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Today's News

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

    Road maintenance

    KY 1319:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Spencer/Bullitt County line and KY 1392 (mile points 2.1 and 4.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

    KY 2814:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Spencer/Bullitt County line and Whitfield Lane (mile points 0 and 1.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

    Benefit yard sale for Nick Henry

  • Can you hear that? It's Kentucky Thunder

    Kentucky Thunder, a 14u traveling softball team out of Taylorsville, is off to a promising start this summer.   On June 13-14, they battled back from a 0-3 start to earn second place by knocking out the top team and moving on to the finals at the Future Stars of Sports Classic held in Ft. Knox.

    On June 20-21, they competed in the Bluegrass Blowout in Versailles.  They finished 3rd out of 15 teams with a record of 4-2.  They will be in Shelbyville next weekend, June 27-28 at the 3rd Annual Fastpitch LIT.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on April 28, 2009.

    Civil:

    GP Enterprises LLC v Barbara Didier. Eviction notice. Judgment for GP Enterprises LLC.

    Winterwood Inc v Amanda Howell. Judgment for Winterwood.

    Sterling Built Homes LLC v Stacy Allen Taylor. Judgment for Sterling Built Homes LLC.

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District  Court on May 8, 2009.

    Traffic:

  • Barmore's basketball camp

    Coach Barmore’s 5th Annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 22 through 26 at the high school. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade who are interested in attending should register now. Send registration information to:  Spencer County Board of Education, Attn: Michele Barlow, 207 West Main Street, Taylorsville, KY 40071 or call Michele Barlow at 502-262-5214.   Session one will be for grades K-5th and will be held from  8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session two will be for grades 6-12 and will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Caution: cyclists ahead

    Taylorsville and Spencer County will host a portion of the 2009 USA Cycling Master Road National Championship when hundreds of cyclists plan to use a 7-mile stretch of KY 44-West for the timed-trial part of the event.

    For the second year in a row, amateur cyclists will converge on Louisville for seven days of competition in the road race, individual time trial, and criterium events. Louisville’s Cherokee Park will host the first three days of competition with men’s and women’s road races.

  • FFA takes top honors at state

    The Spencer County FFA Chapter  was named the state champion in    Senior Parliamentary Procedure, Junior Parliamentary Procedure,  Farm Business Management,  and placed second in the Record Keeping contest.    

    Individual awards were won by    Zach Cotton who was state winner in the Ag Entrepreneur competition   winning over $1300 in prize money.  Zach was also named the State Star Agribusinessman.   

  • Burglary spree spans 6 counties

    A suspect arrested last week in Shelbyville is believed to be responsible for more than 30 burglaries across six counties – including Spencer.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly confessing to committing burglary at Big O Tires on U.S. 60 west of Shelbyville. Earlier that morning, police had apprehended Weathers after he was witnessed running from the scene of the crime.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: The game of politics

    Some people thrive on politics.

    I’m not talking about those elected to the governmental process, but the ones standing on the sides lines of the big game. There are people who actually enjoy following the maneuvers of political figures as if watching cross-town rivals play in the championship game. It’s fun for these public affairs junkies to anticipate a player’s next move. Will they punt? Or go for the Hail Mary pass? They delight in watching grown men and women grapple for power, pull each other down and sling some mud.

  • RIBBON CUTTING: American Lenders Service Co.

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Barnes joins Magnet as summer intern

    Catherine Barnes is joining the Spencer Magnet as a summer intern for the next five weeks. Barnes is a Bardstown native and a 2005 graduate from Bardstown High School.

    She is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in journalism and minored in political science. She plans to continue her education in the fall when she will begin attending the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.