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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: UK's All-Americans growing up

    “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.” William James wrote. “A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

    John Calipari danced last week. Scolding his players for not boxing out for rebounds, letting opponents push them around, the UK coach waxed comic, “ You get pushed into the cheerleader and you’ve got sparkles on the face when you come over (to the bench),” Cal said. “We’re like, ‘what the hell’s on your face?’

    Hilarious.

  • PHOTO: Salute to veterans

    Jim Riggs, of Fisherville, participated in a Veterans Day Celebration Saturday held by Guard Duty at Grace Chapel in Taylorsville. The ceremony at the church was followed by a parade down Main Street. Riggs served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps League Detachment 729. The wreaths pictured above were presented in honor of military service men and women who lost their lives in battle.

  • Religious order moves in

    Several months ago, if you went to Captain’s Cove Resort on Taylorsville Lake, you might have found a party or a wedding reception underway.

  • Winless season

    The Spencer County Bears had one last chance to salvage its regular season Friday night but Anderson County proved to be just another loss in a disappointing winless season as the Bears fell to 0-10 on the year with a 48-21 loss.

  • PHOTO: Head-on collision

    Motorists were re-routed for more than an hour on KY 55 at Yoder Tipton Rd. last Wednesday while crews worked to rescue two victims in a head-on collision. Both motorists involved were transported to UofL Hospital: Phyllis Green, of Taylorsville, by helicopter; Joseph Scott, of Bloomfield, by ambulance. Police reports indicate that Green allegedly crossed the center line, striking Scott’s SUV.

  • Parents question coat rule

    As the weather gets cooler outside, the debate about Spencer County High School’s outerwear policy is heating up.

  • KARRER TAKES RACE

    The fact has long been established among politicians that the majority of Spencer County votes for Democrats. Not any more – at least, not for judge executive or sheriff.

    Republican challenger Bill Karrer soundly defeated Democrat incumbent David Jenkins, 4,480 to 2,451 in the 2010 general election Tuesday.

    Donald “Buddy” Stump, Jr., also a Republican challenger, narrowly defeated long-serving Democrat Sheriff Steve Coulter, 3,643 to 3,365.

  • PHOTO: Taylorsville Elementary's September students of the month

    TES September Students of the Month were Andrew Gibson, Greg Martin, Sammy Hall, Pandora Booth, Kelsey Cotton, and Logan Miller.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Trick-or-Treat on Main photos

    Photographs taken by the Spencer Magnet during Trick-or-Treat on Main will be available for pick up Monday, Nov. 8. The Spencer Magnet is located at 100 West Main St. in Taylorsville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Tree Auction to benefit the Taylorsville Main Street Renovation Project

  • GERI TRAVIS: October's Healthy Hero

    Geri has spent her life contributing to the health of those around her.  She obtained an education in health management and put that knowledge to work at the YMCA.  She worked to bring youth sports programs to Spencer County when few were available.  Geri also assisted in the development of workout stations at Spencer County’s Ray Jewell Park and helps coordinate health fairs.  For many years now, Geri has taught aerobics, boot camps, and walking classes that bond Spencer Countians in good health and good friendship.  She leads by example as well.