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Today's News

  • Doctor’s office closes with little notice; sale pending

    Just days after posting a “closed” sign on the front door of his Taylorsville office, Dr. Thomas Crain said he plans to remain open while working out a deal to sell the practice he’s operated for 23 years.

    A few days later, he said he would resume seeing patients as usual as part of a transition to new owners.

  • Court tackles budget woes

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court was to meet this morning to begin ironing out the 2015-16 budget, amid concerns that the gap between revenues and expenditures continues to grow.

    Judge-Executive John Riley and the five magistrates will be discussing the nearly $6.1 million budget in a special meeting. Riley has warned the court in previous meetings that incoming revenues have not kept pace with expenses and tough decisions will need to be made.

  • Education - SCHS students pen project editorials

     

    SCHS seniors are required to complete a senior project prior to graduating. This project requires them to mentor in their chosen career field, research a social issue also in that field, and complete a project that will impact that social issue.

    Some seniors have elected to write an article for The Spencer Magnet as a way to raise awareness on their social issue.

    Over the next couple of weeks, seniors will be publishing these articles in The Spencer Magnet. Presented as written.

    Body Image isn’t reality
    Olivia Davis

  • WWII: A Survivor’s Story

     

    Gary Vidito, songwriter, playwright, actor, brought his musical talents to the Spencer County Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency last Tuesday with his show, “WWII, A Survivor’s Story.”

    The show explores the causes, incidents and results of World War II through stories and song.

  • Education - National History Day

     

    Pictured are three Spencer County Middle School students who participated in the state National History Day program this year. Each represented SCMS in the regional NHD competition at the University of Louisville on March 28.  Tyler Moehrke qualified to advance and represented SCMS in the state NHD competition Saturday, April 25, at the University of Kentucky.

    Congratulations to each for their great work. Pictured are, left to right: Tyler Moehrke, Emily Brown and Ann Ashley.
     

  • Education - Humphrey to attend KSU STEM program

     

    Tamara Humphrey has been selected to attend Kentucky State University Summer Apprenticeship Program in their STEM areas (science, technology, agriculture, engineering and math). The students will be assigned short STEM projects during this session.

    The KSU Summer Apprenticeship Program will be June 7-27.

  • Education - Students hit the right notes at TES

     

    If music can solve the savage beast, can it do the same to a few hundred rowdy kids?

    It did last Thursday at Taylorsville Elementary School. Members of the school’s chorus and percussion ensemble entertained the study body, who thoroughly enjoyed the sounds of their classmates and a few guests.

    TES Music Teacher Erin Kelley teaches children from Kindergarten through fifth grade, but also spends extra time with the ensemble and chorus who meet before and after school each week for practice.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 6, 2015

    KY Gourd Art Show May 16-17
    The Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Gourd show art classes will also be held on Friday. For more information contact Janet Barnett at (502) 299-8543.

  • Appeasement is surrendering

    Appeasement, while intended to avoid conflict, often only delays and intensifies it. It’s a lesson taught by history, both distant and recent, but a lesson obviously not learned.

    We saw appeasement in Ferguson, Missouri, last year when riots erupted following a false narrative describing a police shooting. The media continued to push the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” lie that many news outlets have finally admitted was erroneous. That lie only stoked the flames and fueled the fires that set that small St. Louis suburb ablaze.

  • Agriculture - Tomatoes love heat & drainage

    I waited. I hope you did, too! My tomatoes and peppers are finally ready to be planted now that the forecast calls for warm spring nights.

    Tomatoes love two things: good drainage and heat. If you have struggled with tomatoes in the past consider what makes them most content when preparing the garden and setting your plants out.

    First thing first: always wait until our frost-free date — on average this is May 10, give or take a week depending on where you are located.