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Today's News

  • Teachers take on ice bucket challenge
  • What's Happening — Week of August 27

    Spencer Magnet Labor Day Deadlines and Office Closing
    The Spencer Magnet’s advertising deadline for ads running in the Sept. 3rd edition is Friday, Aug. 29, at 12:00 p.m. Late ads will not be accepted due to early print deadlines.
    The Spencer Magnet’s office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Laura Donnell withdraws from District Judge race

    Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt Donnell announced today that she is withdrawing from the 53rd Judicial District, First Division race. According to a press release submitted b her office:

  • Rescue From Raging Flood Waters

    When it rained it poured in March, 1909 across the Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnegie Hero Fund.
    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck. They lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross streets.

  • BACK IN TIME: 1994 - City breaks ground on new sewer plant

    60 Years Ago

    August 19, 1954

  • Church happenings — Week of Aug 20

    Bethlehem Baptist
    taking cemetery care
    collection
    Bethlehem Baptist Church is taking up collections for the care and maintenance of the cemetery. If you would like to support the upkeep of the cemetery, please send donations to the church or contact us through www.bbc-ky.com.

  • Peace in the storm

    The storms of life, it is not a question about if they will come but when they will come. Let us spend a few moments together contemplating this matter.
    Matt 14:22 to 24: Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

  • One tissue too many

    First things first, I know that Kleenex is a brand name, but that is usually what I call those little tissues we use for blowing our noses around my house. In fact we rarely actually use Kleenex, probably because I am just too cheap to pay for the brand name!

  • Kids living within good boundaries, part 2

    To continue with this topic presented first in last week’s column, let’s start by stating: No Two Children Are Alike! So, don’t expect that what works for one will necessarily work for all. Those of you who were raised as one of two or several children, know this. If your parent(s) are still living, ask them to respond to that statement.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Is life insurance needed in retirement?

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Is life insurance needed in retirement? I’m about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea?
    Over Insured

    Dear Over,
    While many retirees choose to stop paying their life insurance premiums when they no longer have young families to take care of, there are a few reasons you may still want to keep your policy. Here are some different points to consider that can help you determine if you still need life insurance in retirement.