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Today's News

  • Strikers make a comeback

     The Spencer County Strikers, a U12 boy’s team with the Spencer County Soccer Association, were crowned JCYSL tournament champs. 

    The Strikers lost in the championship round of the JCYSL tournament last season 1-0.  This time they didn’t overlook any of their opponents or the muddy conditions.

    The Strikers outscored their opponents 20-3 while defeating teams from South Nelson, Okolona, and Fern Creek.

  • Elementary track team takes on competitors

    The Spencer County Elementary Level Track Team  participated in the Westside Track Meet May 12 with some outstanding results.

    Students from both Spencer County Elementary and Taylorsville Elementary participate on the team.  

     Highlights from the meet:

     100 Meter Run:

    Boys - Kadin Smith 1st Place and Drake Snider 4th Place

    Girls - McKenzie Bell 2nd Place, Abby Myers 3rd Place, and Lindsey Miller 4th Place

     200 Meter Run:

    Boys - Kadin Smith 2nd Place

  • Blue Bridge: Demo or save?

    What does it cost these days to preserve a landmark?

    If the historical structure is Taylorsville’s Blue Bridge, then the price tag to save it could be close to $1.9 million, according to David Steele, of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Maintenance.

    The cost to demolish the 78-year-old truss bridge, however, was estimated at only $150,000.

    “That Blue Bridge has always been a landmark to the community.” said Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay. “If we tear it down, it will be nothing but a memory. Just pictures in a photo album.”

  • SCMS wins passing tourney

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Football team won the 2010 Allen Middle School Passing Tournament near Prestonsburg this weekend. The team was undefeated in all 5 games and won in the championship versus Pike Central Middle School.

    The team decided to dedicate the tournament championship to TSgt. Jason Bass who was deployed to Iraq the night before the tournament.

  • Loyal Homemakers club is not for homebodies

    The Loyal Homemakers group, which meets on the second Thursday of each month, is a source of friendship and education for its members. Edith Judd, a Loyal Homemakers member for over ten years, says that people assume the clubs are for homebodies.

    “People think if you’re a homemaker, then you’re home cleaning house,” she said. “People think you don’t do anything.”

  • Reasons to play college hoops in Kentucky

    What basketball off season?

    This week: Reasons why, best-of-blue chips should play college hoops in the Commonwealth. If they can cut it of course.

    In Lexington 24,111 reasons. Average attendance at UK games in Rupp Arena last season. Best in America. More than a thousand over capacity, more than any NBA franchise.

    In Louisville 19,397. Fan average at UofL games, well beyond Freedom Hall capacity. Third best in the nation, after Syracuse.

  • 2nd annual Run by the Lake

    The second annual Taylorsville Summer Run by the Lake will be held May 22 at Taylorsville Lake State Park. Registration will be held the day of the run from 6:30 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. The race will begin at 8 a.m.

    Entry fee for the 5K trail run is $20/person and $10/person for a one-mile fun run. Participants will receive a free shirt while supplies last.

  • 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.