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Today's News

  • IN THE WORD: God is quick, powerful

    As we look at 2 Chronicles chapter 34 we see the priest and the workman cleaning out and repairing the house of the Lord and in the process they found  the Word of God.

  • PHOTOS: Catch of the day

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    In one photograph, Austin King, age 14 (at right) and Josh Ferency, age 14 (at left) caught this 25-pound carp August 29 at the spillway at Taylorsville Lake. This was their second big catch of the day.

    In the other, Austin King, age 14, caught this 15-pound carp August 29 at the spillway at Taylorsville Lake. This was his first big catch of the day.

  • LETTER: EDA has already held a public forum

    On April 27th the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc., held a public forum during the regular scheduled monthly meeting.

    At that meeting, Chairman Dennis Eisenback, explained that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development was asked to look at the economic impact the sale of alcohol could have on merchants in Spencer County.  And should that research conclude, that indeed, it would have an economic impact would we present those findings to the residents of Spencer County.

  • PHOTO: UPS donates poles to youth

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Randy Wise (right) and Steve Hume, both of the county parks and recreation department,  recently unloaded light poles at Ray Jewell Park that were donated by UPS. By getting lights on the fields, it effectively gives Spencer County Youth Baseball eight more fields, since they can schedule multiple games and practices on the same days. The league has also secured donated labor for setting the poles, but is still actively seeking additional help.

  • Waterfill attends Ladies Auxiliary National Convention

    Kentucky’s President, Joyce Waterfill of Taylorsville, a member of Taylorsville #11426, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. at the 96th national convention held August 15-20 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix AZ.

    As leading representative of the state, she voiced the delegates’ votes during the election of national officers and played a key role in deciding the direction of the national organization for 2009-2010.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in district court on July 24, 2009.

    Traffic:

    John R. Norris Jr. (b.1950). Charge #1, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08, first offense. Guilty. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Guilty. Sentencing to be on 8/7/09.

    Misdemeanor:

    Joseph P. McPherson (b. 1988). Motion to set aside dismissal without prejudice and dismiss with prejudice. Motion granted.

  • Bears football: an evening well spent

    Spencer County football fans are finding it necessary to arrive early and stay late when it comes to keeping up with this year’s team, following a come-from-behind 31-27 victory over highly-ranked Frankfort Friday night, the third straight game where the outcome was determined on the final series.

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

    Pet Idol voting deadline

    Third round voting deadline for the Pet Idol contest is 5 p.m. Monday. Remember to get your votes in! Twenty-five percent of the pets with the fewest votes will be eliminated.

     Guthrie rep in town

  • SCHS Volleyball now 5-8

    The Spencer County Volleyball team now stands at 5-8 on the season after a busy week to begin September.

    Their action began last Wednesday when they traveled to Louisville Ballard and lost two games to the Lady Bruins. The first game was a bit lopsided, with the Lady Bears falling 25-7, but they fought back and battled hard in the second game before losing 30-28.

    On Thursday, the girls hosted the Lady Wildcats of Henry County, and dropped two games, losing 25-20 in the first, and 25-13 in the second.

  • LETTER: ACT scores, Bill Drury and public forums

    First, the article about ACT scores caught my interest. It seems to me the students’ best interest would be to teach them the subject matter rather than concentrating on teaching them how to take the test. Wouldn’t their knowledge be better if they know the whole subject rather than the answers to the test questions? Think about it, could that be why our school system is ranked low.