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Today's News

  • Man's decision to burn unwanted mobile home could lead to fines

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on Murray Road on Saturday, but they didn’t find an ordinary fire.
    This fire had been set intentionally, yet not maliciously, but still illegally.
    The owner of a mobile home located at 1304 Murray Road decided to dispose of the residence by attempting to burn it as a controlled burn.

  • Man arrested for sex abuse to be arraigned Thursday

     

  • Spencer County Octoberfest 2012: SUPER HEROES

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s the Spencer County 2012 Octoberfest flying into town this Friday and Saturday with a super hero theme that is sure to please children and adults alike.
    The annual family festival will kick off Friday evening with pageants including a baby and tiny tots show, followed by the Little Mister and Miss, Pre-teen, Junior Miss and Miss Spencer County Octoberfest pageants. The pageant winners are expected to ride in the Octoberfest parade Saturday morning.

  • School board reverses vote, prom can be held off campus

    Spencer County High School students will have the option to hold prom off campus this spring, as the Spencer County Board of Education has reversed its initial vote requiring that the event be held on campus.

  • Candidate forum, meet-and-greet set for Oct. 25

    The Spencer Magnet and Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a forum for City Commission candidates on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chamber building.
    All six commissioner candidates are confirmed to attend.

  • What's Happening -- Week of Oct. 3

    Martin selected for Europe trip; account set up for community donations
    Javen Martin, a Spencer County Middle School student, was recently selected by his teachers as an ambassador with the People to People Program. Through the program, Javen will have a chance to explore the heart of Europe.
    A donation account, the Javen Martin Ambassador Account, has been set up at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville for community members to help fund Javen’s trip.

  • Thanks to our team behind the team

    Last week, we ran a photo on our sports pages that showcased the “water girls” for the Spencer County High School football team. The photo was labeled “A team behind the team,” and I erroneously left out the girls’ names from the cutline information.
    You’ll find that same photo in the paper this week with those names included to make good on my mistake. This photo, submitted to us by Spencer Countian Ed Curry, inspired me to give a shout out to some of the team members behind our team here at The Magnet.

  • Extension board moves to negotiate building sale

    During Thursday’s meeting of the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board, board members voted unanimously to give member Glen Goebel the authority to negotiate some type of agreement between the Board and the Spencer County Fiscal Court.
    Goebel informed fellow board members who were in attendance — Chair Sandi Deutsch, Shirley Thomas and Davis Lee Downs — that he had already been in discussions with Judge-Executive Bill Karrer.

  • Louisville man crashes vehicle in Spencer County and is charged with DUI

    A Louisville man was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after crashing his vehicle on Louisville Road last week.
    Donald Buchanan, 53, of Iroquois Gardens Drive in Louisville, crashed his blue 2000 Ford SE on Louisville Road, also known as U.S. 31E, at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    “Unit one hit two guard rails at a high rate of speed before coming to a stop,” according to the collision report filed by Spencer County Deputy Darren McClease.

  • Seek peace in all your relationships

    Once when I was a kid, I had the audacity to ask my grandmother why she was wearing so much makeup. And believe me, it was a lot. Not in the bold eyeliner and big lashes kind of way, but just thick. Like if she talked too much it would start to fall off in chunks.
    Early in our lives we learn to filter the words we say. That’s part of growing up. Now that I’m grown up, I try to censor what comes out of my mouth. Of course sometimes what I think is not quite as charitable.