Today's News

  • RESTORING TAYLORSVILLE: Efforts to identify unsafe structures, bring them up to code a daunting task

    Editor’s note: This story is the first in a three-part series. Over the next few weeks, The Spencer Magnet will present several stories looking at buildings that have been dubbed “unsafe structures” in the City of Taylorsville. This week’s story takes a look at what the designation means and which buildings have been cited as unsafe. Next week, we’ll take a look at the Taylorsville City Commission’s involvement and on Sept. 12, we’ll present the plans in motion and visions for restoring Taylorsville.

  • BACK IN TIME: 1992
  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court Aug. 3 & 10

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on Aug. 3, 2012:

    Jasen C. Workman (1973), failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security first, guilty, $500 fine, $168 court costs, to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Steffene A. Harris (1977), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine, to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Learn how to verify your Social Security benefits

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    When my neighbor applied for his retirement benefits last year, he found that Social Security had made some mistakes on his earnings record in past years, which caused him to get a monthly benefit check that was lower than it should have been. He never got it straightened out. How can I make sure this doesn’t happen to me?
    Paranoid Paul

    Dear Paul,

  • COLUMN: Rebuilding after divorce (Part 2)

    Oh my, where are the fairy-tale characters? Why can’t we believe that these fairy tales are real? Well, because I’m not sure that there is any chance that a princess or prince charming will ever show up in your life. It didn’t happen for my wife and I when we married nearly 50 years ago after courting as teenagers for more than three years. We still are each other’s best friend, but it has not been a fairy-tale adventure.

  • PHOTO: Rough River Rumble

    The Wakeaction team did excellent at the Rough River Rumble on July 21. Pictured are podium winners, from left, Tyler Cockrum, Colton Todd, Matt Tucker, Megan Vanmeter and Mike Vanmeter.

  • PHOTO: Smith competes in Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race

    Joe Paul Smith of Spencer County traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Aug. 4 for two reasons — first to celebrate his 63rd birthday and second to run the Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race. Smith was trying out his new right knee. He had a complete knee replacement on Jan. 6. After five months of recovery and eight weeks of training, Smith finished in 55 minutes. Later in the week, he also completed a 63-mile bike ride. During the bike ride, he traveled through Jefferson, Oldham and Spencer counties.

  • Sports briefs - 8.22.12

    Cornerstone Christian plans instructional basketball league
    Cornerstone Christian Academy will host a four-week instructional league beginning Saturday, Sept. 15, and going to Saturday, Oct. 6. Each week will feature two hours of instruction followed by an hour game. The league will be led by current Cornerstone Christian Coach Jason Bradshaw and former Cornerstone Christian Coach Chris Armstrong. There will be college coaches each week as special guests.

  • COLUMN: Time to shelve the Governor’s Cup

    The Governor’s Cup, Kentucky at Louisville.
    Crunching a few numbers, since 1994, the series has been a fixture for television, albeit played on whatever day and at whatever time a network chooses.
    Kentucky leads the series 14-10 and it has been a model for parity. Each school has won half of the last 10 games.
    From coaches Howard Schnellenberger to Charlie Strong, Rich Brooks and Joker Phillips, the passion and bragging have been kept mostly at a healthy tone and temperature and decibel level.

  • Bears rally, but fall to Bardstown

    The weather was perfect, but the outcome was not as the Spencer County Bears lost their season opener to visiting Bardstown on Friday night, 33-19.