• WHAT'S HAPPENING: The week of Sept. 4

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will host an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • PHOTO: Ham breakfast raises $1,500 for Ellis family

    Charles Jewell, left, secretary, and Brandon Cantrell, master of Taylorsville Masonic Lodge, present a check to Officer David Cullen for $1,500 for the Jason Ellis family. Taylorsville No. 210 and Mount Eden No. 263 Masonic Lodges hosted a ham breakfast July 8. The lodge extends a thank you to everyone who made it possible to help the Ellis family.

  • PHOTO: In memory of Officer Ellis

    Hundreds of bikers make their way through Taylorsville on Saturday morning. They were members of a memorial ride for slain Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis.

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 28

    Circuit Court Clerk’s office to close for Labor Day
    The Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

    Magnet office closed for Labor Day
    The Spencer Magnet office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    All advertising deadlines will be at noon Thursday for the Sept. 4 edition.
    News submission deadlines are 5 p.m. Thursday for the Sept. 4 edition.

  • Sasser completes training at Kentucky Dept. of Criminal Justice Training

    Law enforcement officers from 25 agencies across the state graduated Aug. 9 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
    Austin Sasser, of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, was among those graduates.

  • Jewell earns Governor’s Occupant Protection Award

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored 140 law enforcement officers from 123 agencies across the Commonwealth earlier this month for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.
    Lt. Rick Jewell of the Taylorsville Police Department was one of those officers honored.

  • Guthrie to host town hall discussion here next week

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) will host a town hall in Spencer County on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at noon at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Building located at 16 E. Main St. in Taylorsville. The town hall will be open to both the general public and the media.
    “It is an honor to represent Kentucky’s Second District and I look forward to hearing what’s on the mind of my fellow Kentuckians,” said Congressman Guthrie. “There are so many issues in the news today and I think it’s important to provide an opportunity to discuss them.”

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 21

    Friends of NRA to host banquet
    Five counties will join together Saturday for the Friends of NRA Banquet at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.
    Doors open at 5 p.m.
    Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting www.friendsofnra.org.
    Proceeds will go to Kentucky shooting sports programs.
    For more information, contact Tony Wheatley at 502-377-9795.

    Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society to meet

  • COLUMN: UK-WKU Super Bowl is on the horizon

    The Kentucky-Western Kentucky Super Bowl is barely two weeks out and the buzz is like katydids on a heavy afternoon in August: Urgent, persistent and growing louder.
    We like it, this Phase II of Honeymoon Stoops and Petrino. The two-word anthem sprung up to go with the countdown is good, too: “Can’t wait!”
    Meanwhile, among questions to stir the stew...
    • Does Petrino have enough stadium steps to keep his team’s ornery faction running until game day?

  • Sewing boot camp starts October 10

    The Spencer County Extension Service is offering a sewing boot camp this fall. The camp is a four-week course that requires basic sewing skills.
    The course will be Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and is limited to sewers 18 years and older. The course project includes making an inverted pleat skirt with a two-inch wide exposed elastic waistband.
    Patti Davis and Pat Douglas will be teaching the course.