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Today's News

  • Community center seeks funding from county, city

    Community Center organizers are looking for help paying some bills.

    At Monday’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting Richard Travelstead, president of Reaching Our Community, requested financial assistance in the form of $2,000.

    “Costs are mounting,” said Travelstead. He explained that the non-profit organization is at a stage in the project where they are seeking to pay for advertising, land surveys and artist renditions of the master design plans.

  • Sir George smokes competition

    Sir George the gourd dragon has valiantly earned his ivory-haired creator the title of best artisan in the land – or, at the very least, Best in Show at the 2009 All About Gourds exhibit in Maysville.

    “I was hoping that maybe he would win best fantasy character,” said Lois Platt, of Taylorsville. But after discovering that she won the top prize, “You could have knocked me over with a feather.”

  • Lady Bears running on a 4-6 record

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Cheyenne McKinley battles a Ft. Knox defender in a recent game for the Spencer County Lady Bears. The girls stand at 4-6 on the season after a 4-0 loss to South Oldham on the road last week. The girls will be back in action on Thursday when they host Henry County.

  • A look back as Bears near home stretch

    It’s finally fall and time for football. Sure, the high school regular season is half-way complete, but things will get interesting in the next few weeks as the Bears have games against all three district opponents looming ahead.

    Last week the Bears had their open date, a good time to examine the first part their season, mend some wounds and prepare for the final stretch.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District Court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in district court on August 14, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Ross D. Jones (b. 1968). Charge #1, disregarding stop sign. Pled guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs. Charge #2, no/expired registration plates. Pled guilty. $20 fine.

    Nicholas S. Steiden (b. 1986). Failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense. Pled guilty. $500 fine, $400 conditionally discharged with 12 months insurance monitoring plus $143 court costs.

  • District notes bright spots in mixed results of NCLB

    The sentiment expressed at Monday night’s school board meeting was one of disappointment over the “mixed results” of recently released test scores.

    The Kentucky Department of Education released data last Wednesday indicating how well schools and districts performed in relation to the federal-mandated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and in the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) administered in the 2008-09 school year. 

  • Teacher nabs robbery suspect

    A 20-year-old Mt. Washington man was arrested by police shortly after holding up a gas station in Taylorsville Wednesday afternoon.

    Curtis A. Blandford, of 270 Harrison Circle, was charged with second degree robbery and taken to Shelby County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $10,000.

    Blandford was in police custody within 30 minutes of his alleged robbery of Country Mart’s fuel station. Lt. Rick Jewell, of the Taylorsville Police Department, said credit for the quick arrest goes to Jacob Barmore, a teacher at Spencer County High School.

  • Church happenings

    Yard Sale at First Baptist

    The youth at First Baptist Church will hold their annual yard sale Saturday. Items include clothing (all sizes), miscellaneous household items, holiday decorations, toys, electronics, furniture, and many more treasures. Sale hours will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with super discounts starting at noon. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to fund the youth trip to Centrifuge.

    Lighthouse Baptist New Fall Schedule

  • LETTER: Stump driver trainer of year

    Congratulations to Mitzi Stump who has been awarded State Driver Trainer of the year by the Kentucky Association for Pupil Transportation.

    She was selected by the Directors of Transportation in our state. She will also be KAPT’s quest at the annual fall conference in Lexington September 29 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center.

    I want to personally thank her for her dedication to the Transportation Department and helping to keep riding the bus safe for our kids. Excellent job Mitzi!

    Jack Senior

    SCPS Transportation Department

  • Suspect turns himself into police

    After being on the run for three months, a Bloomfield man turned himself over to police last Wednesday.

    Steven K. Waldridge, 44, was wanted by police for one count of incest by forcible compulsion/incapable of consent by someone under 18 and one count of rape in the first degree. He allegedly ran from Kentucky State Police earlier this summer while they were attempting to serve a warrant.