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Today's News

  • Homeowner foils burglary

    Two Louisville men were caught carrying a pillowcase full of loot from an Overlook Rd. home Monday afternoon when the homeowner happened to be driving by.

    Shortly after they were discovered in the act, Kevin Hall, 26, and Eddie Maddox, 38, reportedly dropped items taken from the home and fled in a silver, Volkswagen Beetle, said Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett. The homeowner proceeded to hop back in his work truck and pursue the alleged criminals with a co-worker.

  • ELECTION 2010: Drury files for judge executive

    After much community speculation, Magistrate Bill Drury finally answered a popular question when he filed to run for Spencer County Judge Executive Monday afternoon. The Democrat has represented the Campbranch voting district since being elected to the position in 1998.

    “I have the knowledge. I have the contacts and I have the ability,” said Drury. “It’s time to make the change.”

  • Remote trailer fire

    Spencer County-Taylorsville Fire Department responded to a trailer fire near the Shelby County line in the 4000 block of Little Mount Church Rd.

    State Fire Deputy Marshall Rob Goodwin said the blaze is being investigated because there were no occupants and the electricity was cut off.

    Owner Andy Newton, of Finchville, said the structure is only used in the summer for migrant workers on his farm.

  • SCES collects 200 cans in food drive

    In the Spencer county elementary school student council we are collecting cans for the people who need food for Thanksgiving.

    I learned that collecting cans for people who need food on Thanksgiving can be helpful. Getting cans for kids that need food can also be helpful.

    When kids have a full belly they can think better. On November thirteenth we stood outside country mart for two hours. We raised over TWO-HUNDRED CANS! We raised a good amount of cans for the needy. Thank you everybody!

  • Seniors kick the juniors' cans

    National Honor Society sponsored a food drive November 9-13, lead by project manager Casey Kerns. 

    The competition was to see which grade level could donate the most canned goods.  The juniors lead all week, but the seniors made a strong showing on the last day of collections and took the lead by donating 494 cans of food. 

    In all the school collected 621 cans of food that were given to the SCHS Youth Service Center for distribution here in the county. 

  • Christmas Home Tour 2009

    This is the first in a two-part series featuring some of the houses on the 2009 Christmas Home Tour.  For ticket information, see the end of the story.

    Mary Anne Stout’s home on Hickory Ridge is a testament to functional design and family heritage. Her home will be on display during the Christmas Home Tour.

    The brick home’s crisp, clean architecture is softened by antique furniture, warm and worn and full of quirky stories about the previous owners.

  • PHOTO: Junior Jersey

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Kim Knasel shows her Ayrshire, named Briarwoods Harmony Cinderella, at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. Knasel won the Intermediate Yearling class in the Junior Ayrshire Show.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidate list grows by 7

    Seven Spencer Countians announced their intentions to run for public office last week, adding their names to a growing list of candidates participating in the 2010 election. Candidates filed for the offices of judge executive, magistrate, jailer, county attorney and constable.

    Republican David Hesse, 42, a senior auditor with Tichenor and Associates, said that it was the state of county affairs and the selection of judge executive candidates thus far that prompted him to file.

  • Church happenings

    Flea Market at Second

    Baptist Church

    Second Baptist Church, located at 401 Jefferson St., will be having a flea market Friday and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at its Family Life Center. Food will be sold by the men’s group during both days. Call Kathy Hickman at 477-9251 or 220-2699 for more information.

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Placing American security at risk

    The White House says it has good reasons to bring the terrorists who planned the 9/11 attacks to New York City to try them in a federal courtroom instead of at the secure detention facility at Guantanamo. But I can’t think of any.

    The reasons why that decision is a mistake, however, are easy to list. It puts the tools we use to fight terror at risk. And it is a needless risk to America’s security. And it gives these terrorists a worldwide platform to spread their hateful propaganda.