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Today's News

  • Emerald ash borer traps being installed

    Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. These prisms are traps for the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.  In fact, there have been several that have been installed here in Spencer County again this year.

  • Mayor gets substantial raise

    The mayor of Taylorsville stands to earn almost $200 more a month if city commissioners vote in favor of the salary raise during a special-called meeting today.

    The commission unanimously approved a first reading last Tuesday that would increase the mayor’s annual salary by 26 percent, plus an additional 2.72 percent cost of living adjustment. The monthly pay rate, which would go into effect January 1, 2011, will climb from $643.02 to $832.03 – bringing the mayor’s annual compensation to $9,984.38.

  • Stallion sign ups for 2010 season

    All the Youth in Spencer County are invited to sign up for the 2010 Stallions football and Stallions cheerleading season with the Spencer County Youth Football Association.

    There will be four levels of football competition: Mighty Mites, for ages 5-7; Pee Wee, for ages 8-9; Juniors, for ages 10-11 and Seniors, for ages 12-13.

    Sign ups will be held at 100 Water Street in Taylorsville on the following dates:

    • Saturday May 8, from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    • Saturday May 15, from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Strange juxtaposition

    What’s wrong with two of the five headlines on today’s front page? I’ll give you a minute while you glance back over them again.

    Ok. Time’s up. Here’s what I’m talking about:

    • “Mayor gets substantial raise”

    • “School board cuts contracts to save about $80,000”

  • Relay for Life: More than a one day event

    Some may think that Relay for Life is a one day event – and it is, sort of. But Relay is also about the dedicated teams made up of families, co-workers and friends. It’s about these groups of people banding together for a single cause: to find a cure for cancer.

  • SCHS brings home the heavy hardware

    The Spencer County Weight Team concluded its competition season April 24 with a 3rd place finish at Lynn Camp High School. The overnight trip included the bench press, power clean, and squat. The team results were as follows: 1st Harlan County, 2nd Fern Creek, 3rd Spencer County, 4th Clay County, 5th North Laurel, 6th Whitley County, 7th Lynn Camp, 8th South Laurel, 9th Pineville, and 10th Jackson County.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court.

    The following court cases were heard by Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court on January 22, 2010.

    Misdemeanor

    Lisa R. Thompson, failure to pay fines and costs of $178. Now need to pay $30 service fee plus $178 or serve 10 days in jail.

    Lisa S. Thompson, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense. $200 in court costs and fees.

    Cody O. Tucker, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense. $343 court costs and fees.

  • PHOTO: Turkey tenacity

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Emily Herndon, the 11 year old daughter of Scott and Debbie Herndon, after 5 years of hard hunting, bagged her first turkey during youth season.  23 lbs, 10” beard and 3/4” spurs!

  • Grizzly football 101

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School Assistant Football Coach Tim Meyer offers words of encouragement during a friendly game of tug-of-war last Thursday.  About 50 fifth graders attended the weeklong Grizzly football camp designed to introduce elementary students to middle school football. Participants worked on basic technique, specialized skills and conditioning.

     

  • Lady Bears battling a five loss streak

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team is sporting only a 2-6 record on the season, but they’re competing well against some tough competition in the early going.

    Last week, the girls dropped three games, but all of them by three runs or less.

    On Monday, the Lady Bears traveled to Owen County and suffered a tough 4-3 loss. They then returned home to square off against North Oldham on Wednesday, when they fell 3-0, and then dropped a 2-0 decision to Oldham County the next evening.