Today's News

  • Lexington man lends helping hand to area youth


  • What's Happening — Week of December 31

    Country ham breakfast Saturday
    The Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • Incoming magistrates to focus on teamwork

    Newly elected and veteran magistrates appear to have the same goal in mind when their term begins Jan. 5, namely working together for the good of the county.
    The Spencer Magnet took an opportunity to interview each of the magistrates about their vision and goals for the next four years and the common thread through all was unity.
    Current magistrates David Goodlett and Hobert Judd were specifically optimistic about the future of the county and the newly elected members of the court.

  • Karrer reflects on his term in office

    Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer reflected back on his four year term as judge for the Spencer Magnet recently, pointing out where he felt the county had moved forward and what he wished he had been able to do as judge.
    Karrer started by giving his viewpoint of the county four years ago. For those who have heard Karrer speak about the county four years ago, the phrase “unmitigated disaster” is a common descriptor used by the judge.

  • Taking the Oath
  • Mid-winter is a great time to hunt rabbits


  • The endless debt trap

    If you need incentive to dig deep this year and get your finances under control, consider a recent study that concluded that 18 percent of adults expect to battle debt for the rest of their lives and die in debt. The research, done by CreditCards.com, says that it’s not that we’ve gone crazy accruing debt, but that the Great Recession lasted longer than financial experts believe, which was 2007 to 2009. For many consumers, the effects of that recession are still going on.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Who should be screened for lung cancer?

    Dear Savvy Senior
    What can you tell me about lung cancer screenings? My husband was a long-time smoker, but quit many years ago, so I’m wondering if he should be checked out.
    Concerned Spouse

  • Church happenings — Week of Dec. 24

    First Christian to host Christmas Eve service
    First Christian Church, 403 Main Cross St., Taylorsville is hosting a Christmas Eve church service this evening at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend the service.

  • Christmas memories make the holiday bright

    What are your favorite Christmas memories? Do they revolve around family? When I was a kid, I remember my grandparents always came over for Christmas breakfast, then that evening we would have dinner at my Aunt’s house. Christmas always included family.
    And then there is the food! Those family times were special, but I sure do remember those family meals and all the goodies that only showed up at Christmas! Ham and turkey, creamed corn, and then of course the cookies and fudge and apple pies, cakes and candies, do you remember those things?