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Today's News

  • Special Olympian 'will never forget' nationals

    “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

    So goes the much-honored oath of Special Olympics, an organization for athletes with intellectual disabilities that holds competitions in 181 countries.

    “That’s my favorite quote,” said 17-year-old Zachary Newton, who spent last week in Lincoln, Nebraska representing Kentucky, as well as Taylorsville, in the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games which brought together over 3,000 athletes, 2,000 coaches, and 8,000 volunteers from 33 states.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County District Court July 2, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Stuart D. Bray, speeding 10 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

    Charles L. Barnett, careless driving and improper passing. $163 court cost and fine; and state traffic school.

  • Grocery prices on the rise, says survey

    Grocery prices seem to be on a steady rise around Kentucky during the second half of 2010 and that can be bad news for Spencer County families already struggling during tough economic times.

    But it’s still not clear how the state trend has affected local grocery prices.

  • Kentucky state champions

    The Spencer County 16U Senior League softball team, Static Shock, won the Kentucky State Championship Games haeld in London, Kentucky last week.  They won the final game against Oldham County last Monday with a score of 11-0, ending the game early in the fifth by the 10 run rule. 

  • FROM THE WORD: Trusting in uncertain riches

    I will never forget my ordination. Brother Gary Mills, pastor of Taylorsville’s First Baptist Church preached from Timothy.

    Timothy was a young preacher Paul had sent out and Paul was writing to him. I think everyone should read 1st and 2nd Timothy for sure. I have chosen for today 1st Timothy.

  • GOP opens new headquarters

     The Spencer County GOP held the grand opening of their headquarters Saturday. A large crowd enjoyed homemade ice cream and refreshments while speaking with candidates for state and local offices.

     “It was truly exciting to see and visit with so many energized voters today. We plan to hold frequent events so that voters can get involved and discuss the issues on a regular basis,”  said Lynn Hesselbrock, Spencer County GOP chairman.

  • Lightning knocks out courthouse, judge's office phone lines

    A line of thunderstorms that brought down trees throughout the region was also responsible for taking out phone lines at the courthouse and judge executive’s office when lightning struck Saturday night.

    “It fried the system,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins, who estimated damages between $25,000 and $50,000.

    Employees made the discovery Monday morning after arriving at work. The staff at the county clerk’s office  closed by mid-day after realizing that they would not be able to process vehicle registrations and other services.

  • Gaines to head Democratic party

    Carmin Gaines has been selected as the new chairperson of the Spencer County Democratic Party. She was voted into office by committee members July 12.

    “I am thrilled and very honored to represent the Democratic party,” said Gaines.

    Gaines operates Elmar’s BP and Tropical Oasis Salon and Fitness in Elk Creek with her father, Elmar Gaines, and her brother, Carsyn Gaines. Gaines ran for county judge executive in the June democratic primary against Magistrate Bill Drury and the primary winner, Judge Executive David Jenkins.

  • Local youth attend Youth Leadership Symposium

    Seven Spencer County High School students recently attended the “Youth Leadership Symposium” with the Youth Service Center on June 28 - 29 in Frankfort. 

    The event was hosted by Kentucky Center for School Safety, Kentucky Department of Education, National Guard Counter-drug Program, Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition, Office of Drug Control Policy, KY-ASAP and Champions. 

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Wanted: photos of your school memories

    Start flipping through those photo albums because the Spencer Magnet wants to see what school was like through the eyes of our readers. We are looking for images that define the generations, like hair styles and clothing. Do you have pictures of Spencer Countians sporting beehives and ducktails? What about someone wearing platform shoes or M.C. Hammer pants? We would love to have a “Guess Who?” section with images of county business owners, leaders and notables.