.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Lady Bears show promise in soccer season

    When it comes to success on the field this year, youth could be both a help and a hindrance for the Spencer County Lady Bears soccer team.

    New coach Charlie Traughber said the team will have to rely on young players, but thankfully, those young players have shown considerable promise.

    “Our freshmen class is a huge strength this year. Several freshmen will start and see significant playing time,” he said, noting that many of the young players have played on club teams and have developed well to this point.

  • Teen earns a summer's wage growing produce

    Gardens are filled now with seasonal treats characteristic of the region like corn, tomatoes and zucchini. But if fresh produce lovers are looking for something sweet and a bit unusual this summer, local teenager Shane Greenwell can help.

    This summer, with the assistance of his father, Dwight Greenwell, Shane raised a unique hybrid variety of fruit known as canary melons on his family’s farm off Highway 44 East. When ripe, the melons are characterized by their bright yellow color, waxy skin and sweet but slightly tart flavor.

  • Ribbon cutting: Taylorsville Florist

    Taylorsville Florist owners Jessica Nation and Diana (Shafer) Hilbert recently celebrated the renaming of their business with a ribbon cutting. Formerly Home Store Florist and Gifts, Taylorsville Florist offers the community a wide selection of fresh and artificial flower arrangements, as well as gifts for every occasion. Taylorsville Florist is located at 26 West Main St. in Taylorsville and can be reached at 477-8439.

     

  • FROM THE WORD: With faith like a child

    In our church, we have several little children that attend regularly. I tell you, these children have stolen my heart. They cause so many memories to wash over me of my own childhood.

    This one little girl, maybe 10 years old, had never been to church before. Another was four and he also had never stepped foot into a church.

  • First-half fumbles give game to Fairdale

    If the purpose of a preseason scrimmage is to give a coaching staff a chance to see what areas need improvement, then Friday’s practice game against Fairdale was a success for the Spencer County High School staff.

    However, such positive words probably weren’t the first ones uttered by head coach Wes Napper following the performance that he simply labeled as “terrible.”

  • Lightning strikes again

    Residents and workers in downtown Taylorsville had the scare of a lifetime last week when lightning struck First Baptist Church, temporarily knocking out power in many parts of the city and producing a startling thunderclap.

    “I thought somebody had dropped a bomb,” said Susan Collins, who was working in the office of The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon as sunlight began disappearing behind ominous storm clouds.

  • Weather causing brown, weedy lawns

    Central Kentuckians are probably noticing brown spots and lots of weeds in their lawns. While the area has had above-average rainfall for the year, no significant rainfall has occurred in the past couple of weeks. Mix that with temperatures in the 90s, and that has put stress on grass.

  • Man found in creek bed

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Taylorsville man after the discovery of his body in a creek bed Sunday morning.

    David E. Watkins, 48, was found by a resident living on Dutchmans Creek Road around 10:21 a.m. lying in a creek beneath the homeowner’s driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert.

  • Spencer County Fair results: FFA and 4H

    FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA

    Green Tobacco – 5 plants per stick – Sarah Perry, Blue, 1st; Matt Recktenwald, Blue, 2nd; Sam Perry, Blue, 3rd; Austin Gibson, Blue, 4th

    Potted Tobacco Plant – Sarah Perry, Blue, 1st; Sam Perry, Blue, 2nd; Matt Recktenwald, Blue, 3rd; Austin Gibson, Blue, 4th.

    Clover or Clover Mix Hay – 20 lb – Matt Recktenwald, Blue, 1st; Austin Gibson, Blue, 2nd.

    Alfalfa Hay – 20 lbs – Sarah Perry, Blue, 1st; Sam Perry, Blue, 2nd; Matt Recktenwald, Blue, 3rd; Austin Gibson, Blue, 4th

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

    Knights’ seafood buffet

    The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a seafood buffet Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, located on Main Cross in Taylorsville.

    Fish fry

    A fish fry dinner will be served at Grace Chapel Friday, August 27 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Grace Chapel is located at 60 Ray Drive in Taylorsville.