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Today's News

  • FROM THE WORD: Christians, wake up

    This article is a little different than most.

     

    I have had so many good comments about the articles I write for the paper, so I thought I would let you know where I’m coming from. One person told me, “I know from reading your article you don’t just get up and say I’m going to go in there and write an article.”

    How right she was.

  • Local resident does well with Angus

    Anne Patton Schubert, of Taylorsville, has been elected as a delegate to the 125th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, November 17 in Louisville, Kentucky, reports Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of the American Angus Association.

  • Preserving history

    Books containing the recorded history of Spencer County residents have led a dangerous, yet charmed life.

    These leather-bound volumes, containing court and marriage records beginning over 180 years ago, have survived not one, but two courthouse fires. Their yellowed pages reveal water damage from the Great Flood of 1937.

    “This data can easily be lost,” said John Lilly, a collector of local history. “The bindings of these books are broken. Their strings are popped. They have to be repaired or we’re going to lose pages.”

  • Spencer Showcase set for Monday

    Free food, free information on foraging and farm animals are just some of what folks can expect at the 2008 Spencer Showcase on Monday September 8. Everyone is encouraged to attend the event being held at the Scott Travis farm, located at 1420 Max Rouse Road in Cox’s Creek.

    The showcase is being sponsored by the Spencer County Extension office and will have about 30 exhibitors including farmers market participants, local youths showing the animals which they are raising, the Kentucky Soybean Growers and the Kentucky Corn Producers Associations.

  • 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.