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Today's News

  • 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!

  • Stallion news

    Introducing the 2010 Spencer County Youth Football Association Board Members: Chris Hutt, president; Stan Shivers, vice president; Allison Greer-Hughes, secretary; Kim Carruthers, treasurer; Tommy Shelburne, equipment mgr.; Sherry Young, cheer coordinator; Sergent of Arms, Robby Berry; Floyd Light; John Phillips; and Tammy Berry, concession mgr.

  • Rabbit hunt nets 28

    The posse strikes gold again. 28 rabbits in less than six hours on a farm in Shelby County. Hunting rabbits is all about family and friends and good dogs. Front row (from left): Brandon Williams, Dwayne Hilbert, Gayle Hilbert, Sonny Briniger, and Cory Williams. Second row (from left): Dustin Hilbert, Ben Williams, and Dillon Hilbert. Back row (from left): Ed Williams, Dakkota Helton, and Earl Humphrey.

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

    Valley Cemetery Stockholders meeting

    The stockholders of Valley Cemetery will meet January 29 at 7 p.m. for the purpose of electing 5 people for the Board of Directors for a two-year term.

    Spencer County Youth Football  

  • Magnet runner-up in KPA

    The Spencer Magnet was named runner-up in the 2009 Kentucky Press Association’s Excellence in Newspapers contest. Awards were presented to publications from across the state during the 141st annual KPA convention and banquet in Lexington Friday night.

    “It pleases me to know that we’re very highly regarded among our peers” said Magnet General Manager Lynette Mason. “We may be a small paper and located in a small town, but we’re accomplishing big things, and that is what truly matters.”

  • Lady Bears nearly upset North Oldham

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have struggled all season and the decision last week by two seniors to hang up their sneakers for the rest of the year wasn’t exactly the news Coach Daniel Cox needed to hear.

    Cox did not want to discuss the decision by seniors Chelsea Gross, the team’s leading scorer, and point-guard Ashley Wiley, who last week announced they were quitting, other than to thank them for their efforts. “Both are great girls with wonderful futures ahead of them. I wish them nothing but good fortune and success,” he said.

  • Kentucky and No. 1 spot, a divine right?

    Ranked No. 1 a curse for Kentucky?

    Such heresy. Might as well ask a Yankee if pin stripes are bad luck, or Crimson Tide man about an elephant. Kentucky fans consider No. 1 a divine right.

    A few views from the sunny side of blue.

    • Seven years since top spot rare air, and being the last unbeaten makes it doubly delicious.

    • Taking an opponent’s best shot is nothing new for Big Blue. Taking an opponent’s best shot and making it shoot 30 percent is the proper antidote.

  • Trout in the classroom

    The Louisville Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring the Spencer County “Trout in The Classroom” Project.

    The husband and wife team of Sean and Shannon Buynak are pioneering the project in Spencer County. Sean teaches 8th grade at Spencer County Middle School and Shannon is a 3rd grade teacher at Taylorsville Elementary.

     Each classroom was the recipient of 300 rainbow trout eggs from the Wolf Creek Hatchery.

  • TES proposal receives mixed review

    A proposal to build a two-story addition to Taylorsville Elementary instead of constructing a new facility sent school board members into a spirited debate Monday night.