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  • What’s happening - Week of March 22, 2017

    Early Childhood Screenings

    Spencer County Preschool and Headstart Early Childhood Screening is being offered on April 28th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and May 12, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    The Early Childhood screening is for all Spencer County children 3 and 4 years of age. The screening will assess the areas of hearing, cognitive skills, speech/language, self-help adaptive skills, socialization, and/or motor development.    

  • Public Record - Week of March 22, 2017

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on January 6, 2017, in Spencer District Court:

  • Business holds ribbon cutting

     

    The Sassy Bunny Gift and Home Decor Shop recently held a ribbon cutting to formally announce their arrival in downtown Taylorsville. The shop is located at 51 West Main Street and features a variety of unique gift items and home decor. The owner of the store is Courtney Humes and it is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Debit card theft returns

     

    Criminals seem to be targeting Spencer Countians once again through a high-tech form of theft. A local bank is working with local and state law enforcement officials to track down the source of the latest skimmer operation, in which credit and debit card information is stolen and then used to make fraudulent purchases.

  • Living like a dog to prove a point

    A TV news report about conditions in several area animal shelters has cast a misleading shadow on Spencer County’s facility said local officials. To combat that negative image, a volunteer is going to live in the shelter this weekend to prove that conditions are safe and healthy.

  • A Century worth of living - Hormann still active at 100

     

    If you want a glimpse into the last 100 years of American history, you can pick up a book or you could sit a spell and talk to Harold Hormann, who on Saturday, turned 100 years old.

    The Spencer County man has lived here with his son, Ed, since late 1999, but his life touched those across the Midwest and the nation because of his work during World War II.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 15, 2017

    Relay for Life

    There will be a Relay For Life meeting on Tuesday March 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church on Main St. in Taylorsville. It’s free to register. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting and discuss this year’s Relay for Life event.

    Library programs this week

    Here is the schedule of library programming for March 15-21.
    March 15
    9 a.m. - Walk Wise: a light exercise program

  • Reflecting on 54 years behind a barber’s chair

     

  • Girl Scout Troop 1199

     

    The members of Girl Scout Troop 1199 had the privilege to be Kentucky State Representive James Tipton’s personal pages for the General Assembly Session recently. The girls were given an historic tour of the Capitol, and Tipton spent some time talking to the girls about Kentucky’s most famous leaders. Later during the day, State Senator Jimmy Higdon talked to the troop about the pathway to becoming a State Senator.

  • Community mourns teen - SCHS Junior killed in Saturday night accident

     

    “The halls were so quiet and filled with tears today.”

    That was the message that accompanied a photo sent to The Spencer  Magnet on Monday, showing students dressed in flannel to show their respect for one of their classmates killed in a car accident Saturday night.

    Joseph Sheeley, 16, died from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle accident in the Hillsborough subdivision Saturday evening a little before 9:30 p.m. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he passed away a short time later.