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Today's News

  • Local forage-finished beef

    In the middle of the 20th century, the traditional method of raising and finishing cattle on the farm gave way to a newer concept of Midwest-based feedlots that could take advantage of low priced grain and improved transportation to finish and market beef in vast quantities. But half a century later, the traditional production model is beginning to reemerge.

  • Crystal meth left at Tobacco Barn leads to arrest

    A Cox’s Creek man was arrested on drug charges after Tobacco Barn employees reported finding crystal methamphetamine in the Taylorsville store.

    Bryan Baldwin, 35, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetmine, Lortab and Xanax) in the first, second and third degrees. He was also charged with trafficking a controlled substance; trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school; and possession of marijuana.

  • Field set for primary face-off

    Paperwork has been flying across the counter for months at the clerk’s office, but not near as frenzied as in the past week. With the closing of the candidate filing window yesterday, that steady flurry stopped abruptly at 4 p.m.

    In all, 52 individuals volunteered their service to the public. Twenty-one joining the primary election field in the past week.

    The magistrate seats in Elk Creek District 3 and Campbranch District 4 saw the most interest with seven new filings combined.

    Elk Creek Magistrate

  • Governor's Scholars

    Spencer County High School has announced the names of six students who have been selected as candidates to participate in the Governor’s Scholars’ summer program for 2010. 

    The selected students are Steven Barlow, son of Steven and Michele Barlow; Ryan Conard, son of Craig and Stacy Conard;  Arden Cooper, daughter of Dan and Terri Cooper; Arden Gregory, daughter of Ron and Amy Gregory; Alison McGaughey, daughter of Ronnie and Tanya K. McGaughey; and Chase Thomas, son of Kevin and Diana Thomas.  

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of September 2009.

    Kentucky Housing Corporation, Frankfort to Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas TX. Lot 7 Watkins Glen. Conveyance to complete foreclosure.

    The Peoples Bank of Taylorsville, Taylorsville to Terrence E. and Tania Cooper, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer  County as described in deed book 229 page 191. $87,750.

  • Welding team bonds together to win

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County High School welding team recently won the regional FFA welding contest. Pictured above are team members (front, from left) Gabe Stodghill, Wesley Kendall, Justin Goodlett, (back) Ethan Sheeley and Scotty Jewell.

     

  • Bears drop contest with Bullitt East

    One loss shouldn’t dampen what has been a remarkable season for the Spencer County Bears, and with district foe Anderson County scheduled to visit Tuesday night, the team really couldn’t afford to stay down following Friday’s 80-63 loss to Bullitt East.

    Despite the 17-point margin, there is good that can come from that loss, like the fact that after spotting the Chargers as much as an 18-point lead in the first half, Spencer County hung with the 6th region contenders the rest of the way, and actually cut into the Bullitt East lead early in the fourth quarter.

  • LETTER: Please attend and vote at cemetery meeting

    Those who have loved ones and have purchased graves for others need to be at the meeting Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. 

    We have deeds for the ground but still we have no rights or say so over our loved ones graves.

    Fathers Day last year I lost three angels that cost $19.95 each. No one called to let me know they were going to destroy them. The angels were put on my brothers vault for his birthday. The angles were broken into hundreds of pieces.

    There was a cemetery board member who gave his resignation on TV, but he is still there.

  • Loud and clear

    Emergency service personnel may breathe a sigh of relief to learn that communicating with handheld radios will be much easier later this spring.

    Spencer County Fiscal Court approved a recommendation to have several radio repeaters and receiver stations installed by Commonwealth Communication Systems, Inc. of Lexington. The cost of the project will run roughly $160,000 – $86,000 of which will be funded through a Homeland Security grant. Governor Steve Beshear announced that Spencer County was awarded the grant in October.

  • LETTER: Citizen wants questions answered

    Is the City of Taylorsville preparing to create yet another taxing bureaucracy? There is a storm water utility tax, mandated by an EPA regulation known as the MS4 program to control run off. Will this tax be applied to only city residents? Will county residents using city water be taxed? Will Mayor Don Pay ever stop his tax and spend agenda? Unlikely!