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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Road crews prepare for winter storm

    State and local road crews are preparing for the season's first ice storm as a wintry front heads toward Spencer and neighboring counties today.

    "We're ready for snow, ice or whatever," said Collis Rogers, Spencer County road supervisor.

    Rogers said his crew of nine employees are prepared to be called out at a moments notice if road conditions worsen with falling temperatures. Their plan of action would be to spread cinders across 200 miles of county-maintained roads.

  • School board, other Monday night meetings cancelled

    All Spencer County School events, including tonight's school board meeting, have been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    The school board meeting is expected to be reschelduled for later this week or early part of next week.

    In other cancellations:

    Monday night's Spencer County Extension Council meeting has been reschelduled for Monday, January 26 at 6 p.m.

    If you know of additional cancellations, call the Spencer Magnet at 477-2239, ext. 5.

     

  • Hickman, Myles attend Circuit Judge’s College

    Court of Justice offers continuing legal education for Circuit Court and Family Court judges

     

    Circuit Judges Charles R. Hickman and John David Myles, who serve Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, participated in the 2008 Circuit Judge’s College held Oct. 26-30 in Covington. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • November deer harvest second-highest ever

     

  • Governor Orders State Purchase of $50 Million Bond to Ensure Student Loans are Available to Kentucky Students

     

  • PHOTO: Three taken to hospital after accident on Bloomfield Rd. Sunday

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Roll over accident – The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a one vehicle injury accident with a rescue in the 3700 block of Bloomfield Road Sunday.  Firefighters and EMS workers found three people still inside the vehicle.  Three people were transported via ambulance to Jewish Shelbyville Hospital.

  • Disc golf, flying here soon

    Within six months of playing his first round of disc golf, Michael Waits realized what thousands before him had discovered – this game is addictively fun.

    As a resident of Taylorsville, however, if Waits wanted to get a fix for his newfound healthy habit, he had to drive to Louisville, Lexington or even Elizabethtown to find a course.

  • Western pulls a stunner over No. 3 Louisville

    As ugly, but important as Kentucky wins over Kansas State and West Virginia were, Western Kentucky’s stunner against No. 3 Louisville was handsome in patience, smarts, efficiency and toughness. Signature win for coach Ken McDonald and brag-rights feather-in-the-cap for the Hilltoppers.

    More, WKU’s win is a reminder for those struck with fat-head disease, and reduces the perceived distance between No. 3s and 2s in America and the ‘beam-us-up-Scotty,’ types in Sagarin ‘others’ compilations.

  • FROM THE CAPITOL: Time to begin working across party lines

    To many people, it must have been a remarkable picture.

    After months of bitter campaigning, President-elect Barack Obama sat next to Sen. John McCain for a meeting a few days ago. They talked at length about how they could reach across party lines to discuss – and move forward on – some of the nation’s most challenging issues.

    If they can do this on a national level, why can’t we do it in Kentucky?

  • Spencer County gets help from NWTF

    Last week they supplied turkeys to fill 16 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need through the Family Resource Center. They recently gave $200 to the Wild Life Management office at Taylorsville Lake and $300 to the archery group at Spencer County Middle School.

    Who are they?

    The Salt River Strutters, the Spencer County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

    Each March the group holds a banquet to collect money to go towards many different programs in the area.