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  • What’s happening - Week of July 8, 2015

    Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon/meeting July 9

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a monthly luncheon/ meeting on Thursday, July 9, from noon – 1 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building in Taylorsville. The speaker for the meeting is Spencer County Judge Executive John Riley. He plans to talk about important issues facing Spencer County and the important role the Chamber of Commerce and others have to move our county forward.

  • Let freedom ring!


    Mount Eden celebrated the 4th of July this weekend with a parade, fun, games, food and pageants.

  • Training Wheels Childcare Petting Zoo


    Children and staff at Training Wheels Childcare were treated to a petting zoo on Tuesday. The kids were excited to feed the animals and they learned how to identify the different species.

  • Driver flees after ramming house with truck


  • What they’re saying

    Last week’s rulings on two hot-button issues resulted in many elected officials, candidates and advocacy groups sending out emails and statements regarding both. Here are some of those received by the Spencer Magnet.

    AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT. The court ruled 5-4, in support of subsidies for the ACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

    Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, KY-R

  • Celebrating American’s Independence on July 4th

    This July 4th we will celebrate the 239th birthday of our great nation, when our forefathers unveiled the document that would help form the foundation of our United States, the Declaration of Independence.

  • Animal shelter welcomes help

    The Spencer County K9 Rescue and Enforcement office is looking to the community for help to expand its services.

  • What’s happening - Week of July 1, 2015

    Blood drive at Spencer Christian Church

    The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, July 1, at Spencer Christian Church, located at 5720 Taylorsville Rd.  The drive will be from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome and all are invited to attend.

    Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

  • Black bear seen in Nelson Co.


    A young black bear, a male about 2 or 3 years old, has been seen by several people in Nelson County, said a wildlife biologist who twice saw the creature himself Wednesday night.

    Jason Nally, of Loretto, said it is the first confirmed black bear sighting in Nelson County in the five years he’s worked for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    The bear was seen at the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on Louisville Road.

    At 9:24 p.m., Nally said he had seen the bear 30 to 45 minutes earlier.

  • Rucker named principal at TES


    One district school’s loss is another one’s gain as Spencer County High School Assistant Principal Steven Rucker has been named Taylorsville Elementary School principal.