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Today's News

  • COLUMN: UK football clanks in time for Calipari and Pitino spin debut

    The clanking sound UK fans are hearing at the tailgate isn’t a Halloween goblin dragging a chain, its a trap door swinging open on your bowl bid hoops, uh hopes, and the doors swinging open to a stampede at Rupp Arena.

    UK football players still don’t understand climbing the SEC ladder demands touchdown passes caught, kick coverage done right, and realizing what makes yellow flags fly.

    Reality. At Kentucky in mid-October when leaves turn golden, the football team had better have four wins before the ball turns round.

  • Two Taylorsville residents involved in Mt. Washington crash

    MOUNT WASHINGTON–Two Taylorsville residents were seriously injured in a two-car collision Monday afternoon on KY 44 between Winning Colors and Emerald Drives.

    The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. and left 47-year-old Donald L. Dunn with life-threatening injuries, according to an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police Det. Terry Whittaker.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Alcohol a polarizing issue

    Six months have passed since the first person put pen to paper and signed a petition to legalize the sale of alcohol in Spencer County. Now with only six days until the special-election, voters on both sides who care about the future of this small community are waiting for Tuesday when they can finally be heard.

  • Man charged after pursuit ends in crash

    Loren Thomas Gordon, Jr. has been charged with numerous offenses after he allegedly involved state and local police on a chase through Taylorsville before crashing his vehicle on Mt. Washington Road Sept. 22.

    Gordon has been charged with fleeing police and two counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer, both felonies. Other charges include speeding, DUI, possession of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle with an expired license.

  • Cross county

    The Greater Louisville Classic Cross Country Invitational was held at Tom Sawyer Park on Saturday, October 3.  After the college races were run, the SCHS varsity teams took to the trails along with hundreds of other athletes from over fifty different teams.  Several top teams from Kentucky as well as neighboring states were in attendance.

  • Forum on alcohol vote tomorrow

    Voters straddling the wet/dry fence, and even those who staked their claim long ago on one side or the other, are being encouraged to attend an information forum tomorrow at the middle school.

    Panelists from the Alcohol Beverage Commission, state and local law enforcement, Spencer County Business Association, S.A.F.E. and local pastors will be in attendance. A public comment portion will be provided so residents can pose legal, economic and ethical questions concerning the October 20 special election.

  • LETTER: Children and alcohol

    I was shocked a week ago when I was entering and exiting a store in Taylorsville to see children and teenagers loitering and loudly shouting profanity in public to a driver that stopped his car to speak with them in the shopping center.  This situation was unusual for our county.  Those types of incidents could escalate.  One adds alcohol or illegal drugs on top of that encounter and the end result would not be pleasant. 

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    What’s Happening is intended for publicizing public meetings, notices, non-profit and events that are free to the community. The Spencer Magnet will make every effort to run announcements that meet our guidelines at least once, but will not guarantee publication. Announcements will be published as space is available.

    Didn’t see your notice?

    Call the Spencer Magnet at 477-2239 about placing a paid advertisement.

    Chamber

    meeting tomorrow

  • Church happenings

    River View Baptist Church car show and fish fry

    River View Baptist Church, located on Hwy - 31E between Mount Washington and High Grove will be holding their 4th annual car show and fish fry Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Registration for the car show is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Entry fee is $10. Dash plaques will be given out to the first 50, plus trophies. Come for food, music, and fun. All proceeds to benefit church missions. For more information contact Steve Chesser at 502-538-9526.

    Urban Missionaries at Big Spring

    Assembly of God

  • A fair to remember

    Emily Booth, a ninth grader at Spencer County High School, had a fair to remember. 

    She and her horse, Tiny’s Shoot Luke Two, scored big at the KY State Fair Quarter Horse Show held the first week of August. 

    Riding her horse, Tiny, Emily competed and won first place in the youth barrel racing competition and also placed among the top 5 in the Women’s Barrel Racing Finals Event. 

    Emily and her horse, Tiny, have become quite a team to beat at the fair. They have been winning and placing as a team for the past 6 years.