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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Fire destroys barn

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Firefighters responded to a barn fire Saturday night owned by Ben Tinsley at 2200 Yoder Tipton. The fire is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    Photo provided by TSCFD

  • FFA Convention 2009: Parliamentary Procedure Career Development

    Members of the Spencer Co HS FFA Chapter were one of 44 teams participating in the 2009 National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event (CDE). The competition was held Oct.21-24, during the 82nd National FFA Convention.

    Team members pictured are: Kevin Herndon, Casey Kerns, Karla Lewis, Alex  Poole, Madison Shanks, Shelby Smith along with their FFA Advisor, Bland Baird.

  • Hickstock donates proceeds

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Organizers of the Hickstock music festival donated the proceeds from their Sept. 12 event to Shop With A Cop. The group presented a check for $600 to Sheriff Steve Coulter Saturday morning. Pictured from left are: (front) Sherrie Fowler holding Hayden Madden, Mike Fulkerson, Coulter, Karen Spencer, Teresa Schott, (back, left) Les Deal, Caleb Fulkerson, Brian Marcesseault, Donnie Spencer and Glenn Zelch.  Coulter said the money would help two more children in the community have a Christmas this year.

  • Graduate Kentucky Summit

    Educators recently attended the Graduate Kentucky Summit in Frankfort.  This summit was hosted by Governor Steve Beshear and included speakers and session presenters from across the nation.  Graduate Kentucky is a new program which focuses on dropout prevention in Kentucky Schools.  Pictured at left are FCCLA State VP of Peer Education Helisha Smith (left), Governor Steve Beshear and FCCLA Adviser Jeanice Prather. -Photo submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Taylorsville teen included among Kentucky Proud points winners

    Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer congratulated the Commonwealth’s top youth livestock exhibitors at the sixth annual Kentucky Proud Points luncheon Oct. 31 in Frankfort.

    Dwayne Montgomery, of Taylorsville, won in the breeder category for swine.

    “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is pleased to fund programs like Kentucky Proud Points that involve our youth in a positive activity,” Commissioner Farmer said. “An investment in our young people is an investment in our future.”

    Winners recognized at the luncheon included:

  • Cattlemen address issues facing industry

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association local branch held its annual meeting Monday night at the Spencer County Agriculture Extension office.

    Attendees from Spencer, Bullitt and Jefferson counties enjoyed a steak dinner and entertainment by stand-up comedian and “Cattle Baroness” Pam Dickman of Henry County before getting down to the business of the beef industry.

    Presentations were made by UK Extension Agent Kenny Burdine and the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Danny Wilkinson.

  • LETTER: Grateful for help with veterans event

    Last Saturday’s weather for Guard Duty’s fourth annual Veterans Celebration was glorious but not as wonderful as the support that came out to honor our veterans from our community!

  • SCHS students charged with drug possession

    Two Spencer County High School students were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after police discovered evidence of the illegal drug in one of the teen’s car Friday.

    In addition to the marijuana possession, Daniel Beckett, 18, faces public intoxication, possession of prescription pills not in a proper container and possession of a controlled substance.

    Nicholas Risen, 18, will also be charged with public intoxication.

  • ELECTION 2010: Two file for judge-executive, deputy to run for magistrate

    The candidate filing window was barely cracked open last Wednesday and already two judge-executive hopefuls are looking to create a gust of excitement this election season.

    Democrat Carmin Gaines and Republican Bill Karrer have both filed their intent to run for Spencer County’s highest governmental office. The pair must confront any competing party members during a spring primary before a potential face-off in November’s 2010 general election.

  • LETTER: Progressive Dinner a success

    I would like to personally thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Progressive Dinner such a success!  Hats off to the volunteers for their tremendous effort.