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Today's News

  • Kids carry flag for 'Little League' congress

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    These kids participated, by carrying a flag, in the opening ceremony of the 25th Little League International Congress held in Lexington: Kobe Mitchell, Jackson Cole, Jacob Mitchell, Audrey Michels, Ethan Michels, Emily Sibert, Rachel Sibert, Jacob Cole, Halle Cotton, Brodye Manning, Cutter Whitely

  • Trageser to run as independent

    Lawrence Trageser, 44, filed a statement of candidacy Monday. He will be seeking the office of Taylorsville Magistrate District 1.

    Trageser will be listed on the general election ballot as an independent candidate, but he considers himself a representative of the Tea Party – a movement focused on fiscal conservatism.

    “I want to rid this county of the cancer that is in local politics,” said Trageser.

    He also questioned the benefit of the occupational and insurance premium taxes for county residents.

  • Junior star

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Donated dresses bring prom dreams to life

    From the moment the model stepped on stage there was a buzz in the audience. The strapless, red gown shimmered as the young brunette glided under the spotlights. When she turned in small circles, the delicate beadwork glittered like stardust.

    “Let’s start the bidding at $2,” said Eleschia Murphy. “Okay, I have two, now do I have three?”

  • FEATURE: Patchwork beauties

    The only way Jan Milby of Fisherville ever learned to quilt was sitting at a long wooden quilt frame with her mother and grandmother. That’s how she learned as a child. She made her first quilt in 1990-91. It too her that long to hand-stitch it.

    For the past year, she’s been learning to machine quilt.

    “It’s much faster and so fun and rewarding,” she said. “I can quilt a wall and hanging in an afternoon. My goal is to receive a shower or wedding invitation and make a quilt by the time the event happens.”

  • Big blue blues

    One and done for Kentucky. One step short that is, of a Final Four.

    Basketball season in the Commonwealth did not end last Saturday, merely changed seasons.

    We move on to silver linings.

    • Kentucky is going to the Final Four. Well, Lexington native Shelvin Mack is.

    • Kentucky’s Lady Cats are a win away from a Final Four (at this writing).

    • Butler U. is the New Hoosiers. Milan legend Bobby Plump and Jimmy Chitwood, will enjoy another 15 minutes of fame too. Wait for it.

  • State park investigation "on-going"

    The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet is conducting an administrative investigation into the operations at Taylorsville Lake State Park, said Misty Dugger Judy, personnel counsel for the Office of Legal Affairs.

  • Grizzlies split double-header

    CRAIG CONRAD for The Spencer Magnet

    The Grizzlies split a double header in Washington County Saturday, March 27.  In the first game against St. Dominic, the grizzlies lost a heartbreaker 7-6 in the bottom of the 6th inning.  In the second game against Washington County, the Grizzlies rallied for a 16-2 victory.  The Grizzlies were led by 7th grader, Dylan Barmore, who is pictured above, and 8th grader Travis O’Dell, who is credited for the win.  Four images were used to create an action sequence of Barmore making an out from third base.

  • New business: Taylorsville Machining

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     Bruce Deigl, owner of Taylorsville Machining, celebrated the opening of his business with a ribbon cutting. Joining in the festivities were: (from left) Annette King, Jim Henry, David Jenkins, Michelle Brown, Bruce Deigl, Janice Deigel, Barbara Morris and Cara Lewis.

    Deigl has 33 years experience in tool and die, mold-making, fixtures, jigs and welding. He specializes in prototypes. Taylorsville Machining is located at 906 Taylorsville Rd. Phone: 502-475-4231.

  • House objects to Senate cuts

    by KENT STEVENS

    State Representative

    With the last full working week of the 2010 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly behind us, much was accomplished as we closed in on final details of the state’s budget, road plan and passage of bills.