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Today's News

  • Church happenings

    Car wash/bake sale at Second

    Baptist Church

    The youth at Second Baptist Church will have a car wash/bake sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at County Mart.  Baked goods and food will also be available for purchase at the church located at 401 Jefferson Street.

    Ice cream social at Risen Lord

  • American Red Cross golf scramble

    The 2009 golf scramble to benefit the American Red Cross has been scheduled for Sunday, August 30 at Tanglewood Golf Course beginning at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

    Lunch will be provided and served at 11:30 a.m. This event will be held rain or shine.

    Sponsorship levels include $100 hole sponsorship, $50 individual play and $200 for a team of four. Mulligans will be sold during event.

    Send payment and contact information to American Red Cross, 214 Frank E. Simon Ave., Shepherdsville, Ky. 40166. For more information, call 502-955-6259.

     

  • Jakes event rescheduled

    Due to being rained out on July 25, The Salt River Strutters have rescheduled the Jakes Day event for Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court (off Dale Lane), Taylorsville.  We will have trap shooting, archery, gun safety class, nature walk, prizes and more.  Lunch will be served.  Come out for a day of fun.  For more information call Keith Thomas at 477-5337 or cell 572-5555 or call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or cell 210-1960.

     

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Will the alcohol vote split the community?

    Did you get a look at the results of this week’s poll question posted online at spencermagnet.com? 

    If you could vote today, would you chose to allow alcohol sales in Spencer County?

    No     50% (39 Votes)

    Yes     48.7% (38 Votes)

    Total Votes: 78

    If these extremely unscientific results are any indication of the battle that could be before us – we are all in for a wild ride filled with heated debates.

  • Local 8-year-old wins regionals with Fern Creek team

    Lauren Lambdin, 8, traveled to Wisconsin recently with her all-star softball team from Fern Creek to participate in the 8U Regional Softball tournament. The team earned the right to compete by remaining undefeated at the state tournament in Mt. Sterling, Ky.

    While in Wisconsin, the Fern Creek team played against others from Indiana, Wisconsin and Kentucky. Their record in the regional tournament was 4-1, but came out on top after defeating Okolona 5-2 in the championship game. Their overall record for the season was 11-3.

     

  • Spencer County Fair Market Lamb Show

    The Spencer County Fair Market Lamb Show was held on Thursday, July 30that the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  Thanks to Darryl Matherly for serving as the judge for this show.

    In the Open Senior Showmanship Tyler Bitzer of Shelbyville won 1st place and Crystal Harris of Waddy was 2nd in the class.

    In Open Junior Showmanship Kolt Bitzer of Shelbyville won 1st place and Georgi Herndon of Mt. Eden was 2nd in the Class.

    The Novice Showmanship winner was Zach Herndon of Mt. Eden.

  • Are your address numbers tall enough?

    Would you be in compliance if a county ordinance required house numbers to be posted on your residence, both sides of your mailbox and be at least four inches in height?

    These are just some of the changes that were considered by fiscal court Monday as they re-evaluate the county's 9-1-1 addressing ordinance. After some discussion, magistrates voted to table the issue temporarily while they sought further research.

  • LETTER: Response to unfair coverage letter

    Where do I begin? That's the question that has been plaguing my mind after reading the opinion letter by Ms. Furgason on July 29. I've decided that I will try my hardest to remain entirely objective. So please forgive me if I can not.

  • Group files alcohol petition with county clerk

    Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, a small group gathered outside the Spencer Count Courthouse with over 3,000 signatures in their hands.

    United by their belief in a voter's right to chose, seven supporters walked into the county clerk's office and handed over the long-anticipated petition requesting an alcohol referendum.

    "It's on the voters now," said B.J. Smith, spokesperson for the petition drive. "We trust in the voters to make the decision either way."

  • LETTER: "Jenkins should resign"

    I notified Rep. Brad Montell in 2008, concerning loopholes I found in KRS 132.023 and .017. Better known as House Bill 44. These loopholes were directly related to the operation of any charter government. The loopholes pose an enormous threat to taxpayer's rights, afforded in House Bill 44. Montell and I quietly tried to resolve the threats in the 2009 legislative assembly, however, opposition was found. Who? Why?