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  • Study reveals how Kentucky families are being impacted by economy

    A new University of Kentucky study found that Kentuckians, like other Americans, face economic uncertainty this holiday season. Nearly 70 percent reported a change in lifestyle due to the economy with over half of Kentucky’s households having trouble buying things they want for themselves or their children during this holiday season.

  • Looking back before the New Year

    2008 will likely be branded the year of firsts. It was, after all, the year we selected our first African-American President – Barack Obama. And, it was the first time we experienced what it feels like to pay $4 for a gallon of gas. Oh, and remember there was that time when the stock marked dropped 777 points and we all felt for the first time what it’s like to lose our retirement savings. As we stopped spending, we witnessed another first as the federal government stepped in with an inconceivable $700 billion bailout for the banks and businesses we no longer frequented.

  • PHOTO: Who's that Who?

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Crisis situation: Heating help available for residents in need

    Spencer County families struggling to pay the high-cost of winter heating bills may be able to fight off January’s frigid temperatures with help from the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

    Beginning January 5, the community service agency started offering assistance to low-income households deemed to be in a home-heating crisis situation. Criteria for being in a crisis situation are:

    That the household is within four days of running out of the fuel (coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, or wood) being used as a heating source;

  • What's Happening

    City offices closed for holiday

    The City of Taylorsville offices will be closed January 1 and 2 in recognition of the New Years Day holiday.

    Youth baseball meeting

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will have a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ray Jewell Park.

    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.

  • Local family embraces cultural exchange

    The Browning house in Elk Creek is one of those homes where all the neighborhood kids seem to gravitate. Maybe it’s the tall stack of video games in the living room, or the swimming pool and basketball goal in the back yard – but whatever the reason, Mary Browning said her home is usually packed with teenagers.

    “We just have a fun place,” said Mary.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys Cox’s Creek home

    One Spencer County family remains homeless after an early morning Christmas Eve fire consumed their rental home and everything inside.

    Angel Brown, of 2852 Max Rouse Road, said that she was awakened by the smell of smoke around 3 a.m. Wednesday and immediately went to check on her three small children. During her search of the house, Brown said she discovered a small fire and thick smoke in her son’s room.

  • Law enforcement pleas for a safer New Year

    New Year’s Eve is filled with joy in Kentucky as friends and family gather for holiday dinners, parties and other festivities.

    Every year law enforcement officials make a plea to those who drink to stay off the roads. While drunk driving is a horrible crime any day of the year, statistics show that the holiday season is by far the worst period for crashes involving alcohol.

    KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer indicated that twenty-five people died on Kentucky roadways between December 20 and December 31 last year.

  • Making the grade in football

    It’s bowl season and if you turn on the television over the next several weeks, you’re going to see some of the best football players hitting the field as the season winds down. But come Sunday, two of those players will be Spencer County youngsters who are participating in the prestigious Football University Youth All-American Bowl at the AlamoDome in San Antonio.

  • PHOTO: Wrapped up in the season

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Iliana Rich, 5, shares a giggle with a fellow kindergartener during a recent drama club production at Spencer County Elementary School. About 80 students participated in the play titled “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”.