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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • LETTER: Buyer beware
  • LETTER: Thanks for a great homecoming

    The Waterford Homecoming Committee would like to express our thanks to the businesses that helped make our festival a great success.

  • Free police cars

    While most cities would file this under “too good to be true”, the City of Taylorsville will soon be the recipients of two fully-equipped police vehicles completely free of charge.

    The new vehicles are courtesy of asset forfeiture funding awarded to the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) earlier this year. Approximately 600 vehicles will be purchased and given to various state and local law enforcement agencies with the idea that the vehicles will be used in joint operations and with USMS fugitive task forces.

  • Indians rally for 14-13 victory over Bears

    Entering the fourth quarter, Spencer County appeared to be headed for their fourth victory of the season as they led 5A Montgomery County 13-0. However, things began to unravel for the Bears in the final frame as they give up two quick scores and let the Indians escape with a  14-13 win on Homecoming Night.

    “It’s a perfect illustration of how quickly the outcome of the game can change no matter how well you played the first three quarters of the game,” said Bears Coach Wes Napper, whose team fell to 3-3 on the year.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Get answers before the wet/dry vote

    On October 20, voters will have two choices when it comes to the special-election to legalizing alcohol sales in Spencer County – yes or no.

    Initially, the issue seemed a straightforward one. Either voters will be for or against converting the county’s alcohol status to wet. But if anything has been gleaned in the past six months, it is that this is no simple issue.

  • Local man involved in Lexington train accident

    Colby G. Loeser, 21, of Taylorsville was seriously injured after being struck by a train in Lexington Sept. 18.

    He was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital where he was treated for head wounds. Loeser has since been released.

    Reports are that Loeser fell asleep between a set of train tracks and awoke to the sound of screeching metal as a train moved above him.

    Lexington Police responded to the call at Waller Ave. and the railroad tracks at 3:56 a.m.

     

  • Regional health officials wait for H1N1 vaccines

    Public health officials are seeing an increased demand for seasonal flu vaccinations in addition to H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations, which will not be available for another week or two.

    “We’re patiently waiting,” said Renee Blair, Public Health Director for the North Central District Health Department including Spencer, Shelby, Henry and Trimble counties.