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Today's News

  • Muddy waters can’t stop some fishermen

    Fishing in April is typically feast or famine: Either you can slay the fish because the conditions are perfect, or you won’t be able to buy a bite because of high, muddy, cold water.

    Cold water colored brown by runoff is one of the toughest fishing conditions in spring. Rains that muddy the water improve fishing from mid-February to mid-March because the run-off is usually warmer than the lake’s water. The increase in water temperatures pushes large bass and sunfish into shallow, warmer water.

  • Magic in March: Make mine T-Will

    Louisville got a spirited tussle from Morehead and a test from feisty Seina, but Ohio State and Wake Forest left the field and this week Rick Pitino’s team, an 8-point choice against 12-seed Arizona, has a cake walk to the Elite Eight, right? Could be, should be.

  • Spencer runners revving up

    The SCHS track team attended their first meets of the season last week, and already have several runners featured in the AA Top 20 rankings.  The Shelby County All-Comers on March 24 was the first meet ever for many newcomers to SCHS Track & Field, including sophomore Erico Smith, who placed 6th in the 100 meter dash and 3rd in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.09.  Smith is currently ranked 4th in the AA 100 meter rankings and 8th in the 200 meter after his debut performance.

  • Petitioning for alcohol sales

    Wet versus dry – the issue has not been voted on in more than 30 years, but residents may soon be able to voice their opinion on the sale of alcohol in Spencer County if enough signatures are collected on a petition being introduced today.

  • National History Day results at SCHS

    Spencer County High School held its 2009 National History Day contest on Wednesday, March 11th.  Thirty juniors participated in their choice of individual or group projects in the areas of historical paper, exhibit, documentary, or performance.  This year’s theme was “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.”

    Placing 1st in the individual exhibit category was William (BJ) Holmes with a project about one of the flag raisers at Iwo Jima, Franklin Sousley who was a Kentucky native.

  • FROM THE MAYOR: Looking back at city accomplishments

      For the past 3 years, in the month of March, I’ve given a “State of the City” address to the Chamber of Commerce.  This is a look back at what we have accomplished in the City of Taylorsville this year and goals for the upcoming year.  In the midst of economic downturn with all of its negative impact, we have been busy here at home and I believe we are beginning to show some positive results.

  • Grand jury: Woman indicted with food stamp fraud

    A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly lying about her monthly income so she could collect more than $6,300 in food stamps.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Mary Blankenship, of 519 Kelly Drive, on one count of making false statements/misrepresentation in order to receive public assistance benefits. According to court documents, Blankenship attempted to defraud the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when she failed to disclose her correct household size and income level.

  • MONTELL: Session ends minus some action

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2009 session gaveled to an end March 26, capping 29 days of legislative activity that included the passage of bills on school testing reform, drug screening and treatment for felony offenders and tracking for payday lenders. Overall, the House and Senate worked amicably this session to address some very important issues. However, the final two days ended on a rather disappointing note when House leadership decided to uphold a new procedural rule rather than finishing work on several significant bills.

  • PHOTO: Paving progress

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Paving projects continue to pop up all around the city streets of Taylorsville as warmer weather gives way to the construction season. Residents on Washington Street should expect to see work on that road in the coming months after the area is surveyed for a sidewalk and repairs to drainage issues.

  • UK should deep-six Calipari

    I’ve put off writing this for hours, waiting for an announcement from UK as to who their next coach is. All indications is that by the time this paper goes to print Tuesday night, John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers will be named new head man for the Wildcats.

    Count me among those who are hoping those rumors are (were) wrong.