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Today's News

  • Dinner brings night life to Main

    The sights, sounds – and smells – were undeniably festive at the first annual 2009 Progressive Dinner.

    It was in the smiles of diners as they greeted old friends along Main Street in Taylorsville. It was in the strums of acoustic guitars as their notes danced into the night air. And it was, of course, in the delectable dishes that were prepared – hors d’oeuvres, salads, soups, steaks and desserts. Oh, the desserts. There were so many to choose from.

  • Wildcats, Cards and Hilltoppers: 'These are times that try men's soles'

    Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

    With last Saturday’s fiasco(s) in mind, a twist on a Thomas Paine refrain. “These are the times that try men’s soles.”

    Pummeled by Florida, and Utah and Navy respectively, will the Wildcats, Cards and Hilltoppers pack up their cleats and beat a hasty retreat to the rear?

    Could be.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: What you get for the money

    For the first time in 16 years, The Spencer Magnet will raise its newsstand price effective October 7. Since 1993,  single copies have sold for 50 cents, it will now take three quarters to purchase the newspaper at area retailers and paper boxes.

    Anytime the price of a good or service goes up, consumers are faced with a choice. But, before you make the decision to forego next week’s edition, permit me the opportunity to convince you otherwise.

  • Wreck on KY44 delays release of older students from school

    School bus routes were delayed last Tuesday afternoon while emergency personnel worked an accident on KY 44 West/Mt. Washington Road.

    Most students at Spencer County’s secondary schools were able to find alternative modes of transportation after classes dismissed at 2:20 p.m. About 250 middle and 50 high school students waited to ride elementary bus routes.

  • Public comment sought on transportation issues

    The use of a reliable automobile is something many take for granted. Whether it is a visit to the grocery or the doctor's office, most Spencer Countians are accustomed to being able to drive themselves virtually anywhere they need, or want, to go. Unfortunately, this luxury is not available to everyone – particularly those with disabilities, older adults and individuals with limited income.

  • Ribbon cutting: Dollar General

    Dollar General in Elk Creek recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Pictured are: (front, from left) Wendy Wynne, Store Manager Sue Cambron, Michelle Monday, Emily Manica, Lauren Thompson, Assistant Manager Tina Peak, (back, left) James Taylor, District Manager Dave Ebret, Lead Associate Chris Evans and Corey Monday. During their grand opening celebration, employees sold hot dogs and drinks to raise money for the Literacy Foundation. Dollar General is located at 58 Plum Ridge Road and is open to customers every day from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    Marriages

    The following marriages were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of June 2009.

    Lisa Gaye Dabney, 43, Mount Eden and Cecil Robert Herrell II, 46, Mount Eden.

    Candace Marie Biggers, 22, Taylorsville and Herbert Christopher Redmon, 35, Taylorsville.

    Amber Lee Ann Cosman, 27, Taylorsville and Michael Paul Chapa, 30, Taylorsville.

    Amand Rae Hughes, 29, Taylorsville and Gerald Douglas Washburn Jr., 27, Taylorsville.

  • LETTER: Thanks for supporting Diabetes Walk

    I would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended the Greater Louisville Diabetes Walk September 12, 2009 at Churchill Downs.

    Our family was once again blessed to have so many people come together for our daughter and all the children and adults who suffer from juvenile diabetes. 

    We extend our thanks to the SCES Dance team, the SCMS Drum Line, and the SCMS Cheerleaders. We also would like to thank the 125 walkers that joined us that day!

  • Chorus camp 2009

    Spencer County High School hosted the 1st Annual Spencer All-County Children’s Chorus Summer Camp June 8-11.  Spencer County vocal music students, who would be entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall, attended the chorus camp.   Students from Taylorsville Elementary School, Spencer County Elementary School and Spencer County Middle School participated in the rehearsals and activities.  The week concluded with a public performance on Thursday evening, June 11.

  • Good showing in Hillbilly Run

    The SCHS girls’ cross country team braved the rain and mud to place 3rd in team scoring at the Nelson County Hillbilly Run on September 26, beating 5th and 6th ranked Presentation and Boyle County in the process.  Christina Shawver crossed the line first for SCHS, in 3rd place, followed by Charliann Garcia in 4th, Chelsey Talley 22nd, Whitney O’Dell 32nd, and Adrian Gregory 33rd.

    In the JV race, Taylor Jaggers placed 8th and Tara Sorrels finished 23rd.  Summer Hughes came in 25th in the middle school 3K, while Lindsey Bush placed 14th in the elementary run.