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Today's News

  • LETTER: "No choice but to resign"

    Isn’t it funny how two little letters can change the meaning of a word so much. Look at how we can turn “famous” in to “infamous”. Famous as defined by the dictionary is to be widely known and celebrated. Infamous is defined as having a reputation of the worst kind.

    Our county judge has become widely known because of all the recent media coverage. Certainly, he must be considered famous as defined by Mr. Webster.

  • Octoberfest 2009 set for this weekend

    Get ready to do the Twist or jump, jive and wail down Main Street during the Oktoberfest this weekend.

    The 1950s is the theme for the 47th annual Spencer County Oktoberfest. So guys, prepare to tight-roll your jeans, and ladies, get out your poodle skirts. Or take a style tip from festival organizers Patsy Lewis and Sharon Thomas.

    “I’m going to be a cheerleader because I’ve got the letter sweater,” Lewis said.

    “I’m doing the peddle pushers with bobby socks,” said Thomas. “I think it will be a lot of fun.”

  • A clean sweep

    About 100 people participated in the 10th annual Taylorsville Lake Clean Sweep Saturday morning organized by the Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association. Despite the wet and muddy conditions, 127 volunteers turned out and picked up approximately 37 cubic yards of trash around the lake shore in Anderson and Spencer Counties. 

  • Fire district urges residents to be fire smart

    Once a child touches a hot stove, as the cliché goes—he learns his lesson, stay away from a hot stove. This cliché does not take into account the pain and suffering from burns and burns should not be part of the learning process.

  • Volleyball season winding down

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

  • Spencer County awarded emergency food, shelter funds

    Spencer County has been chosen to receive $7,453.00 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter programs in the county. These funds have been made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

  • 9-1-1 Board could be revived

    After a nearly 20-year hiatus, some local officials are looking to re-establish the Taylorsville-Spencer County 9-1-1 Board.

    A proposal presented to fiscal court Monday suggested that a new board should encompass area department heads in law enforcement, fire and emergency services.

    Elk Creek Magistrate John Riley, who has led the effort, said that better decisions could be made about future 9-1-1 services if the county utilizes the knowledge of these local professionals.

  • NCHD to give 1,000 free flu shots

    The North Central District Health Department will give 1,000 free flu shots at a special vaccination clinic starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday October 6 at the Henry County High School at 1120 Eminence Road, New Castle.

    The clinic will conclude after the 1,000 shots are given. All participation will be on a first-come first-served basis. Persons unable to attend the free flu shot clinic are able now to obtain their seasonal flu shot at the Spencer County Health Department at the cost of $20.00.

  • Alcohol and crime

    In this second of a three-part series leading up to an Oct. 8 public forum on the alcohol referendum, the Spencer Magnet examines the perceived impacts of countywide alcohol sales on crime. A subsequent articles will focus on the perceived moral consequences associated with the issue.

  • Freshman football team wins

    Spencer County Bears Freshman Football team participated in Fairdale High School’s Jamboree Sept. 12 and won their jamboree game 8-6 against Carroll County in overtime. The winning two-point conversion was run in by Dalton (Bubba) Goodlett. Photo by Nikki Russell.