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Today's News

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Moving memories

    Yesterday was bittersweet for this small Magnet staff. After nearly 800 issues, we published our last newspaper in the Charles Warren Building Tuesday afternoon. Today, we will be moving our office a few hundred yards up Main St. to a quaint, two-story white house located across from First Baptist Church.

  • Best and worst college hires in Ky

    What have been the worst coaching hires in Kentucky college sports? an e-mailer asked recently.

    This week, the worst and best on a topic up for discussion.

    Worst hires

    University of Kentucky football.

    1. Hal Mumme hired in 1997 was worst in history. Metro media fawned and over-killed (Air Raid) contributing to a dupe job that began when Mumme tossed starting quarterback Billy Jack Haskins under the bus then rode Tim Couch-to-Craig Yeast to one winning season in four years and landed UK on NCAA probation ... again.

  • Missing SCHS activity funds were not stolen

    The Spencer County School District is taking several steps to ensure financial oversight following discoveries of inappropriate accounting practices during the last fiscal year.

    When errors in bookkeeping were found in January, the district conducted an internal audit, then soon called for an independent audit, conducted by Brown & Company, a certified public accounting firm in Bardstown. Brown & Company moved up the required scheduled yearly audit by several months.

  • Church happenings

    Spencer County Ministerial Association Toy Sale

    Toy Sale registration at Taylorsville United Methodist Church, Friday or Monday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    Christmas Toy Sale at First Baptist Church Taylorsville, Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m.

    Dessert Theatre at Kings Baptist

    Kings Baptist Church will be having Dessert Theatre December 4, 5, and 6. Childcare will be provided for each performance. For free tickets or to make childcare reservations, please contact the church office at 538-6902 or 955-5480.

  • Homeowner foils burglary

    Two Louisville men were caught carrying a pillowcase full of loot from an Overlook Rd. home Monday afternoon when the homeowner happened to be driving by.

    Shortly after they were discovered in the act, Kevin Hall, 26, and Eddie Maddox, 38, reportedly dropped items taken from the home and fled in a silver, Volkswagen Beetle, said Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett. The homeowner proceeded to hop back in his work truck and pursue the alleged criminals with a co-worker.

  • ELECTION 2010: Drury files for judge executive

    After much community speculation, Magistrate Bill Drury finally answered a popular question when he filed to run for Spencer County Judge Executive Monday afternoon. The Democrat has represented the Campbranch voting district since being elected to the position in 1998.

    “I have the knowledge. I have the contacts and I have the ability,” said Drury. “It’s time to make the change.”

  • Remote trailer fire

    Spencer County-Taylorsville Fire Department responded to a trailer fire near the Shelby County line in the 4000 block of Little Mount Church Rd.

    State Fire Deputy Marshall Rob Goodwin said the blaze is being investigated because there were no occupants and the electricity was cut off.

    Owner Andy Newton, of Finchville, said the structure is only used in the summer for migrant workers on his farm.

  • SCES collects 200 cans in food drive

    In the Spencer county elementary school student council we are collecting cans for the people who need food for Thanksgiving.

    I learned that collecting cans for people who need food on Thanksgiving can be helpful. Getting cans for kids that need food can also be helpful.

    When kids have a full belly they can think better. On November thirteenth we stood outside country mart for two hours. We raised over TWO-HUNDRED CANS! We raised a good amount of cans for the needy. Thank you everybody!

  • Seniors kick the juniors' cans

    National Honor Society sponsored a food drive November 9-13, lead by project manager Casey Kerns. 

    The competition was to see which grade level could donate the most canned goods.  The juniors lead all week, but the seniors made a strong showing on the last day of collections and took the lead by donating 494 cans of food. 

    In all the school collected 621 cans of food that were given to the SCHS Youth Service Center for distribution here in the county. 

  • Christmas Home Tour 2009

    This is the first in a two-part series featuring some of the houses on the 2009 Christmas Home Tour.  For ticket information, see the end of the story.

    Mary Anne Stout’s home on Hickory Ridge is a testament to functional design and family heritage. Her home will be on display during the Christmas Home Tour.

    The brick home’s crisp, clean architecture is softened by antique furniture, warm and worn and full of quirky stories about the previous owners.