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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • LETTER: Heartfelt thanks

    I am a relatively new resident of Taylorsville and would like to pass on some good news in this time of bad news for many.

    When the winter storm hit us last week, our power went out. It left us with no heat or way to cook our food. My wife and I were getting concerned and cold. The loud speaker which we heard telling us of the shelter at the hight school was great.

    I did not know many of our local city, county and state officials prior to Wednesday. but at the shelter, I got to see them all at work together - key word “together”.

  • Police need help with TES break-in

    Taylorsville Police are looking for information regarding a break-in at Taylorsville Elementary that occurred earlier this month.

    Two vending machines were damaged and an undetermined amount of money was taken sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday, January 8, and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Police Chief Toby Lewis said that the suspect, or suspects, entered the school through a window.

    If you have information regarding this or any crime, please contact the Taylorsville Police Department at 477-3231.

  • Stand-off ends peacefully

    An Ashes Creek man was arrested Sunday after allegedly pointing a rifle at police during a brief stand-off.

    Ronnie Inghram, 35, of 3616 Ashes Creek Lane, is facing six charges filed by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department including wanton endangerment in the first degree. The felony charge carries a penalty of one to five years imprisonment and/or fines of $1,000 to $10,000.

    Sheriff Steve Coulter said police were called to the scene following a domestic disturbance.