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Today's News

  • SCHS track team has 16 qualify for state

    The Spencer County track team competed at regionals on Thursday at North Oldham High School and had a record of 16 athletes qualify to compete at state.
    State competition will be held Friday at the University of Louisville.
    Those qualifying for state and their event are:
    Gavin Boykin - 4x200 team
    Shawn Boykin - 100 meters, 4x200
    Cameron Curran - 4x800 team
    Robert Currie - 4x200 team
    William Currie - shot put
    Stephen DeWitt - 4x800 team
    Chase McIntosh - 4x200 team
    William Morrow - 4x200 team

  • COLUMN: Next big thing: UK commit Drew Barker

    Now that Andrew Wiggins has made his choice without fanfare, Rick Pitino has his tattoo, Orb has moved to Pimlico and John Calipari manages to keep his name in the news (inviting Bill Clinton to his fantasy camp), the next big thing in Kentucky has to be Drew Barker.
    Connor High School’s splendid 6-feet-3, 215-pound quarterback is GI Joe clean-cut, tall enough to see over crowds at the mall, has no tattoos that we know about, and is the latest prize grease-penciled onto Mark Stoops’ board in the war room in Lexington.

  • PHOTOS: Baseball, softball regular seasons wrap up this week
  • PHOTO: Montell speaks at chamber luncheon

    Rep. Brad Montell was the featured speaker at last Thursday’s Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Montell provided a legislative wrap-up.

  • LAST STOP: RETIREMENT

    Spencer County Schools Transportation Manager Jack Senior never thought he would find himself behind the wheel of a school bus, but 13 years ago that is exactly where he landed. His route through the district’s transportation department has taken him all the way to the top as transportation manager, and now it is time for his next stop in life: retirement.

  • Gourders return to Taylorsville Saturday

    Gourd artists and enthusiasts from across Kentucky and beyond will again gather in Spencer County this weekend to celebrate all that the gourd has to offer – from growing the unique plant to using it as a medium for artistic projects or even transforming it into a utilitarian object like a ladle or a spoon.
    Spencer County Elementary School will house the Kentucky Gourd Society’s 2013 Gourd Art Show Saturday and Sunday. The theme for this year’s event is “Doodlin’ Around with Gourds.”

  • Flea Market comes to Main Street Saturday

    This weekend will feature a Main Street committee-sponsored companion event to the Kentucky Gourd Festival, but the committee is changing it up this year.
    The inaugural Main Street Fleamarket will take the place of the arts and crafts show hosted by the committee over the last several years.
    “Arts and crafts shows, with the economy the way it is, they’re not doing well,” said Jan Deigl, Main Street committee member. “So we decided to try something new. Fleamarkets are a popular attraction.”

  • Trial date set in stabbing case

    The Louisville man indicted earlier this year for stabbing, then dumping another man in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot is now set to face a jury trial late this summer.
    Paul C. Barr Jr., 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, faces charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.
    Barr appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday, and his attorney, Stephen Wright, requested a trial by jury, which Judge Charles Hickman set for August 12-13.

  • Mason named Magnet publisher

    Lynette Mason, who has served as The Spencer Magnet’s advertising director and general manager for the past five years, is now the newspaper’s publisher — the first publisher to be named for The Magnet in 23 years.

  • What's Happening — Week of May 15

    Girl Power Month at the library
    May is Girl Power Month at the Spencer County Public Library. Beginning this Thursday, each Thursday this month at 6:30 is girls’ night out.
    Girls between the ages of 13 and 18 can join in with friends for activities and conversations.
    The event is sponsored by the The Center for Women and Families.

    Waste tire amnesty