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Today's News

  • Church happenings

    Plum Creek Baptist Church chili supper & Gospel concert

    There will be a chili supper and Gospel concert  at 5 p.m. Friday at Plum Creek Baptist Church.  For more information, please call the church office, 502-477-2582. Plum Creek Baptist Church is located at the corner of Highway 44 & Plum Creek Road in Waterford. 

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox’s Creek, will be having a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • LETTER: Some have been quick to judge

    I have been thinking about all the publicity lately about our county judge and the views expressed by some of our citizens.

    Often we are influenced by others’ views without knowing all the facts, the people involved or the circumstances. We are quick to judge and express our views before listening to others with an open mind. It is so easy to sit back and pass judgment on others. Sometimes we forget that there may be other opinions different from our own.

  • JROTC builds future leaders

    Some two dozen high schoolers stood in neat rows beside the football field. No fidgeting, no comic grins.

    They’ve been coming out for the new JROTC program since August, and they know the drill. Clad in white t-shirts and black shorts, the students break rank only on command to begin laps around the track.

    Science teacher and Army Reserve 1st Lt. Robert Naylor joined the cadets on the run. When he started the program, teachers told him the kids wouldn’t last.

  • PHOTOS: Youth deer hunt weekend

    Local kids bag the big bucks during the annual youth deer hunting weekend in Kentucky.

  • Nut trees and the squirrels who love them

    The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones, but it also turns out that we are experiencing two different squirrel species all together. 

    Acorns, walnuts, chestnuts and hickories certainly qualify as a worthwhile winter stash for a squirrel, but they also sustain themselves on other fruiting bodies like plums, paw-paws, serviceberries, holly berries, mulberries, crabapples, elderberries and the fruit from dogwoods and black gums.

  • Lackluster Bears trampled by Mustangs

    Spencer County’s recipe for gridiron success this season has included a strong running game and keeping the game close until the final moments. While it’s not always produced a win, the Bears have made a habit out of having games come down to the final moments of the fourth quarter.

    That was until Friday night, when the Bears cooked up something much less appealing in a 28-0 loss on the road at North Oldham.

    Looking back at the ingredients and it’s no wonder Coach Wes Napper said it “was by far our worst performance of the year.”

  • City approves banning billboards

    Good-bye billboards, hello to the beautification of downtown.

    City commissioners approved the banning of billboards within Taylorsville’s city limits at their Oct. 8 meeting. Any existing structures will have 30 days from the publication of the ordinance to remove billboards from publicly-leased property.

    Outdoor advertising signs on private property will be able to remain as long as there is an agreement between the landowner and the owner of the sign.

    The penalty for not adhering to the city ordinance could be as much as a $500 fine.

  • PHOTO: SCHS cheerleaders

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Always a faithful staple at Friday night games, the Spencer County High School cheerleaders energize the crowd and cheer the Bears to victory. In this photograph, an unnamed flyer returns to the safety of her teammate’s arms after performing an acrobatic maneuver.

  • PHOTO: Boys soccer

    Spencer County senior Derek Jewell maneuvered around a Holy Cross defender during the Bears’ final home game last Wednesday night. The boys lost 1-0 and then saw their season come to a close on Monday night with a 3-0 loss to North Oldham in the 16th District Tournament. The boys finished the season with a 5-11 record. This years’ seniors included Chad Walston, Jewell, Michael McCarthy and Tyler Greenwell, who were all honored in half-time ceremonies last Wednesday.

  • PHOTO: Volleyball

    The Spencer County Lady Bears Volleyball extended their season Monday night with an opening round win over Bullitt Central in the 27th District Tournament.

    The girls scored a 2-0 match advantage in beating Central 25-9 and 25-18. The girls advanced to take on Bullitt East in the District Championship on Tuesday evening.

    The Lady Bears finished the regular season with a record of 10-16, which included a 2-0 win over Bardstown last Wednesday night in their home finale. Spencer County scored a 25-23 win in the first match, and then claimed the victory with a 25-17 win.