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Today's News

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Make it happy

    Remember how it felt as kid when your birthday was a just couple of weeks away? The anticipation was excruciating. All you could do was dream about the cake, and the presents and blowing out those wishing candles.

    I can’t wait, you would think (or sometimes even say out loud), I wish it would hurry up and get here!

    Upon speaking these words, inevitably some adult would say, “Don’t go wishing your life away.”

  • Thinning Bears hunger for a win

    What a difference a year makes. Last season, Spencer County traveled down to Bardstown and took home the championship of the Nelson County holiday tournament with a senior-laden team. This year, a lineup already thin on experience grew even thinner and it showed in the early round games as the Bears continue to struggle.

    The lone returning starter from last year’s squad, sophomore Logan Dunbar, was sitting out three games, meaning most of those taking the floor for the Bears are seeing varsity action for the first time this season.

  • Marshall breaks 1,000 points

    It’s not been the holiday break the Spencer County girls may have envisioned, but the Lady Bears wound down their mid-season tournaments on a high note Monday with a big win over Bardstown that was highlighted by an individual honor.

    During the win over the Lady Tigers, senior center Kenisha Marshall recorded her 1,000th point of her high school career. The bucket came at the end of a third quarter that saw the Lady Bears overcome a sluggish first half to break the game open on their way to a 57-35 victory.

  • IN THE WORD: Letters to all Christians

    Colossians 3:1-11 – If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

    For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

  • PHOTO: Who's that Who?

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Crisis situation: Heating help available for residents in need

    Spencer County families struggling to pay the high-cost of winter heating bills may be able to fight off January’s frigid temperatures with help from the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

    Beginning January 5, the community service agency started offering assistance to low-income households deemed to be in a home-heating crisis situation. Criteria for being in a crisis situation are:

    That the household is within four days of running out of the fuel (coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, or wood) being used as a heating source;

  • Bears must protect ball

    The young Spencer County Bears continue to take their lumps as they struggle through a tough season, but head coach Jacob Barmore insists they’re making strides, even if it’s not evident in their 3-10 record.

    The Bears finished up their holiday tournament action with a lopsided 102-51 loss to a quick Louisville Western team that exploited possibly the biggest weakness of the Bears – the inability to protect the basketball.

  • What's Happening

    City offices closed for holiday

    The City of Taylorsville offices will be closed January 1 and 2 in recognition of the New Years Day holiday.

    Youth baseball meeting

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will have a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ray Jewell Park.

    Country ham breakfast

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

  • Local family embraces cultural exchange

    The Browning house in Elk Creek is one of those homes where all the neighborhood kids seem to gravitate. Maybe it’s the tall stack of video games in the living room, or the swimming pool and basketball goal in the back yard – but whatever the reason, Mary Browning said her home is usually packed with teenagers.

    “We just have a fun place,” said Mary.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys Cox’s Creek home

    One Spencer County family remains homeless after an early morning Christmas Eve fire consumed their rental home and everything inside.

    Angel Brown, of 2852 Max Rouse Road, said that she was awakened by the smell of smoke around 3 a.m. Wednesday and immediately went to check on her three small children. During her search of the house, Brown said she discovered a small fire and thick smoke in her son’s room.