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Today's News

  • LETTER: Promise to cut unfair taxes

    Like many people, I’m on a strict budget these days. Every new tax or increased tax reduces what I can spend in local businesses – even at Froman’s, as I didn’t have the money to refill an allergy prescription last month. The four percent tax increase allowed to circumvent the democratic process was legalized in a time of inflation when everybody was getting raises, but I actually heard one office-holder with the gall to call it “automatic,” even when people aren’t getting raises and are lucky to have jobs.

  • PHOTO: Middle school names September Grizzly Heroes

    Pictured are the Spencer County Middle School September Grizzly Heroes: Amber Adcock, Tamara Humphrey, Paige Forberger, Hunter Brown, Josh McKinley, Bailey Bryant, Lauren Stevens, Daniel Cooper, Macy McGehee, Tyler Nichols, Jonathon Jones and Nathan Dillard.

  • Test scores show individual gains

    The recent release of the 2009-2010 No Child Left Behind and Kentucky Core Content Test results have been a point of pride for the Spencer County School District.

    The goal for all students to score at proficient or higher has still not been attained, but the district is certainly not alone and some schools have more obstacles to tackle than others. This week The Spencer Magnet takes a look at the district’s Exceptional Child Education scores and individual school scores.

    Exceptional Child Education

  • GUEST COLUMN: Hold off on fertilization for now

    Our current weather conditions demand that we rethink some of our fall chores. Fall lawn and tree fertilization should come later this year then normal because of the drought conditions. An application of high nitrogen now would only burn up what little green grass you may have and force trees to work more then they should under stressful conditions.

  • Bears fall to Indians 47-20

    Spencer County's "real" season begins Friday night back home on real grass, far removed from last week’s 47-20 loss to Montgomery County on a field that most small colleges would envy.

    The Bears’ killer schedule took them away from Taylorsville for five of their first six games and most of those were against much larger schools. Friday was no exception when they squared off against the 5A Indians who play on a brand new artificial surface.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Apex of sports in Kentucky

    “Here they come to me!”

    Expression for the ages, one that transcends the sport of kings, coined by Cawood Ledford. The Hall of Fame announcer’s stirring report when thoroughbreds turned for home on a sunny day at Churchill Downs.

    This week, here they come to you. Full-on-Autumn, horse racing, college football and reminder that in Kentucky the sport of kings gives way to sport of princes – basketball is at the door too.

    • Keeneland. Fall meet is October 8-30 and includes 18 stakes races, 10 this weekend.

  • Hickstock music festival this Saturday

    Hickstock is a music festival that gives back.

    This Saturday, musicians from Spencer and surrounding counties will converge on the stage at the fairgrounds for a day mixed with kicking back and kicking your heels up.

    While patrons and participants are having a good time, the gate admission will be used to help bring joy to the lives of other. All proceeds from Hickstock will be split between the Spcncer County Sheriff’s Department’s Shop With a Cop and the arts program at Spencer County schools.

  • Chili supper to help seniors get to NYC

    For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, Spencer County High School’s senior class is planning to travel to New York City this spring for its senior trip.

    The Board of Education voted at its September meeting to allow the class to travel by chartered bus for an educational trip to New York April 25-29.

  • EDITORIAL: It's tricky timing treats

    As I was writing this column, we still did not know when Trick or Treat on Main Street would be held. The Taylorsville City Commissioners were scheduled to make a decision Tuesday night. Would the cavity-ensuing event happen on All Hallow’s Eve night, or the day before on Saturday, Oct. 30.

    How exactly did we get to the point where government officials had the deciding role of when kids could go out begging for candy? Let me explain.

  • Grizzlies win conference title

    Last Friday night, under the lights of the high school, the Spencer County Middle School football team completed their sweep of winning the MKAC regular season title and the conference tournament title by beating the Bardstown Middle School Tigers 22-6.

    A fired up Grizzly offense took the open kickoff and drove right down the field and scored on a short run by Trenton Calvert to make it 6-0. Each team’s defenses then forced turnovers and stoppage on downs.