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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • SCMS band ‘Esprit de Corps’

    The Spencer County Middle School band and mixed chorus both placed 3rd among 7 groups in each of their divisions at the Music in the Parks competition. The 6th grade chorus placed 2nd and the choral small ensemble placed 1st.

     Spencer County also won the “Esprit de Corps” award which stands for the integrity of the groups from the moment they step off the bus to perform until the awards ceremony.

  • LETTER: EDA is a 'great asset'

    The Economic Development Authority, Inc. of Spencer County is a great asset to our community. Annette King, the executive director, has her finger on the pulse of this community. Her wisdom and patience helped me attain my dream of opening a business in Taylorsville.

    Bruce Deigl

    Owner of Taylorsville Machining

     

  • Our relationship with Israel

    In our world today, we see many people worship false gods. Some worship money, some statues made of wood, gold, silver and many other things. Some call on other people who are dear and in the grave.

    America was founded by our forefathers for two main reasons. One was to worship Jesus, the other was to get out of paying high taxes. When Columbus landed here, he made this statement, “I knew we would find it because we followed the Holy Spirit.”

    Now let’s look at our country today.

  • GUEST COLUMN: New goals for KACo

    The events that lead to the decision by the General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 88 were regrettable and Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) has taken full responsibility for those relating to our association. More importantly, the board of directors of KACo took steps well in advance of that legislation that put us in compliance with most of its provision even before it was passed.