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Today's News

  • Schools may cut SBDM funding to keep teachers

    Site-based decision making councils at each of Spencer County’s schools could soon be facing cuts in the interest of preserving teacher positions.
    At the February board of education meeting, Superintendent Chuck Adams and board members had preliminary discussions about the district’s 2011-2012 staffing formula. The formula dictates the number of teachers allocated to each of the district’s five schools.
    Currently the district employs 419 classified and certified staff.

  • Prom fashion show planned

    Prom is around the corner, and two organizations at Spencer County High School are making it easier for teens to find the attire for that memorable night.
    The Spencer County Youth Service Center and the PRIDE Club are hosting a Prom Fashion Show and Auction on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
    Admission is $3, and free door prizes will be awarded.
    “We will be showcasing new dresses and tuxedos from area businesses [and] showing the latest prom fashions,” organizers said in a news release.

  • Five indicted on meth charges

    Five individuals arrested by Kentucky State Police in January were indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury March 10 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in the Ridgeview neighborhood.
    Christopher J. Clark, 25, of Taylorsville; Williams R. Mayes, 43, of London.; Christopher T. Morris, 38, of Mount Washington; Victor G. Ellis, 47, of Taylorsville; and Andrea D. Woodrome, 33, of Taylorsville were indicted, alone or in complicity with one another, on first-degree charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Website is now subscription-based

    Beginning today, The Spencer Magnet’s website, www.spencermagnet.com, will become a subscription-based service.
    Anyone with a subscription to the newspaper will have access to all of the news and features that appear in each week’s print product, along with a number of online-only features including videos, slideshows and more.
    A digital PDF version of the newspaper is also available online.

  • POLL: Will Spencer County continue to grow?

    Do you think Spencer County will remain the fastest growing county in the state from 2010 to 2020?

    Click here to vote!

  • EDITORIAL: Proposed water hike creates sticky situation

    Taylorsville has been rightly abuzz with discussions surrounding the proposed water rate increases the city commission will almost inevitably need to levy due to the state-mandated wastewater treatment facility upgrade slated to begin construction March 28.

  • COLUMN: Help make Spencer a showplace

    When I was young, we had a small population in Spencer County. Even so, we had few wild animals other than rabbits and general varmints. We did have a cleaner landscape as one could drink from a small running branch without much danger of getting sick.

  • COLUMN: How about a little respect?

    Have you noticed how disrespectful we are these days? Simple civility and courtesy seem to have been forgotten. From the drivers that cut us off on the highway to the department store clerks that just grunt when we say hello, disrespect for others just flows through our society.
    I see it a lot in children, but let’s face it, parents often are not much better. It seems that we have lost the ability to show respect.

  • Spring Gala at FBC Taylorsville

    First Baptist Church of Taylorsville is hosting a Spring Gala April 3 at 5 p.m.  featuring a concert by published composer and musician Mary McDonald.

  • KFB accepting Farmer of the Year applications

    With spring planting now underway, Kentucky Farm Bureau looks to sow a few seeds of its own as it calls for applications for the 2011 KFB Farmer of the Year award. The organization initiated a Farmer of the Year award program as a way to recognize KFB members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.