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Today's News

  • Bears earning respect of Central Louisville

    The Spencer County Bears began the season by building a reputation as a team that could compete against anybody. While they ended their regular season on a down note with some lopsided defeats, they closed out their 2009 campaign by gaining back some of that respect in a hard-fought 56-36 loss to two-time defending State Champion Louisville Central Friday night.

    “I am very proud of the way our men battled against a very good Central team,” said first year Head Coach Wes Napper. “I think we gave them more of a game than what they had initially thought.”

  • School board members visit potential sites for new elementary

    The Spencer County Board of Education continued preliminary action for a new elementary school, visiting four potential sites Monday morning.

    “We’re very early in the stages,” said Superintendent Chuck Adams.

    He said the Board is still working on bonding potential and that it will take two to three years for the school to be ready to open.

  • Single vehicle accident on KY 44

    If Tom McAnelly had not made a trip to the kitchen early Saturday morning, Willis Milburn might not be alive today, said Spencer County Deputy Gordan Miles.

    Looking out a window, McAnelly told police that he could see head lights shining in the woods near his house. Far from where they should normally be seen along KY 44/Mt. Washington Road.

    When emergency crews arrived on the scene at 3 a.m., they found Milburn’s white truck about 30 feet down an embankment.

    “If someone hadn’t called it in, we might not have seen him,” said Miles.

  • PHOTO: Full velvet

    Brian Marchesseault harvested this 9 point buck still in full velvet and a drop tine October 18 with a muzzleloader at 193 yds.

    -Photo submitted

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Working together

    Lately, I have been reading through Mark and reflecting on sermons delivered during a recent revival.  It is amazing how the theme of unity in Christ keeps popping up.

    In Mark 3 Jesus says, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

    How divided we are sometimes. 

  • October wettest on record for some

    There’s no doubt October 2009 was a soggy month most agricultural producers would rather forget. The record rainfall made everything more complicated. From delayed harvests to tobacco curing problems, farmers were soaked to the bone. When the month finally ended and the numbers came together, it was official – it was the third wettest October on record for the state and the wettest for western parts of the state.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Kentucky’s obligation is to children

    Few things are as clear-cut or urgent as the need to get Kentucky’s children off to a healthy start in life.

     One, whether you’re a parent or a politician, it’s a moral obligation. I firmly believe that. Two, Kentucky’s future depends on our ability to create a talented, inquisitive and productive work force.       

     One year ago, my administration launched an aggressive plan to tackle, head on, one of the biggest hurdles to our children’s and our state’s future: lack of health insurance.

  • Kleinjan, Garcia and Shawver head to state

    SCHS cross country suffered disappointments at their Regional meet on November 7th, where illnesses prevented both the girls and boys teams from qualifying for State.

    The #4 ranked SCHS girls struggled due to team member Chelsey Talley becoming ill early in the race and being unable to finish.  Her teammates kept on running and placed 5th in team scoring, 25 points behind Presentation. 

  • McDonald's window smashed

    Jordan T. Waddell, of Louisville, was charged with criminal mischief for damaging a window at McDonald’s restaurant in Taylorsville recently.

    Witnesses told police that Waddell, 18, was arguing with his girlfriend on the phone when he suddenly picked up a chair and threw it at one of the front windows.

    Police apprehended the teenager a short time later driving out of the strip mall parking lot.

    Estimated damages range from $1,500 to $2,000 to replace and install a new window, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

  • Chesser bags first buck

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Hunter W. Chesser, age 7, killed his first buck during the Spencer County Youth Hunt weekend.