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Today's News

  • Young Bears team reflects on a dismal season

    Boys high school basketball in Kentucky is winding down with the Sweet Sixteen slated for next week at Rupp Arena. Those who watched the Spencer County Bears suffer through a dismal 6-22 record this year might not give much thought to titles and trophies, but while the young squad has plenty of room for improvement, they’ve got plenty of time to reach it.

    “I definitely knew that this would be a tough year for us coming in with such a young team,” said head coach Jacob Barmore.

  • Foreclosures: Big problem in small towns

    Stand on the courthouse steps long enough and it becomes evident that foreclosures are not only occurring in major cities. According to statistics reported at fiscal court Monday, the number of properties sold at auction in Spencer County has nearly doubled since 2006.

    “In the last three years, we have had 196 families who have lost their homes,” said Magistrate Bill Drury. “Our county needs to take a targeted approach to helping people.”

  • LETTER: Can’t spend our way out of debt

    So, here we are, in a recession, maybe a depression. The government is printing money which is not backed by gold or silver and the Chinese refuse to buy our bonds.

    The Chinese have 40 percent of their factories closed and their economy is falling hard. The rest of the world economies are crumbling. We sent much of our manufacturing industry to other countries causing our government to lose a big tax base and the government allows them to still have large tax breaks.

  • Floodwall failure

    The levee that wraps around the city of Taylorsville stands as a quiet centurion against the rising waters of Brashears Creek and the Salt River. Many within those walls have taken its protection for granted – believing that the 60-year-old floodwall will forever shield both life and property.

  • Lady Bears claw their way to regionals

    The month of March has meant little to Spencer County Lady Bears basketball in years past, mostly because it was usually just a time to look back on disappointing seasons capped by disappointing finishes.

    But this March is different. This March the Lady Bears are playing and winning and advancing farther in the postseason than they ever have.  With last Wednesday’s thrilling 42-38 win over 30th District dynasty Shelby County, the Lady Bears not only advanced to the championship game, but also qualified for the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Church happenings

    Marriage Tune-up Sessions

  • Weight team takes third

    The Spencer County High School Weight Team recorded its highest finish to date with a 3rd place finish at the Fern Creek High School “Rumble in the Jungle”. Fern Creek’s weight meet had a total of 14 teams competing in the bench press, power clean, and squat. Spencer County was in position to win the weight meet outright, but some late scratches on the squat cost them some valuable team points and individual finishes.

  • Five area teens charged by police

    Five teens were arrested at Spencer County schools last week, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis, making it one of the busiest weeks on record for the “thinly-stretched” law enforcement unit.

    “The schools do take a lot of our time,” Lewis said. “This was a higher arrest volume than normal. We may make one arrest a week at the school” on average.

    ASSAULT AND TEACHER ABUSE

  • Teachers: Show us results or lower our taxes

    Representing hundreds of teachers that work and pay taxes in the city limits, Ruth Ann Sweazy voiced concerns to Taylorsville city commissioners last week over what she described as a lack of results when it comes to utilizing the $240,000 collected in occupational fees.

    “I do not mind paying any tax as long as I know the money is being used,” said Sweazy to commissioners Thursday night. “It appears maybe the OLT (occupational license tax) was not needed if the projects are not going to be completed. People want to see results.”

  • Let them entertain you...

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet