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Today's News

  • What's Happening

    Masonic Lodge Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat  breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    Spencer County Youth baseball/softball signups

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball/Softball Association will hold sign-ups Saturday at the Farm Bureau building from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Cole at 422-1163.

    Project Graduation corn-hole

    tournament

  • Emergency shelter moved to On the Way Cafe

    Local agencies have decided to relocate the emergency shelter on the anticipation of students heading back to school Tuesday. Spencer County Schools are scheduled to open on a 2-hour delay tomorrow after being closed for the past week.

    Any resident in need of a warm place to stay can now seek shelter at On the Way Cafe, located on KY44-East next to Eagle's Motel. Hot meals and access to a shower will also be available. Currently about a half dozen empty cots have been prepared.

  • County Chronicles

    One year ago

    • Taylorsville Lake Marina owner Javon Montgomery introduced a multi-phased improvement plan that could include additional parking, increased launching ramp space, additional courtesy docks, a wider access road, a closer overflow parking lot and a public beach. The plan was supported by Spencer County Fiscal Court with a resolution and forwarded to state officials.

    • Superintendent Chuck Adams announced he was forming a committee to look into the expansion of tuition-based preschool.

  • Lady Bears rout Atherton Rebels, 78-31

    The Spencer County Lady Bears have relied on the inside play of Kenisha Marshall for the bulk of their offense over the past couple of seasons, and while her scoring has helped spark their turnaround, some balanced scoring may be what’s needed to take the next step.

    If Friday’s game against Atherton was any indication, the ladies are more than ready.

  • Weather leaves players rusty

    The one opponent no high school team is strong enough to defeat is Old Man Winter, and he’s proven to be pretty dominating the last few weeks, canceling and postponing games from one end of the state to the other. With many sections of Kentucky still out of power, and with some counties (especially in Western Kentucky) receiving grim news that it may be weeks before they’re restored, the final month of the regular season looks like a hectic schedule of make up games.

  • The Waterford stone mysteries

     Some of the best native American artifacts found in Spencer County have been collected in the Waterford area.

     It is possible that a mysterious find there could be the most incredible yet.

     There are several piles of rocks off Kentucky 44 that have Waterford residents wondering if they could mark the locations of Indian graves or be the result of farmers clearing rocks from fields.

  • 4-H centennial birthday bash

    The Kentucky 4-H Centennial is a momentous occasion for the organization that has made a positive, lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of the state’s youths over the years. To kick off a year of celebration, 4-H is planning a birthday bash. It will be Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington.

  • Cleaning up nature’s tangled mess

    For three days, Charles Walker has been reducing the wooden rubble strewn across his front yard into neat, manageable piles.

    “It was a terrible mess,” said Walker of the ice storm debris from his once majestic maples. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen.”

    As the Waterford man and his nephew, Brian Walker, cut some of the larger sections into firewood for a neighbor, the elder Walker said his plan was to pile the rest of the twigs behind his home near the woods.

  • Bright spots in business: Daugherty’s Body Shop

    Bright spots in business will be an occasional series that highlights Spencer County business owners who are not only surviving, but thriving during the current recession. With this feature, the Magnet will celebrate businesses that are helping to keep our local economy flowing and will provide some insight for those entrepreneurs in need of some good news in these bad times.

    Just as the global financial crisis was beginning to take shape in September 2008, Paul Daugherty was breaking ground on a 10,500 sq. ft. expansion project to his Taylorsville body shop.

  • Extension project presses on

    The Spencer County Extension service is one step closer to having bigger and better facilities following the district board’s vote Monday night to approve a land survey.

    “We’re at step three of 76 steps to getting something built,” said Bryce Roberts, Spencer County’s agricultural agent. “But the wheels are turning and that’s a positive.”