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Today's News

  • LETTER: A really different view

    When something like this Wet/Dry issue comes up, I often hear that we should begin weighing the pros and cons of the matter but today I want to give you a different perspective on the idea of pros and cons.  First off a cons point of view that has come to my mind is the golf course problem, do you really want some people getting tipsy as they hit a ball around the golf course.  I mean is a slurred scream of fore really enough warning to realize you’re in the line of fire from someone swinging  a deadly nine iron with a wobbly sense of direction?  Can you imagine th

  • LETTER: Reader wants police patrols

    I just want to give my opinion of the Spencer County Sheriff’s department. I live out in the county and it is so hard to get anyone to come out here and do anything. You can call them and report a problem and they just let it blow by. I do not understand why this is happening. Are they that shorthanded that they can not cover the whole county like they are paid to do? 

  • Sport summary: a round up of local teams

    SCHS softball

    It was a winning week for the Lady Bears Softball team, as they went 3-2 in a five game span, including a 16-0 home victory over Eminence on a blustery day that ended mercifully with a run limit.

    The girls went on the road the next day, traveling to Shelby County where they dropped a 7-2 decision to the Lady Rockets.

    On Friday, the Lady Bears traveled to Frankfort for a double-header, and split the pair, winning the first game 12-3, but dropping a close 3-2 decision in the second contest.

  • Fraud alert issued on stimulus scams

    Attorney General Jack Conway and Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller are warning consumers who receive Social Security and other disability payments against possible scams as the federal government prepares to distribute a one-time economic stimulus payment.

  • School happenings

    Early Childhood Screening

    Call Spencer Co. Preschool at 477-3210 for a brief prescreening interview if you have concerns that your child’s development may be delayed in the areas of hearing, vision, cognitive thinking skills, speech/language, self-help adaptive skills, socialization, and/or motor development. This screening is offered to Spencer County children 3 or 4 years of age. The screening will be held May 26-27 by appointment at Spencer County Preschool.

    Project Graduation

    cookbooks

  • Campbellsville bound

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • American Lung Association golf tour book

    The 2009 Kentucky Golf Tour Book offers reduced rates at over 400 golf courses, practice ranges and indoor facilities with all proceeds from their sale going to fight lung disease. Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville is just one of many nearby facilities listed in this year’s book.

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

    Movie Night

    fundraiser

    There will be a movie night fundraiser for Invisible Children on Friday at SCHS beginning at 7 p.m. This is a free event but donations will be accepted. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, etc. Concessions will be available.

    Country Ham

    Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    County Clerk’s

    office closed

  • SCMS students broaden their horizons

    Sometimes you need to get well away from your own backyard in order to see the horizon.   Recently, a group of students from Spencer County Middle School did just that. 

    On a three-day, two night trip from March 13 through 15, a total of 53 students, staff members and several chaperones took a trip to Chicago to expand their experience in the arts and humanities.   The toured the Museum of Science and Industry, viewed the world from the top of the Sears Tower, visited the Shedd Aquarium and were treated to a performance by the Chicago Symphony.

  • Two SCHS teens arrested for marijuana possession

    Two 15-year-old boys were arrested for possession of marijuana at Spencer County High School last Tuesday, said Lt. Rick Jewell, of the Taylorsville Police Department.

    Police responded to a complaint of a marijuana smell coming from the boys restroom. When authorities arrived, they discovered a trace amount of the substance in the bathroom and some rolling paper that is often used to smoke the illegal drug.