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Today's News

  • ELECTION 2010: Check out our election coverage in today's newspaper!

    Make sure to pick up a copy of this week's Spencer Magnet to check out part 1 of the 2010 Voter Guide.

    This week candidates running for Spencer County magistrate, clerk, jailer, constable and Taylorsville City Commission responded to questionnaires prepared by The Spencer Magnet.

    Pick up your copy today so you can be informed about the upcoming election!

  • Community mourns a friend in Tichenor

    When close friends shared their memories of Steve Tichenor, they all agreed that he loved Spencer County and wanted to make it a better place.

    Tichenor, a well-known local businessman, farmer, public servant and developer, died at the age of 61 Friday after battling cancer.

  • LETTER: A vote for Smith

    I would like to submit this letter on behalf of Darby Smith for District Court Judge, Division II, for the 53rd Judicial District.

  • SPORTS BRIEF: Parks and Rec taking basketball signups

    Spencer County Parks and Recreation is now taking fall basketball signups.

    Signups will be held Oct. 21 and 28 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park and Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Waterford Park.

    The leagues will be divided into boys and girls and will include a kindergarten-first grade league, a second-third grade league, a fourth-fifth grade league, and a sixth-eighth grade league. The leagues will be coed if there are not enough children signed up for a particular age group.

  • LETTER: A vote for Eaton

    I am a registered Spencer County republican and I wanted to write to you about the importance of the election this November.

    Our country and state governments have become more political and more polarized than I can remember. Both parties are so consumed with power and politics, that they have forgotten they are there to work on behalf of all citizens. It is time we as citizens say, “enough.”

    The only way to do that, is to vote for the person, not the party.

  • LETTER: Voters need to pray about their decision

    Nov. 2 we go to the polls to elect our leaders for the next four years. This is the time to lay friendship aside and elect public servants for a change. Now let’s take a look at what we have. We have a sheriff with seven deputies and a tax collector on the payroll. We have a clerk with six deputies on the payroll. I know they claim they pay this out of their fees, but who pays their fees? It’s the taxpayer and all excess fees go to the county treasury. We have an administration who gave us the biggest tax raise in the history of Spencer County.

  • GUEST COLUMN: There's a more important vote to cast this November

    The political season is in full swing. From the left and the right, from Republicans and Democrats, from conservatives and liberals, everyone is clamoring for your vote.

    The signs are up along the roadway, the radio is full of interviews and debates, and on TV last night I saw the attack ads in all their ugly glory!

    Have you noticed that every politician promises to make your life better?

  • LETTER: Pay is 'leading the way'

    Over the past four years the direction of our city has been changed forever. Problems that have been ignored for decades are now being tackled by Mayor Pay and the current City Commission.

    Mayor Pay is leading the way in rebuilding our city street by street. I believe these streetscape and infrastructure projects will play a big part in our future economic development and tourism opportunities in addition to increasing our quality of life and property values. My hope is Taylorsville continues to be rebuilt and improved and Mayor Pay is committed to doing just that.

  • LETTER: 'Wonderful fire department'

    I just want the community of Taylorsville to know what wonderful fire departments we have. My family experienced a fire in our barn and older house last week. I’m not sure what departments were here besides Elk Creek but they worked tirelessly and were on the scene within minutes. You really don’t know how much to appreciate them until its your home or property.

  • Dismal end for Lady Bears at District

    A season to remember ended on a night to forget for the Spencer County Lady Bears as they ended their 2010 soccer campaign with a 5-0 loss to Oldham County in the district tournament in Buckner last Thursday night in a game that had been postponed from Wednesday night because of rain and lightning.

    The Lady Bears came out on the defensive as Oldham County showed early that they were going to control the ball, eventually taking a 1-0 lead about 13 minutes into the game. They would add one more goal before the break to go up 2-0.