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Today's News

  • Students take part in ham project

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Nineteen kids participated in the Country Ham Project from Spencer County.  Rebecca Mobley placed 5th in the 1996 division for her country ham, Leah Shelburne placed 4th in the 1997 division for her ham, Brayden Morrow placed first in the 1994 division for his country ham and Lilli Hanik placed 2nd in the 1998 division for her ham, 1st in speech and  was Overall Winner in the 1998 age division.

  • $1M in marijuana found

    One million thirty-six thousand. That is what law enforcement officers are estimating as the potential street value of more than 500 marijuana plants that were eradicated last Wednesday night. Police are basing the dollar amount on a statistic that one illegal plant has the earning potential of $2,000.

    Sheriff Steve Coulter said the quantity was equally substantial for Spencer County.

    “It’s been several years since we found a patch this big,” said Coulter, adding that typically local law enforcement work cases involving a dozen or so plants.

  • UK engineer studying tobacco curing structures

    In a volatile tobacco market, producers are looking for ways to cut operating costs. A University of Kentucky agricultural engineer is working on a new concept for curing tobacco that may save producers money.

    Since the 2009 growing season, John Wilhoit, UK College of Agriculture associate extension professor, has worked with two Central Kentucky producers to test the curing capabilities of outdoor structures called pallet racks for burley tobacco.

  • SCES thanks Country Mart

    On behalf of Spencer County Elementary School, we would like to say thank you to Taylorsville Country Mart for their continuous support of our school.

    With the help of Country Mart, our school has collected $133,670.00 worth of store receipts.

    We receive points for these receipts, and with these points we are able to order various items for our school.

    At the end of last year, we received playground supplies, dry erase boards, electric pencil sharpeners and many other items for our students.

  • PHOTO: SCMS names August students of the month

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The following students have been selected as Spencer County Middle School August Students of the Month.  Pictured are Ben Dippel, Mallory Pfeiffer, Jamie Newnam, Linda McCoy, Shelbi Edinger and Kendell Clayton.

  • Apples, a versatile fruit

    Apples are currently in season and are easily used in recipes or eaten fresh. Several Spencer County cooks willingly shared their favorite ways to use this favorite fall fruit.

    Margaret Glasford, a member of the Waterford Homemakers, enjoys serving apples to her guests in a low calorie dish she found through Weight Watchers. Her preferred varieties are Gala and Cameos because she likes sweet and crunchy apples.

  • 'American Pickers' visit local collector

    When the History Channel’s “American Pickers” come to town, traffic stops – at least it does when the town is Little Mount.

    “I had no idea the show was as popular as it is,” said Barbara Whitehead. But she quickly learned that the show’s hosts, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, can really draw a crowd. Barbara estimated 300 people stopped to watch the popular “Pickers” film a segment with her husband and avid collector Charlie Whitehead.

  • This week's sports schedule

    Sept. 22

    SCHS Girls Soccer at HOME v. South Oldham at 6 p.m.

    Sept. 23

    SCMS Girls Basketball at HOME  v. St. Joe  at 6 p.m.

    SCHS Girls Volleyball at HOME v. North Bullitt - Fresh/JV/Varsity at 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.

    SCHS Freshman Football at HOME v. Fairdale at 6 p.m.

    Sept. 24

    SCHS Girls Soccer at HOME v. Holy Cross at 6 p.m.

    SCHS Varsity Football AWAY  Located TBA at 7:30 p.m.

    Sept. 27

    SCHS JV Football AWAY v. Franklin County at 6 p.m.

  • Martin among KSP's largest class

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 63 new troopers at ceremonies held Friday in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings KSP’s strength to a total of 917 troopers.

    Christopher Martin, of Taylorsville, was among the troopers receiving diplomas.  Martin is a former Spencer County Sheriff’s deputy.

    The new troopers started a 23-week training cycle on April 11, in a class that consisted of 90 cadets.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Mid-term elections