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Today's News

  • KSP needs help identifying suspects

    The Kentucky State Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary in Spencer County.

    The break-in happened on February, 28, when someone broke into a mobile home at 737 Featherbed Hollow Road by prying open the front door, Trooper Ron Turley said.

    Three suspects were involved in the burglary and were captured on video taken by a hunting camera set to detect motion.

    The suspects took a PSE hunting bow, a 7-inch Kenwood touch screen TV, an Orion subwoofer speaker and a PlayStation 2 from the residence.

  • PHOTO: Strutters donate to county

     Nancy Thomas, secretary of the Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presenting a donation of $200 for the Archery in the Schools program to Duane Hume, archery instructor at SCMS. A $200 donation was also made to the 4-H shooting sports program.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     

  • Big showing at state livestock contest

    The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held June 16 at the Muhlenberg County Ag Center in Powderly, Ky. 

    Spencer County had 24 participants in the contest.  This is the largest group to represent Spencer County in this contest. 

    Walking through the contest as a Cloverbud was Casey Montgomery.  She gave her first set of reasons and received a score better than 50, which is the highest score given on a set of reasons!

  • Light Up Salt River this Saturday

    The 15th annual Light Up Salt River fireworks show is set to happen this Saturday despite financial setbacks in the beginning of the planning process.

    This year the 12-member Light Up Salt River Committee noticed a drop in donations while also struggling with a rise in the cost of fireworks.

    Although they  received $2,000 from the Tourism Committee they still had to cash in emergency certificates of deposits (CDs).

  • Silver honors for Culver

    Kaitlin Culver, of Fisherville, received her Silver Honors Award at 4-H Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington June 9.  She is the daughter of John and Becky Culver and will be a senior at Spencer County High School.

    The Silver Honors Award recognizes 4-H participants who have completed the Bronze Honors and strive to improve their communication and leadership skills in their local 4-H program.  Culver has definitely been a spokesperson for 4-H over the years.

  • A look at baseball's mid-season, approaching football

    The mid-summer month of July is usually one of the slowest in the world of sports. Sure, baseball is in mid-season, but with its tedious 162-game schedule, only the most ardent fans get too worked up over the games leading up to and following the All-Star game. Most excitement occurs off the field as trade-deadlines near.

    Football is still a month away, and while various training camps and involuntary workouts will soon be beginning across the NFL, the season won’t get started for several more weeks and the action is not relegated to talk radio shows.

  • PHOTO: Strutters donate to county

    Nancy Thomas, secretary of the Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presenting a donation of $200 to Bill Mitchell, head of the Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

     

  • Jenkins' county credit card to be examined

    Magistrates have called for a detailed examination of Judge Executive David Jenkins’ county credit card statements following a recent report of his spending habits while serving as the former president of Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).

    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Sunday that Jenkins spent nearly $20,000 on his KACo credit card during 2008, with $600 in charges to strip clubs and a Lexington-based escort service. Jenkins and KACo are in the process of disputing the latter charges with their credit card company.

  • Locals awarded at state 4-H dairy judging contest

    Spencer County was well represented at the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest June 16 which was held in Lexington this year.

    The Senior Division took home several awards.  In the Jersey category 1st – Jake Walker, 2nd – Stetson Baird, 3rd – Alex Poole, 4th – Allison McGaughey, 5th – Madison Shanks, 7th – Amanda Martin, 8th – Tevin Shouse, and 9th – Shelby-Tyler Smith.  The 1st Place Jersey team went to the Spencer County Team. 

  • LETTER: Drowning victim's family says, "thank you"

    The family of Anthony Wayne “Tony” Reynolds would like to thank everyone involved in the search and recovery efforts after his tragic boating accident at Taylorsville Lake May 29.

    We would first like to recognize the members of the Louisville Metro Police Department Dive Team, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Mt. Washington Fire Protection District.