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Today's News

  • Education - SCES Mini-Relay for Life

     

    The local Relay for Life event is a month away, but students at Spencer County Elementary School got an early start on the Cancer Awareness event on Friday with a Mini-Relay that raised over $2,500 and also resulted in collecting over 2,000 food items for the Backpack Buddies program. Donna Lawson, who organized the event, said this is the third year the local students have participated. Later in the afternoon, students at SCMS held a similar event.

  • Go and Tell FCA Rally
  • Church Happenings - Week of May 4, 2016

    National Day of Prayer May 5

    The community is invited to gather at the Spencer County Courthouse steps at noon on Thursday, May 5, for the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America” and the key verse is taken from Isaiah 58:1, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” The verse is a reminder to those gathering that prayer is a force for good in the nation. In case of inclement weather, the prayer will be held at First Baptist Church on Main Street.

  • Woman charged in axe attack

     

    A Spencer County woman is facing two counts of attempted murder after she allegedly went after her boyfriend and her 13-year-old son with knives, an axe, a hammer and a vehicle, during an incident at their Mt. Eden home last month.

    Natasha Ann Aubrey, 39, was arrested by Kentucky State Police on April 13, nine days after the alleged attack that took place at 361 Cooper Lane in Mt. Eden on April 4 around 11:30 p.m.

  • New bridge opens to traffic

     

    Traffic began crossing the new bridge over the Salt River in Taylorsville Friday morning. Near the same time, crews were beginning to close access to the Blue Bridge, which was built in 1932.

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation announced on Friday that traffic to West River Road would be closed at KY 55 for up to two weeks as crews finish the approach work to the new bridge and prepare for the demolition of the Blue Bridge.

  • 2016 SCPS Teachers of the Year recognized

     

    The teachers at each of Spencer County’s public schools recently voted to select one of their peers as Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Chuck Adams and board chair Debbie Herndon recognized the five teachers at a school board meeting last week. Each teacher received a plaque and will be assigned a reserved parking spot.

    The Spencer Magnet contacted each of those teachers to get their take on what it means to be an exceptional teacher and to find out what inspires them to excel.

  • Riley presents county budget

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley presented his annual budget for the county during Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, with little discussion or feedback from magistrates.

    The spending plan outlines how the county government will appropriate the $6,665,287 in anticipated revenue for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Magistrate Brian Bayers said he was not ready to approve a first reading of the budget, but said little else about the spending plan.

  • Widening of KY 155 proposed

    State road work in the county will look a little lean over the next couple of years, but bigger projects could be on the horizon according to the six year road plan outlined by State Representative James A. Tipton to members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday.

    Tipton said the 2016-18 biennial highway construction plan has only one major project scheduled for the county, and that is the replacement of a bridge over Simpson Creek on West River Road at Netherton Lane. That project, scheduled for construction in 2017, is projected to cost $500,000.

  • Agriculture - Tomato 101

    “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.

  • Agriculture - Managing pests in your vegetable garden

    Now that we are in May, it is a good time to think about pest control for your home vegetable garden.

    You can control pest problems, and perhaps prevent future difficulties, in your garden by doing some advance planning and following a few simple Integrated Pest Management practices. IPM promotes minimal pesticide use and emphasizes the use of all available pest control methods including cultural, mechanical and biological practices to prevent pest problems.