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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Our Taylorsville industry is tourism

    Recently, a reporter from one of the TV stations asked me; “What is Taylorsville and Spencer County’s main industry?”  For me, the answer was simple: tourism. 

    With 700 to 800 thousand people coming through our community each year visiting Taylorsville Lake, we need to find new and innovative ways to harvest this tourism dollar.  We are accessible to many areas in the region, and even in a down economy, short weekend getaways are still affordable to many.

  • Bloomfield woman arrested in shooting

    Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect accused of shooting two individuals Wednesday near Chaplin.

    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Geri Goodlett, 46, Bloomfield, allegedly shot William Chad Jackson, 24, and Donald Goodlett around 4:20 p.m. at  Geri Goodlett’s home at 1800 Highview Church Road.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Grand jury indictments

    The following indictments were handed down by the Spencer County Grand Jury on June 10, 2010:

    Curtis R. Cartwright and Johnathan S. McCoy, both of 28 Highgrove Rd. in Cox’s Creek, were indicted on one count of planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell or transfer five plants or more while in possession of a firearm, complicity. This is a class C felony.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Bailouts for newspapers?

    Okay. Congress isn’t seriously considering bailing out the newspaper industry, but a meeting of the Federal Trade Commission earlier this month has sparked the debate, so I’m running with it.

    The FTC evidently gathered a group of experts June 15 to discuss a 47-page draft called “Potential Policy Recommendations  to Support the Reinvention of Journalism.”

  • Ferency hooks 15-lbs. paddlefish

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     Josh Ferency (left) hooked this 15-pound paddlefish, also known as a spoonbill catfish, June 5, while fishing at the Taylorsville Lake tailwaters with his friends Todd Clemens and Tyler Brewer (right). The bottom-feeder was caught using chicken livers and with a little help from Clemens to reel it in. This breed is not actually a catfish, as the name suggests, but is considered one of the oldest fish species. Their greenish black eggs, like sturgeon, are used to make caviar.

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

    Youth soccer sign-ups

    Spencer County Soccer Association will be holding Fall 2010 soccer registrations at Dairy Queen Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Sunday, June 27 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The deadline for registration forms to be sent in is June 30.

    SCMS football practice

    Come join SCMS for another successful season of Grizzly football.

  • Water notices

    Taylorsville Water customers have been sent a water quality report about the facility’s failure to comply with a testing procedure. Public Works Director Harold Compton said the notice represents a minor violation and that customers should not be alarmed.

    “The water was not contaminated, it just wasn’t analyzed in time,” said Compton, because samples were not picked up by the testing laboratory within the regulated time window.

     

  • U10 tourney winners

    Spencer County held its first U10 Round Robin Tournament on June 12, at Waterford Park. 

    Taking first place was the Spencer Co. Lightning (top photo) coached by Andy Mallory.  Second place went to the J-town Storm (at right) coached by Terry McKinzie and third went to Spencer County Scorpions (bottom photo) coached by Dawn Waldridge.

  • Operation Dry Water

    Operation Dry Water may sound like an oxymoron, but it really makes a lot of sense – common sense to be exact.

    The event is all about making waterways safer by devoting a weekend to nationally crackdown on alcohol consumption while boating.

    “Just because Spencer County is wet doesn’t mean the laws have changed on the lake,” said Sgt. Scott Herndon with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Division.

  • HISTORY: Memories in a letter

    Allen C. Fishback was born in Taylorsville, but orphaned during his formative years. This is a copy verbatim of a letter he sent to the Spencer Magnet  many years ago. He was then an adult and living in Rosedale, Indiana.

     “Editor, Spencer Magnet: Lately I have received two copies of your paper sent by a friend with requests that I write something for its columns. So, here goes – either to the paper or to the waste basket – as best suits the ladies who direct the destinies of the paper.”