement of Rev. Charles Burton, who has served the congregation for 43 years, with a retirement gathering on Sunday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the church on Jefferson Street. On Sunday, January 28 at 4 p.m., an installation ceremony to welcome the new pastor, Rev. John A. Lewis, will be held at the church at 4 p.m.

    Kings Praise Academy at Kings Baptist Church

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  • Pre-filed bills in Frankfort deal with pension, state employment

    State government is shrinking under Gov. Matt Bevin, and state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, pre-filed a bill last month that aims to address that decrease.

  • Policy on election letters coming soon

    Over the next couple of weeks, The Spencer Magnet will be reviewing and publishing our new letters policy that will cover letters during the upcoming primary election season.

    Our intent is to allow the free exchange of ideas and opinions, but not to permit this newspaper to be used as a tool by those who wish to cast personal campaigns. We will also be looking at limits to how often and when actual candidates can submit letters to the editor.

  • Kentucky State Police battling with old, outdated vehicles and other equipment

    It’s easy to spot drivers zipping down Kentucky highways well above the speed limit. But stopping them isn’t as simple as you might think.

    Troopers must push their cruisers up to 120 mph or beyond, often crossing grassy medians and fishtailing to catch up.

    Experiencing this adrenaline-fueled bumpy ride, one thing becomes clear — you want to be in a car you trust.

    And that’s a “dire” problem for Kentucky State Police. They don’t trust their aging cars.

  • Taylorsville Lake Park manager removed over internal matter

    The former manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park has lost his job and is facing criminal charges after an internal investigation by the Department of Parks. However, County Attorney Ken Jones said it doesn’t appear the manager had any criminal intent and the charges may be dropped.

    Troy Koon took over as the park’s manager back in June. At some point in September, there were questions about receipts for firewood purchased by the park. Ultimately, Koon was charged with providing “unsworn falsification to authorities.”

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  • New Year’s mayhem

     

    One person received minor injuries and was arrested following a New Year’s Day pursuit by Taylorsville City Police around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. The car was observed traveling at a high rate of speed, and police began pursuing him near the Early Wyne Subdivision. He continued on the four-lane, crossed the intersection and then ran into a business on Walter Hahn Blvd.