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Today's News

  • Boys earn victory over Carroll Co.

    The Spencer County boys soccer team improved to 5-7 on the season with a 3-1 victory over Carroll County at home Monday night, avenging an earlier loss to the Panthers on the road.

    Coach Paul Taylor said the Bears came out with a more aggressive strategy this time around and it paid dividends early when Brandon Taylor directed a ball to Thibault Golliard who scored the game’s first goal.

    Coach Taylor said that was the type of play that he was hoping to get from his squad all night.

  • Murder suspect sought

    FRANKFORT -- Police have now identified a man they believe is connected to the murder of 40-year-old Mount Eden resident Obie Murphy.

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Frank Robert Witkowski, 44, of Detroit on charges of complicity to commit murder. According to a Frankfort police media release, Witkowski allegedly assisted the individual who caused Murphy’s death, but no motives or other possible suspects have been identified.

  • Canine Secret Investigator: Chapter 2

    Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Press Association and the KY Secretary of State for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible. Go to www.kypress.com to hear each chapter and try the chapter activities.

     “OUCH! Careful son.”

    “I’m sorry, Mom,” I said, apologizing for accidentally knocking her in the head with the oars. 

    “Woody,” Mom asked, “Do you think the oars are necessary?”

  • LETTER: Library: 'We have been good stewards'

    Libraries are places where people of all ages and income levels visit and enjoy spending time. They hear, discover, and discuss new ideas, participate in programs, take home books, CDs, DVDs or just relax and read the paper. Many services are available to everyone free of charge at the Spencer County Public Library. After all, it’s “owned” by everyone in the community.

    In today’s difficult economic world with revenues decreasing and utilization of services increasing, public libraries are still the centers of opportunity and learning in our communities.

  • GUEST COLUMN: No tax hikes, Mr. Obama

    Only in Washington would anyone think raising taxes is the way out of a recession. And yet, that’s exactly what President Obama and the liberals who run Congress want to do.

    The tax hikes they propose would apply to half of all small-business income in America, generated from 750,000 small businesses nationwide. These businesses employ 25 percent of the American workforce. To raise taxes now on these important engines of job creation will prolong unemployment and freeze economic growth when we can least afford to do so.

  • Volleyball team goes 3-2 in tournament over weekend

    The Lady Bears Volleyball team had a good showing over the weekend at a tournament in Louisville, going 3-2 as they continue to prepare for the postseason.

    Coach Tim Elder said it was an exhausting day with five matches, but winning three of them left the team “feeling like we had made some big improvements.”

    The girls opened with a match against Washington County, winning the first game 25-18, then dropping the second one 21-25. In the deciding game, the girls rallied to take a 25-23 victory.

  • Students take part in ham project

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Nineteen kids participated in the Country Ham Project from Spencer County.  Rebecca Mobley placed 5th in the 1996 division for her country ham, Leah Shelburne placed 4th in the 1997 division for her ham, Brayden Morrow placed first in the 1994 division for his country ham and Lilli Hanik placed 2nd in the 1998 division for her ham, 1st in speech and  was Overall Winner in the 1998 age division.

  • $1M in marijuana found

    One million thirty-six thousand. That is what law enforcement officers are estimating as the potential street value of more than 500 marijuana plants that were eradicated last Wednesday night. Police are basing the dollar amount on a statistic that one illegal plant has the earning potential of $2,000.

    Sheriff Steve Coulter said the quantity was equally substantial for Spencer County.

    “It’s been several years since we found a patch this big,” said Coulter, adding that typically local law enforcement work cases involving a dozen or so plants.

  • UK engineer studying tobacco curing structures

    In a volatile tobacco market, producers are looking for ways to cut operating costs. A University of Kentucky agricultural engineer is working on a new concept for curing tobacco that may save producers money.

    Since the 2009 growing season, John Wilhoit, UK College of Agriculture associate extension professor, has worked with two Central Kentucky producers to test the curing capabilities of outdoor structures called pallet racks for burley tobacco.

  • SCES thanks Country Mart

    On behalf of Spencer County Elementary School, we would like to say thank you to Taylorsville Country Mart for their continuous support of our school.

    With the help of Country Mart, our school has collected $133,670.00 worth of store receipts.

    We receive points for these receipts, and with these points we are able to order various items for our school.

    At the end of last year, we received playground supplies, dry erase boards, electric pencil sharpeners and many other items for our students.