Today's News

  • Bottoms claims first season win at Ponderosa

    Second place, move over. Spencer Countian Derek Bottoms cruised into first at this weekend’s race at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City.
    In June, Bottoms told The Spencer Magnet he finished in second place in four out of five races to that point, but on Friday, Bottoms earned the top spot in the D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman event.
    Bottoms took the lead from race leader Donnie Sullivan on lap 8 of the main event and survived a green/white-checkered restart to claim his first win of the season.

  • Paying for playing?

    Trial balloons were floated in 2011. Last month an NCAA conference commissioner issued a new set of  buzz words for college sports fans to wrap their minds and tongues around. The town crier was sent to the gate ringing his bell to declare “Hear ye, hear ye all!”
    Transformational change.
    Transformational ... what?
    A five syllable synonym for money. Also a fool’s temptation to open the proverbial Pandora’s Box.

  • Business Briefcase - July 31 Edition

    Brown named as a regional ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’
    Spencer County native Vickie Yates Brown, president and CEO of Nucleus in Louisville, was recently announced as a regional winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2013.

  • Taylorsville Machining relocates to Main Cross
  • What's Happening — Week of July 31

    Call for entries in Louisville Veterans Day parade
    The annual UAW 862/Ford Motor Company Veterans Day Parade Planning Committee has issued a call for entries for this year’s parade, which will take place at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) in Louisville. The parade is open to all veterans organizations and individual veterans, all branches of the Armed Services, veterans’ service organizations, military re-enactment and historical groups and fraternal organizations.  

  • W.T. Froman's Drug Company - a mainstay in Taylorsville since 1871

    To Tim Nichols, running a small-town pharmacy is not about the numbers, such as prices or how many people he has served, but about the relationships his employees build with customers.
    At W.T. Froman’s Drug Company, in business since 1871 in Taylorsville, it’s the relationships with customers that have made the pharmacy into a successful business for nearly a century and a half.

  • Taylorsville businessman charged with sex abuse

    A Spencer County man and Taylorsville business owner was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree sexual abuse and harassing communications.

  • Trial coming for man charged with stabbing, dumping victim

    The Louisville man charged with stabbing, then dumping another man in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot this past January is still scheduled to face a jury trial on Aug. 12-13 in Spencer Circuit Court.

  • High school ACT scores up

    For the first time since 2009 when Kentucky began monitoring the ACT scores of all juniors, Spencer County High School is at state average. And while administrators agree average is not where they want to stay, the school has come a long way from the bottom.
    In 2008, state academic assessment data put SCHS in the bottom 10 percent of Kentucky’s public high schools. According to the 2013 ACT score data, the class of 2014 earned a 19.2 composite score, which is the state ACT average. The 2012 composite score was 17.8.

  • PHOTOS: Ready for School ~ Healthfair/Readifest 2013

    Here are some photos from Saturday's Healthfair/Readifest.

    Page A-1 of this week's paper mistakenly says that the Readifest photos are on page B-9. Instead, the photos actually appear on page A-10.