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COLUMN: Take a second look at Spencer County

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By The Staff

Since it’s founding in 1824, Spencer County has been touted for its beautiful, rural scenery, friendliness and closeness to larger cities such as Louisville, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville and Bardstown.

Throughout the years, the county has grown by leaps and bounds, both residentially and commercially.

The county seat, Taylorsville, is home to many shops and restaurants and it also houses the county’s governmental offices. Taking a trip through Taylorsville in itself is warm and inviting. If you’re walking down the street, it’s not likely you’ll meet a stranger. A friendly hello comes from most of the faces you’ll meet. From antique and gift shops to restaurants, this quiet town has it all.

And Spencer County’s beauty and pleasure doesn’t end at the Taylorsville City limits. Nestled within the county are lovely communities such as Waterford, Mt. Eden, Camp Branch, Elk Creek and Fisherville. The heart of Spencer’s richness can be found within all of these communities.

And, who can mention Spencer County without noting its most prominent tourist attraction? Without a doubt, that location is Taylorsville Lake. Along with the splendor of housing a boat dock, there is a Taylorsville Lake Resort and Camp Ground that allows for tourists and locals to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of today’s society.

So if you’re living in or just visiting Spencer County, take a moment and enjoy what our county has to offer. If you’re looking for shopping, dining, or just getting away to relax and enjoy yourself, Spencer County has it all. Don’t let its size dictate your impressions of Spencer County. Good things do come in small packages and there are many things to offer both residents and visitors to our county!

Then, as you read through our newspaper this week, pay close attention to our first annual Holiday Cash Contest on the back of the B section. Just follow the rules provided on the contest page and turn in to the Spencer Magnet by Friday, Dec, 10 in order to be entered into the contest. Some lucky winner will receive a $500 cash prize and we have another $500 which will be split between second, third, fourth, and fifth place winners. The combined prizes awarded total $1000 and we are anxious to see who will win the cash for the holidays. We’re very pleased to be able to offer this to you and we could not have done it without the support of all of the advertisers whose names you see on our full page ballot.

Twenty local businesses have made it possible for us to bring this contest to you. As you go about to collect your stamps for the contest, please take a few minutes to look around and introduce yourself to those who work in these businesses every day, or perhaps enjoy a wonderful lunch at one of the local restaurants who are sponsors of the contest, or even purchase some gifts for those on your Christmas list. All of these businesses need the support of local citizens to be successful and all of them contribute a substantial portion of their income to taxes which help to grow and support Spencer County. We need them, and they need us. So let’s all do our best to shop locally whenever possible, because that is what will truly help our community to grow and prosper in the years to come.