Today's News

  • Grizzly football 101

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School Assistant Football Coach Tim Meyer offers words of encouragement during a friendly game of tug-of-war last Thursday.  About 50 fifth graders attended the weeklong Grizzly football camp designed to introduce elementary students to middle school football. Participants worked on basic technique, specialized skills and conditioning.


  • Lady Bears battling a five loss streak

    The Spencer County Lady Bears softball team is sporting only a 2-6 record on the season, but they’re competing well against some tough competition in the early going.

    Last week, the girls dropped three games, but all of them by three runs or less.

    On Monday, the Lady Bears traveled to Owen County and suffered a tough 4-3 loss. They then returned home to square off against North Oldham on Wednesday, when they fell 3-0, and then dropped a 2-0 decision to Oldham County the next evening.

  • No raises for some county officials

    Spencer County Fiscal Court voted to maintain the current salaries for incoming elected officials in the positions of magistrate, coroner and deputy coroner. The jailer’s position was reduced by 50 percent from the current rate. Constables will continue to receive no compensation.

    “A lot of the time in an election year, you’ll set salaries the same and then let the new fiscal court change them later,” said Magistrate David Henry.

  • New Elk Creek spirits shop and cafe

    Owners Patrick and Yvonne Patterson are pleased to announce the grand opening of their two newest business ventures located adjacent to Elk Creek Grocery on Taylorsville Rd. in Elk Creek.

    Elk Creek Spirits carries a full line of beer and liquor. Yvonne Patterson said if you do not find what you are looking for, she will get it in stock.

    Current store hours are Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m until 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Closed on Sunday. The store also features drive-thru service. For more information, call 477-0090.

  • Tough games ahead

    The Spencer County Grizzlies baseball team is moving in the right direction after some early season loses.  Over the last five games, the Grizzlies have played some of their best baseball of the season. 

    After losing to Franklin County, the Grizzlies’ only loss was a heartbreaker to St. Joseph in a tough 3-4 defeat.  The Grizzlies have a tough week ahead with home games Thursday and Saturday with an away game at OKH Friday.  All home games start at 5:15 p.m.  Please come support your SCMS Grizzlies.


    Last 5 games

  • Softball Grizzlies off to a roaring start

    It’s hard to imagine a better start to a season, much less a better start for a brand new program. But after Monday night’s 18-0 shutout of Bardstown, the Spencer County Middle School softball team stands a perfect 2-0 in its first season.

    They opened up their season with a 14-0 victory over Bernheim at Waterford Park. Two wins, 32 runs scored, no runs allowed and pitchers Christen Housley and Kelly Wheeler have combined for eight innings of no-hit ball.

  • Learning from the pros

    Spencer County Youth Football Association (SCYFA) players had the opportunity to learn from the pros while attending the KJ Fundamental Football Clinic last month.

    Keith “KJ” Joseph and his staff share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the game with dozens of boys ages 5 to 13. The young players not only learned about fundamentals of the game, but also participated special team sessions for running backs, receivers, linemen and defensive backs.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  March 2010.

    Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, Louisville to Timothy Royce Adams, Taylorsvulle. Lot 101 Early Wyne Plantation. $268,000.

    K & S Builders, Taylorsville to John S. Rayman and Jerica L. Rayman, Taylorsville. Lot 30 Cedar Springs. $200,000.

    Federal National Mortgage Association, Chicago, IL to Deidre A. Despain, Taylorsville. Lot 108 Highview Estates. $105,500.

  • LETTER: In support of Drury

    Bill Drury has gone beyond the call of duty. He works for the people beyond his district. He has helped families save their homes and, in some cases, rebuild.

    Our home was robbed and Bill Drury helped us find help. He has always put others needs before his own or his family’s.

    When people were flooded, he was out on crutches helping others in need. When farmers were in a drought, he was there. People all across Spencer County were in need of water and Bill Drury was there fighting for all of us.

  • LETTER: In support of Travelstead

    With the election season in full swing, I felt compelled to share my opinion about the best candidate for Magistrate here in the first district.  We have the opportunity on May 18th to put our community first.  Richard Travelstead exemplifies what a true leader should be.  I have known Mr. Travelstead to always place the community and the citizens of Spencer County first.  From taking a strong stance in defense of homeowners to counseling with troubled teens Richard Travelstead has always and remains committed to doing the “right thing”.