Today's Features

  • Taylorsville Elementary School Counselor Heidi Heiss received the 2011 Going the Distance Award for Spencer County Schools. Heiss was commended for the extra effort she put in during the 2010-11 school year to help families in the district.

  • The following Taylorsville Elementary students were named to the All A honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year:
    Connor Foster, Madison Goodlett, Jacob Goodwin, Joshua Hall, Jaynie Heckert, Joshua Richards, Allie Roberts, Zachary Tipton and Hunter Wethington.
    The following Taylorsville Elementary Students were named to the A/B  honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year:
    Third grade:

  • Have you ever wondered what would happen if we in America would leave our wants and wishes to Jesus. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:33 what to do before we start wishing and wanting.

    “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and these things will be added unto you.” Matthew: 6:33

    “Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

  • Every day, whether we realize it or not, we meet people who are struggling with pain or fear or heartache.  They may smile at you in the grocery store or frown at you as you wait at a stop light, but they are hurting.  The teller at the bank or the guy working on your car may be hanging on by a thread, but most of the time we never see it, most of the time they never show it.

  • One local reader submitted these old receipts for subscriptions to The Spencer Courier and to The Spencer Magnet. The Spencer Courier receipt, pictured above, dates back 100 years.

  • In 1983, this scribe wrote a series of columns on one of the men of Confederate guerrilla leader William Clarke Quantrill and his infatuation with a young Spencer County girl.

  • A healthy diet is often mistaken for one that is devoid of desirable foods. But just because a diet is healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious as well. A few easy modifications to your favorite recipes can make a diet healthier without sacrificing taste.

  • Marty Allan Harp recently returned from vacationing in Los Angeles. While there he went to the annual Days of Our Lives fanfare weekend. He is pictured here with Suzanne Rogers who plays Maggie Horton on Days of our Lives. She’s been on the show since 1974. Marty has been a fan of the show since then, and has attended the event since 1986 and has met most of the cast members.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Benningfield, of Taylorsville, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maria Anka Dawn Benningfield, to Erin L. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Thompson, also of Taylorsville.

  • Brittany Nicole Ross of Louisville and Jacob Michael Lancaster of Louisville announce their engagement and upcoming marriage at noon on July 1 at the Spencer County Courthouse.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Terry and Tammy Ross of Taylorsville.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Spencer County High School.
    The groom-to-be is a son of Mike Lancaster of Louisville and Dottie Lancaster of Cecilia.
    He is a 2001 graduate of Carroll County High School.