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Today's News

  • Snapped line closes shops

    From 8:18 p.m. until 9:45 p.m., a line of businesses on Taylorsville Road lost power on Wednesday night.

    According to witnesses at Country Mart, sparks and smoke were seen in the soybean field next to the store on KY 55 when the powerline snapped.

    Police Chief Toby Lewis said there was no particular incident or accident that caused the line to snap but that heavy rainfall over the last few weeks could have possibly caused the posts to settle.

  • Church happenings

    Small Group

    Bible Study

    Bethlehem Baptist (Hwy 248) is beginning an in-home small group bible study.  There will be childcare provided for those that sign up in advance. The study is titled “God Makes Sense” and is scheduled to begin on Sunday, August 9 at 6 p.m. For more information and to sign-up please contact Bro. Sean Tanner at 502-477-5038.

    Fish fry/yard sale at Little Union

  • FFA members among American star finalists

    Two of the 16 National FFA American Star finalists are members of Spencer County FFA, the National FFA Organization has announced.

    “I want to congratulate Andrew Baird and Stephanie Mitchell on this outstanding achievement,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “This is the first time Kentucky has had two American Star finalists in the same year, and having them come from the same chapter is even more remarkable. These young people are to be commended for their hard work and discipline.

  • Careless words a symptom of an unclean heart

    Attitudes of the heart - Part I

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

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

    James M. Henry, Taylorsville to Don R. and Albertene Brown, Taylorsville. Lot 59 Goebel Crossings. $39,000.

    Cartus Financial Corporation, Danbury, CT to James H. and Laura B. Mushko II, Taylorsville. 770 Early Wyne Drive. $259,000.

    Grassland Builders, Inc., Shepherdsville to Eric R. and Christine W. .Barry, Fisherville. 270 Andrew Parkway. $300,000.

  • Local boys help J-town team take Dizzy Dean championship

    For two Spencer County Youth, their dreams came true last week just outside Athens, GA.  Nathan Conard and Dalton Jones have been teammates and opponents for the last 4 years at Jeffersontown Youth Baseball.  They were able to join sides once again to participate on the 11- year-old all-star team which represented the city of Jeffersontown and the state of Kentucky at the 2009 Dizzy Dean World Series in Jackson County Georgia.

  • Jewell graduates from Dept. of Criminal Justice

    Damon C. Jewell, of the Louisville International Airport Department of Public Safety, graduated July 17 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Center. The Department of Criminal Justice Training Center is a state agency on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus in Richmond.

  • Blue Grass Energy receives Energy Star partnership award

     Blue Grass Energy announced today that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2009 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award.

     This award recognizes Blue Grass Energy’s efforts to promote energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by sponsoring an ENERGY STAR for New Homes program in its service area last year.

     Blue Grass Energy first began using Energy Star guidelines for its Touchstone Energy Home program in 2005. BGEnergy members get a free home energy rating (HERS), valued at $500.

  • Time changes made to the school day

    Middle and high school students can hit the snooze button and still be punctual for their first day of classes thanks to a decision Monday night to delay the start time by 10 minutes.

    When classes resume August 11, students in grades six through 12 will begin their school day at 7:45 a.m. – 10 minutes later than in previous years. Spencer County Middle and High students will also be getting out five minutes earlier during the 2009-10 school year, resulting in a day that is 15 minutes shorter.

  • LETTER: Coverage of Jenkins unfair

    I have sat back and read the charges against David Jenkins in our newspaper for weeks now. What happened to “innocent until proven guilty”? I suppose that doesn’t apply with our editor of the Spencer Magnet. According to the on-line poll a couple of weeks ago, this is embarrassing to our county. I agree with that, so please Ms. Bass let it go.