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Today's News

  • RESTORING TAYLORSVILLE: City ordinance sets forth guidelines for structure safety and violation penalties

    Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series. Last week, The Spencer Magnet started a look at buildings that have been dubbed “unsafe structures” in the City of Taylorsville. This week’s story explains the city’s unsafe structure ordinance, including how it has been applied lately, and next Wednesday, we’ll present some of the plans in motion and visions for restoring Taylorsville.

  • Mount Eden man charged with growing ‘medical’ marijuana

    A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.
    John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road, was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.
    Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears beat Lady Generals 13-3

    Spencer County’s Libby Cox (2) battles a Thomas Nelson High School player during the Lady Bears’ big 13-3 win over the Lady Generals last week. The Lady Bears earlier in the week dropped a 6-3 decision at Nelson County, and on Friday night, fell in a tough 2-1 loss to Louisville Ballard. The girls will be at Oldham County on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will host Collins next Monday night 7:30.

  • PHOTO: Grizzlies are bowl winners

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies won the Bloomfield Bowl on Saturday by a score of 21-7.
     

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Simplified computer software can help seniors get online

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Do you know of any computer software that’s designed for seniors that I can download on an old computer that I have? I would like to set my grandmother up with a senior-friendly system for email and Internet access, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money.
    Searching Grandson

    Dear Searching,
    There are actually a number of companies and services today that offer simplified computer software that’s designed specifically for seniors who have little or no computer experience.

  • COLUMN: Conflict management — you can do it

    Can you successfully manage conflicts? The answer is yes, you can. Maybe a few hints or suggestions will help you develop a plan.

  • Bottoms wins at Ponderosa

    Spencer County resident Derek Bottoms scored his first win of the racing season Friday night during the Sportsman event at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City.

  • Stallions open season

    Opening day for the Spencer County Stallions featured beautiful weather and three action packed games firing up the season against the J-Town Bulldogs.

  • Bears win on the road 17-7

    The Spencer County Bears went on the road Friday night and did more than just even their record at 1-1 with a 17-7 victory over East Jessamine. The Bears did it in a dominating fashion that left second-year head coach Mike Marksbury excited about how good his team can be.

  • COLUMN: Across KY, a trek to football, y’all

    New college football season. Stage lights coming up and a fan-delicious sequence is in store as we pump up the drama for the American tapestry southerners call football, y’all.
    It may come as surprise to some whose sunglasses are Kentucky blue tint or Cardinal red, but the Governor’s Cup is only the end of the beginning for season 2012.