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Today's News

  • KFB receives superior rating

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. again received A.M. Best Co.’s superior rating for its financial strength.

    A.M. Best graded the insurance company at A+ for the fifth consecutive year for 2008 performance, despite declines in investment income because of weak economic conditions and $140 million in underwriting losses resulting from record payouts of $227.4 million to policyholders from damages during a year of severe winter, summer and fall storms.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau ended 2008 with more than 1.2 million policies in force and $1.6 billion in assets.

  • Ribbon cutting: Snappy Tomato Pizza

    Give out free food and watch the crowd gather. That’s what happened at the grand opening celebration of Taylorsville’s newest resturant – Snappy Tomato Pizza. Mingled among the crowd of hungry people were local officials, Snappy Tomato employees, as well as, corporate executives. Owner of the store include Mike and Annie Driscoll, Carl Austin and Central Ky Capitol. The store’s general manager is Darren Lambdin.

    Snappy Tomato Pizza is located next to Mic Zee’s Car Wash and is offering delivery service to most of the county.

  • KSP needs help identifying suspects

    The Kentucky State Police is asking the public for help in solving a Spencer County Burglary. On February, 26, 2009 unknown subjects commited a burglary at 737 Featherbed Hollow Road in Spencer County. The suspects entered the residence by prying open the front door of a house trailer. A PSE Hunting Bow, 7 1/2 inch Kenwood touch screen TV, ORION subwoofer speaker and a playstation 2 were taken from the residence.

    Kentucky State Police is asking anyone who can identify the persons in the photos to call the Kentucky State Police at 502-227-2221 and ask for Tpr. Mark Treadway.

  • AT&T expands in Spencer Co.

    AT&T announced recently that enhanced wireless coverage in Elk Creek (Spencer County).   A new cell site is located 27 miles southeast of Louisville in northwest Spencer County along Hwy. 155. This site now provides continuous coverage from Fisherville to the recreational area near Taylorsville Lake.

    “Expanding the wireless network across the state is a priority in 2009, particularly in rural areas and highly traveled roads in Kentucky,” said Mary Pat Regan, president of AT&T Kentucky.

  • Machine pitch winners

    The Spencer County Stallions won their division of the baseball in 7/8 Machine Pitch at the Spencer County Youth Baseball’s Bash Day.

    Pictured are: (front, from left) Shane Barr, Brandon Jewell, Chase Goodlett, Hunter Greer, (middle) Jeremy Kennison, Ryan Olliges, Justin Arnold, Anthony Lashley, Dalton (D.W) Morris, Cameron Seigle, Jake Seigle not pictured Stanley Shivers, (back) coaches Shane Hughes, Amy Lashley and Eddie Seigle.

  • Man killed by run-away work truck

    A Taylorsville man was fatally wounded Saturday evening when he was accidentally run over by his work truck.

    Michael L. Hack, 47, was standing near the rear of an International truck when it rolled over a barricade of rocks and pieces of wood that had been used to chock the wheels.

    Deputy Gordon Miles said that Hack had enough time to yell out a warning to his son-in-law before being struck and killed by the 5-ton vehicle.

    Hack was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Janet Graff-Oliver.

  • Church happenings

    VBS with Free Meal at Risen Lord

    Risen Lord Lutheran church is offering a free meal before VBS each night, from July 19-23.  The meal will be at 6 p.m. each night and VBS will start at 6:30 p.m.  Prepare for a galactic adventure like no other where kids learn about God’s word and his world at OPERATION SPACE. Please register by calling Julie at 502-477-6557. The church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Grocery/Gas Station.

    Prayer Walk at Briar Ridge Christian

  • Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Five girls from Spencer County attended the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch during session 2 (June 14-19). Pictured are: Courtney Green, Katie Klotz, Rachel Klotz, Brianna Davis and Lauren Curtsinger, Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett (who transported the campers) and Ranch Counselor Jessica Howard.

  • SCHS FFA in Royal Scotland to judge

    Four Spencer County FFA members represented the National FFA Organization, as 2008 National FFA Champions in the International Youth Dairy Judging competition held   June 27 in Scotland.   

    Casandra Petersen, Michella White, Kelli Smitha, and  Whitney Owens competed against 23 other teams from the U.S.  representing   universities, junior colleges, and the 4-H, and several hundred teams from the United Kingdom and Europe.   

  • Become the newest member of Pack 177

     Cub Scout Pack #177 is a new pack in Spencer County. They are very excited about getting started and have been meeting weekly since June. Meetings are held at Taylorsville Assembly of God. They will be having a Meet & Greet Family Night on July 24 at 7 p.m. at the church. This is an opportunity to meet all of the members of the pack and join. They will also be having a yard sale July 25. If anyone is interested in donating items, please contact Larry Fields at 477-5622. For more information about joining Pack 177, contact Michelle Wright 477-1514 or Tiffany Kennison 354-0039.