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Today's News

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Litter abatement begins October 26

    We are fast approaching the end of 2009, and are preparing to give our county its fall cleansing. We did well with the spring and summer efforts, and, in spite of the weather, the Taylorsville Lake Operation Clean Sweep was successful.

    Because we have had such good cooperation from our groups, we are going to be more selective on which roads need the most tender loving care. Each Magistrate is going to select their most unkempt road and let me know, at the next fiscal court meeting, which road they have chosen.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages

    Marriage licenses

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August 20009.

    Christine Ann Miller, 44, Mt. Eden and Walter Scott Loving, 56, Mt. Eden.

    Haley Amber Boguskie, 21, Mt. Eden and Daniel Garth Harley, 22, Bloomfield.

    Brittany Lynea Moats, 23, Mt. Washington and Matthew Randal McIntyre, 25, Mt. Washington.

    Wanda Jean Husband, 48, Taylorsville and Farrell Keith Husband, 49, Taylorsville.

  • FROM THE WORD: The Sabbath

    Exodus 20:8-11 – Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

  • Volleyball 2009 was a season of firsts

    The 2009 Spencer County High School Varsity Volleyball is on the move.  The 2009 Lady Bears season started in early June with grueling conditioning and camp.  Immediately following tryouts were the Bluegrass state games where many coaches took notice of the hustle and quick attacking Lady Bears.