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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Selby joins Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes Elk Creek resident Hope Selby as our new graphic designer – bringing with her 10 years experience in the field of advertising.

    Selby will be rejoining the Magnet staff after a brief stint at the Sentinel-News, also a Landmark Enterprise, Inc. newspaper. She will be replacing former graphic designer Whitney Hardin, of Bloomfield, who took a new position in Bardstown.

  • Taxes spared county from deficit

    While neighboring counties are reporting budget shortfalls, proposing salary freezes and even 4-day work weeks, Spencer may be one of the few county governments to present a budget that balances.

    Spencer County Fiscal Court received their first glimpse of a $4.57 million proposed budget presented by Judge Executive David Jenkins earlier this month. The overall operating figure reveals a leveling-off, with a bottom line that is $2,000 less than the current year. It’s in the internal figures, however, where some juggling occurs.

  • 2009 Spencer County FFA Banquet

    Over 650 members, parents, and guests attended the Spencer County FFA Banquet on May 12.  

    Winners of the top awards were:   Star Freshman Farmer, Joseph Snider; Star Freshman Agribusinessman,  Courtney Cox; and Star Freshman Placement, Emily Hume.

    Stars in the Sophomore class were:  Farmer,  Matthew Jeffiers; Placement, Cody Milburn; and Agribusinessman, Gabe Stodghill.

    Junior Stars were:  Farmer,  Sarah Perry;   Agribusinessman, Hunter Shields; and Placement, Carlye Graff.  

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

    Youth football meeting

    Spencer County Youth Football Association will be having their first Open board meeting on tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the Fiscal Court Building downtown Taylorsville. All parents and the community are encouraged to join in  discussing the 2009—2010 season.

    Charger hoops camp

    Bullitt East High School will be hosting a boys and girls basketball camp for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

  • Adams upbeat about school district’s 09-10 budget

    The best way to describe the superintendent’s tentative budget is with the words: cautiously optimistic.

    During the three-hour discussion, board members gathered information about special education and transportation efficiency, but it was the budget that took center stage. In his review, Superintendent Chuck Adams began by saying that the district’s $16.4 million general fund budget still has a few holes to fill – especially when it comes to flexible focus funds.