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Today's News

  • 9-1-1 Board could be revived

    After a nearly 20-year hiatus, some local officials are looking to re-establish the Taylorsville-Spencer County 9-1-1 Board.

    A proposal presented to fiscal court Monday suggested that a new board should encompass area department heads in law enforcement, fire and emergency services.

    Elk Creek Magistrate John Riley, who has led the effort, said that better decisions could be made about future 9-1-1 services if the county utilizes the knowledge of these local professionals.

  • NCHD to give 1,000 free flu shots

    The North Central District Health Department will give 1,000 free flu shots at a special vaccination clinic starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday October 6 at the Henry County High School at 1120 Eminence Road, New Castle.

    The clinic will conclude after the 1,000 shots are given. All participation will be on a first-come first-served basis. Persons unable to attend the free flu shot clinic are able now to obtain their seasonal flu shot at the Spencer County Health Department at the cost of $20.00.

  • Alcohol and crime

    In this second of a three-part series leading up to an Oct. 8 public forum on the alcohol referendum, the Spencer Magnet examines the perceived impacts of countywide alcohol sales on crime. A subsequent articles will focus on the perceived moral consequences associated with the issue.

  • Freshman football team wins

    Spencer County Bears Freshman Football team participated in Fairdale High School’s Jamboree Sept. 12 and won their jamboree game 8-6 against Carroll County in overtime. The winning two-point conversion was run in by Dalton (Bubba) Goodlett. Photo by Nikki Russell.

  • SCHS boys soccer on a roll

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County Bears boys soccer team is on a bit of a roll, having won their last three games to improve their record to 4-5-1 on the season. After an 11-1 setback to North Oldham last Tuesday, the guys took a hard-fought contest over visiting Jeffersontown 5-4 on Wednesday. They followed that up with a 3-1 victory at home over Carrroll County and on Monday night, they traveled to Henry County where they captured a 4-1 win. The guys will travel to South Oldham tonight and will host Louisville Collegiate next Tuesday night.

  • Ground-breaking wins for Stallions

     

    The Spencer County Youth Football Association held their first home games this past weekend on their newly-finished fields. Teams in all age divisions played both Saturday and Sunday.

    The Stallion Pee-Wee and Mighty Mite teams won their division games as both teams beat visitors from Jeffersontown on Saturday and Fern Creek on Sunday. Scores and information about other Stallion teams were not available.

    Photo by Kimberly D. Carruthers.

  • Little dancers, big talent

    The SCES Dance Team won first place in their division recently at the Jamfest Game Day at the Kentucky State Fair.

    The team consists of 17 dancers who proved that they can achieve by working together to bring home a trophy. The two coaches who help make the team winners are Christy Morrison and Alex Poole. The dedication to the team and the care they show the girls is amazing. Spencer Co was also awarded the Loudest Crowd Award thanks to all of the support of the fans who were cheering for SCES and SCMS Dance and SCMS Cheer.

  • LETTER: Seniors need safe passage on roadways

    Wednesday morning as I made my travels around town as usual, I was headed home when all at once I saw what would turn out to be a very humbling experience.

    It should not have surprised me knowing Bill Goodlett as I do. I remember one time when he walked and hitchhiked all the way from Washington State to Taylorsville to visit his dying sister. By the way he made it.

  • Extension narrows property search

    After more than two years, the Spencer County Extension Council appears to be moving toward purchasing land for a new, larger facility.

    With their sights set on a 15-acre plot of land behind Old South Plantation, the extension council’s strategic planning committee voted Wednesday to enter negotiations with Turnpike Properties, Inc. Owners of the land are Anthony Travis and his son, Scott Travis.

    If the extension council pays the listing price of $285,000, the property would cost an average of $19,000 per acre.

  • State releases NCLB, KCCT test results

    The Kentucky Department of Education released data of how well every school in the state performed according to standards set by the 2009 No Child Left Behind and the Kentucky Core Content tests.