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Today's News

  • SCMS dancers take a second

    Spencer County Middle School Dance Team competed in the Game Day Dance/Cheer competition Saturday December 12 in Lexington. The team came in 2nd place.  Halee Hood received an individual award – Player of the Game.

     

  • Solving problems

    Who said teenagers create more problems than they solve? Not these four first place winners.

    Corey Thomas, son of Charles and Cynthia Thomas, Kayla Barmore, daughter of Joe and Melissa Barmore, Susan Mann, daughter of Garry and Jo Mann, and Dorothy Schultz, daughter of Charles and Angela Schultz, placed first in Ohio Valley Academic League competition. 

  • Science in Motion

    Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools saw a dance performance entitled, “Science in Motion”.  The two dancers, Dave and Sarah, are married and work for the New Performing Arts Company in Louisville.  They did a total of five performances that day.  Three performances were done at SCES and two at TES.  All students got to attend and learn how the laws of physics apply to our ability to perform a dance.  The dancers were very graceful and taught science through the art form of dance.  Sarah was a gymnast before becoming a ballerina and Da

  • Lady Rockets blast past Spencer

    Last season’s victory over Shelby County in the district tournament was arguably the biggest win for the Lady Bears in several years. The win not only was the first in many seasons over the border-county rival, but it also propelled them to the region tournament for the first time in years.

    The regular season rematch Monday night didn’t go as well for Spencer County, as the Lady Rockets used a huge third quarter to break open a close game to score a 48-34 victory.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Make some financial resolutions this year

    At the beginning of each new year, many people make a list of resolutions to keep in the coming months, such as losing weight or learning a new skill. As you make your list, don’t forget to consider wise financial goals for the year ahead. The Kentucky Society of CPAs suggests you adopt these smart resolutions.

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

    H1N1 Flu clinic

    The Spencer County Health Department will have an open H1N1 flu clinic December 30. Please call 477-8146 to make an appointment.

    Deadline for changing party affiliation

  • Barn fire

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a working barn fire in the 1000 block of Love Lane in Western Spencer County Dec. 16. 

    The first unit on the scene found about 75 percent of the building engulfed in flames.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the fire originated with a  wood stove in the barn.

    Three engines and three tankers assisted in putting out the flames.

     

  • Feeling a little let down after Christmas?

    In 2000, Universal Pictures released the live-action film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey based on the 1957 book by Dr. Seuss. But in this version, before the Whos down in Whoville are robbed by the Grinch on Christmas Eve night, little Cindy Lou Who realizes that the true meaning of Christmas has been lost already and becomes overwhelmed by the materialism that it has been replaced with.

  • Church happenings

    Sing-In and Pray-In the New Year

    Sing-In and Pray-In the New Year at the Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, December 31, from 7:30 p.m. until midnight. Music will be by the Common Creek Band, Nichols Church Band, Jim Hamlett, Bluegrass Pardners, Labron Taylor, and the Cumbos. Please bring a covered dish to share. Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    Watch Night Service at Mt. Zion

  • Ribbon cutting: Barrel Smoked BBQ

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Ummm...barbecue. Don’t the words just make the stomach growl?

    Joel and Susan Solinger were greeted with local officials one recent morning to celebrate the opening of their new business in Elk Creek. Barrell Smoked BBQ is located at 4802 Taylorsville Rd next to  Wayne’s Farm Machinery. They feature dine-in, carry out and catering services with a full menu of barbecue pork, brisket, ribs and homemade sides.

    The family owned business is open Tues. through Sat. for lunch and dinner.