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Today's News

  • LETTER: Project Graduation, for the safety of kids

    I am writing this letter to inform the Community of Taylorsville that April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Spring is just days away now, high school seniors are winding down and thoughts now turn to celebrating those achievements and many will feel pressure to drink alcohol during prom and graduation night activities.

  • Sticker shock

    Students from Spencer County High School, along with the Shelbyville and Taylorsville Police Departments, pasted MADD stickers on cartons of beer at local liquor outlets last Wednesday.

    The intent behind the stickers, sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), is to deter the purchase of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years old, said Jenice Prather, a teacher at Spencer County High.

  • LETTER: Time to spiff up Spencer County

    The statewide Spring cleaning week, March 21-28, gives every county the opportunity to spruce up their county for the anticipated summer visitors. We want Spencer County to look spiffy to encourage people to tell their friends and family how great Spencer County is. We have some prime areas for viewing nature here in our county. It is a shame if the view is obstructed by trash and litter.

  • SCMS February students of the month

    SCMS February students of the month: Allison Russell, Zack Lewis, Cameron Little, Kayla Murphy, Danielle Eisenback and Tevis Dezern.

     

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: If it’s not broken, don’t fix

    The title of this article is true…. sometimes…. but not all the time. For example, if you don’t have a head- ache and are feeling fine you probably wouldn’t take medicine for a headache or if your phone is working fine you wouldn’t take it to a repair shop. But there are some things in life that you would “repair” or do some regular maintenance or preventative maintenance on. For example, it is a good idea to change the oil and filter in your car regularly. It is a good idea to brush your teeth regularly.

  • Big win for SCMS volleyball

    The girls volleyball teams at Spencer County Middle School won big over Anderson County Middle Monday night. The seventh grade team scored 21-4 in game one and 21-8 in game two for a quick match victory. The eighth grade team’s scores were a little closer, but still defeated Anderson 21-19 and 21-18.

    In one photo, Ashley Durrett sets the ball for a teammate, while in the other photo an unidentified player sends the ball sailing across the net.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Lady Bears had a no surrender season

    The Spencer County Lady Bears’ regional tournament game against Simon Kenton was in many ways a reflection of the entire program in recent years and while the end result wasn’t ideal, the progress and improvement has been unmistakable.

    In the first quarter against the Lady Pioneers, Spencer County fell behind early and simply looked outmatched, unable to score, unable to defend and unable to compete. At the end of the first quarter, they trailed 25-1.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: In need of good news

    Last week, when the stock market jumped 300 points and some analysts claimed that the end of the recession was near, I felt my heart skip a happy beat. How wonderful it was to hear good news for a change. Instead of the steady drumbeat of low quarterly-revenues and high unemployment, here was finally some hope for better days ahead. It made me realize how hungry I was, and perhaps many of you are too, for positive reports in the media.

  • Grand jury: Woman indicted with food stamp fraud

    A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly lying about her monthly income so she could collect more than $6,300 in food stamps.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Mary Blankenship, of 519 Kelly Drive, on one count of making false statements/misrepresentation in order to receive public assistance benefits. According to court documents, Blankenship attempted to defraud the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when she failed to disclose her correct household size and income level.

  • Tax revenue to fund city upgrades

    Visitors to Taylorsville may soon be greeted by some welcoming new signs.

    During his annual State of the City address last Thursday, Mayor Don Pay unveiled several projects planned to improve the town’s appearance, including several new sidewalks and signage throughout city streets.

    “We want to see a beautiful city, a great city,” said Pay, by building on what he believes Taylorsville founders envisioned so long ago.