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Today's News

  • JV/Freshmen Girls’ softball team wins Relay for Life Tournament

    The JV/Freshmen girl’s softball team won the Relay for Life fundraiser tournament hosted by Carroll County on May 9.

    The girls played Carroll County and won with a score of 7-3.

    They also played against Shelby County and won with a score of 6-0.

    Pitching the shut-out game against Shelby County was LeeEllen Thomas, a sixth grader at Spencer County Middle School. (at left)

  • Minor injuries to homeowner, horse at Monday fire

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to an early morning fire Monday in the 1000 block of Highway to Heaven. The homeowner, who refused to give her name, stated that she was awakened by the light from the fire. After calling 9-1-1, she went out to move several horses that were corralled in the paddock near the barn. In the excitement, she suffered a minor injury to her hand and one of her horses injured his leg when he ran into a fence.  No information was available on how the fire started.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District Court

    The Honorable Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on March 13, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Natasha A. Aubrey. Charge #1, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 08 with aggravator, first offense. Pled guilty. Sentenced to 4 days, credit for time served, 30-day suspension of operator’s license, enroll in ADEP, $728 fine and court costs.

  • 11 runners qualify for AA State Championship

    The SCHS Track and Field team qualified 11 runners for the AA State Championship at the Region 3 Championships  May 16.

    The Regional meet started off well for Spencer County with the girls 4 x 800 meter relay team placing 3rd with a time of 10:34.  The team, consisting of Charliann Garcia, Whitney O’Dell, Christina Shawver, Chelsey Talley, and Adrian Gregory as an alternate, will enter the State Championship with a 4th place ranking.

  • Shade garden now in the sun?

    The environments of many of our landscapes have changed because of storm damage to trees.  A once shady refuge beneath a tree may now be baking in the sun.  For a garden with an eastern exposure this may not be a deal breaker but if the garden faces west then the afternoon sun will surely stress shade tolerant plants by the time summer rolls around.

  • LETTER: Alcohol doesn’t mean prosperity

    In light of the current alcohol petition, it is time for those in Spencer County to count the cost. We must ask ourselves what is more important – a few more businesses and jobs or possibly the lives of our community’s people? Becoming a wet county may open the door for more economic stimulus but that means nothing for those who could lose their lives as a result of the freedom to buy, sell, and drink alcohol.

  • PHOTO: Training inside the box

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mt. Eden firefighter Tim Herndon works his way through a wooden maze during a training session Monday night. The scenario was designed to help firefighters deal with becoming entangled in a tightly-confined area. Photo by Morgan Bass.

  • PHOTO: Public meeting about realigning KY44 and replacing Blue Bridge

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Residents are encouaged to attend a public meeting organized by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.  at Spencer County Elementary. Members of the cabinet will in Taylorsville to discuss road improvements to KY 44/Mt. Washington road and the replacement of the Blue Bridge. Public input will be allowed.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Forced dealership closings add to harm

    I am President of Zimmer Chrysler Jeep in Florence and currently serving as Chairman of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. It is with disbelief that I find myself writing this editorial today but last week our dealership was told by Chrysler that they were terminating our franchise. I have been working at our family owned dealership Zimmer Chrysler since 1984, and our family has been selling and servicing vehicles since 1929.

  • Honeymoon Cal trying to bridle fevered expectations

    While we marvel at Rich Brooks rise to fifth ranked genius among SEC coaches, up from 12th, the Commonwealth’s hottest new celebrity was back in the news last week.

    John Calipari was trying to put the brakes on fan expectations next season and drew support from an NBA general manager and a Louisville fan in western Kentucky.

    Rex Chapman told The Sporting News: “... I believe it’s going to realistically be at least two years before the Cats can be back in a Final Four.”