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Today's News

  • Jewell graduates from Dept. of Criminal Justice

    Damon C. Jewell, of the Louisville International Airport Department of Public Safety, graduated July 17 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Center. The Department of Criminal Justice Training Center is a state agency on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus in Richmond.

  • Blue Grass Energy receives Energy Star partnership award

     Blue Grass Energy announced today that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2009 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award.

     This award recognizes Blue Grass Energy’s efforts to promote energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by sponsoring an ENERGY STAR for New Homes program in its service area last year.

     Blue Grass Energy first began using Energy Star guidelines for its Touchstone Energy Home program in 2005. BGEnergy members get a free home energy rating (HERS), valued at $500.

  • Time changes made to the school day

    Middle and high school students can hit the snooze button and still be punctual for their first day of classes thanks to a decision Monday night to delay the start time by 10 minutes.

    When classes resume August 11, students in grades six through 12 will begin their school day at 7:45 a.m. – 10 minutes later than in previous years. Spencer County Middle and High students will also be getting out five minutes earlier during the 2009-10 school year, resulting in a day that is 15 minutes shorter.

  • LETTER: Coverage of Jenkins unfair

    I have sat back and read the charges against David Jenkins in our newspaper for weeks now. What happened to “innocent until proven guilty”? I suppose that doesn’t apply with our editor of the Spencer Magnet. According to the on-line poll a couple of weeks ago, this is embarrassing to our county. I agree with that, so please Ms. Bass let it go.

  • Stallions board meeting

    Spencer County Youth Football Association is having an open board meeting on August 5 at the new football field located at 100 Water Street in Taylorsville at 6:30 p.m.

    All parents are welcome to attend.

     

  • LETTER:Safety is the priority, not winning

    I am writing this regarding the letter that was wrote last week about the Spencer County Youth Football program.

    I’m a proud parent of a mighty mite player. This is my son’s third year on the team. The first year, my son played for the team, he didn’t get in the game that much. but he did get to know the game, because when he started he didn’t know anything about football. The second year, he got more playing time.

  • 4-H and FFA hog show winners

    The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was this past Saturday, July 18, with Warren Beeler from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture judging.

    There were showmanship classes for all ages, including novice.

    Supreme Breeding Gilt Champion went to Ashley Montgomery with her Yorkshire. Reserve Supreme Breeding Gilt Champion went to Danielle Montgomery with her Duroc.

  • KSP reports 15 deaths on roadways, including Spencer

    Preliminary statistics indicate that fifteen people died in fifteen separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, July 20 through Sunday, July 26, 2009.

     Thirteen of the crashes involved motor vehicles and seven of those victims were not wearing seat belts.  Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boone, Breckinridge, Christian, Daviess, Franklin (2), Gallatin, Graves (2), Hardin, Jefferson, Marion and Spencer counties.  Two of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

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

    Masonic Lodge Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    O.R.N.A.I.C. meal and meeting

  • Jenkins resigns from KACo

    In a concise, yet decisive e-mail sent to colleagues last Wednesday, Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins resigned from the executive board of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    “I feel it is in the best interest of the organization that I step aside,” wrote Jenkins. “I want the executive committee and KACo to be able to make decisions based upon facts and not personalities.”