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Today's News

  • Public Record - June 5 Edition

    Judge Matthew Eckert heard the following cases in Spencer District Court May 17, 2013:

    Traffic:
    Christopher P. Caudill (1983), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school and court costs.

    Joshua R. Huizar (1992), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.

    Matthew R. Waits (1987), failure to comply with helment law over 21 years old, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $20 fine and court costs.

  • Church Happenings - June 5 Edition

    VBS at Finchville Baptist
    Finchville Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school through Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
    The theme is “Kingdom Rock.”

    First Baptist announces VBS
    Vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville will run through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The church is located at 115 W. Main St.
    Children from age 2 to new seventh-graders are invited to join to learn about “Facing fear, trusting God at Colossal Coaster World.”

  • ‘It’s all about me’

    Genesis 11:1-9 says:

  • Parking spots in Heaven

    The great thing about having a car is it can get you from here to there quickly. The drawback is finding a place to park once you get there. Work usually isn’t a problem; we generally figure that out after a little while and park in pretty much the same place every day. It’s when we are going somewhere else we struggle with parking.

  • BACK IN TIME: Frances Chesser honored for work in school cafeteria

    Editor’s note: Bloomfield resident Margie Stephens recently contacted The Spencer Magnet and asked us to rerun the following article, which originally appeared in April 2002, in honor of her friend Frances Chesser. The article appears as it ran in 2002 and The Magnet acknowledges some of the information may be out of date.

    When Frances Chesser began working in the lunchroom for the county’s only school back in 1962, she didn’t think she’d be working in same kitchen long enough to celebrate a 30-year anniversary, but she did.

  • Baseball coach retires after season’s end

    As they prepared for the postseason a couple of weeks ago, the Spencer County Bears knew this would be the last go around for many players on the senior-laden team. They soon found out that another familiar face would be bidding farewell to the diamond as well.
    Head coach Steve Slaughter told his team in the days before the district tournament that he would also be stepping down and retiring at the end of the season.

  • Hall graduates from Butler

    Jordan Hall of Taylorsville was among 717 graduates to receive diplomas from Butler University during Spring 2013 Commencement on May 11, earning a degree in history and political science.
    Best-selling author John Green addressed the graduates, telling them that their “hero’s journey” would be one of moving “from strength to weakness.” Butler conferred honorary degrees on Green and on veteran Indianapolis educator Martha Mitchell during the ceremony.

  • Baseball: A thinking man’s game

    Leaning over a fence, taking photos and taking notes for five nights over the past couple of weeks may not sound exciting, but following the Spencer County Bears baseball team as they made a historic run in the postseason is one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever covered.

  • Hume earns his Master of Arts in Education

    On Saturday, May 4, University of the Cumberlands announced that Duane Hume of Taylorsville graduated during its annual commencement ceremony with a Master of Arts in Education degree in Instructional Leadership Principal All G.
    The University conferred 536 total degrees during the commencement ceremony making it the largest graduating class in UC’s history.  There were 166 Baccalaureate degrees, 357 Master’s degrees, and 13 Doctorate degrees.

  • Two Taylorsville residents graduate from Centre College

    Centre College’s 190th Commencement on May 19 saw the largest graduating class in the college’s history. Martha Raddatz, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and moderator of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate, was this year’s featured commencement speaker. She received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Centre during the ceremony.
    Two Taylorsville residents were part of the graduation class.