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Today's News

  • County picks high bidder for farm lease, reschedules vote on fake pot ban

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court received three bids after advertising a request for proposals to lease the county farm, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday’s meeting.
    The bids were to be for a one-year lease with two one-year options to renew.
    Those bids were as follows:
    •David Lee Shelburne — $500 for a one-year lease, would agree to clean up the grounds as well
    •Pat Bogar — $501 for a one-year lease
    •Byron Cunningham — $1,600.50 for a one-year lease

  • Zoning commission recommends repealing 2010 classifications

    After hearing brief testimony, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to recommend repealing articles pertaining to classifications passed in 2010.
    Articles recommended for repeal include those pertaining to agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications.
    Two property owners, David Jewell and Lynn McIntosh, spoke during the meeting.

  • COLUMN: Newspapers are a powerful classroom tool

    Long before I pursued a career in journalism, I remember using our hometown newspaper — The Spencer Magnet — as a valuable information and education tool. I can remember several of my teachers throughout my 13 years in the Spencer County school system using the community newspaper and other print media sources as learning tools in the classroom. As I continued on to college, the use of newspapers in the classroom only increased as professors pushed for students to be locally, nationally and globally minded.

  • Taylorsville man admits to receiving, possessing child pornography

    A more than year-long investigation by local and federal law enforcement has resulted in a Taylorsville man pleading guilty in United States District Court to charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography.

  • ‘HAIL’acious storm pummels region

    Thunder, hail and funnel clouds to a blanket of snow between two and four inches thick — in a matter of three days. Such is Kentucky weather, and such was weather in Spencer County over the weekend.

  • First quarter stumble dooms Bears against Anderson

    Recent history has shown that when Anderson County and Spencer County square off in boys basketball, it’s going to come down to the last shot. The two teams met last Tuesday night for the opening round of the 30th District Tournament in Lawrenceburg, and the Bearcats decided to change the script.

  • The Far Middle: Feb. 29
  • Shawver to attend Naval Academy

    Spencer County High School senior Christina Shawver has received an Offer of Appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

  • PHOTO: SCMS names December, January Grizzly Heroes

    The following students were selected as December and January Grizzly Heroes at Spencer County Middle School: Katie Wilburn, Bailey Ethington, Robert Howell, Shelby Matthews, Ashley Brown, Jonathon Milby, Jacob Coke, Marissa Priddy, Dustin Chesser, Dylan Stone, Jordan Bartman, Mason Cooper, Makenna Cox, Mailelani Rogers, Luke Hardin, Kyle Brian, Daniel Wakefield, Baylie Cranmer, Zack Matherly, Dylan Brooks, Jack Pence, Kevin Underwood, Michael Thompson, Zack Coke and Kris Nolen.

  • Hands-on learning at Spencer Elementary

    As Spencer County Elementary fourth grade teacher Stephanie Sanford’s students entered the classroom on Feb. 17, they read from their agenda, “I can be a paleontologist for the day.  How hard could it be?”