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Today's News

  • Whooping Cough on the Rise in Kentucky

     

    More Kentuckians, particularly older children and teens, should get a booster vaccine to prevent the onset of pertussis, a highly contagious disease more commonly known as whooping cough, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) announced today.

  • Lady Bears march ahead with winning start to season

    Former Lady Bears coach Richard Dooley had patiently molded a team together that turned the corner last season, compiling a winning record for the first time in several years. Last week, Daniel Cox kept the girls marching in the same direction with two wins in three games, including the season opening 32-24 win to mark the beginning of his tenure.

    Cox deflected any mention of his first victory, saying the season is about the girls and keeping them focused on playing winning basketball.

  • Holiday happenings: FFA Farm Toy Show

    Coordinators of the 19th Annual FFA Farm Toy Show are expecting 1,500 to 2,000 visitors to attend this year’s show at Spencer County High School, according to Bland Baird, FFA director at the school.

    “Exhibitors come from 16 different surrounding states,” said Baird.

    With over 180 vendors showing off their farm toys, farmscapes and collectibles, there will be plenty for visitors to do.

    Some of the toys and replicas are over 30 years old and some of those are for sale. Their prices being anywhere from 25 cents to $5,000, said Baird.

  • Open for business in Taylorsville
  • LETTER: Disc golf, pool can be built with community support

    I like the Magnet’s poll on Disc Golf. I like the idea of a pool. I like the idea of a lodge. Yes, we can have all in the same area. I hope that by bringing the disc golf to this area that with a world class course we will be able to attract many more people to Spencer County and this area through tourism.

  • Simpson benefit nets thousands

    The recent benefit in honor of Michael Simpson was a huge success, according to his wife, Shirley. Thanks to all the people who patroned a fish fry at First Assembly of God and to all the donations, Simpson has been given about $10,000 toward getting a lung transplant. Doctors had told Simpson that in order to be placed on the list, he would have to prove he could pay for the costly anti-rejection medicines. “Now, we need prayer more than anything,” said Shirley Simpson.

    Photos submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Kirsch retires from public service

    As some newly-elected officials are only beginning to grasp the monumental tasks before them, one Taylorsville city commissioner is looking forward to leaving a life of politics and service behind.

    Sydney “Syd” Kirsch formally announced at last Tuesday’s city commission meeting that she is retiring from public office. She will be moving to Tennessee in an effort to be closer to family. “I have enjoyed every minute of it,” said Kirsch, “but I think it is time for me to get close to my kids and grandkids.”

  • Beshear, Mongiardo to take 10 percent cut in pay in 2009

    Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo today announced that they would each take a 10 percent reduction in pay for calendar year 2009.

    Several senior members of the Beshear administration – Executive Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes, Chief of Staff Adam Edelen, Deputy Chief of Staff Vince Gabbert, General Counsel Ellen Hesen and Communications Director Jay Blanton – will also take 10 percent cuts in pay for 2009.

  • Cross country on the road

    Several Spencer County Cross Country members headed south this past weekend to participate in the AAU National Cross Country Championship in Danville, Alabama.  With good weather conditions and a fast course, the young runners were able to record some impressive times as they represented the Derby City Athletic Club of Louisville.

  • Gingerbread contest winners

    The entries for this year’s Gingerbread House Contest will be on display at The Red Scooter through Christmas on Main Street Friday.

    There were 42 entries this year.

    The winners in the several different groups were as follows:

    SCHOOL WINNERS

    Fifth Grade Group -

    First Place went to Dee Ray, Marianne Rutherford, Kyle Alexander and Joe Quintero

    Second Place went to Taylor Jones, Shelby Santiago, Destiny Smith and Amber Hahn

    Fifth Grade Individual -

    First Place went to Michaela Cox