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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Dunbar scores 1000th point

    Logan Dunbar’s 1,000th career point came in familiar fashion. He battled for a rebound, fought off defenders and a foul under the basket and scored early in the fourth quarter in Thursday night’s win over Trimble County to reach the milestone.

    It was a fitting way for the junior to reach the mark, as the majority of his points have come in blue-collar fashion over the course of the last three years.

  • John Shircliffe: Citizen of the year

    John Shircliffe was named Citizen of the Year by the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon, making him the newest member of a highly-regarded group of community servants.

    “This has been a long time coming,” said Chamber President Kerry Stevenson.

    The chamber president spoke briefly about Shircliffe’s accomplishments, including the success of the Main St. Committee under his leadership. Stevenson also touted Shircliffe as the driving force behind the renovation to downtown Taylorsville.

  • Habitat selects new leader

    With a year and a half under his tool belt as vice president, Scott Street has taken on the job as leader of the Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Chapter. He was officially named president of the local organization last week.

    Street said there are many aspects about building Habitat homes that he enjoys. Simple pleasures, like the smell of cut lumber and being able to create something of lasting value with his hands.

    But, it is the principals of Habitat for Humanity that really speak to him.