Spencer Magnet

Spencer Magnet Local community newspaper, covering Spencer County since 1867
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01/25/2021

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School during the COVID crisis is unlike anything our students, teachers and parents have experienced. Everyone is learn...
01/07/2021

School during the COVID crisis is unlike anything our students, teachers and parents have experienced. Everyone is learning in new and different ways. We’d like to give the community an opportunity to nominate a teacher who has been particularly helpful, engaged and who has stood out in the minds of his or her students, co-workers and parents.
Please submit the name, school, grade and contact information of the teacher you’d like to nominate, along with a brief explanation of why they should be Teacher of the Month to: [email protected]
The winning teacher will be selected from a drawing of nominated teachers and will be profiled in the January 27th edition of The Spencer Magnet. He or she will also receive a $50 gift certificate from a local business.

FOREVER HOMES, FOSTER HOMES OR GOOD BARN/GARAGE HOMES ARE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY FOR ABOUT 25 CATS STILL INSIDE THE NOW ABAN...
12/11/2020

FOREVER HOMES, FOSTER HOMES OR GOOD BARN/GARAGE HOMES ARE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY FOR ABOUT 25 CATS STILL INSIDE THE NOW ABANDONED HOME.
Many of the cats are very friendly while some are a bit scared. Most appear in remarkably good health despite their horrific conditions. Spencer County Animal Shelter kindly took all 9 dogs that were also discovered inside the residence and is hoping to rehome them. Since the Shelter cannot accept cats, homes are desperately being sought for the over 2 dozen cats still remaining in the vacant Normandy Road residence since Wednesday.
While caring local residents and Spencer Animal Shelter are leaving food and water for the cats, the new owner of the foreclosed home needs the cats removed over the next few days. One Spencer County resident has also offered to have any rehomed cat fixed, vaccinated and flea treated along with a general wellness check. Hopefully local residents can find a place in their hearts and homes for one (or more!) of these very needy rescue cats or dogs this holiday season.
Please call or text Spencer County resident Mary Ann Leichty at 859-536-8405 or [email protected] AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you can help with any cat.
NOTE: Ms. Leichty called us Friday afternoon and informed us that there are several newborn kittens with mothers they are trying to care for as well.

The 2020 School Year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new a...
12/04/2020

The 2020 School Year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new and different ways. We’d like to give the community an opportunity to nominate a teacher who has been particularly helpful, engaged and who has stood out in the minds of his or her students, co-workers and parents.
Please submit the name, school, grade and contact information of the teacher you’d like to nominate, along with a brief explanation of why they should be Teacher of the Month to: [email protected]
Deadline for the DECEMBER award is Wednesday, December 21 at 5 p.m. The winning teacher will be selected from a drawing of nominated teachers and will be profiled in an upcoming edition of The Spencer Magnet. He or she will also receive a $50 gift certificate from a local business.

The Spencer County Bears ended their season with a 41-0 loss on the road at John Hardin Friday night. What was a defensi...
11/28/2020

The Spencer County Bears ended their season with a 41-0 loss on the road at John Hardin Friday night. What was a defensive struggle for most of three quarters, turned into a route with several late scores by the Bulldogs. The Bears ended their season with a 5-4 record, but will be returning several key players next year. Check out next week’s Spencer Magnet for complete story.

Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District
11/26/2020

Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District

Please consider donating items this Saturday at TAYLORSVILLE COUNTRY MART! All items will go to Spencer County families in need this holiday season.

Thank you!!

The Spencer County Bears overcame a sluggish start Friday night, but put together a dominating second  half to top the M...
11/21/2020

The Spencer County Bears overcame a sluggish start Friday night, but put together a dominating second half to top the Moore Mustangs 48-6 in the first round of the 4A playoffs. The Bears led 14-6 early in the second half, then erupted for 34 points to advance to the second round. Spencer County will travel to Elizabethtown to take on John Hardin next Friday night. For more on tonight’s game, check out next week’s Spencer Magnet.

The Anderson News in Lawrenceburg, KY is looking for an advertising sales rep. Are you a good fit; or do you know anyone...
11/19/2020

The Anderson News in Lawrenceburg, KY is looking for an advertising sales rep. Are you a good fit; or do you know anyone who could be?
This is a full-time job with benefits, 401k, paid holidays (even your birthday) and vacation. Experience in sales is preferred but not required. Email your resume to [email protected].

BEARS BEGIN FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS FRIDAY NIGHT.While the KHSAA pushed the start of basketball to January, the football playo...
11/18/2020

BEARS BEGIN FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS FRIDAY NIGHT.
While the KHSAA pushed the start of basketball to January, the football playoffs will proceed, beginning this Friday with the Spencer County Bears scheduled to host Louisville Moore at 7:30 p.m.
The playoffs had been postponed one week and there had been discussions about eliminating the first round. However, during a meeting of the KHSAA Board of Directors Wednesday, they agreed to stick to their current schedule. Kentucky will not crown football champions in their sixth classes until the third week of December.
Spencer County, 4-3 on the season, will hope to advance with a win over Moore Friday, a team they defeated 34-6 earlier this year.

HS BASKETBALL SEASON DELAYED UNTIL JANUARYThe Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control met today and...
11/18/2020

HS BASKETBALL SEASON DELAYED UNTIL JANUARY
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control met today and announced that because of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, the high school basketball season will not be starting next week.
Spencer County’s boys and girls were both scheduled to play on Monday.
Instead, the season will begin on January 4, and will include an 8 week regular season.
District Tournaments will begin on March 1, Regional Tournaments will begin March 8.
The Boys State Tournament will be held March 17-21, with the girls tournament to follow, March 24-28. Traditionally, those tournaments have been held at Rupp Arena, but locations have not yet been finalized.
Last year’s season ended abruptly in the middle of the Girls’ Sweet Sixteen, and before the beginning of the boy’s state tournament.

A Veterans Day ceremony was held in downtown Taylorsville this afternoon. Veterans were honored and thanked for their se...
11/11/2020

A Veterans Day ceremony was held in downtown Taylorsville this afternoon. Veterans were honored and thanked for their service with comments from State Representative James A. Tipton R-Taylorsville, and a wreath was placed in front of the veteran's memorial.

Timeline Photos
11/11/2020

Timeline Photos

11/06/2020
KYTC District 5

Temporary Full Closure of KY 48 in Spencer County Starting Nov. 9
Slide repair work scheduled

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2020) –The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of a temporary full closure of a portion of KY 48 (Highgrove Road) in Spencer County next week. Crews will be performing slide repair work at mile marker 4.3 starting on Monday, Nov. 9. Motorists can detour the area by taking U.S. 31 E to KY 509. Local access will be provided. Work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, Nov. 13.

The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Visit goky.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5.

As the official Facebook home for the Kentucky Department of Highways District 5, this page encourages public discourse of transportation projects and transportation-related issues in the Louisville area and surrounding counties.

The 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new a...
11/06/2020

The 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new and different ways. We’d like to give the community an opportunity to nominate a teacher who has been particularly helpful, engaged and stood out in the minds of his or her students, co-workers and parents.
Please submit the name, school, grade, and contact information of the teacher you’d like to nominate, along with a brief explanation of why they should be Teacher of the Month to: [email protected]
Deadline for the NOVEMBER award is Wednesday, November 18 at 5 p.m.
The winning teacher will be selected from a drawing of all nominated teachers and will be profiled in the November 25 edition of The Spencer Magnet. He or she will also receive a $50 gift certificate from a local business.

The Spencer Magnet would like to honor local veterans.Please share a photo of your military family member past or presen...
11/05/2020

The Spencer Magnet would like to honor local veterans.
Please share a photo of your military family member past or present. We will publish these next Wednesday, November 11 in The Spencer Magnet.
There is a $5 fee per photo, and all proceeds are donated to the Spencer County AMVETS Post 129 for the upkeep of the veteran’s memorial in downtown.

Drop off your picture to our office by 5 p.m. Friday evening, or email it to:[email protected].

Please include the veteran’s name, branch of service, years served and rank.

Spencer County’s Brice Roark hauled in a fourth quarter touchdown pass during Friday night’s 29-13 loss to district foe ...
10/31/2020

Spencer County’s Brice Roark hauled in a fourth quarter touchdown pass during Friday night’s 29-13 loss to district foe John Hardin. After falling behind 20-0 in the first half, the Bears found some offensive success in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bulldogs, who took the district crown with the win. Spencer County is 4-3 on the season, with a final regular season game next week on the road against Grant County. For more details from Friday’s game, check out next week’s Spencer Magnet.

Tonight's SCHS football game against John Hardin High School was officially postponed because of rain and lightening. It...
10/24/2020

Tonight's SCHS football game against John Hardin High School was officially postponed because of rain and lightening. It has been rescheduled for next Friday night, here in Taylorsville, at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Bears volleyball team celebrated after overcoming a deficit in the first game of their 3-1 victory over Anderso...
10/22/2020

The Lady Bears volleyball team celebrated after overcoming a deficit in the first game of their 3-1 victory over Anderson County in the first round of the 30th District Tournament Wednesday night. The girls will face Woodford County at 6 p.m. for the district championship in Versailles.

Spencer County got their fourth consecutive win Friday night with a 45-14 victory over Nelson County. The Bears scored e...
10/17/2020

Spencer County got their fourth consecutive win Friday night with a 45-14 victory over Nelson County. The Bears scored early and often, building up a 32-0 halftime lead. The Bears will host John Hardin next week, in what will be a battle for the district crown, as both teams are 3-0 in district play.

TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARD - OCTOBERThe 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced b...
10/12/2020

TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARD - OCTOBER
The 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new and different ways. We’d like to give the community an opportunity to nominate a teacher who has been particularly helpful, engaged and stood out in the minds of his or her students, co-workers and parents.
Please submit the name, school, grade and contact information of the teacher you’d like to nominate, along with a brief explanation of why they should be Teacher of the Month to:
[email protected]
Deadline for the OCTOBER Award is Thursday, October 22, at 5 p.m.
The winning teacher will be selected from a drawing of all nominated teachers and will be profiled in the October 28th edition of The Spencer Magnet. He or she will also receive a $50 gift certificate from a local business.

Senior offensive lineman Kellan Wade, #58, leads the way as a blocker for sophomore running back, Camden Cardwell, #5, d...
10/10/2020

Senior offensive lineman Kellan Wade, #58, leads the way as a blocker for sophomore running back, Camden Cardwell, #5, during Spencer County’s 62-22 victory over Louisville Valley Friday night. The Bears had their way on the ground as they scored seemingly at will to improve to 3-2 on the season, including 3-0 in the district. For more details, see next week’s Spencer Magnet.

The Spencer County Bears dominated on both sides of the ball as they traveled to Louisville Friday night and scored an i...
10/03/2020

The Spencer County Bears dominated on both sides of the ball as they traveled to Louisville Friday night and scored an impressive 34-6 victory over the Moore Mustangs. Wade Hutt, shown above, scored on a big run for one of the Bear’s touchdowns. The Bears are now 2-0 in the district and will be back home next Friday night for another district match-up with Valley. For details, see next week’s Spencer Magnet.

The Spencer County Bears got an early lead when Jaxson McLendon picked up a fumbled snap on Marion County’s first play f...
09/26/2020

The Spencer County Bears got an early lead when Jaxson McLendon picked up a fumbled snap on Marion County’s first play from scrimmage and took it back to the end zone for a touchdown. The Bears would score often on their way to a big 50-27 victory to go 1-0 in the district. For more, see next week’s Spencer Magnet.

It was a tough night for the Bears. Missed tackles, turnovers and a sputtering offense doomed Spencer County has they fe...
09/19/2020

It was a tough night for the Bears. Missed tackles, turnovers and a sputtering offense doomed Spencer County has they fell to Bardstown 49-7 on the road. For story, check out next week's Spencer Magnet.

TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARDThe 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Eve...
09/17/2020

TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARD

The 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new and different ways. We’d like to give the community an opportunity to nominate a teacher who has been particularly helpful, engaged and stood out in the minds of his or her students, co-workers and parents.
Please submit the name, school, grade and contact information of the teacher you’d like to nominate, along with a brief explanation of why they should be Teacher of the Month to:
[email protected]

Deadline for the September Award is Monday, September 21, at 5 p.m.
The winning teacher will be selected from a drawing of all nominated teachers and will be profiled in the September 30th edition of The Spencer Magnet. He or she will also receive a $50 gift certificate from a local business.

Representative James Tipton
09/17/2020

Representative James Tipton

Updated statistics from the Kentucky Hospital Association.

TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARDThe 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Eve...
09/15/2020

TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARD

The 2020 school year is unlike anything our students and teachers have experienced before. Everyone is learning in new and different ways. We’d like to give the community an opportunity to nominate a teacher who has been particularly helpful, engaged and stood out in the minds of his or her students, co-workers and parents.
Please submit the name, school, grade and contact information of the teacher you’d like to nominate, along with a brief explanation of why they should be Teacher of the Month to:
[email protected]

Deadline for the September Award is Monday, September 21, at 5 p.m.
The winning teacher will be selected from a drawing of all nominated teachers and will be profiled in the September 30th edition of The Spencer Magnet. He or she will also receive a $50 gift certificate from a local business.

The first home football game in two years tonight. With a crowd limited because of COVID-19, those lucky enough to get i...
09/12/2020

The first home football game in two years tonight. With a crowd limited because of COVID-19, those lucky enough to get in saw an amazing game, with Collins scoring late to claim a 36-28 victory over the Bears. Check out next week's Magnet for details.

09/11/2020

Less than 30 minutes until kickoff. Field looks great and weather is perfect. Go Bears!!!

A group of protesters gathered in front of the Spencer County Courthouse Tuesday morning,calling for the impeachment and...
09/08/2020

A group of protesters gathered in front of the Spencer County Courthouse Tuesday morning,calling for the impeachment and removal of Judge-Executive John Riley over what they say was the mishandling of a personnel case involving former Animal Control Officer James Houchins.
Houchins, who spoke at the protest, claimed he was unfairly terminated from his position following a case in which he removed a calf from a Spencer County residence after he said he investigated reports that the animal was sick and malnourished.
However, the animal’s owner said the calf was like a pet to their grandchildren, was being treated with medicine for pneumonia, and was not being neglected.
During a special meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court last month, the court voted 4-1 in favor of removing Houchins from his position, which sparked a lot of chatter on social media, leading up to Tuesday’s protest.
Also showing up Tuesday, were a number of local farmers who spoke out against the removal of animals from farms. They said they were not taking sides in any political battle, but expressed concerns about the notion that government officials can remove animals from farms without a thorough investigation.
The Spencer Magnet will have more on this story in next week’s paper.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ARE BACKAfter months of being sidelined, high school sports returned to the field tonight as the Spen...
09/08/2020

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ARE BACK

After months of being sidelined, high school sports returned to the field tonight as the Spencer County High School boys soccer team hosted Thomas Nelson. The volleyball team, football team and girls soccer team will all take the field later this week.

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08/24/2020

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08/05/2020

“In His Steps” is a classic Christian book written well over a hundred years ago that poses the question – “What would Jesus do?” Long before that phrase became a popular bracelet, T-shirt and bumper sticker, it was a literary challenge for believers to put action to their faith.

One of the key figures in the book is the town’s newspaper editor. He was challenged and inspired to take his faith everywhere he went, including the job. Tonight, I feel challenged to do the same.

How amazing it was to see several hundred people fill the parking lot at Spencer County High School tonight to gather and pray for a teenager who has been missing since Sunday night. I dare say that many in the crowd do not know this girl, or her family. But they came, they bowed and they prayed.

This community is special. We’re not ashamed of our faith and though we’re flawed human beings, we know we serve a Great God, a Loving God and a Merciful God.
So, at the risk of overstepping my bounds – I’d like just write a prayer for this young girl and her family. If you couldn’t make it out tonight, please offer up your own prayer as well.

J.S.

Heavenly Father,
We need a miracle. We have a family in our midst who is worried and hurting because a young girl is missing and so far, there’s many more questions than answers.
We are a community with a lot of churches, but we’re not always faithful. For many, our faith roots run deep, but we’re vulnerable to the enemy’s snares and distractions.
But, Lord, we know You. We call out to You in times of need. We call on You when we’re worried, hurting and distressed. Yes, we know that’s selfish, but when we come to the end of us, there’s no one we can turn to but You.
And that’s where we are tonight. We pray for a miracle. We pray that you will show us your glory.
We understand that glory may come in the form of peace, or comfort, or consoling if the outcome is not what we want. But we also know the glory could come in the form of a miracle. Lord, we pray that as a community, all eyes and hearts that turned toward you tonight will stay focused upward.
Lord we pray for Grayson and her family. We pray for her safe return to the loving arms of her parents, grandparents and loved ones.
And Lord, as we pray, let us be awed to be in Your presence. Remind us that You don’t just want to hear from us in times of trouble. Strengthen and renew our faith. Help us understand that as strong as we are as a community, we can be even stronger when we are united in You.
Comfort Grayson’s family for however long they await answers. Help our community to be supportive and loving.
And thank you Lord, for being there to hear our prayers whenever we call out to You.
In the name of Jesus we pray,
Amen

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Is the bridge on highway 44 heading to Anderson county still closed to traffic???
I'm working to connect people to their Unclaimed Property. I have a page - Kentucky Unclaimed Property. Just recently I posted a listing of potential collectibles under the name of your County. Might want to take a look at this post! Also, like the Kentucky Unclaimed Property page and follow for updates.
Definitely worth reading. During challenging times, it's not about political parties or divisive commentary; it's about working together to make things better for everyone.
LATEST COVID-19 NUMBERS FROM HEALTH DEPARTMENT: North Central District Health Department has received a new case, an adult female from Spencer County who has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently in self-isolation at home. Two patients from Shelby County have been released from isolation by monitoring their symptoms and complying with a self-isolation agreement with the Health Department. “When going out to get essential supplies and food, please remember to limit the trip to one person per family, so we can reduce the number of people in stores and reduce potential exposures to the virus. Please remember how important social distancing is and practice it.”, said Roanya Rice, Public Health Director of NCDHD District Cases by County: • Henry – 2 • Shelby – 19 • Spencer – 7 • Trimble – 1 *Numbers are reported by zip code which may cause some number movement between counties.
From my perspective by John Shindlebower: Totally agree with every word you said concerning the animal control officer. Mr Wood was by far the best we have had in my 35 year residency in Spencer County. I am saddened by this, he is one of the good guys, dirty shame we have lost him. Sincerely, Susan Brewer 906 Dogwood Circle Taylorsville, Ky 40071
The regularly scheduled meeting of the US 60 Water District, scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 at the Water District Office in Bagdad has been changed to a video conference meeting, per the Office of the Secretary in Frankfort. No in person meeting will take place. Details regarding the online meeting are still being worked out, but we will update as soon as possible. Any questions, please feel free to contact me. Stay safe. Dave Bullock, Attorney for US 60 Water District
👯‍♀️💙Come out and watch SCES, SCMS and SCHS Dance Teams compete this Saturday, January 18th at the high school. We are hosting KDCO Regional Dance Competition. The competition begins at 10:30, $5.00 to get in. Hope to see you there!👯‍♀️💙
Who won the pet contest?
Join us this Saturday for the #Dareto Defeat Epilepsy Walk in Louisville. Register online at www.efky.org/walk
When will our real estate tax bills be sent out? Hopefully very soon since we need to pay them in October if we want the discount.
How do the folks in Spencer County feel about this?
Vote for Spencer County’s Branden Jewell