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Today's News

  • Magistrates question EDA

    “This is not an inquisition. You are not in court,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins.

    He was addressing members of the Spencer County Economic Development Authority (EDA) that had been invited by the court to attend last Wednesday’s meeting. A few of the magistrates had requested to ask the EDA some questions about their funding and business structure.

    As the meeting progressed, the three EDA members that attended indicated that they did feel somewhat on trial.

  • Trails group awarded $25,000

    TREK was recently awarded a $25,000 grant to improve Spencer County trails as part of a larger $1.3 million package to develop recreational trails statewide.

    The announcement was made during a ceremony at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism week earlier this month.

    “Tourism is an important industry in Kentucky and this is great news for our adventure efforts to make adventure tourism and economic development tool across the state,” said Governor Steve Beshear.

  • Paddle Battle on the Salt River

    The 2nd Annual Paddle Battle on the Salt River is set for June 20-21. Participants will travel from Taylorsville to Shepherdsville over a 2 day course and paddling 30-plus miles.

    The race begins Saturday morning with a 10 a.m. launch.  Event finishes at Louisville-South KOA on Ky. 44, Shepherdsville. First boat to cross line in each of four categories wins respective class. Awards will be on Sunday.

  • New addition at Boatworks

    It was a year in the making, but Boatworks Pro Shop finally celebrated their newly-finished addition just in time for the boating season.

    “I think we’ve got one of the best boat shops in the state,” said Greg Loeser, who owns the Spencer County boat retail store with his wife, Patty and business partner Steve Tichenor. Since the in-board motor boat store opened 10 years ago just outside Taylorsville, boating enthusiasts have been traveling from as far away as Michigan and Mississippi to purchase high-end watercraft.

  • LETTER: Don’t allow government to jeopardize families

    After a weekend of cookouts, picnics, reunions and hopefully taking time to remember the sacrifices of those who made it all possible, Americans have just completed another page in the scrapbook of their family history.

    The family is the bedrock of life but it’s a unit that is often under-appreciated, and maybe now more than ever, under attack. Under attack by big government, a popular culture addicted to self-gratification and forces that seek out to erode that institution rather than strengthen it.

  • Faces of Kentucky basketball

    Faces. Past and future.

    As Jerry West’s silhouette is emblem for the NBA, if Kentucky basketball’s glorious past had a face (and idyllic nickname), both would belong to Raymond ‘Corky’ Withrow.

    At 75, Withrow will be inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame next spring. Good thing coming to a deserving man very late. A man who, with his athletic skills and personality, brought much credit to his home state.

  • Target spot widespread in burley float beds

    The recent wet weather resulted in many cases of target spot on young burley tobacco plants in greenhouses across the state. With more wet conditions in the forecast, growers need to watch their seedlings closely for any sign of the disease in order to manage it if it does develop, said Kenny Seebold, plant pathologist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • Rockets burst season ender, Lady Bears lose 12-4

    Two months ago, the Spencer County Lady Bears shocked the 30th region with an upset win over Shelby County in the basketball tournament. For three innings  Monday night, it looked like Spencer County might repeat that effort on the softball diamond, but in the end it wasn’t meant to be, and the girls saw their season come to an end with a 12-4 loss at the hands of the Lady Rockets.

  • Taylorsville bids goodbye to a true public servant

    Taylorsville mourns the passing of one of her true public servants with the death of 85-year-old J.C. Smith. He died Monday at home in the city he served.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Livestock Club attends state meats contest

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet