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Today's News

  • Octoberfest to bring 'Nashville to Taylorsville'

    It isn’t officially fall in Spencer County until the Octoberfest/Homecoming festival – and it’s less than a month until the annual event that attracts hundreds of locals into the streets of downtown Taylorsville to celebrate the perks of small-town living.
    The 2011 Octoberfest is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and the theme is “Down Memory Lane.” This year’s festival will pay tribute to Spencer County’s rich history.

  • Board to create new position at Hillview

    The Spencer County Board of Education voted at its August meeting to create the position of Alternative School Director, but what exactly that position would entail is still being determined.

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Sunday marks the 10th anniversary since four commercial airplanes changed the course of American history. Two flew into the World Trade Center, one hit the Pentagon and another went down in Pennsylvania.

    While Spencer County wasn’t among the cities directly struck by tragedy, its citizens and leaders – along with Americans across the nation – banded together, and can still recall the almost unbelievable details.

  • William Roy Brewer 1941-2011: County loses familiar face

    Roy Brewer was known for a lot of things in Spencer County.
    Whether it was for driving around in his 1972 Chevy Malibu or taking photos at local sporting events, Brewer touched the lives of many people.

    “I just enjoy being around the people of Spencer County,” Brewer told The Spencer Magnet in 2003. “I just know so many people, and everybody knows me. I’ve always been known for my smile.”

    William Roy Brewer died last Tuesday at the age of 70.

  • ONLINE ONLY PHOTO: Volleyball Bears get wins against Anderson, Bullitt East

    The Lady Bears volleyball team its first victory of the season last week with a 2-0 win over Anderson County, taking a 25-23 set and a 25-21 set for the sweep.

    On Monday night, the Lady Bears traveled to Mount Washington and took a thrilling 2-1 victory over Bullitt East.

    In that contest, Spencer County won the opening set 25-18, lost the second by the identical score, then won the final game in a thrilling 25-23 fashion.

    The girls will be home again tonight (Sept. 1) against Henry County

  • Public record: District court March 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court March 4, 2011

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  • Tragedy strikes historic home

    The people who knew about the Isaac Miller House with its beautiful winding stairway, 14 rooms and multiple fireplaces have nothing but fond memories of the Spencer County mansion. Memories are all they have since a fire Aug. 7 destroyed Field Hoagland’s 186-year-old treasure that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

  • Middle school student wins Valhalla event

    A Spencer County Middle School student joined the ranks of Tiger Woods, Tom Watson and other golfing legends who have claimed victory at the famed Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

  • Habitat Day planned for Sept. 10 at Salato Wildlife Education Center

    Learn more about the benefits of native plants during Habitat Day at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.10. The event is free.
    Habitat Day features guest speakers who will provide valuable tips about attracting native wildlife to your own backyard. You don’t have to wait to begin transforming your property – the event includes a special sale of native plants  at the Salato Center picnic shelters.