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  • USPS woes starting to hit close to home

    By Todd Martin, Landmark News Service

    The United States Postal Service says it is in dire financial straights.

    Late last year it announced the closing of nearly 500 post offices and now nearly 2,000 more could be lost.

    A Wall Street Journal report was picked up by several other national media outlets as the news spread early this week.
    “It’s a scary thought, but I don’t have any more information than what they said on the radio,” Finchville Postmaster Sharadon Snowden said.

  • Waits joins Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes Taylorsville resident Michael Waits as our new graphic designer and production assistant – bringing with him many years of fruitful experience in the field of advertising and graphic design.

    Michael joins the Magnet staff after having worked for nearly 10 years as an artist at Hillsdale Furniture, LLC., located in Louisville, KY.

  • Twyford speaks at recent chamber event

    Local businesswoman Devon Twyford, Vice-President/Director of Organizational Development for Citizens Union Bank, recently spoke to Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce members about business goal setting.

    Twyford said goal-setting must be based on the SMART methodology, meaning goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. She encouraged members to set goals for 2011 to improve business and promote job performance.

  • As gas prices rise, state considers fuel alternatives

    With gas prices in December seeing the biggest jump in 18 months, consideration of alternative fuel development moves to the forefront.

    “Gas price certainly reinvigorates the conversation,” said state Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg. “The advances that we are making are incremental, but substantial nonetheless. Those efforts were ongoing when fuel prices went down and will certainly be more in the spotlight now.”

    Givens was part of a state task force that a year ago made recommendations for biomass and biofuels development in Kentucky.

  • King visits with high school class, gets student feedback

    Annette King, executive director with the Taylorsville Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc., had an opportunity recently to speak with a group of students at Spencer County High School who are enrolled in a leadership class.

    This is a new course devoted to uniting school and community through student participation, volunteer services and sharing of ideas for the community. It was evident by the open dialogue that the students want to support and be a part of their community.

  • Local business owner named Healthy Hero for december

    Why is David Young a Healthy Hero?

    David, who is pictured with Geri Travis, owns and operates The Tea Cup. He has spent his life eating healthy and using a technique called juicing. He is also an advocate for healthy supplements. David participated in the Spencer County Biggest Loser Program and also prepared a healthy Biggest Loser breakfast and lunch for other participants to purchase at the Tea Cup. After work every day he walks 3 miles.

  • Police working burglary at K&M Small Engines, information wanted

    Taylorsville Police are investigating a burglary reported Wednesday morning at K&M Small Engines on Railroad Street.

    Four 4-wheelers and an undetermined amount of go-carts have been stolen.

    Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call 502-477-3231 or 502-477-5533.

    If information provided leads to an arrest, a cash reward will be given.

  • Mt. Eden man hurt in ATV wreck

    A Spencer County resident was injured when he overturned his four-wheeler Monday afternoon in the vicinity of his home near Mount Eden.

    Officials at Spencer County dispatch said Dewey Case of 185 Murphy Lane was transported to Baptist East Hospital in Louisville and was being treated for a laceration on his head. The injury was not presumed to be life-threatening, an official said.

    The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. and clogged roads in the area.

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  • BBB investigates mysterious charges

    BBB is warning consumers to closely check their credit card statements for mysterious charges cropping up by the thousands across the country.

    Upset online shoppers have contacted BBB about unwanted credit card charges that are being traced back to Connecticut-based Affinion Group, an affinity-marketing company that recently changed its name from Trilegiant.