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Today's News

  • 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

  • 150 attend grappling tournament

    Edgewater Sports and Taylorsville Spencer County Tourism sponsored the 1st Helio Soneca Grappling Tournament at Taylorsville Elementary School this past Saturday.

    The event organizer, Helio Soneca, felt there is a need for events such as these for practioners of the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to test themselves.

    Soneca said, “Taylorsville is an ideal place to host an event like this due to its central location and welcoming atmosphere.”

  • SCHS presents drama

    The Drama classes of SCHS will present DRAMA SHOWCASE on Friday at 7 p.m.

  • Career Day at SCHS - enlightens the future

     

  • LETTER: Join disc golf club

    I would like to thank the Spencer Magnet on last week’s story concerning the possibility of Taylorsville Lake State Park getting a world class disc golf course.

    Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. Disc golf can provide several benefits to this community because it promotes health and fitness, encourages recreation, and provides a healthy alternative to physical contact sports.

  • LETTER: Chief warns of home heating fires

    The recent tragic heating fire in Ashes Creek Community has left our community saddened and questioning. How could this happen here? We often hear of fires on television or in the newspaper, but we never imagine that one will hit so close to home.