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  • Four teens killed in Bell County

    Kentucky State Police have reported that thirteen people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, December 1 through Sunday, December 7, – including four teenagers.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Road crews prepare for winter storm

    State and local road crews are preparing for the season's first ice storm as a wintry front heads toward Spencer and neighboring counties today.

    "We're ready for snow, ice or whatever," said Collis Rogers, Spencer County road supervisor.

    Rogers said his crew of nine employees are prepared to be called out at a moments notice if road conditions worsen with falling temperatures. Their plan of action would be to spread cinders across 200 miles of county-maintained roads.

  • School board, other Monday night meetings cancelled

    All Spencer County School events, including tonight's school board meeting, have been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    The school board meeting is expected to be reschelduled for later this week or early part of next week.

    In other cancellations:

    Monday night's Spencer County Extension Council meeting has been reschelduled for Monday, January 26 at 6 p.m.

    If you know of additional cancellations, call the Spencer Magnet at 477-2239, ext. 5.

     

  • Hickman, Myles attend Circuit Judge’s College

    Court of Justice offers continuing legal education for Circuit Court and Family Court judges

     

    Circuit Judges Charles R. Hickman and John David Myles, who serve Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, participated in the 2008 Circuit Judge’s College held Oct. 26-30 in Covington. The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • PHOTO: Three taken to hospital after accident on Bloomfield Rd. Sunday

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Roll over accident – The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a one vehicle injury accident with a rescue in the 3700 block of Bloomfield Road Sunday.  Firefighters and EMS workers found three people still inside the vehicle.  Three people were transported via ambulance to Jewish Shelbyville Hospital.

  • Disc golf, flying here soon

    Within six months of playing his first round of disc golf, Michael Waits realized what thousands before him had discovered – this game is addictively fun.

    As a resident of Taylorsville, however, if Waits wanted to get a fix for his newfound healthy habit, he had to drive to Louisville, Lexington or even Elizabethtown to find a course.

  • Spencer County gets help from NWTF

    Last week they supplied turkeys to fill 16 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need through the Family Resource Center. They recently gave $200 to the Wild Life Management office at Taylorsville Lake and $300 to the archery group at Spencer County Middle School.

    Who are they?

    The Salt River Strutters, the Spencer County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

    Each March the group holds a banquet to collect money to go towards many different programs in the area.

  • What's Happening

    Halloween Photos

    Just a reminder! If you had your child’s photo taken at the Spencer Magnet during Trick or Treat on Main, the photos are in and may picked up anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Country Ham

    Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    SCHS band concert

  • Christmas Home Tour this Saturday

    Saturday’s forecast promises a wintry mix and some down-right chilly temperatures. Some might say that is perfect weather for a car ride together visiting the warm hospitality of the Christmas Home Tour.

    Beginning at 3 p.m., four homeowners will open their doors and welcome in folks seeking a little comfort from the cold and some down-home holiday cheer. Along the way, visitors might just pick up a decorating idea or two.

    For Elk Creek resident Kim Davis, she hopes that some of those touring her home will leave tidbits of their own behind.

  • Police: Be wary of con artists

    Tis’ the season... for shoplifting, break-ins, scammers and other types of scrooges attempting to steal folk’s holiday spirit. With the economy on the way down, crime is sure to be on the way up according to Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Bennett.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said they have had reports of shoplifting and a quick-change artist in Taylorsville in the last week. Not only are these incidents occurring in town, the county officers have seen an increase in crime as well.