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Today's News

  • Selby joins Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes Elk Creek resident Hope Selby as our new graphic designer – bringing with her 10 years experience in the field of advertising.

    Selby will be rejoining the Magnet staff after a brief stint at the Sentinel-News, also a Landmark Enterprise, Inc. newspaper. She will be replacing former graphic designer Whitney Hardin, of Bloomfield, who took a new position in Bardstown.

  • Taxes spared county from deficit

    While neighboring counties are reporting budget shortfalls, proposing salary freezes and even 4-day work weeks, Spencer may be one of the few county governments to present a budget that balances.

    Spencer County Fiscal Court received their first glimpse of a $4.57 million proposed budget presented by Judge Executive David Jenkins earlier this month. The overall operating figure reveals a leveling-off, with a bottom line that is $2,000 less than the current year. It’s in the internal figures, however, where some juggling occurs.

  • 2009 Spencer County FFA Banquet

    Over 650 members, parents, and guests attended the Spencer County FFA Banquet on May 12.  

    Winners of the top awards were:   Star Freshman Farmer, Joseph Snider; Star Freshman Agribusinessman,  Courtney Cox; and Star Freshman Placement, Emily Hume.

    Stars in the Sophomore class were:  Farmer,  Matthew Jeffiers; Placement, Cody Milburn; and Agribusinessman, Gabe Stodghill.

    Junior Stars were:  Farmer,  Sarah Perry;   Agribusinessman, Hunter Shields; and Placement, Carlye Graff.  

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

    Youth football meeting

    Spencer County Youth Football Association will be having their first Open board meeting on tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the Fiscal Court Building downtown Taylorsville. All parents and the community are encouraged to join in  discussing the 2009—2010 season.

    Charger hoops camp

    Bullitt East High School will be hosting a boys and girls basketball camp for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

  • Adams upbeat about school district’s 09-10 budget

    The best way to describe the superintendent’s tentative budget is with the words: cautiously optimistic.

    During the three-hour discussion, board members gathered information about special education and transportation efficiency, but it was the budget that took center stage. In his review, Superintendent Chuck Adams began by saying that the district’s $16.4 million general fund budget still has a few holes to fill – especially when it comes to flexible focus funds.

  • Drury discusses drug intervention

    Spencer County Magistrate Bill Drury made a presentation at the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association’s (KMCA) annual spring conference in Louisville early last month.

    During his presentation, Drury detailed information about how to implement a county drug intervention ordinance.

    “Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties have already established the ordinance and it’s working well,” said Drury.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: What the Bible says about alcohol

    “The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. It promises prosperity and sends adversity. It promises happiness and sends misery.... It is God’s worst enemy and the devil’s best friend.” - Billy Sunday

    The issue of alcohol has always been a controversial one within the Christian community. Did Jesus make, or advocate the use of, intoxicating wine? Is having an occasional drink really that big of a deal? These are certainly valid questions that committed Christians have asked over the years.

  • Coloring contest winners get to party

    These students are the winners of the DQ coloring contest here in Taylorsville.

    The month of April was Child Abuse Awareness month in which the Spencer County Family Resource Center, along with many other community partners, participated in a Pinwheel for Prevention campaign.

    Dairy Queen decided to do a coloring contest in which each student who brought in their colored pinwheel received a free ice-cream cone and the chance to win a banana split party for themselves and five of their friends!

  • Lady Bears defeat Atherton

    The Lady Bears Softball team got returned to the diamond after a week of wet weather and walked off winners with a 4-2 victory on the road at Atherton Monday afternoon. The win improved the girls’ season mark to 6-10 with just a week of action left.

    On Tuesday, the girls were set to take on Bethlehem and on Wednesday will face Jeffersontown for a double-header at home. This weekend, the girls are set to travel to Elizabethtown for a round-round tournament to close out the season and will open up 30th disctrict tournament play on Monday at Eminence when they

  • Livestock Club has major skills

    The Spencer County Livestock Club attended the State 4-H Skill-a-thon Contest at the Franklin County Extension Office in Frankfort May 2. 

    The following members received awards: 

    Clover Individual Identification – 11th Lilli Hanik.  Clover Individual Evaluation – 1st Chris Miles, 18th Courtney Jeffiers.  Clover Individual Overall – 24th Chris Miles.  8th Place Clover Team Overall – Chris Miles, Lilli Hanik, Courtney Jeffiers, Ashley Montgomery.