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Today's News

  • Native American gathering this weekend

    History comes alive this weekend as Native Americans from across the country gather at Waterford Park for the 10th annual Ohio River Native American Intertribal Community festival.

    “We put on these gatherings for the public,” said Jerry “Two Feather” Thornton. “It provides a true picture of our Native American ways and culture.”

  • Water shutoff closes offices

    County offices will be closed next Wednesday due to a scheduled disruption in water service for residents and businesses located within Taylorsville’s floodwall.

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins said the decision was made Tuesday afternoon to close all county offices primarily because employees would not have access to functioning restroom facilities.

    “I know this may cause some inconvenience but please bear with us as the City of Taylorsville makes necessary repairs to the water system in Taylorsville,” said Jenkins.

  • Playing close is no longer good enough

    New age. Kentucky football old-timers have to love it when Rich Brooks gruffs up, turns pit bull after a loss, any loss. The Wildcats boss did his Schwartzkopf best growl & bark after seeing the Alabama game film.

    Three Crimson Tide turnovers produced nothing. Grrrrr.

    Offensive line failed to open a crack for tiny Tony Dixon, and quarterback Michael Hartline had barely a nanosecond to deliver passes to pass droppers dressed up as pass receivers. Grrrrrr.

  • UK Bluegrass Boardfest Collegiate Challenge

    UK Bluegrass Boardfest Collegiate Challenge hosted by University of Kentucky Wakeboard/ Water Ski Club and Kentucky Boatworks-MasterCraft dealer pulled 45 college students representing 15 different schools. This was the first ever college student only Wakeboard Tournament hosted by the University of Kentucky Wakeboard Club. The tournament was a huge success for the Club. Awarding $3000.00 in cash prizes and over $2500.00 in soft goods provided by sponsors.  Door prizes went out to all riders and no one went home empty handed.

  • PHOTO: All hail the new king and queen of homecoming

    Photo by JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County High School crowned a new Homecoming king and queen during last Friday’s game against Bullitt East. Taking top honors during the festivities were Devon Hatzman (left) and Andy Tinsley.

  • Jr. Stallions win Last home game

    The Jr. Stallions win their last season home game against the Lyndon Lightning 32-13.  The coaching staff stressed to the team Sunday that, for some of the older players, this may be the last time they step onto TES field.  The boys took those words to heart.  The Stallions came up big on defense with a fumble recovery by Chance Halberg,  two key interceptions by Michael Woodward and C.J.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Denying information at taxpayers’ expense

    Have you been following the actions of your Spencer County School Board lately? Well you should, because whether they are spending $300 or $300,000 in a lawsuit against fellow board member Sandy Clevenger, that’s your tax money they are using. Tax money to essentially deny you – and every other taxpayer in the county – the right to know how board members individually evaluate the superintendent’s performance.

  • Spencer County Fire Department teaches students about fire safety

     

     

    Spencer County Fire Department visited Taylorsville Elementary to teach the students about fire safety.

  • Adventures in trailriding

    First Lady Jane Beshear and Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo were in Taylorsville last Friday to kick off the AQHA Ride 2008 and show how such events could boost Kentucky’s economy as a part of their Adventure Tourism program.

    “Our goal in Adventure Tourism is to have a trail that will go from north to south, east to west,” said Beshear. “Spencer County is already cooperating with surrounding counties to connect trails. You are already ahead of the game. That’s why you have this 2008 Freedom Ride.”

  • Private vs. public

    Now that Spencer County Board member Sandy Clevenger  has retained a Louisville attorney to represent her in the suit recently filed by the Spencer County Board of Education, the other side of the story can now start to be unveiled.

    Clevenger’s attorney, Valerie L. Shannon, of the law firm Borowitz & Goldsmith, will be responding to the appeal on behalf of her client.