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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: State fair tractor winners

    Tyler Milburn won the Senior Division of the KY State Fair Lawn Tractor contest, while Marty Mayer on the Junior Division.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on August 11, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Israel L. Snider. Operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Amended to no license in possession. Pled guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs.

    Misdemeanor:

    Roy Douglas. Violation of local county ordinance. Pled guilty. $100 fine plus $148 court costs.

    Felony:

  • LETTER: Drivers need to slow down

    I live on Main Cross, the street that runs from Garrard Street through Main Street in downtown Taylorsville. I want to take this opportunity to express my distress about our local neighborhood streets concerning the safety of not only our children, but the public in general.

  • PHOTO: Boys golf

    SCHS golfer Zack Haydon keeps an eye on his ball as it sails toward the green at Tanglewood last week. The boys record stands at 1-7 after losing to Shelby and Scott counties last Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Hilltopper Riggs

    Last year, Chris Riggs was playing football on a field without permanent seating and that had just gotten lights that would allow night games. If all goes as planned next season, Riggs could be playing a game in front of 107,000 people when his Western Kentucky Hilltoppers visit Tennessee.

    The 2008 Spencer County graduate has turned a stellar high school football career into an opportunity to play Division 1 football at WKU as he was accepted as a walk-on recently and is currently playing on the scout team.

  • LETTER: Tax dollars are a terrible thing to waste

    After reading the last two issues of the Spencer Magnet in regards to the school board spending valuable taxpayer dollars on meaningless political arguments, I was infuriated and felt the need to express my strong opinion.

  • Habitat receives $5,000 donation

    Trim Masters Inc., an international company with a manufacturing facility and a Tool and Die Division in Bardstown, presented a check for $5000 to Habitat for Humanity of Spencer County to help fund items needed to assist with the completion of the house for Habitat’s partner family.

    “It was with great pleasure Trim Masters was able to assist with the project,” said Lynelle Coomes, Trim Masters Inc. human resource manager.

    Coomes and Vice President Operations Steve Hesselbrock are both residents of Spencer County.

  • Small town girl with big time dreams

    Have you heard? Taylorsville is the home of the next American Idol!

    At least, that’s what many are hoping for when eighteen-year-old Meagan Campbell auditions this week along with 200 other aspiring singers who made it through the first round of cuts last July.

    While there is definitely a buzz about Meagan competing for a chance at instant stardom, she’s trying to keep a level head about the whole experience.

  • Church happenings

    Baby Boot Camp

    First Baptist Church, at 115 W. Main Street, is having “Baby Boot Camp” on September 20, 2008, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is a baby shower for expectant teenage and young adult mothers. The special day will include baby care/wellness, inspirational encouragement from experienced moms, breakfast and lunch, and a surprise at the shower.

    Please register by September 15 at the Spencer County Family Resource Center. Call Becky Wilson at 477-3202 or 477-0199. Limited to 10.

    Women's Bible study at First Baptist Church

  • Bears unable to recover mistakes

    First, it was the rain that came in waves, enough to delay Spencer County’s season-opening football game against Bullitt Central by 30 minutes. Once play began, it was the mistakes that began accumulating for the Bears as they basically spotted the visiting Cougars to a two-touchdown lead in the opening minutes on their way to a 34-7 loss.