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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Festivals, neighbors and cats

    Shakespeare wrote; “There is nothing so common as the wish to be remarkable.” This weekend’s Octoberfest in the city will be another reason why this place we call “home” is remarkable. The city will come alive again with pageants, parades, arts and crafts, music, car show, displays, booths, great food, games, and family fun all weekend. Thanks to Gary Kehne, Patsy Lewis, and the hard work and imagination of all of the volunteers and staff who make this event a success every year. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

  • SCHS improves to 6-8 with win over Evangel Christian Friday

    The Spencer County Bears got a lot of playing time for some younger players Friday during an 8-4 win over Evangel Christian at home.

    The Bears jumped out early when Thibaut Golliard scored on an assist by Cody Coomes, who would score a second goal for the Bears shortly after.

    Later in the first half, Tyler Fleig’s kick went across the front of the goal and Todd Clemens crashed the goal, putting the ball in the next for a 3-0 lead.

    Coach Paul Taylor said he then used the opportunity to put in the freshmen for the last 20 minutes of the half.

  • Team melding at right time

    It’s a coach’s dream to have a team begin to gel at just the right time, and for Spencer County High School Volleyball Coach Tim Elder, that dream is coming true.

    The girls have won three straight matches and have used the lessons learned in a long and sometimes demanding season to put together their best stretch of volleyball just as the regular season is winding down.

  • Taylorsville Lake Clean Sweep

    The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association hosted Taylorsville Lake Clean Sweep Saturday.

    Over 200 participants hauled more than 47 cubic yards of garbage from the lake, and 15 from the river. Items included barrels and over 35 tires. Scouting troops from Louisville also participated again this year. This is the 12th annual clean up.

    Groups were also on the river this year, as far down stream as Bowman Lane. Canoe clubs from around the state converged on this area and were celebrating their efforts with a camp out on the river that night.

  • 'Dukes' star Octoberfest Grand Marshal

    The humble, but bumbling, Deputy Enos Strate on the 1980s series “The Dukes of Hazard” would have never dreamed of becoming sheriff. This weekend, he will do one better when the actor that portrayed the Hazard deputy will be the honorary 2010 Octoberfest Grand Marshal.

    “We wanted to bring a little celebrity status to Taylorsville,” said Toby Lewis, Octoberfest committee member. “When folks come to the festival, they will be able to get their picture made with a real movie star.”

  • GUEST COLUMN: Title talk no laughing matter

    I’ve been watching Spencer County High School sports here for nearly a decade, as both a parent and and a reporter. No doubt there have been a lot of rough stretches as our teams have almost always competed hard, but often came up short on the scoreboard. Things might be changing.

  • PHOTO: Tabitha Martin

    Spencer Countian Tabitha Martin’s Javanon soccer team won the U11 Girls Division of the Mockingbird Invitational Tournament last weekend.  The final game went into overtime.  The team also were finalists in the Mead Cup Tournament played over Labor Day weekend in Dayton.

  • Sending signals to regional foes

    The Spencer County Lady Bears soccer program is making some noise this season but they won’t be content until they make their mark.

    That mark may come in the form of records, as in the number of wins in a season, scoring 100 goals in the regular season, or advancing in the playoffs. But the biggest accomplishment has already been achieved, and that’s sending a message to the rest of the 8th region that Spencer County is ready to join the ranks of the elite.

  • LETTER: Help save Light Up Salt River

    My family is fairly new to Spencer County, being here just over five years. We plan to be here the rest of our life. We go to church here. We bank here. We grocery shop here. We go to Dr. Oder and our dog goes to Dr. Shelley.

    When the Magnet had an article that Sid Kirsch would like to have some new people to help with a committee, I called her and was told that Light Up Salt River was being held in a few months and I could be helpful there.

  • PHOTO: Ethan Thompson with 16-pound bass

    Ethan Thompson, 6, of Taylorsville caught this 16-pound hybrid striped bass while fishing at Taylorsville Lake May 31.