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Today's News

  • March is right around the corner

    The best words that came from the radio for most school children Tuesday morning may have been the announcement that the snow and ice had cancelled classes in the county. But for me, my heart skipped a beat when I heard that pitchers and catchers were to be reporting to spring training on February 16. Forget flowers.What signals spring for me is the chance to catch the sound of Marty Brenneman on the radio broadcasting a Reds’ game from spring training – which this year will take place in Arizona.

  • Winning wrestlers

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Bears record 14-5

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Logan Dunbar looks for a way to the basket in Thursday’s matchup with Western Hills. The visiting Wolverines defeated the Bears 86-73 in the game, but Spencer County still sports an impressive 14-5 record on the season.

  • Kindergarten registration

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 1–5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This registration is for children who will be five years old by October 1, 2010 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool. To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:

    • Proof of residency

    • A copy of the original birth certificate (not a hospital certificate)

    • A copy of the student’s Social Security card

    • A current immunization certificate

    • A physical examination form

  • Murder indictment in local man's death

    A 22-year-old man has been indicted for murder in the Oct. 18, 2009, traffic incident that caused the death of a Taylorsville man.

    Kevin Sullivan, of Mount Washington, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond for capital murder and five counts of wanton endangerment.

    According to a story in The Pioneer News, Sullivan was traveling north in the southbound lanes of US 31East in Mount Washington.

  • Low-income housing

    Twenty-four affordable apartments designed for low-income families has been  scheduled to break ground later this spring, according to Roy Lowenstein, vice president of Buckeye Community Hope Foundation.

    “These units will be very beautiful,” said Lowenstein. “I think it will be an asset to the community.”

    The $4 million project called Taylorsville Place Apartments will be constructed on three acres located at Turnpike Ave. across from Spencer County Elementary School.

  • TPD lends a helping hand

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Deputy U.S. Marshal Craig Smith (left) presented two Taylorsville police officers with certificates of appreciation at the city commission meeting last Tuesday. Lt. Rick Jewell (middle) and Chief Toby Lewis were recognized for assisting the U.S. Marshals in Operation Falcon June 2009.   During the operation, multiple police agencies worked together to serve outstanding warrants and their efforts resulted in arresting over 1,000 fugitives in the Eastern district of Kentucky.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of November 2009.

    The Seasons, LLC, Mt. Eden to Peoples Bank, Taylorsville. Lots 1 through 31 and Lots 33 through 36 Camp Branch Trail Subdivision. $775,000.

  • Being a good steward of God’s money

    I was talking to a person not long ago and he said about the only time a lot of preachers liked to preach from the Old Testament was when they were preaching from Malachi about tithing.

  • DeMarcus Cousins second pick in June draft?

    DeMarcus Cousins. School is in, and school will soon be out for Kentucky’s precocious big fella. Right? Maybe not.

    ESPN’s Jimmy ‘gaga’ Dykes, already suffering from acute John Wall Swoon, unilaterally promoted Cousins last week to second pick overall in Moneyball’s June draft. Tall stuff for a kid one year removed from high school senior English.