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Today's News

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

    VFW meetings

    Taylorsville VFW Post #11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary have their monthly meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m.

    Mud bogg and tractor pull

    The Spencer County fairgrounds will be hosting a Mud Bogg at 7 p.m. Friday and the ORVTPA tractor pull at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information please call 502-477-9992.

    Summer day camps

  • Shooting sports

    Wow, what a great day for the Spencer County Invitational Trap tournament with the rain passing through early in the morning making for a great day. Seven counties attended the tournament May 16, which was held at the Spencer County Fish and Game club. Over 50 youth, ranging from nine to 18, experienced the excitement of competition trap shooting. Some experienced the joy of victory with others experiencing the agony of defeat, but everyone experienced the happiness of fellowship, camaraderie and just plain fun. With this combination everyone was a true winner.

  • Promote your business at cycling event

    Greater Louisville Sports Commission will be sponsoring the Master’s Cycle Time Trial to be held in Spencer County on Wednesday, July 1.  These folks are looking to hand out a welcome packet filled with information and promotional items from businesses in Spencer County.

     The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce will be working together with the Economic Development Authority, Spencer County Business Association and Taylorsville/Spencer County Tourism Commission in putting the packets together for the cyclists.

  • Ribbon cutting: 47th Avenue

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • First Baptist of Taylorsville welcomes new pastor

    Members of the First Baptist Church of Taylorsville are officially welcoming Rev. Gary Mills as the church’s new pastor Sunday following the 11 a.m. worship service.

    The event will include a potluck lunch and will give church and community members a chance to welcome Mills and his family.

  • Drop out rates on the rise in Spencer County

    More Spencer County high students dropped out of school in 2008 than the previous year. Recently released non-academic data also reveals that fewer students graduated and fewer are moving on to a successful adult life when compared to 2007 figures.

  • Teen critically injured after collision with SUV

    Nicholas Henry, 15, remained listed in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a dirt bike accident that occurred near his home in Little Mount.

    Emergency services were called to the home of Bruce Henry, located at 440 Whitetail Drive, Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in response to a teenager that had been hit by a sports utility vehicle while riding his motorbike. The caller to 9-1-1 told Spencer County Dispatch that the teen was not breathing.

  • Fisherman discovers remains of missing Taylorsville Lake boater

    The remains of Anthony “Tony” Reynolds, 36, were discovered early Saturday morning by a fisherman in the area where authorities began their search for the missing boater, said Officer Doug Detherage, lead  investigator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • LETTER: Alcohol will bring business diversity, jobs " not abuse

    I have been reading with interest all the differing views on the wet versus dry debate. I’ve been thinking about this issue ever since we moved here 12 years ago. I never heard of a dry county until then. I’ve also been thinking about the fact that there is virtually no place for kids/young adults to go to unless it’s a church event or organized sport. I see these two issues merging into a single solution.

  • All-time favorite upsets

    Upset favorites. A list of unforgettable shockers in sports. We all have them.

    This week, in order, 10 favorites of mine.

    10. 1958. Seattle, Temple, Kansas State were 1-2-3 favorites to win the NCAA basketball championship. At the Final Four in Louisville, Seattle ripped K-State by 22 points, Kentucky beat Temple 61-60.

    Seattle was favored to beat Kentucky in the title game. Instead, John Crigler frustrated Elgin Baylor and UK won and made popular, The Fiddlin’ Five.