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Today's News

  • BUSINESS VIEWPOINT: The Magnet is our county’s preferred choice

    For most of us, there is some measurement used to gauge our success, or relative strength, within our markets. Schools use test scores as one of their measurements of success, banks are judged by their financial scorecards, and newspapers are judged by their respective circulation numbers as compared to other media in their competitive markets.

    Once again, the numbers are in, and once again, the Spencer Magnet is the preferred print reading material for Spencer county residents.

  • Law enforcement pleas for a safer New Year

    New Year’s Eve is filled with joy in Kentucky as friends and family gather for holiday dinners, parties and other festivities.

    Every year law enforcement officials make a plea to those who drink to stay off the roads. While drunk driving is a horrible crime any day of the year, statistics show that the holiday season is by far the worst period for crashes involving alcohol.

    KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer indicated that twenty-five people died on Kentucky roadways between December 20 and December 31 last year.

  • Making the grade in football

    It’s bowl season and if you turn on the television over the next several weeks, you’re going to see some of the best football players hitting the field as the season winds down. But come Sunday, two of those players will be Spencer County youngsters who are participating in the prestigious Football University Youth All-American Bowl at the AlamoDome in San Antonio.

  • PHOTO: Wrapped up in the season

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Iliana Rich, 5, shares a giggle with a fellow kindergartener during a recent drama club production at Spencer County Elementary School. About 80 students participated in the play titled “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”.

  • Church happenings

    Taylorsville Methodist Christmas Eve service

    Taylorsville United Methodist Church will host a community Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. This candlelight service will feature Christmas music, special music and Bible readings that tell the Christmas story. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located on Main Street in Taylorsville.

    Candlelight Christmas Eve service at Risen Lord Lutheran

  • What's Happening

    City offices closed for holidays

    The City of Taylorsville offices will be closed December 25, 26 and again January 1 and 2 in recognition of the Christmas and New Years Day holidays.

    Post offices open Christmas Eve

    Both Taylorsville and Mt. Eden Post offices will be open to serve customers until noon today. Regular mail delivery will not be affected by today’s early office closing.

  • Boys continue to struggle with lopsided losses

    Unless the names are Jordan, Bird or James, a team that places only three players in the scoring box at the end of a game is not likely to be highly successful. That was the story for the young Bears Sunday afternoon as they struggled on offense during a 58-32 loss to Carroll County in the second round of a holiday tournament in Gallatin County.

    The day before, the Bears suffered a lopsided loss to a larger, more athletic Iroquois team, 85-48, and hoped to bounce back with a better performance on Sunday.

  • LETTER: 2008–What a Year

    Editor’s note: The following is a poem written by Sharon Hoover and re-printed with her permission.

    Twas the year Recession came,

    Gave families time to play board games.

    Encouraged us all to eat at home,

    Offered us reasons not to roam.

    Assuming of course you’ve still got a place,

    Since banks are failing at a rapid pace.

    Never knew bankers could be so dumb

    That they’re not responsible for the things they’ve done.

    Paper stocks are paper thin;

    Oh, what a mess the

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following grand jury indictments were recorded in Spencer County Circuit Court December 3, 2008:

    • Earl Thomas David (no address provided) was cited with one count of an unlawful transaction with a minor, a class D felony. The charge stems from an incident that occurred around May 19, 2008, when David allegedly committed an offense when he knowingly induced, assisted, or caused a minor to engage in illegal controlled substances activity.

  • Body condition scores are a good sign of herd health

    Early winter is an optimum time to prepare your spring-calving herd for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval. If a cow gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding, she will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.