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Today's News

  • Blackthorn adds new color to postmaster's office

    Donna Blackthorn recently joined the staff at the Taylorsville Post Office as the new postmaster. She replaced Interim Postmaster Sandy Deapen who was filling the spot temporarily after David Jones left the postmaster position last December.

    Blackthorn brings with her 30 years experience with the United Postal Service, beginning as a distribution window clerk in St. Matthews in 1979. Since then, she has served in a variety of positions including payroll, accounting and information technology (IT), where she has worked for the past 17 years.

  • Residents hassled by high water

    Residents along Taylorsville’s Houston Court have had enough with flash floods threatening their homes, and potentially their health as rising water has repeatedly invaded foundation crawl spaces.

    Nearly 10 homeowners from the low-lying area attended last Tuesday night’s city commission meeting to present their case and make a plea for relief.

    “It’s getting to the point where you worry every time it rains,” said Ellen Redmon, who lives in the home once owned by her parents.

  • Bears volleyball: "Our team is coming together"

    The 2009 SCHS Lady Bears Volleyball team has hit the ground running this year.  Early season wins against district competitors North Bullitt and Bullitt Central were signs that this team was ready to compete.  The Lady Bears fought a hard battle against Bullitt East to lose in three games.  This match looked to be a preview of the district championships with the Lady Bears preparing for a victory.

  • LETTER: Looks forward to returning

    A few weeks ago I had an opportunity, for the first time in many years, to revisit Taylorsville and Spencer County. I not only came to see friends, I wanted to see the place where part of my roots are.

     My maternal grandfather, Leonard C. Warren, was a native of Spencer County and his brother, Charlie Warren, ran the pool hall that was in the building The Spencer Magnet now occupies. I barely knew great uncle Charlie, having met him only once, so long ago that I cannot remember when.

  • School board raises taxes

    The school board voted to raise taxes by two percent during a special-called meeting Thursday night. The change will result in an $11 increase on a home valued at $100,000.

    Board members voted 4-1 to approve Superintendent Chuck Adams’ recommendation to increase real estate taxes by two, instead of the state allowed four percent. Kentucky law allows taxing districts to select up to a four-percent compensating tax rate without the possibility of a voter recall.

    Board member Scott Travis voted against the tax increase.

  • Church happenings

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  • Believe in Him: Symptoms of the heart, part 3

    It is no secret that people with high blood pressure have a greater chance of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure compared to those with regulated blood pressure. However, high blood pressure is not the problem itself but a symptom of an even larger problem dealing with the heart.

  • PHOTO: Boys soccer victorious over Bullitt Central

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County Bears soccer team took a 2-1 victory over Bullitt Central last Tuesday. The Bears will be back in action Thursday when they host Fort Knox. They will be home next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as well, hosting North Oldham, Jeffersontown and Carroll County.

  • IN THE WORD: God is quick, powerful

    As we look at 2 Chronicles chapter 34 we see the priest and the workman cleaning out and repairing the house of the Lord and in the process they found  the Word of God.

  • PHOTOS: Catch of the day

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    In one photograph, Austin King, age 14 (at right) and Josh Ferency, age 14 (at left) caught this 25-pound carp August 29 at the spillway at Taylorsville Lake. This was their second big catch of the day.

    In the other, Austin King, age 14, caught this 15-pound carp August 29 at the spillway at Taylorsville Lake. This was his first big catch of the day.