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Today's News

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Will the alcohol vote split the community?

    Did you get a look at the results of this week’s poll question posted online at spencermagnet.com? 

    If you could vote today, would you chose to allow alcohol sales in Spencer County?

    No     50% (39 Votes)

    Yes     48.7% (38 Votes)

    Total Votes: 78

    If these extremely unscientific results are any indication of the battle that could be before us – we are all in for a wild ride filled with heated debates.

  • Local 8-year-old wins regionals with Fern Creek team

    Lauren Lambdin, 8, traveled to Wisconsin recently with her all-star softball team from Fern Creek to participate in the 8U Regional Softball tournament. The team earned the right to compete by remaining undefeated at the state tournament in Mt. Sterling, Ky.

    While in Wisconsin, the Fern Creek team played against others from Indiana, Wisconsin and Kentucky. Their record in the regional tournament was 4-1, but came out on top after defeating Okolona 5-2 in the championship game. Their overall record for the season was 11-3.

     

  • Spencer County Fair Market Lamb Show

    The Spencer County Fair Market Lamb Show was held on Thursday, July 30that the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  Thanks to Darryl Matherly for serving as the judge for this show.

    In the Open Senior Showmanship Tyler Bitzer of Shelbyville won 1st place and Crystal Harris of Waddy was 2nd in the class.

    In Open Junior Showmanship Kolt Bitzer of Shelbyville won 1st place and Georgi Herndon of Mt. Eden was 2nd in the Class.

    The Novice Showmanship winner was Zach Herndon of Mt. Eden.

  • Are your address numbers tall enough?

    Would you be in compliance if a county ordinance required house numbers to be posted on your residence, both sides of your mailbox and be at least four inches in height?

    These are just some of the changes that were considered by fiscal court Monday as they re-evaluate the county's 9-1-1 addressing ordinance. After some discussion, magistrates voted to table the issue temporarily while they sought further research.

  • LETTER: Response to unfair coverage letter

    Where do I begin? That's the question that has been plaguing my mind after reading the opinion letter by Ms. Furgason on July 29. I've decided that I will try my hardest to remain entirely objective. So please forgive me if I can not.

  • Group files alcohol petition with county clerk

    Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, a small group gathered outside the Spencer Count Courthouse with over 3,000 signatures in their hands.

    United by their belief in a voter's right to chose, seven supporters walked into the county clerk's office and handed over the long-anticipated petition requesting an alcohol referendum.

    "It's on the voters now," said B.J. Smith, spokesperson for the petition drive. "We trust in the voters to make the decision either way."

  • LETTER: "Jenkins should resign"

    I notified Rep. Brad Montell in 2008, concerning loopholes I found in KRS 132.023 and .017. Better known as House Bill 44. These loopholes were directly related to the operation of any charter government. The loopholes pose an enormous threat to taxpayer's rights, afforded in House Bill 44. Montell and I quietly tried to resolve the threats in the 2009 legislative assembly, however, opposition was found. Who? Why?

  • Foreclosure Intervention Program secures rescue funds

     

  • Man dies while driving on Taylorsville Road, coroner suspect cardiac arrest

    A Spencer County man died Wednesday in Shelby County apparently while driving, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said that Brandon Surma, 38, of Taylorsville was found at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in his car in a soybean field at 3248 Taylorsville Road.

    "The property owner noticed a vehicle in his soybean field, well off the roadway," Rice said.

    He added that the resident went to check it out and found Surma's 1998 Dodge still running. Surma appeared to be unconscious, and the resident called 911.

  • Lexington to Louisville, Bowling Green and Sonora, July ended with good news

    Sports in Kentucky for July’s last week deserved a 21-gun salute. Good news and relief from beer summitry and Sharpton shrill.

    From LEXINGTON Kentucky and Western Kentucky announced a four year football series starting next season. This is outstanding for fan base at both programs . Benefits range from creating a regional series that could save teams and fans travel time and money and rival the Governor’s Cup.