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Today's News

  • Lady Bears split games

    The Spencer County Lady Bears split two games in southern Kentucky over the weekend to move their record to 9-12 on the season as they look ahead to district play next week.

    The girls started the week with an 8-3 victory over Jeffersontown at home last Monday before stumbling on the road at South Oldham for a 4-1 loss on Friday.

    Over the weekend, the girls traveled to Somerset for a tournament. They suffered a 3-1 loss to the Somerset Lady Briarjumpers on Saturday during the Jamie Halcomb Classic, but bounced back that same day to defeat host Southwestern, 8-3.

  • Season ends for SCMS baseball

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies 2010 season came to an end Friday night in the Semi-Final Game of the MKAC tournament at St. Catherine College. 

    The Grizzles faced a tough St. Dominic team who shut down the Grizzlies’ offense and made some key defensive outs. 

    The Grizzles beat Bloomfield earlier in the week to advance to the semi-final with an outstanding offensive and defensive display. 

  • PHOTO: Bags a bird

    Brodye Manning harvested this turkey on a farm in Spencer County, April 30, with his dad, Johnny Manning and Uncle Dan Acker.  Photo submitted.

  • Occupational tax to drop

    County officials took the first steps in lowering occupational and net profit taxes Monday morning. The change would take effect January 1, 2011.

    The current rate collected by the fiscal court is one percent of occupational and net profits earned in Spencer County. Magistrates approved the first reading of a budget that would lower those rates to 0.8 percent.

    For anyone employed in the county, the reduction would mean paying $80 for every $10,000 earned – instead of the $100 they are currently paying.

  • Footie Chicks are champs again

    The Spencer County Footie Chicklets, a U10 girl’s team with the Spencer County Soccer Association, are JCYSL tournament champs for the second season in a row. 

    The Jefferson County Youth Soccer Tournament is a recreational soccer tournament for U8-U16 teams playing in the Jefferson County league and is held each season.  

    The Footie Chicklets outplayed, outshot, and outscored teams from Fern Creek, Okolona, and J-Town.  They really played the game well with excellent passing and lots of heart.

  • Festival on Main St. this Saturday

    As many gourd heads gather in Taylorsville this weekend, the Main Street Committee is hoping visitors will take the time to spend a few hours Saturday in historic downtown enjoying the Main Street Arts Fair and Music Festival.

    The fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and will feature local and regional juried artists selling and displaying their works in town square along Main Street. The event will also include local country and bluegrass musical talent with performances from Hank and the Sanctuary Band, The Elk Creek Band, BlueZenGrass, Judge Angus and David Delaney.

  • Ribbon cutting: Groomingdale's

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     

    Groomingdales Boarding and Grooming Salon celebrated the opening of their new business with a ribbon cutting recently.

    Groomingdales offers grooming and boarding for all dog breeds, cats and parrots.  Julie Harpe-Basham is the expert groomer that will be taking care of your little babies, along with employee Abigail Smith.

    Groomingdales is open Tuesday through Saturday and is located behind Elmars BP at 34 Commerce Drive in Elk Creek. Call for an appointment, 477-0897.

  • LETTER: Why I'm Biking 1,400 miles for Dr. Dan

    On April 12, I started a 1,400 mile bike ride across Kentucky in support of Dr. Daniel Mongiardo for U.S. Senate.  I’m 67-years old – a veteran, an author and Kentucky’s first Unbridled Spirit award winner.  But my most important role is a grandfather to thirteen grandchildren. 

  • Edible wild plants, virtually free and nutritious

    In this time of economic uncertainty, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to find an inexpensive source of food that is highly nutritious? It’s possible by foraging for wild edible plants. Most people cringe when they see weeds like dandelions, clover and plantain growing in their yards, and yet these weeds provide an alternative to the expensive lettuce mixes available at the store. It is possible to find free food growing in your back yard – you just have to alter your perception of what a weed really is.

  • Judge executive candidate respond to forum questions

    The following are excerpts taken from the responses of judge executive candidates at the Primary Election Forum held Friday, May 7.

    1. The judge-executive is responsible for overseeing the county’s finances, providing recommendations to fiscal court about how to best spend tax revenue, recommending persons for various county boards, and representing our interests in Frankfort. What qualifications, experiences and skills do you have that would make you the best candidate for judge-executive?