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Today's News

  • Nations Baseball: coming to a field near you

    Nations Baseball is planning a youth tournament in June that will span diamonds across Spencer County.

    The 2010 Nations Baseball Kentucky Co-State Tournament will be held in Spencer County June 11-13. A coinciding tournament will be held the same weekend near Covington.

    Chuck Fisher, state director of Home Plate Sports and representative of Nations Baseball, estimated that the tournament would generate over $40,000 in revenue for local businesses. About 40 teams are expected to utilize various fields across the county at schools and public parks.

  • Smith announces run for district judge

    Darby L. Smith has announced his 2010 bid for District Court Judge, Division II encompassing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties.

    Smith, a Shelby County native, has maintained a general private practice in Shelbyville since 1997 and has had an office in Lawrenceburg since 2008.

    “I have gained considerable practical experience from a diverse group of clients and have handled many types of claims,” said Smith. “Managing my own law office for over a decade has well prepared me for the District Judge position.”

  • Christmas song composer puts words of hope to music

    Matt Hodge is a bona fide celebrity. For the past week and a half, his life has been a whirlwind of newspaper interviews (six, so far) and yesterday, the son of Taylorsville residents even made a television appearance on WHAS-11.

    For what? A song.

    Matt, 23, composed an original holiday song three weeks ago, titled “What is Christmas?” Since then, the three-minute melody has generated an Internet buzz with over 2,300 views on YouTube.

  • Church happenings

    Christmas Eve service at Mt. Eden Christian

    Mt. Eden Christian Church, located at 12441 Mt. Eden Road, will be having a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 10 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Christmas Eve service at Taylorsville United Methodist

  • Taylorsville man wrecks during police chase

    Jesus Rodriguez, of Taylorsville, was involved in a collision early Saturday morning while fleeing from police. He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

    Kentucky State Trooper H.L. Martin reported that he was attempting a traffic stop on Rodriguez in Shelbyville for the suspicion of DUI (Driving Under Influence) just after midnight Dec. 19. Rodriguez fled from the officer and led him on a 10-mile chase along LaGrange Road. Unable to navigate a curve, the suspect crashed and was ejected from the 2001 Jeep he was driving.

  • Bob Knight 'plays the fool'

    In life, each of us must sometimes play the fool.

     - Yiddish Proverb

    Thank you, Bob Knight.

    Indiana’s ex-coach was in Indianapolis last week at a fund raiser for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. It was also Knight’s night to ... play the fool. (wink)

    As always, when The General speaks, we listen and think and form opinions on his opinions, whether we agree or not (he doesn’t care). We are seldom disappointed.

  • Three Democrats file for magistrate

    Three more local Democrats added their names to a growing list of candidates in Spencer County’s primary election.

    Little Mount/Mt. Eden Magistrate David Goodlett (D) will be seeking re-election. He is currently serving his fifth term in office.

    “My constituents have stayed after me,” said Goodlett, 63. “There always seems to be a lot more we can do.”

  • A year-end message from Kentucky's governor

    I ran for governor to better position Kentucky to compete in the future.

     And despite inheriting a budget mess and dealing with an historic national recession that is damaging our economy while limiting state government’s resources, my goals for Kentucky haven’t changed.

     When we emerge from this recession, Kentucky must emerge not shell-shocked and shattered but stronger than before.

  • Trailer fire on West River Rd.

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to an unoccupied trailer fire in the 3000 block of West River Rd. Thursday. Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the blaze started because of an electrical short. The home was in the process of being remodeled. No injuries were reported.

  • SCHS coat drive

    During the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, the National Honor Society held its annual coat drive at Spencer County High School.  With the help of students from Mrs.