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Today's News

  • PHOTO: IMI drivers strike

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Searching for spawning bass

    It is now time to look for those pre spawn and spawning bass. This is when bass fishing is awesome. It is when the bass are feeding in the shallows and the action is fast and furious.

  • Faces from the past clearer when enlarged

     When pictures of school groups are submitted for publication, it proves very difficult to identify the students unless the names are submitted at the same time.

    But with programs like Photoshop, pictures that were well composed and shot with the best equipment of the era, can be enlarged, making recognition of individuals possible.

  • Goodbye Johnny Ballgame

    Flash, flair and fun – John Wall’s game came in technicolor with a Wow! factor and Kentucky fans loved it all and embraced the kid who brought it.

    Even at one and done he was the best. Good bye, Johnny Ballgame.

    By custom, and because UK basketball has a New York Yankee-like hall of heroes, we compare gifted ones who passed this way. New category: The Left Early(s) list includes Rajon Rondo, Jodie Meeks, Kelenna Azubuike, Jamal Mashburn, Ron Mercer and Rex Chapman.

    • Mashburn and Mercer, was right time to move on.

  • Stallions announce new coaching staff

    The Spencer County Youth Football Association Board would like to congratulate the following head coaches for the 2010 Stallions football season:

    Mighty Mites Coach Philip Bradham; Pee Wee Coach Chris Hutt; Juniors Coach Floyd Light and Cheerleading coaches Jennifer Pucko and Jessica Barnes.

     

  • Contract cuts for school employees

    Spencer County Schools employees will be facing across the board cuts when the new fiscal year begins in July. The school board, who approved the furlough days Monday night, expects to save about $80,000.

    Nearly all of the district’s 310 employees will be affected by reductions to their contracts. While teachers are expected to lose two days at the hands of state legislators,  the remaining classified employees and a few certified positions are looking at losing five to 20 days.

  • Emerald ash borer traps being installed

    Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. These prisms are traps for the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.  In fact, there have been several that have been installed here in Spencer County again this year.

  • Mayor gets substantial raise

    The mayor of Taylorsville stands to earn almost $200 more a month if city commissioners vote in favor of the salary raise during a special-called meeting today.

    The commission unanimously approved a first reading last Tuesday that would increase the mayor’s annual salary by 26 percent, plus an additional 2.72 percent cost of living adjustment. The monthly pay rate, which would go into effect January 1, 2011, will climb from $643.02 to $832.03 – bringing the mayor’s annual compensation to $9,984.38.

  • Stallion sign ups for 2010 season

    All the Youth in Spencer County are invited to sign up for the 2010 Stallions football and Stallions cheerleading season with the Spencer County Youth Football Association.

    There will be four levels of football competition: Mighty Mites, for ages 5-7; Pee Wee, for ages 8-9; Juniors, for ages 10-11 and Seniors, for ages 12-13.

    Sign ups will be held at 100 Water Street in Taylorsville on the following dates:

    • Saturday May 8, from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    • Saturday May 15, from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Strange juxtaposition

    What’s wrong with two of the five headlines on today’s front page? I’ll give you a minute while you glance back over them again.

    Ok. Time’s up. Here’s what I’m talking about:

    • “Mayor gets substantial raise”

    • “School board cuts contracts to save about $80,000”