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Today's News

  • Bright spots in business: Daugherty’s Body Shop

    Bright spots in business will be an occasional series that highlights Spencer County business owners who are not only surviving, but thriving during the current recession. With this feature, the Magnet will celebrate businesses that are helping to keep our local economy flowing and will provide some insight for those entrepreneurs in need of some good news in these bad times.

    Just as the global financial crisis was beginning to take shape in September 2008, Paul Daugherty was breaking ground on a 10,500 sq. ft. expansion project to his Taylorsville body shop.

  • Extension project presses on

    The Spencer County Extension service is one step closer to having bigger and better facilities following the district board’s vote Monday night to approve a land survey.

    “We’re at step three of 76 steps to getting something built,” said Bryce Roberts, Spencer County’s agricultural agent. “But the wheels are turning and that’s a positive.”

  • LETTER: Heartfelt thanks

    I am a relatively new resident of Taylorsville and would like to pass on some good news in this time of bad news for many.

    When the winter storm hit us last week, our power went out. It left us with no heat or way to cook our food. My wife and I were getting concerned and cold. The loud speaker which we heard telling us of the shelter at the hight school was great.

    I did not know many of our local city, county and state officials prior to Wednesday. but at the shelter, I got to see them all at work together - key word “together”.

  • Police need help with TES break-in

    Taylorsville Police are looking for information regarding a break-in at Taylorsville Elementary that occurred earlier this month.

    Two vending machines were damaged and an undetermined amount of money was taken sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday, January 8, and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Police Chief Toby Lewis said that the suspect, or suspects, entered the school through a window.

    If you have information regarding this or any crime, please contact the Taylorsville Police Department at 477-3231.

  • Stand-off ends peacefully

    An Ashes Creek man was arrested Sunday after allegedly pointing a rifle at police during a brief stand-off.

    Ronnie Inghram, 35, of 3616 Ashes Creek Lane, is facing six charges filed by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department including wanton endangerment in the first degree. The felony charge carries a penalty of one to five years imprisonment and/or fines of $1,000 to $10,000.

    Sheriff Steve Coulter said police were called to the scene following a domestic disturbance.

  • Hope for the future

    A word that has been common in headlines all over the nation this past year is hope. We live in a time when the future seems uncertain and people are searching for something for which to hope. Taking a look at the progression of modern science, the rise in advanced technology and the tremendous medical breakthroughs, it would appear that things are getting better and better all the time. But it only takes turning on the television or opening up the newspaper to recognize that the world is actually getting worse.

  • Magnet takes 2nd in KPA

    The Spencer Magnet earned praise for its dedication to community news coverage amid fellow weekly papers at Friday night’s 2008 Kentucky Press Association awards banquet. Overall, Magnet staffers earned 13 awards for individual and collaborative efforts during the previous year.

    “My hope is that readers will see this as testament of our desire to serve them,” said Robin Bass, Magnet editor. “Awards are a good measurement of individual success, but our goal is, and always will be, to give Spencer County the best we can offer.”

  • Deep freeze

    Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon promising funds to areas coping with this week’s winter storm. Beshear said his primary concerns were roads, electric power, heating assistance and shelter.

    “We are prepared to use every available resource to help Kentuckians make it through these rough conditions,” said Beshear in a press release issued Tuesday.

  • LETTER: Neighbors helping neighbors

    We would like to thank our great friends and neighbors, the Manning family, Acker family, Schaffer family, Edwards family, Keefe family, Berry family, and all the others that have called, offered help and opened their homes, but most of all their prayers. Without you we would have not made it through.

    The Williams family

    Waterford

    Editor’s note: The Williams family have been milking their 45 cows by hand twice each day since they lost power last Tuesday.

     

  • District sets 09-10 school calendar

    The 2009-10 school calendar will be a virtual repeat of this year if the school board goes ahead with their expected approval. The Spencer County School Board was scheduled to meet last night, but due to this week’s weather will have a special meeting next Monday.

    If the draft calendar is approved, more than 2,000 Spencer County students will return to classes next fall on Tuesday, August 10. The last day of the 09-10 school year would be May 20, 2010 – as long as there were no snow days to make-up.