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Today's News

  • SCMS wins passing tourney

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Football team won the 2010 Allen Middle School Passing Tournament near Prestonsburg this weekend. The team was undefeated in all 5 games and won in the championship versus Pike Central Middle School.

    The team decided to dedicate the tournament championship to TSgt. Jason Bass who was deployed to Iraq the night before the tournament.

  • Loyal Homemakers club is not for homebodies

    The Loyal Homemakers group, which meets on the second Thursday of each month, is a source of friendship and education for its members. Edith Judd, a Loyal Homemakers member for over ten years, says that people assume the clubs are for homebodies.

    “People think if you’re a homemaker, then you’re home cleaning house,” she said. “People think you don’t do anything.”

  • Reasons to play college hoops in Kentucky

    What basketball off season?

    This week: Reasons why, best-of-blue chips should play college hoops in the Commonwealth. If they can cut it of course.

    In Lexington 24,111 reasons. Average attendance at UK games in Rupp Arena last season. Best in America. More than a thousand over capacity, more than any NBA franchise.

    In Louisville 19,397. Fan average at UofL games, well beyond Freedom Hall capacity. Third best in the nation, after Syracuse.

  • 2nd annual Run by the Lake

    The second annual Taylorsville Summer Run by the Lake will be held May 22 at Taylorsville Lake State Park. Registration will be held the day of the run from 6:30 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. The race will begin at 8 a.m.

    Entry fee for the 5K trail run is $20/person and $10/person for a one-mile fun run. Participants will receive a free shirt while supplies last.

  • Bunting Bears create runs

    The Spencer County Bears bunted their way to an early lead Saturday against visiting Walton-Verona, and held off the visitors for a 13-3 victory.

    Trailing 2-0 in the bottom half of the first inning, Spencer County was able to load the bases and then played some small ball to get runners across the plate. With the bases full, sophomore catcher Todd Clemens laid down a bunt toward the pitcher, who fielded the ball and threw to first. The ball was mishandled, allowing two runs to score and the Bears quickly had tied the game.

  • PHOTO: 23-pound bird

    Tanner Kendall, of Taylorsville, harvested his first turkey May 8 on a friend’s farm in Marion County. The bird weighed 23 lbs. and sported a nine-inch beard. Photo submitted to The Spencer Magnet.

  • Jenkins, Karrer win primary

    Primary election night may have brought surprises for some, but not for David Jenkins. The judge executive beat out competitor Carmin Gaines by 338 votes, and Magistrate Bill Drury by 480.

    “I don’t know if I would use the word ‘surprised,’” said the democrat incumbent. “I would would say I’m excited, especially with the turnout.”

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office reported that  4,249 people made their way to the polls Tuesday – representing 36.33 percent of eligible voters.

  • Church happenings

    Gospel sing at Old Gospel Barn

    Join in fun and fellowship this Saturday for an old fashioned gospel sing at the Old Gospel Barn beginning at 7:30 p.m. Musical guests will be the Samaritans, the Cumbos, and more. The Old Gospel Barn is located at 11286 Louisville Rd. Everyone is welcome. 

    Little Union Baptist fish fry

  • Next steps

    Have you ever experienced a season of blessing?  The past few months at our church have been a tremendous season of blessing.   New people have joined the church, new staff has come on board, and there is a great spirit in our church family.  In June, we’ll celebrate our 200th anniversary and everyone seems excited about it.  It is a great time to be a part of Plum Creek Church!

  • County to pave Camp Branch Trail subdivision

    Road bond funds will be used to pave the Camp Branch Trail subdivision, said county officials Monday morning. The unanimous decision came after much debate among members of fiscal court.

    “I think we have to live up to our responsibility,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins. “If you wanted to fight it, we could, but we would end up back where we are.”