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  • Simpson benefit nets thousands

    The recent benefit in honor of Michael Simpson was a huge success, according to his wife, Shirley. Thanks to all the people who patroned a fish fry at First Assembly of God and to all the donations, Simpson has been given about $10,000 toward getting a lung transplant. Doctors had told Simpson that in order to be placed on the list, he would have to prove he could pay for the costly anti-rejection medicines. “Now, we need prayer more than anything,” said Shirley Simpson.

    Photos submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Kirsch retires from public service

    As some newly-elected officials are only beginning to grasp the monumental tasks before them, one Taylorsville city commissioner is looking forward to leaving a life of politics and service behind.

    Sydney “Syd” Kirsch formally announced at last Tuesday’s city commission meeting that she is retiring from public office. She will be moving to Tennessee in an effort to be closer to family. “I have enjoyed every minute of it,” said Kirsch, “but I think it is time for me to get close to my kids and grandkids.”

  • Beshear, Mongiardo to take 10 percent cut in pay in 2009

    Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo today announced that they would each take a 10 percent reduction in pay for calendar year 2009.

    Several senior members of the Beshear administration – Executive Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes, Chief of Staff Adam Edelen, Deputy Chief of Staff Vince Gabbert, General Counsel Ellen Hesen and Communications Director Jay Blanton – will also take 10 percent cuts in pay for 2009.

  • Gingerbread contest winners

    The entries for this year’s Gingerbread House Contest will be on display at The Red Scooter through Christmas on Main Street Friday.

    There were 42 entries this year.

    The winners in the several different groups were as follows:

    SCHOOL WINNERS

    Fifth Grade Group -

    First Place went to Dee Ray, Marianne Rutherford, Kyle Alexander and Joe Quintero

    Second Place went to Taylor Jones, Shelby Santiago, Destiny Smith and Amber Hahn

    Fifth Grade Individual -

    First Place went to Michaela Cox

  • Holiday happenings: Christmas on Main

    “It’s all about the kids. Jesus loved the little children,” said Spencer County Judge David Jenkins. “Seeing their faces light up, even if you are an old scrooge. That’s what it is all about.”

    With so many Christmas activities planned for Christmas on Main Street, there should be no problem for even the scroogest of scrooges to get into the Christmas Spirit. Parents will have the opportunity to see their children’s eyes brighten time and time again this Friday.

  • 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 any time M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Letters to Santa due today

  • Spencer County 8th highest in state unemployment rates

    Unemployment rates rose in 112 Kentucky counties between October 2007 and October 2008, fell in six counties and stayed the same in two, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Marriages, district court

    Marriage licenses

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August 2008.

    Sara Elizabeth Rogers, 19, Taylorsville to Preston Ryan Holmes, 19, Taylorsville.

    Angela Christina Nolen, 28, Taylorsville, to Michael Scott Cecil, 32, Taylorsville.

    The following marriage licenses were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of September 2008.

    Pauline Dominque Michelle Boisgerault, 18, Taylorsville to Jon H. Bennington, 53, Taylorsville.

  • Meet author Shirley Bullock Saturday

     

    In 1888, the U. S. president was Grover Cleveland, Jack the Ripper terrorized London, the Dutch painter Van Gogh cut off the lower part of his left ear in a bout of mental illness, and the Great Blizzard hit the eastern seaboard of the U. S. killing over 400 people.

  • 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.