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Today's News

  • LETTER: Angry with school board members

    This letter is in response to the cover story of last week’s Magnet in which Jack Conway found in favor of Sandy Clevenger about a closed meeting that the school board decided to have regarding Mr. Adams’ evaluation. I am very angry that members of our school board would even consider spending taxpayer money to appeal Jack Conway’s decision.

  • Board discusses openly at meeting

    “I (have been) approached by a lot of people, some in my district, some not,” Phyllis Oliver, Spencer County Board Member said during Mondays meeting. “I was asked several questions, about what was on the front page of the Spencer Magnet, like ‘What’s going on down there?’ or ‘Why would you participate in an illegal meeting?’”

    “I tell them, I didn’t. I don’t think it was illegal.” she said. “I am ready to tell the people. It should be done the way it always has been done.”

  • Grizzlies off to a good season

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzly Football team has hit the ground running this season. After two very close losses to Russell County Middle School (28-14) and Henry County Middle (22-20 in Overtime), the Grizzlies were able to get back to their winning ways this week. A 35-0 conference win versus Bloomfield at home on Tuesday and an exciting 6-0 overtime win versus Christian Academy of Louisville on Saturday. Our record is now 2-2, 1-0.

  • School, library taxes expected to rise

    Spencer Countians may be breathing a sign of disbelief this October when tax bills begin rolling out. That’s because, of the 10 possible taxing entities that typically reach into residents’ wallets, only two are planning to raise rates in the coming year.

    The county library and the school district are both proposing increases to real estate property taxes and personal property, like cars, boats and motorcycles.

    Collectively, residents can expect increases of $25 for a $100,000 home and $29.10 more for every $10,000 in personal property.

  • PHOTO: Local barrell racer going to nationals

    Spencer County High School freshman, Kristy Glasscock, daughter of Carl and Susan Glasscock, placed 2nd in the Youth Division of the International Barrell Racing Association for 2008. Glasscock will now move on to the National Finals to be held in Murfreesboro, TN. in October. Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • PHOTO: Boys out shoot Henry, 5-3

    Taylor Calvert (in photo) sends the ball downfield as he worked to keep the ball away from the Spencer County goal during a recent game.

    The boys soccer team improved to 2-3 on the season Monday night with a 5-3 win over Henry County. The Bears lost their first three on the season, including a 10-0 shutout loss at highly-touted Oldham County and a tough 2-0 loss to Owen County, but bounced back with a 6-0 victory over Carroll County on Saturday and Monday’s win over Henry County.

  • City's side of Charter government issue

    For nearly six months the City of Taylorsville has been involved in a legal battle with Spencer County Fiscal Court over what commissioners say is a fight for the very existence of the 200-year-old city. As both sides await a judge's ruling, city commissioners serving on the Charter Government Commission sat down recently to discuss how they think the issue began and where they think it's going.

  • 16U girls named East Kentucky Champs

    Spencer County’s 16U All-Star softball team tried on the new title this past weekend and decided they kind of like it.

    They are now known as the East Kentucky Babe Ruth State Champions and the win means the team will be heading to Marinette, Wisconsin today to compete in regionals. If they advance, this small band of dedicated players could take the national stage at the Babe Ruth World Series in Pittsfield, Massachusetts this August.

  • Field day focuses on fruit and vegetable production

    The Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting a Fruit and Vegetable Production Field Day August 4 on the George and Sandi Deutsch Farm. The Deutschs have been using black plastic and drip irrigation to raise tomatoes and other vegetables and this field day will highlight that research.

    There will also be other topics covered, including food preservation, lawn maintenance, pesticide use and safety, and other presentations. There will also be activities for kids as well.

  • McDoss breaks ground at industrial park

    Shawn McKinney, owner of McDoss, Inc., broke ground on a new location for his tooling and manufacturing company Friday afternoon -- becoming the fifth business to set up shop at the Taylorsville/Spencer County Industrial Park.

    On hand to celebrate McKinney's move to Spencer County from his downtown Louisville location were his family and many officials from local governments and the economic development authority.