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Today's News

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Propery transfers

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

    William Ray Homes LLC, Elizabethtown to Carol O. and James W. Perkins, Fisherville. Lot 15 Fox Lair. $255,000.

    Jack Marion, Franklin to Waterford Holding Company LLC, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County on old Waterford Road as described in deed book 226 page 40. $65,000.

    Smith & Long Excavating LLC, Fisherville to Leslie M. Curtsinger, Taylorsville. Lot 86 Watkins Glen.$122,500.

  • Ribbon cutting: Creative Design and Imaging

    Owners Brent and Judy Broyles celebrated the opening of their new home-based business, Creative Design and Imaging. Pictured from left are: Judy Broyles, Annette King, Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority, Commissioner Beverly Ingram, Chamber Representative Cara Lewis, Magistrate John Riley, Joan Smith, vice chairman of the EDA office, Darwin Platt, Chamber Representative Kerry Stevenson, Magistrate Hobert Judd and Owner Brent Broyles. The new business will be located in Elk Creek and  offers color large format printing for banners, signs and wall graphics.

  • Need increases for foster homes

    Tonight across Kentucky, some 7,000 children are not sleeping in their own homes but rather, they have been removed to the care of foster homes or residential facilities because of some form of abuse or neglect. May is Foster Care Awareness month and a perfect time to recognize that the need for foster parents continues to rise for a number of reasons.

  • Signature HealthCARE launches compassion fund

     Signature HealthCARE of Spencer County cordially invites the community and its employees to the Compassion Fund launch on August 5, at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  

     The Compassion Fund, a 501 (c) (3) grew out of the desire to provide assistance and alleviate suffering of their employees and communities. The community and Signature HealthCARE employees are eligible to apply for awards if the recipients have experienced an unexpected, catastrophic event beyond their control and must be unable to meet the basic financial needs without assistance.

  • County increases EDA’s yearly funding by $2,000

    Fiscal court approved a yearly contribution of $30,000 to the Spencer County-Taylorsville Economic Development Authority (EDA) to match the amount approved by Taylorsville City Commission.

    Magistrates had originally passed a budget containing $28,000 to be allocated to EDA. As the city and county government work to reach a new interlocal agreement with the economic development office, both agreed to fund the same amount.

  • Church happenings

    Old Gospel Barn Special Singing 

    The Old Gospel Barn, located at 11286 Louisville Road (Hwy 31E), Cox's Creek, will be having a gospel sing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be by the Sexton family of Munsfordville, the Cumbos, and more.  Admission is free. Plan to come and bring your family and friends.

    VBS at Mt. Eden Christian

  • PHOTO: Welcome back from 4-H camp

    Spencer County 4-H went to 4-H camp July 6-10.  Pictured are some of the campers, teens, camp staff, and most of the adults that attended Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp with Spencer County.   We had a total of 91 adults, teens and campers from Spencer County to attend.  A great week was had by all.  Spencer County will be going to camp in 2010, so if you are interested, please contact the Extension Office for additional information next spring.

    - Submitted by Mollie Tichenor, CEA for 4-H Youth Development

     

  • PHOTO: Holy Grail! It’s a Monty Python play

    CATHY BARNES/The Spencer Magnet

    Twenty high school and college-bound students from Spencer County will perform “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” The drama was organized by Shelby Steege, the middle school drama teacher. Here, Christian Sibinski and Erik Kolehmainen rehearse a scene on Monday afternoon. Performances will be held Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Spencer County Middle School auditorium. Admission is $2.

  • U name it, u win it

    The Regional Prevention Center of Seven Counties Services, Inc. seeks 12-17 yr olds to submit a name and logo for an upcoming media contest to prevent underage drinking.

    There will be one winner for each category (logo and name). Entries must be in digital format and can be submitted in Microsoft Word, Publisher, jpeg and mailed submissions must be on CD, SD or USB thumbdrive. Winners receive choice of prizes: IPOD Shuffle, Portable DVD or $100 cash.

    Contact Jackie Engle atjengle@sevencounties.org or call 502/439-4591 or call the local office at 477-2577.

  • Fair fun continues Tuesday

    Last weekend marked the kick-off to the 2009 Spencer County Fair with an array of events including horse pulls, tractor pulls, a talent show and a live concert by Spencer County native J.D. Shelburne.

    Dwight Martin, president of the Fair Board said that although weather was nice over the weekend, turnout was a little lower than he had hoped for. The horse pull brought in the largest attendance.

    “Around 600 people came out on Friday night and about 500 on Saturday,” Martin said.