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Today's News

  • AT&T expands in Spencer Co.

    AT&T announced recently that enhanced wireless coverage in Elk Creek (Spencer County).   A new cell site is located 27 miles southeast of Louisville in northwest Spencer County along Hwy. 155. This site now provides continuous coverage from Fisherville to the recreational area near Taylorsville Lake.

    “Expanding the wireless network across the state is a priority in 2009, particularly in rural areas and highly traveled roads in Kentucky,” said Mary Pat Regan, president of AT&T Kentucky.

  • Machine pitch winners

    The Spencer County Stallions won their division of the baseball in 7/8 Machine Pitch at the Spencer County Youth Baseball’s Bash Day.

    Pictured are: (front, from left) Shane Barr, Brandon Jewell, Chase Goodlett, Hunter Greer, (middle) Jeremy Kennison, Ryan Olliges, Justin Arnold, Anthony Lashley, Dalton (D.W) Morris, Cameron Seigle, Jake Seigle not pictured Stanley Shivers, (back) coaches Shane Hughes, Amy Lashley and Eddie Seigle.

  • Man killed by run-away work truck

    A Taylorsville man was fatally wounded Saturday evening when he was accidentally run over by his work truck.

    Michael L. Hack, 47, was standing near the rear of an International truck when it rolled over a barricade of rocks and pieces of wood that had been used to chock the wheels.

    Deputy Gordon Miles said that Hack had enough time to yell out a warning to his son-in-law before being struck and killed by the 5-ton vehicle.

    Hack was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Janet Graff-Oliver.

  • Church happenings

    VBS with Free Meal at Risen Lord

    Risen Lord Lutheran church is offering a free meal before VBS each night, from July 19-23.  The meal will be at 6 p.m. each night and VBS will start at 6:30 p.m.  Prepare for a galactic adventure like no other where kids learn about God’s word and his world at OPERATION SPACE. Please register by calling Julie at 502-477-6557. The church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Grocery/Gas Station.

    Prayer Walk at Briar Ridge Christian

  • Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Five girls from Spencer County attended the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch during session 2 (June 14-19). Pictured are: Courtney Green, Katie Klotz, Rachel Klotz, Brianna Davis and Lauren Curtsinger, Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett (who transported the campers) and Ranch Counselor Jessica Howard.

  • SCHS FFA in Royal Scotland to judge

    Four Spencer County FFA members represented the National FFA Organization, as 2008 National FFA Champions in the International Youth Dairy Judging competition held   June 27 in Scotland.   

    Casandra Petersen, Michella White, Kelli Smitha, and  Whitney Owens competed against 23 other teams from the U.S.  representing   universities, junior colleges, and the 4-H, and several hundred teams from the United Kingdom and Europe.   

  • Become the newest member of Pack 177

     Cub Scout Pack #177 is a new pack in Spencer County. They are very excited about getting started and have been meeting weekly since June. Meetings are held at Taylorsville Assembly of God. They will be having a Meet & Greet Family Night on July 24 at 7 p.m. at the church. This is an opportunity to meet all of the members of the pack and join. They will also be having a yard sale July 25. If anyone is interested in donating items, please contact Larry Fields at 477-5622. For more information about joining Pack 177, contact Michelle Wright 477-1514 or Tiffany Kennison 354-0039.

  • Eaton to run for state senate

    After 34 years serving  Shelby County, David Eaton said he is hoping for a new position to serve from: State Senator.

    Simpsonville's City Administrator is throwing his name into consideration for a 20th district state Senate seat that Sen. Gary Tapp is vacating in 2010.

    "After careful thought and prayer, and with the urging of many citizens, I am excited about the opportunity to run for this seat to serve all the citizens of the 20th District," he said in a press release.

  • $11,700 missing from high school activity funds

    An independent auditing firm has been called in by the district to find $11,700 missing from the SCHS activities fund.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said that Brown and Company, a certified public accounting firm located in Bardstown, was scheduled to perform a required yearly audit throughout the district this summer, but was called in early to look into the high school’s financial records.

    Adams said that the unaccounted funds could be the result of missing cash, concession inventory or both.

  • Rash of vehicle break-ins

    As many as 10 cars were burglarized Wednesday night in the neighboring Taylorsville subdivisions of EarlyWyne and Highview Estates. The trend continued over the weekend in other parts of town with an additional break-in and a stolen vehicle.

    Officer Thomas “Sparky” Schultz, Jr. was working early Thursday morning when the police department received regarding car break-ins the two subdivisions.

    Schultz said that most of the cars entered were left unlocked by the owners and that no windows were broken in an attempt to enter the vehicles.