Today's News

  • PHOTO: Bears move to 10-4

    Spencer County’s Lance Shelton is congratulated at home plate after belting a home run to left center field in the first inning of the Bears game against Henry County on Saturday afternoon. Shelton’s shot tied the game up at 1-1, but Henry County left Taylorsville with an 8-3 victory. The Bears scored a big 11-1 victory over district rival Anderson County on Friday and have an impressive 10-4 record on the season. They were scheduled to host Carroll County on Monday and will be at Nelson County on Friday.

  • Open house focuses on gun, home safety

    Vicky Rego seemed a bit nervous, but even more determined as she stood at the line of a firing range with a black .22 pistol in her hand and prepared to fire a gun for the first time in her life.

  • COLUMN: The ‘dream game’ is no more

    College basketball. The black, er, green board is erased. New slate, new script, new players, new dream game, new everything, right?
    Never mind block-charge complaints or a maddening flurry of fouls in the last two minutes, our game has been hijacked.
    What highlights do you remember from season that just ended? Anything come to mind?

  • HOMEGROWN: Bennett Hardware’s ‘nuts and bolts’ have held Spencer County together for more than 100 years

    After 37 years, Bruce Kleinsteuber knows the nuts and bolts of the hardware store business.

  • Video highlights from Spencer County High School Dancing with the Stars
  • What's Happening — Week of April 17

    Tea Party to meet Thursday
    The Spencer County Tea Party will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building, 695 Taylorsville Road.
    The speaker will be David Adams, former campaign manager for Sen. Rand Paul.  Adams has recently filed a lawsuit to halt the implementation of “Obamacare” in Kentucky. For more information on the Tea Party, call Carol at 502-618-1940 or Rick at 502-641-2346.

    Ky. 55 yard sale set for this weekend

  • BIRTH: Sanders family welcomes baby Zachary

    Chris and Ashley Sanders of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Zachary Chase Sanders, on April 4, 2013, at 7:29 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his siblings, Brianna and Cameron Sanders.
    His grandparents are Martin and Teresa Bruce of Waddy, David and Janice Cox of Shelbyville, Chris Sanders Sr. of Cincinnati, and Donna and Wilson Cox of Slade City.

  • BIRTH: Zahdyn Thomas born Jan. 29

    Roy and Toni Bell announce the birth of their grandson, Zahdyn Thomas Bell, on Jan. 29, 2013.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    He is the son of Morgan Armstrong and Thomas Bell Jr.
    He is the nephew of Daniel and Makalla Bell of Taylorsville, Corey Jr., Courtney and Jasmine Bethal, and Brandon Bell of Louisville.
    He is the grandson of Tiffany and Corey Bethal Sr. of Louisville and the late Thomas Bell Jr.

  • COLUMN: Spring has sprung and it’s time to thaw out and recycle

    We have seen a break in the cooler temperatures we have had since March, so we can now plan our events. Our non-profit groups are in the middle of our Spring Roadside Litter Cleanup, so the warmer weather will be an aid for their efforts.
    If you have a collection of outdated, not needed private files accumulated (think old tax returns) do not forget that this coming Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, the Spencer County Public Library will host the Shred It Company, which offers free shredding for your old private papers. The truck will be at the library parking lot.

  • COLUMN: Lessons learned from tragedy

    On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a junior in high school. If I took you back to my hometown and we walked the halls of Bell County High, I could point to the spot where I stood when I heard about the first plane hitting the World Trade Center. I could walk you through the classrooms I sat in and watched the nonstop coverage of the attacks on America. I could recall the sick feeling in my stomach and the fear racing through my mind.
    Eleven years and seven months later, that same sick feeling returned to me as I sat at my desk here at The Spencer Magnet.