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  • Are bigger banks better?

    Financial fears are being felt by Americans everywhere.  Large banks whose names in the past brought feelings of safety and security,  are now in trouble themselves.  Add the bailout everyone is talking about and one must ask the question:  If the big banks can fall, what about the small community banks and how can the consumer find out?

  • Precinct election officers needed across state

    Secretary of State Trey Grayson encouraged citizens to take an active role in the upcoming general election by signing up to become a precinct election officer.  Precinct election officers, or poll workers as they are sometimes called, are still needed in many counties across the state, and now is the time to sign up and participate.

  • PHOTO: Success at Fair

    Emily Booth, 8th grader at Spencer County Middle School, came out a winner during the KY State Fair Quarter Horse Show held the first week of August.  Riding two different horses, Emily competed in the youth classes placing in the top 10 on both horses.  Riding Tinys Shoot Luke Two, a horse purchased by her late grandfather, Norman Stallings, Emily won first place and placed seventh on her new horse Tally Wise.  Emily is sponsored by Total Health Enhancement Nutritional Solutions and will be competiting at the 42nd Annual All-American Quarter Horse Congress Show held in Ohio

  • Networking works for business

    When it comes to promoting your business, word of mouth can sometimes be the best form of advertisement.

    At least that’s what Brian Helm has discovered while working as a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments for the past eight years.

    His office can be found along a congested road in Southern Louisville known as Dixie Highway. Nestled amid the many restaurant chains, gas stations and retail stores – it can be difficult for small businesses to stand out in a crowd.

  • Native American gathering this weekend

    History comes alive this weekend as Native Americans from across the country gather at Waterford Park for the 10th annual Ohio River Native American Intertribal Community festival.

    “We put on these gatherings for the public,” said Jerry “Two Feather” Thornton. “It provides a true picture of our Native American ways and culture.”

  • Water shutoff closes offices

    County offices will be closed next Wednesday due to a scheduled disruption in water service for residents and businesses located within Taylorsville’s floodwall.

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins said the decision was made Tuesday afternoon to close all county offices primarily because employees would not have access to functioning restroom facilities.

    “I know this may cause some inconvenience but please bear with us as the City of Taylorsville makes necessary repairs to the water system in Taylorsville,” said Jenkins.

  • PHOTO: All hail the new king and queen of homecoming

    Photo by JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County High School crowned a new Homecoming king and queen during last Friday’s game against Bullitt East. Taking top honors during the festivities were Devon Hatzman (left) and Andy Tinsley.

  • Adventures in trailriding

    First Lady Jane Beshear and Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo were in Taylorsville last Friday to kick off the AQHA Ride 2008 and show how such events could boost Kentucky’s economy as a part of their Adventure Tourism program.

    “Our goal in Adventure Tourism is to have a trail that will go from north to south, east to west,” said Beshear. “Spencer County is already cooperating with surrounding counties to connect trails. You are already ahead of the game. That’s why you have this 2008 Freedom Ride.”

  • Private vs. public

    Now that Spencer County Board member Sandy Clevenger  has retained a Louisville attorney to represent her in the suit recently filed by the Spencer County Board of Education, the other side of the story can now start to be unveiled.

    Clevenger’s attorney, Valerie L. Shannon, of the law firm Borowitz & Goldsmith, will be responding to the appeal on behalf of her client. 

  • PHOTO: Eagle honors

    Boy Scout Troop 176, of Taylorsville, recently held an Eagle Court of Honor for Tyler Greenwell, a junior at Spencer County High School. ABOVE: Mayor Don Pay presented Eagle Scout Greenwell with a proclamation for his dedication and service to the community of Taylorsville.