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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Shade garden now in the sun?

    The environments of many of our landscapes have changed because of storm damage to trees.  A once shady refuge beneath a tree may now be baking in the sun.  For a garden with an eastern exposure this may not be a deal breaker but if the garden faces west then the afternoon sun will surely stress shade tolerant plants by the time summer rolls around.

  • LETTER: Alcohol doesn’t mean prosperity

    In light of the current alcohol petition, it is time for those in Spencer County to count the cost. We must ask ourselves what is more important – a few more businesses and jobs or possibly the lives of our community’s people? Becoming a wet county may open the door for more economic stimulus but that means nothing for those who could lose their lives as a result of the freedom to buy, sell, and drink alcohol.

  • PHOTO: Training inside the box

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mt. Eden firefighter Tim Herndon works his way through a wooden maze during a training session Monday night. The scenario was designed to help firefighters deal with becoming entangled in a tightly-confined area. Photo by Morgan Bass.

  • PHOTO: Public meeting about realigning KY44 and replacing Blue Bridge

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Residents are encouaged to attend a public meeting organized by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.  at Spencer County Elementary. Members of the cabinet will in Taylorsville to discuss road improvements to KY 44/Mt. Washington road and the replacement of the Blue Bridge. Public input will be allowed.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Forced dealership closings add to harm

    I am President of Zimmer Chrysler Jeep in Florence and currently serving as Chairman of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. It is with disbelief that I find myself writing this editorial today but last week our dealership was told by Chrysler that they were terminating our franchise. I have been working at our family owned dealership Zimmer Chrysler since 1984, and our family has been selling and servicing vehicles since 1929.

  • Honeymoon Cal trying to bridle fevered expectations

    While we marvel at Rich Brooks rise to fifth ranked genius among SEC coaches, up from 12th, the Commonwealth’s hottest new celebrity was back in the news last week.

    John Calipari was trying to put the brakes on fan expectations next season and drew support from an NBA general manager and a Louisville fan in western Kentucky.

    Rex Chapman told The Sporting News: “... I believe it’s going to realistically be at least two years before the Cats can be back in a Final Four.”

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Retired teachers meeting

    The Spencer County Retired Teachers are going to the Yew Dell Gardens ($5 fee) in Crestwood and to the Red Pepper restaurant for lunch on Thursday. They will meet at the First Baptist Church at 9 a.m. for a short meeting and then carpool for the trip. All retired teachers are invited and encouraged to bring a friend. Please RSVP by today.

    Crusade for Children yard sale

  • Bears win season ender

    The Spencer County Bears ended their regular season on a high note Saturday with a 5-4 victory over Trimble County as they prepared for the postseason that was scheduled to begin Tuesday night.

    The Bears were to be in Anderson County to square off with the Shelby County Rockets in the first round of the 30th District Tournament Tuesday.

    The final week of the season got off to an exciting start with a 23-13 win over Bardstown on the road last Tuesday.