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Today's News

  • On the Way Cafe to close

    After nearly six years of serving home-cooked meals with a side friendly service, On the Way Cafe owner Lisa Carmany has decided to close her doors for good Sept. 17.

    Carmany said the past few years have been rough for the business financially, but with new taxes and the uncertainty of whether she would be able to afford health insurance costs – it was time to quit her run as a business owner.

  • Bears fall at Nelson 48-29

    Most teams who start the season 0-3 against a brutal schedule might be a little solemn heading into a home opener, but there are reasons both on and off the field for the Spencer County Bears to play inspired football this Friday night when they host West Jessamine.

    Sure, it’s another big school, the fourth week in a row the 3A Bears have faced a team from a higher class, but head coach Wes Napper is hoping the inspired play of the reserves in Friday’s 48-29 loss at Nelson County might spread over to the varsity as the Bears christen the new stadium bleachers.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Neighbors helping neighbors

    Have you ever asked a friend or neighbor to keep an eye on the house while you were gone for a few days?  Or, have you ever asked a neighbor to watch the house while you and the family went on vacation?

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: What do you see?

    Sometimes I think I must be the least observant guy in America.  I recently gave a friend directions to our house, and when he arrived he said, “Why didn’t you just tell me to turn after the ‘Welcome to Taylorsville’ sign?”  There’s a sign?  How long has that been there?  My wife jumped in to agree that there is indeed a sign!  Naturally, the next time I drove in, there it was, big as life.  It’s actually a pretty nice sign; sorry I missed it all these years!

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: $21 million not enough?

    One citizen had it right when he called the district’s tactics at last Wednesday’s tax hearing a “shell game”.

  • Jenkins' DUI trial Dec. 16

    After listening to witness testimony Friday in the change of venue hearing involving Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins,  Special Judge Jerry Crosby said he would take the matter “under submission.”

    While no decision on the trial location had been determined by yesterday afternoon, Crosby did set the trail date as Dec. 16 – well beyond the November general election.

    Both Jenkins and Crosby are seeking re-election to their respective offices. Crosby currently serves as a district court judge in Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties.

  • PHOTO: Thanks doc

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter (left) presented Dr. Alex Shelley with a certificate of thanks at Wednesday’s fiscal court meeting. Coulter told court members that Shelley has donated countless hours at his veterinary office helping hurt and homeless animals found by law enforcement officers.

  • Lawrenceburg man charged in death of Mt. Eden girlfriend

    An Anderson County man is in jail on murder charges after police found the body of a woman in his residence at 4197 Bardstown Road on Saturday.

    Gary M. Bancroft, 33, is charged with murdering 33-year-old Frances Renee Mobley.

    Mobley’s identity was confirmed Tuesday morning, said Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie. Mobley is said to have been staying with Bancroft at least part time in Anderson County, but her family lives in Spencer County, he said.

  • Thomas, Barlow are 'saluted'

    Chase Andrew Thomas and Steve Konnor Barlow were among 818 high school juniors from 47 high schools in Central Kentucky that were recognized at this year’s “Youth Salute”.  The 30th Annual Awards Ceremony was held May 2, at Georgetown College.  A top Youth Leader was named for each high school and Thomas was given that honor.

  • Where memories are made

    In August of 2003, Lora Cheek decided that she wanted to make a playhouse for her granddaughters, then three and seven, as a Christmas gift. She was recovering from broken ribs that she had sustained in a fall from a horse, and started brainstorming a way to accomplish her goal.

    She had an upstairs storage room that she was considering converting to another use. It occurred to her that if she turned the storage room into a playhouse, then the girls could use their playhouse year round, something they could not do if their playhouse was outside.