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  • Ribbon cutting: Goodall Pottery

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Shaving heads, saving lives

    At least 11 people will shave their heads here Saturday to raise money for childhood cancer.  It’s part of a national effort, known as St. Baldrick’s Day, to bring awareness to the cause.  

    “This is something that really hits close to home for me,” said Aimee Barr, event organizer for the Spencer County project.

  • Volunteers needed for Taylorsville clean up

    It’s time for a spring spruce up.

    Volunteers are needed Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon to help with the annual Taylorsville Spring Cleanup Day. Efforts will be focused on the ditch line between the Spencer County High School football field and U.S. 155, across from Taylorsville City Hall.

    “It is grown up and needs a lot of work,” said John Shir-cliffe, chairman for the Main Street Committee and an organ- izer of the event. “This is our Main Street into downtown and with a good group of volunteers we can really make a difference.”

  • Wet vote could spur more businesses

    Economic growth.

    That is the number one reason petition organizers say they are looking to give voters the opportunity to legalize the sale of alcohol in Spencer County.

    “We need to keep those revenue dollars here,” said petition spokesperson B.J. Smith, rather than sending potential customers to neighboring counties to purchase their beer, wine and distilled spirits.

  • City continues street improvements

    Homeowners on Washington Street don’t need to look far to see what Taylorsville City Commissioners have in store for them. Just look one street over at the recent improvements to Main Cross.

    Residents along Main Cross are beginning to fully see the benefit of new sidewalks, drainage pipes and a fresh black top after months of construction.

    At a meeting last Tuesday, commissioners approved several measures for work to be done along Washington Street, including tree removal.

  • Congressman Guthrie visits fifth graders
  • Options few as Nation Bros. close business

    Nation Bros., which has had the grim job of removing dead livestock from the county’s farms for 24 years, is out of business, owner Gabe Nation said.

    His family business is a casualty of an FDA regulation, set to go into effect this month, which requires the removal of brain and spinal cord tissues from cattle more than 30 months of age before they are rendered into pet or livestock feed. Nation said the rule would double his cost of doing business, and many of the 22 counties his company served could not meet the increase.

  • Pig Roast/Dancing with the Stars Spring Festival

    The Spencer County FFA Chapter and SCHS Dance Team will be holding the Pig  Roast/Dancing with the Stars Spring Festival  from 5 to 9 p.m. April 10.  There will be activities for the entire family.   The Dancing With the Stars will began at 7:00 p.m.  In addition to the pig, there also will be fish  for Lent.

  • Fair earns progressive award

    Recently member of the Spencer County Fair Board were awarded the Most Progressive Fair award for our district and our size. This is the second time we have won this award in the past several years. We won the most progressive fair for the entire state in 2006. We would like to thank the attendees of the fair events which help us to achieve this lofty prize.

  • Saving homes through foreclosure intervention

    Intervention is urgent to prevent more foreclosures here, according to a coalition of community partners forged to help those most at-risk of losing their homes. The group plans to provide financial counseling, legal aid, education  ––  and even money –– to keep families in their homes.

    Home foreclosures have already hit epidemic levels here ––  rates have nearly doubled since 2006, and last year more than 78 homes were foreclosed in the county.