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Today's News

  • LETTER: Dry in name only

    The thousands of beer cans that we have picked up along the right of way adjoining our farm over many decades stand as testament that Spencer County is dry in name only.

    We do not use alcohol but support the sale of alcoholic beverages in Spencer County because we think that if some existing businesses wish to sell it, they should have the opportunity to do so.

  • LETTER: Take the heat out of the alcohol debate

    I like truth. I do not have a corner on truth, so I try to be grateful to people who disagree with me for specific reasons. When someone tells me he disagrees with me, it is hard not to take it personally. It is much better if he gives me reasons why he disagrees with me. Then, I can try to understand his position.

  • Guest columnist: Progressive town needs a progressive plan

    Last week, a public meeting was held with engineers from the State Highways and Transportation Department regarding the proposed new bridge on KY 55 over the Salt River and the KY 44 realignment.  I got the impression these projects, although much needed, are simply a meat and potatoes bare bones approach leaving no room in the design for wide sidewalks to accommodate pedestrians, bike routes or handicapped pathways.

  • 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.