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Today's News

  • Good showing in Hillbilly Run

    The SCHS girls’ cross country team braved the rain and mud to place 3rd in team scoring at the Nelson County Hillbilly Run on September 26, beating 5th and 6th ranked Presentation and Boyle County in the process.  Christina Shawver crossed the line first for SCHS, in 3rd place, followed by Charliann Garcia in 4th, Chelsey Talley 22nd, Whitney O’Dell 32nd, and Adrian Gregory 33rd.

    In the JV race, Taylor Jaggers placed 8th and Tara Sorrels finished 23rd.  Summer Hughes came in 25th in the middle school 3K, while Lindsey Bush placed 14th in the elementary run.

  • Tractor safety at the top of farmers’ concerns

    Before Jeff Hardin climbs into the tractor’s cab, he says he goes through precautions like a flight check.

    He inspects the power takeoff shaft and the equipment attached to it. He circles the tractor, making sure each tire is properly inflated.

    Hardin, who works on James Tipton’s farm off Rice Lane in Spencer County, says he wears his seatbelt and makes sure there is nothing loose in the cab that could become airborne if he’s jolted.

  • 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.