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Today's News

  • Taylorsville woman killed in Oldham County crash

    A Taylorsville woman died Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 42 in Oldham County.
    Lois M. Bailey, 68, died after police believe she lost control of her vehicle, spun into the opposite lane of traffic and was struck on the driver's side by a van.
    The crash occurred in the 13100 block of West U.S. 42.
    According to police, Bailey had been traveling eastbound on U.S. 42 in a 1999 Ford Contour. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The driver of the van, 43-year-old Robert Ochsner of Louisville, was not injured.

  • SCHS students nominated for Governor’s Scholars Program

    Spencer County High School recently announced the names of six students who have been selected as candidates to participate in Governor’s Scholars Program this summer.

  • The Far Middle: March 9
  • GED test free through June 30

    Beginning March 15 and running through June 30, GED exams will be free through the Spencer County Adult Education Program and the Lifelong Learning Center.
    The GED test normally costs test-takers $55, according to a news release.
    For more information or to schedule a testing appointment, stop by the center at 406 Main Cross .
    You can also call 502-477-3265 and ask to speak with Jennifer Griffith or Lola Sipes.

  • Spencer County families can host exchange students

    Many locals may be unaware of an excellent opportunity to host a foreign exchange student, right here in Spencer County.
    Sally Crespo has been a Spencer County coordinator for the Education First Foundation for Foreign Study for several years.

  • TES students recognized for perfect attendance in January

    The following Taylorsville Elementary students had perfect attendance in January:
    Ms. Twyman: Tylen Chesser, Sydney Druin, Andrew Gibson, Jacob Maddox, Brennan Temple, Trish Vires, Alexandria Wheatley, Langleigh Winters, Cole Wright.
    Ms. Sweazy: Kali Coleman, Isaac Downs, James Hall, Baileigh Lee, Stephen Perry, Annie Riggs, Melody Sharp, Bradley Teague.
    Ms. Cundiff: Ella Brown, Wyatt Cook, Paul Cordonnier, Tanner Hance, Hallie Helton, Justin Kendrick, Justin McKinney, Marcus Milian, Taylor Rogers, Madison Upchurch, Jaydin Vargas.

  • Taylorsville Elementary students make honor roll

    Students named to the Taylorsville Elementary School principal’s “all-A” honor roll for the second nine weeks are:
    Ms. Buynak: Madison Goodlett, Destiny McDonald, Allie Roberts, Kaylee Waldridge, Hunter Wethington
    Ms. Catlett: McKenzie Bell, Joshua Hall, Jaynie Heckert
    Ms. Tanner: Hunter Chesser, Joshua Richards, Jacob Wurts
    Ms. Hodgens: Lindsey Bush, Cassidy Davis, Deborah Lewis
    Ms. Mullins: Emma Coke, Lucus Maddox
    Mr. Seabolt: Jacob Cundiff, Ashley Ebertshauser
    Ms. Coy: Zachary Tipton, Tyler Wurts

  • Big names in Spencer County history

    Editor’s note: Check out next week’s Spencer Magnet for a continuation of this article.
    Over the years, several people have made names for themselves in this area, both before 1824 when Spencer County was formed, and since that year. The Speed family and its  connection with Spencer County is mentioned in “ Lawyers and Lawmakers of Kentucky,” by H. Levin, editor, 1897. It was published by Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago and reprinted by the Southern Historical Press.

  • COLUMN: Potato planting begins mid-March

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day and when I always plant my seed potatoes for the year.  While I always manage a mid-March planting, we must consider the condition of the soil.  Don’t start digging if the soil is too wet.  Be patient and only work once the soil is friable.

  • Conservation Reserve starts March 14

    Eligible persons can begin offering land under the general Conservation Reserve Program on March 14, announced John W. McCauley State Executive Director. Sign-ups will continue through April 15.
    The Conservation Reserve Program is the largest voluntary private-land conservation program. It helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation purposes.