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Today's News

  • Trout in the classroom

    The Louisville Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring the Spencer County “Trout in The Classroom” Project.

    The husband and wife team of Sean and Shannon Buynak are pioneering the project in Spencer County. Sean teaches 8th grade at Spencer County Middle School and Shannon is a 3rd grade teacher at Taylorsville Elementary.

     Each classroom was the recipient of 300 rainbow trout eggs from the Wolf Creek Hatchery.

  • TES proposal receives mixed review

    A proposal to build a two-story addition to Taylorsville Elementary instead of constructing a new facility sent school board members into a spirited debate Monday night.

  • Sensitive Sensei: A karate instructor with a heart for kids

    Master karate instructor John Liddell estimated that he has accumulated over 300 trophies since he first stepped foot in a dojo at the age of seven. So, when he was inducted into the World Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame at a convention in Las Vegas recently, the 47-year-old took the honor in stride.

    “What is important to me is my students,” said Liddell.

  • Bears get TV time as WLKY’s team of the week

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    After presenting the SCHS basketball team with their team of the week trophy, WLKY’s Keith Farmer captures the celebration that later appeared on television.

  • FROM THE WORD: Finding joy

    Our church is made up of volunteers. No one gets paid. We have all the necessary things but we don’t have a piano player. We are still praying for one who will strictly play because they love the Lord enough that they like to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

  • Down memory lane to 1948-49

    A lot happened in Spencer County during 1948-49. Of Course, things happen around these parts every year, but for some reason, the here-to-fore mentioned two-year period included events that beg for recollection.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Making a difference

    Congratulations to John Shircliffe for being named Citizen of the Year. The honor is well-deserved and, if I am going to be completely honest, somewhat overdue.

    I spent part of Thursday afternoon chatting with Shircliffe about the new plaque he received  from the Chamber of Commerce and the standing ovation he was given by members for his accomplishments. The memories were only minutes old and he still had a broad smile plastered across his face.

  • LETTER: Support Spencer County Bears

    Basketball season is at a feverous pitch for all basketball fans. We have those of us who like Cal”s CATS or Pitino’s CARDS or other teams we cheer for. I am going to offer and suggest Spencer Countians do something else.

    As our community continues to grow, it is also time we back and show support for Spencer County sports. Right now the Spencer County girls are in the middle of their season and we need to show support for them. They give their all in practice and in games, so let’s show support for them.

  • Board: Upgrades needed with local 911 service

    Members of the newly-appointed 911 board outlined a plan of action Thursday that may result in hiring a new emergency dispatch provider later this spring. The recommending body appointed by Spencer County Fiscal Court was established to review the current 911 dispatch service and search for any alternatives that could save money while providing the same – or a better – level of service.

    A three-step process was suggested by the board chairman, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation. That process included:

  • Candidates file for Ashes Creek, Elk Creek magistrate

    Two Republicans have filed to run for fiscal court seats in Spencer County. Jerry Moody will be seeking the office of Ashes Creek magistrate, while Jerry Davis hopes to win in Elk Creek.

    Moody, 66, describes himself as a Reagan Republican.

    “Someone that tells the truth and stands up for the rights of people,” said Moody. He is also a beliver in less government.

    “I think I can be magistrate with out being a politician,” said Moody.