• Serving up a cup of lemonade

    At the young age of 4 (almost 5), Landon Pund’s life has already been touched by cancer more than once.

  • Project Linus launches as a new effort to comfort

    “Happiness is … a warm blanket,” the Peanuts character Linus proclaims. Who better to make such a claim than the lovable boy who seldom is seen without his blanket?

  • Buckle Up Spencer County forms committee, to meet Thursday

    Buckle Up Spencer County, a group dedicated to spreading the message of seatbelt safety, is forming a committee to brainstorm ways to distribute its message and encourage others to wear seatbelts.
    The committee currently has five members, said founder Kristin Benham. The group will host its first meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the TruPoint Insurance Office. Owner Kristen Smith offered the office as a meeting location, Benham said.

  • Library patrons can now search for, renew and reserve books online

    The Spencer County Public Library installed a new system that allows library patrons to access their accounts online. The system went live May 24.
    The system, Atriuum, by BookSystems, is web-based. All libraries use systems that allow them to track their collections. Those systems are proprietary, and the features and prices range widely.
    “Our main focus was patron accessibility,” said Debra Lawson, library director.  Atriuum will allow patrons to search for, renew and reserve books.

  • PHOTO: A new ‘ride’ to school

    Freshmen friends Ethan McClain, Clint Jewell, Cody Jewell, Cody Riddle and Blaine Ford celebrate by driving their tractors to the last day of school.

  • Eagle Scouts build ‘grilling hut’ and ‘eagle eye’

    The “Grilling Hut” and the “Eagle Eye” are now open for business at the Finchville Park.  Thanks to the efforts of Boy Scout Troop 137 which meets at Finchville Baptist Church, and generous donations from community and business partners, the park has seen two new structures added to the grounds this spring.

  • PHOTO: Stilts serves as page for Rep. Richards

    Evan Zachary Stilts served as a page for State Rep. Jody Richards on March 20. Evan, a fifth-grade student at Spencer County Elementary School, is the son of Tabitha Tuck of Taylorsville and Chris Stilts of Louisville. He is a grandson of Rocky and Dorcas Comito of Shepherdsville and Harold and Patricia Stilts of Summer Shade. He is the great-grandson of Marilyn Dickenson of Louisville and Mary Crumpton of Summer Shade. Pictured, from left, are Harold Stilts, State Rep. Jody Richards, Evan Stilts and Greg Stumbo, speaker of the House.

  • PHOTO: It’s the gourd fairy!

  • PHOTO: This gourd is ‘Foxy’

    Thanks to the Spencer County Middle School Art Club, sponsored by Stacey LaRue, the window boxes in front of The Red Scooter were decked out for Gourdi Gras.
    Welcoming the real Gourd Festival Gourdheads to Taylorsville, imaginary characters lined the front of the store. Asked to vote on their favorite gourdhead, the public cast the most votes for Foxy Gourd, created by Sara Hall. All students will receive a participation ribbon from the Gourd Society.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Brady Riddle is winning the fight against retinoblastoma

    Editor’s Note:  Spencer County Relay for Life 2012 — “Networking for a Cure” — will once again be submitting personal cancer stories to the Spencer Magnet prior to June 8, 2012 — Relay Night.  This story was written by Lori Riddle, mother of Brady, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma.