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Today's News

  • County explores online fee paying

    County officials have found a way to make paying taxes a little less painful. Soon, companies will be able to pay many fees online and there is a possibility of expanding the service to other county offices.

  • J.D. Shelburne softball showdown

    J.D. Shelburne Band and crew will host their third annual St. Jude Charity Softball Game on Saturday August 14.  JD Shelburne and his team will battle against the 97.5 WAMZ Country HAMZ softball team at Ray Jewell Park at 2 pm.  Rain or shine.

     Come out and support and make a donation to children of St. Jude.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Chamber luncheon

    How do you turn ordinary products in to super brands?  What are the key components of branding and how can those relate to small businesses?    See what super brands do consistently to communicate their brand story to the public and win loyalty.

    Tomorrow’s Chamber luncheon features Allegra Print & Imaging and discusses what small businesses can learn from the world’s best brands.  The luncheon cost $10 for members, $13 for non-members and will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the chamber building in Taylorsville.

  • HOME COOKING: Darnell's Apple Spice Cake

    Jan Darnell of Elk Creek changed the recipe she found on the back of a cake mix to create her own version of apple spice cake. She found a spice cake mix that called for applesauce but decided that she wanted chunks of apples instead.

    When apples are in season, Darnell uses fresh sliced apples. She often freezes sliced apples in the fall so she can make pies year round and uses those frozen apples for the cake out of season.

  • 2010 Spencer County Fair results

    CLOTHING, NEEDLEWORK, CRAFTS, & CERAMICS

    Lady’s Suit – Virginia Smith, Blue, 1st.

    Child’s Dress – Shirley Thomas    Blue, 1st; Autumn Wilson, Red, 2nd.

    Baby’s Dress – Shirley Thomas,    Blue, 1st.

    Lady’s Blouse – Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.

    Vest – Virginia Smith, Blue, 1st.

    Clothing Article, Other – Shirley Thomas, Blue, 1st; Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.

    Child’s Playwear – Virginia Smith, Red, 2nd.

  • LETTER: County lost chance with airport

    According to Woodie Cheek’s letter to the Magnet, his farm site was pulled from one of the three original priority sites “because of my barking and biting dog way of doing things.”  

  • LETTER: Cheek an alarmist

    Mr. Cheek’s alarmist attitude is getting a little stale. Because of Mr. Cheek’s actions and rants, our county appears close-minded to new ideas.  I’d like to, once again, explain the series of events, if for no one else but Mr. Cheek, since he still doesn’t seem to understand.

     The Airport Board was formed from volunteers who were appointed by fiscal court to do a STUDY to see if an airport would be a good fit for our County.

  • Blackberries abundant and delicious

    Blackberries are plentiful this year in Spencer County for those who grow them. There are several ways to preserve the harvest, and making jam or freezing the berries are two good ones. Several local growers were willing to share their tips for growing and preserving blackberries.

    Patti Davis puts up blackberry jam every year that she gets a good crop. “I have been known to have five boxes of jam stacked,” she said.

    Most years, Davis makes about ten pints of jam, and this year she was able to get fourteen. She uses the recipe on the Sure-gell box.

  • PHOTO: First place in dairy judging

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    The Spencer County FFA Dairy Judging team  (from left) Allie McGaughey, Lauren Brown, Stetson Baird, and Jacob Walker placed first in the Eastern Kentucky University Dairy Judging contest  held July 26.   Stetson Baird was high individual.

  • Getting ready for start of school

    The first day of school is just around the corner for Spencer County Public School students and there is some important information both parents and students should know before showing up on Aug. 11.

    Taylorsville Elementary School

    Taylorsville Elementary students can expect few changes this school year.