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Today's Features

  • Cindy Brown Baxter looks forward to taking time off from the consignment stores she  operates in Taylorsville and Mt. Washington – so she can shop at other consignment stores.

    “I love going  Goodwilling and seeing what other shops have to offer,” says the personable owner of Cindy’s Consignments in Settler’s Center, next door to Radio Shack.

    The five-room building once housed a paint store and, more recently, a church.

  • The following are local exhibit hall results in 4-H Cloverville at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair.

    4-H NEEDLEWORK

    Embroidery – Young Junior: Courtney Jeffiers, Blue & Champion.

    Sewing – Clothing Option (shorts, pants, skirt/casing waistline): Lilli Hanik, Blue.

    4-H TOBACCO

    Stick Tobacco – JR 4-H: Trenton Goodlett, Red.

    4-H CROPS PROJECT

    Alfalfa Hay ½ bale from Current Year: Brayden Morrow, Blue & Class Champion.

    4-H HORTICULTURE & PLANT SCIENCE

  • Mayoral debate

    Spencer County Chamber of Commerce and the Spencer Magnet will be hosting a mayoral debate Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Candidates for Taylorsville mayor will participate in a question and answer format with some questions taken from the audience. The mayoral debate will take place in lieu of the regular chamber meeting. The Spencer County Chamber of Commerce building is located on the corner of Main and Main Cross streets.

    The regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 9 has been canceled in order to hold the mayoral debate on Sept.16.

  • Taylor Stevenson-Tolle, a senior at Mercy Academy, won the 4-H & FFA Grand Champion Market Steer and Grand Champion Heifer at the 2010 Kentucky State Fair.  This is her third grand champion steer, and the first time she’s secured both champion steer and champion heifer in the same year.  Taylor’s steer is crossbred out of Heat Wave, her champion heifer is a chianina breed which also won grand champ chianina in the open show.  Taylor also had the AOB champion breed heifer and the Commercial champion breed heifer in the junior shows.  Taylor has been a

  • Family Fun Night at First Christian Church

    First Christian Church will be having Family Fun Night on Friday September 17 starting at 6 p.m.  Cost is $10 and will include a pork chop dinner with potato salad,  baked beans, drinks and a dessert.  Following the dinner will be a fun time of Bingo with an assortment of prizes for the winners.  All proceeds will benefit First Christian Church and their activites.  Please join us for a fun night!

    Women’s Fall Bible study

  • Sometimes I think I must be the least observant guy in America.  I recently gave a friend directions to our house, and when he arrived he said, “Why didn’t you just tell me to turn after the ‘Welcome to Taylorsville’ sign?”  There’s a sign?  How long has that been there?  My wife jumped in to agree that there is indeed a sign!  Naturally, the next time I drove in, there it was, big as life.  It’s actually a pretty nice sign; sorry I missed it all these years!

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter (left) presented Dr. Alex Shelley with a certificate of thanks at Wednesday’s fiscal court meeting. Coulter told court members that Shelley has donated countless hours at his veterinary office helping hurt and homeless animals found by law enforcement officers.

  • Chase Andrew Thomas and Steve Konnor Barlow were among 818 high school juniors from 47 high schools in Central Kentucky that were recognized at this year’s “Youth Salute”.  The 30th Annual Awards Ceremony was held May 2, at Georgetown College.  A top Youth Leader was named for each high school and Thomas was given that honor.

  • In August of 2003, Lora Cheek decided that she wanted to make a playhouse for her granddaughters, then three and seven, as a Christmas gift. She was recovering from broken ribs that she had sustained in a fall from a horse, and started brainstorming a way to accomplish her goal.

    She had an upstairs storage room that she was considering converting to another use. It occurred to her that if she turned the storage room into a playhouse, then the girls could use their playhouse year round, something they could not do if their playhouse was outside.

  • Long before children stepped into the classroom August 11, a select group of students were getting the help they needed to start their new year on the right foot.