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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Thomas, Myers lead U14 team to victory

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Two Spencer County athletes, Leigh Ellen Thomas and Mackenzie Myers, and The Heartland Rage, a traveling 14u softball team based out of Elizabethtown, went undefeated this past Memorial Day weekend in the USFA Blowout tournament in Brandenburg to win the championship in their season opener!  Thomas will be an 8th grader at SCMS and Myers will be a freshman at SCHS.

  • Memorial Day service at Valley Cemetery

    Valley Cemetery on Highway 44 hosted the annual Spencer County Memorial Day Service Sunday afternoon. The service included the singing of several patriotic songs, the Pledge of Allegiance and a message from Pastor Bill Dunning of First Christian Church. His  message, entitled “Fading Honor,” reminded those in attendance that soldiers and veterans should be honored every day, not just on Memorial Day. Valley Cemetery recently erected an American Flag to honor service men, women and veterans, especially those without families.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Memorial memories past

    After the long, bitter, cold winter we experienced in Kentucky, I have found comfort – for once in my life – with the arrival of 90 degree weather. With it came the  arrival of Memorial Day – generally recognized as the beginning of summer.

  • $2.5 million in scholarships for SCHS seniors

    Spencer County High School seniors received awards, honors and about $2.5 million in scholarship funds during Thursday’s ceremony at Spencer Christian Church.

    Principal Jocelyn Lyons told the church filled with family and friends she was “thrilled” to present the students who received scholarships because she knows what it means to be a scholarship recipient. Thanks to those scholarships, Lyons said, she was able to complete her education without debt.

    “Take advantage of these,” Lyons encouraged.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Road work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that KY 3228 (Old Briar Ridge Road) could experience lane closures and delays possible between mile points 0.65 and 2.3 due to roadway milling and resurfacing.  Lane closures are possible weekdays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    GOP meeting

  • The power of prayer blankets

    For the last several years, Pat Douglas has been making prayer blankets for seriously ill parishioners at All Saints Catholic Church in Taylorsville.

    She and fellow parishioner Penny Burns decided to start making the blankets about five or six years ago. They wanted to provide “something to give them comfort, so they know that someone is praying for them.”

    The blankets are child’s sized with a pocket in the center. The pocket contains a prayer book and a rosary, and originally was printed with a prayer from the church.