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Today's News

  • Faces of Kentucky basketball

    Faces. Past and future.

    As Jerry West’s silhouette is emblem for the NBA, if Kentucky basketball’s glorious past had a face (and idyllic nickname), both would belong to Raymond ‘Corky’ Withrow.

    At 75, Withrow will be inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame next spring. Good thing coming to a deserving man very late. A man who, with his athletic skills and personality, brought much credit to his home state.

  • Target spot widespread in burley float beds

    The recent wet weather resulted in many cases of target spot on young burley tobacco plants in greenhouses across the state. With more wet conditions in the forecast, growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of the disease in order to manage it if it does develop, said Kenny Seebold, plant pathologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Rockets burst season ender, Lady Bears lose 12-4

    Two months ago, the Spencer County Lady Bears shocked the 30th region with an upset win over Shelby County in the basketball tournament. For three innings  Monday night, it looked like Spencer County might repeat that effort on the softball diamond, but in the end it wasn’t meant to be, and the girls saw their season come to an end with a 12-4 loss at the hands of the Lady Rockets.

  • Taylorsville bids goodbye to a true public servant

    Taylorsville mourns the passing of one of her true public servants with the death of 85-year-old J.C. Smith. He died Monday at home in the city he served.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Livestock Club attends state meats contest

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • LETTER: Thanks Dairy Queen for helping youth sports

    I would like to thank Bob and Dairy Queen for being a corporate sponsor for our first Bat-A-Thon fundraiser for our youth baseball association. Although the participation and interest was not what we had hoped, it was still a huge success.

    The board members and volunteers learned alot from this initial event and hope to improve on it in the years to come.

  • JV/Freshmen Girls’ softball team wins Relay for Life Tournament

    The JV/Freshmen girl’s softball team won the Relay for Life fundraiser tournament hosted by Carroll County on May 9.

    The girls played Carroll County and won with a score of 7-3.

    They also played against Shelby County and won with a score of 6-0.

    Pitching the shut-out game against Shelby County was LeeEllen Thomas, a sixth grader at Spencer County Middle School. (at left)

  • Minor injuries to homeowner, horse at Monday fire

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to an early morning fire Monday in the 1000 block of Highway to Heaven. The homeowner, who refused to give her name, stated that she was awakened by the light from the fire. After calling 9-1-1, she went out to move several horses that were corralled in the paddock near the barn. In the excitement, she suffered a minor injury to her hand and one of her horses injured his leg when he ran into a fence.  No information was available on how the fire started.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District Court

    The Honorable Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on March 13, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Natasha A. Aubrey. Charge #1, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 08 with aggravator, first offense. Pled guilty. Sentenced to 4 days, credit for time served, 30-day suspension of operator’s license, enroll in ADEP, $728 fine and court costs.

  • 11 runners qualify for AA State Championship

    The SCHS Track and Field team qualified 11 runners for the AA State Championship at the Region 3 Championships  May 16.

    The Regional meet started off well for Spencer County with the girls 4 x 800 meter relay team placing 3rd with a time of 10:34.  The team, consisting of Charliann Garcia, Whitney O’Dell, Christina Shawver, Chelsey Talley, and Adrian Gregory as an alternate, will enter the State Championship with a 4th place ranking.