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Today's News

  • The Lord wants our obedience, not our excuses

    By Patrick Nix, Pastor, Lighthouse Baptist Church

    Exodus 3:1-4:17 records the calling of Moses. The burning bush experience was one of revelation of God as the Great I Am to a reluctant leader. The key to understanding this passage is: trust! God believed in Moses as his man – and Moses needed to learn to trust God wholly – and the people of God would grow in their faith, too. God doesn’t call us to tasks too difficult for him. Oftentimes, what the Lord asks of us is nearly impossible to us, but not for him!

  • Cherish the challenges God sends your way

    By Pastor Jon Rohr of Plub Creek Baptist Church

    Many of the blessings in life are easy to see, and many we take for granted. Perhaps you have heard the hymn, “Count Your Blessings.” You know how it goes, “Count your blessings name them one by one...” From time to time I have challenged churches and groups to make a list of 100 blessings and then to thank the Lord for them. You might even try it this week. With a list that long, you will get past the things everybody says, like friends and family.

  • Democracy comes honking through

    Illustrator Ed Gamble takes a look this week at middle-eastern countries demanding democracy.

  • 'Ask and ye shall receive' verse lost on state leaders

    By Jim Waters, Guest Columnist

    I’ve never claimed to have all the answers, but I do have many questions about the world.

    Some involve personal annoyances:
    Why do so many people who go to Wal-Mart enter through the “Exit” doors and exit through the doors clearly marked “Enter?”

    Why is it that so many gas stations now require you to prepay at the pump with your credit card, but then still make you go inside to get the receipt?

  • Meth: It's here and we cannot deny it

    I’m a journalist, and a journalist loves to follow a good story. But it’s never necessarily fun to find out there are active methamphetamine production labs in the community that you grew up in and still love.

    This week the Magnet featured a cover story highlighting five individuals who were arrested by Kentucky State Police last Tuesday evening for allegedly manufacturing meth in the Ridgeview neighborhood located on the Spencer/Bullitt County line.

  • Ladies of EveryBody's Fitness named Healthy Heroes for January

    Why are the ladies of EveryBody's Fitness Healthy Heroes? Bridey Kurtz, Amanda Truitt, Tonya Deetch, Lori Brock and Nina Gazerro are the instructors at EveryBody's Fitness. They all have been active in fitness for many years and continue to teach fitness for their love of it and to promote healthy lifestyles. The ladies have participated in numerous Spencer County events. Their combination of dedication to promote healthy lifestyles to the community and outgoing selfless attitudes toward helping others makes them perfect examples of Healthy Heroes.

  • Magnet brings home 15 awards at Ky. Press Association contest

    The Spencer Magnet recently garnered 15 Kentucky Press Association awards at the annual Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition, including first place General Excellence in the weekly class 2 category.

  • Neighborhood block watch program now a reality

    Mayor Don Pay has been working with local citizens and law enforcement officials to establish “Neighborhood Watch Programs” for over a year — with a goal of having programs completed throughout all of the City of Taylorsville by the end of the year.

    “I believe this will prove to be a positive deterrent to crime in our community,” said Pay. “It is that simple — when folks drive into a neighborhood with a Block Watch program they notice — and it does make a difference,” he said.

  • Local Seven Counties relocates

    Over the Christmas holiday, the Spencer County service center for Seven Counties Services moved to new offices in downtown Taylorsville at 80 East Main Street, suite 4.

    For Spencer County, the relocation couldn’t have come at a better time. With the need for family and children mental health services at maximum capacity, this new location provides for expansion of services and allows for more consumers to be served. At any one time, the Taylorsville center serves more than 100 children and their families.

  • Aspiring teachers get chance in local classrooms

    Thanks to the efforts of a history teacher at Spencer County High School, fifteen students hoping to pursue a career in education have been receiving a first-hand glimpse into what it is to impart knowledge to youngsters.