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Today's News

  • 600 attend Spencer County FFA banquet

    Over 600 members, parents, and guests attended the Spencer County FFA Banquet on May 18.  

    Winners of the top awards were:   Star Freshman Farmer, Sam Perry; Star Freshman Agribusinessman,  Brandon Cotton; and Star Freshman Placement, Tyler Fleig.

    Stars in the Sophomore class were:  Farmer,  Joseph Snider, Placement, Emily Hume; and Agribusinessman, Courtney Cox.

    Junior Stars were:  Farmer,  Matthew Jeffiers;   Agribusinessman, Justin Goodlett; and Placement, Cody Milburn.  

  • Pat Day speaks at Rodeo Cowboy Church

    A modest crowd gathered inside Red Barn Arena Sunday evening to hear the impassioned words of former jockey Pat Day, now a Louisville chaplain and still a living legend in the horseracing world.

    Jim Carpenter, pastor of Rodeo Cowboy Church, invited Day to speak at the church’s June fellowship. Church goers had the opportunity to meet and talk one-on-one after sharing a communal dinner.

  • Grizzlies take 2nd in Capitol City Classic

    Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Football’s 7th grade team competed Saturday in the Capital City Classic 7 on 7 in Frankfort, KY. The team went undefeated in pool play and took the #1 seed. They were able to finish second to Elkhorn Middle School in the championship game that came down to several close plays. It was a great day of competition in the 7th grade squad’s first ever try in a 7 on 7 tournament.

  • FCCLA awards, new officers

    The Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America held its annual Membership Awards Banquet on May 4th.  Awards were given to students who competed in STAR Events and who completed their Power of One degrees.  Other awards included:

     Officer of the Year-Leah Spears

    Member of the Year – Lauren Polston

    New Member of the Year – Lauren Leichty

    Honorary Member – Toby Lewis

  • Bass wins LCNI writing award

    Robin Bass, editor of The Spencer Magnet, was the recent recipient of first place award for excellence in news writing presented by Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. (LCNI).

    Judges stated that they were “impressed with the clarity of Bass’ writing and with the thorough nature of (her) reporting. The entry titled ‘Floodwall failure’, is particularly well done. Bass gives the readers of the Magnet a very clear view of what appears to be a huge problem for that community.”

  • Missing soldier's body found

    The body of U.S. Army Spc. Anthony M. Carter was discovered at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday morning less than 30 yards from where he was last seen by acquaintances while visiting Taylorsville Lake on May 29.

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made the discovery just as they were beginning their morning patrol. The Corps, Spencer County-Taylorsville Fire Department and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Law Enforcement Division have been rotating patrols during the daylight hours since Carter’s disappearance.

  • Plum Creek Baptist to celebrate 200th anniversary

    The church is much more than a beautiful, old building, Pastor Jon Rohr said as he sat in the 105-year-old sanctuary of Plum Creek Baptist Church last week.

    “It’s the body of believers that make up a church. Great institutions are always built on the foundation of the people who went before it,” said Rohr.

    On Sunday June 13, the tenacity of Plum Creek Baptist’s body of believers for the past two centuries will be celebrated. June marks the 200th anniversary of its establishment in the Waterford community of Spencer County.

  • Tanglewood buys condos

    Owners of Tanglewood Golf Course purchased two condo units and a swimming pool near the Taylorsville business Saturday afternoon.

    Tanglewood’s principal owner George Gregory, of Avon, Colo., said the structures located on two and one half acres adjacent to the golf course cost $265,000. The property was sold at an absolute auction June 5. The purchase will mean that all five condo units lining the front portion of the course will be under the control of Gregory and his partner, Mike Suchy.

  • Ribbon cutting: O’Driscoll’s Spirits

    O’Driscoll’s Spirits recently celebrated the opening of their Taylorsville business with a ribbon cutting in their beer cave portion of the wine, beer and liquor store. Among those in attendance for the event were (from left) Cara Lewis, of the Chamber of Commerce; Annie Driscoll, co-owner; Annette King and Joan Smith of Economic Development Authority; David Jenkins, judge executive; Zach Driscoll; Mike Driscoll, co-owner; Michaela Russell, co-owner and manager; and Don Pay, mayor.

  • LETTER: A sarcastic thank you

    This is a note of heart-felt gratitude to those responsible for our county being wet (Bear with me, I’m trying to look at this in a positive way). 

    I am glad to see some progress in our little county in the last seven months since you voted in alcohol sales.  I have noticed that you were right … new businesses have moved here.