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Today's News

  • 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.

  • LETTER: EDA has already held a public forum

    On April 27th the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, Inc., held a public forum during the regular scheduled monthly meeting.

    At that meeting, Chairman Dennis Eisenback, explained that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development was asked to look at the economic impact the sale of alcohol could have on merchants in Spencer County.  And should that research conclude, that indeed, it would have an economic impact would we present those findings to the residents of Spencer County.

  • PHOTO: UPS donates poles to youth

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Randy Wise (right) and Steve Hume, both of the county parks and recreation department,  recently unloaded light poles at Ray Jewell Park that were donated by UPS. By getting lights on the fields, it effectively gives Spencer County Youth Baseball eight more fields, since they can schedule multiple games and practices on the same days. The league has also secured donated labor for setting the poles, but is still actively seeking additional help.

  • Waterfill attends Ladies Auxiliary National Convention

    Kentucky’s President, Joyce Waterfill of Taylorsville, a member of Taylorsville #11426, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. at the 96th national convention held August 15-20 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix AZ.

    As leading representative of the state, she voiced the delegates’ votes during the election of national officers and played a key role in deciding the direction of the national organization for 2009-2010.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in district court on July 24, 2009.

    Traffic:

    John R. Norris Jr. (b.1950). Charge #1, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08, first offense. Guilty. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Guilty. Sentencing to be on 8/7/09.

    Misdemeanor:

    Joseph P. McPherson (b. 1988). Motion to set aside dismissal without prejudice and dismiss with prejudice. Motion granted.