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Today's News

  • Eagle Scouts build ‘grilling hut’ and ‘eagle eye’

    The “Grilling Hut” and the “Eagle Eye” are now open for business at the Finchville Park.  Thanks to the efforts of Boy Scout Troop 137 which meets at Finchville Baptist Church, and generous donations from community and business partners, the park has seen two new structures added to the grounds this spring.

  • COLUMN: Student-athletes deserve better than 10:30 p.m. start

    Remember that little phrase we often hear, then snicker?
    Student-athlete.
    When you hear someone representing a major college or the NCAA using that term, you had better be sure to notice that emphasis on the “student” half of the equation and forget that those student-athletes play weeknight games at 9:30 and are flown across the country, regardless of location, all for a good matchup in March Madness.
    And, heaven forbid if you ever call out the hypocrisy and call those guys participating in sports at the highest level “players.”

  • COLUMN: Step out in faith if you hear Jesus calling

    A woman in our church came up to me and said “Could I ask you a question?” I said “sure.”
    The question was, “Where did you go to church before you came here, and why did you leave?”
    I tried to explain the answer to her as best as I could.
    I said, “You see, I went to First Baptist in Taylorsville and Jesus called me away to this mission. I will have to be honest that I did not want to go, and it got to be such a burden, coming from Jesus, that I had to yield to him.”

  • COLUMN: Authentic worship begins with a right heart

    The word “spirit” in John 4:24 is not referring to the Holy Spirit — it has to do with your heart (emotions, feelings, affections).  Worship is extravagant love (meaning: “to kiss at”).  We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19) — our love is both responsive and reflective.  Mark 12:30 says God gave us emotions to use for his glory — just like he gave you a body and  mind.

  • EDITORIAL: County clerk is more than a bookkeeper

    Last week, a short debate on The Spencer Magnet’s Facebook page questioned if the Spencer County Clerk’s primary election results demanded top billing in last week’s paper. The answer to that question is a resounding, “Yes.”

  • PHOTO: Stilts serves as page for Rep. Richards

    Evan Zachary Stilts served as a page for State Rep. Jody Richards on March 20. Evan, a fifth-grade student at Spencer County Elementary School, is the son of Tabitha Tuck of Taylorsville and Chris Stilts of Louisville. He is a grandson of Rocky and Dorcas Comito of Shepherdsville and Harold and Patricia Stilts of Summer Shade. He is the great-grandson of Marilyn Dickenson of Louisville and Mary Crumpton of Summer Shade. Pictured, from left, are Harold Stilts, State Rep. Jody Richards, Evan Stilts and Greg Stumbo, speaker of the House.

  • PHOTO: It’s the gourd fairy!

  • PHOTO: This gourd is ‘Foxy’

    Thanks to the Spencer County Middle School Art Club, sponsored by Stacey LaRue, the window boxes in front of The Red Scooter were decked out for Gourdi Gras.
    Welcoming the real Gourd Festival Gourdheads to Taylorsville, imaginary characters lined the front of the store. Asked to vote on their favorite gourdhead, the public cast the most votes for Foxy Gourd, created by Sara Hall. All students will receive a participation ribbon from the Gourd Society.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Brady Riddle is winning the fight against retinoblastoma

    Editor’s Note:  Spencer County Relay for Life 2012 — “Networking for a Cure” — will once again be submitting personal cancer stories to the Spencer Magnet prior to June 8, 2012 — Relay Night.  This story was written by Lori Riddle, mother of Brady, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma.

  • Library to offer variety of summer programs, events

    Looking for something fun to do in June?  The fun begins Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., with Amazon John and his nocturnal animals from around the world.
    Every Tuesday in June at 10:30 a.m., there is a new program check our website spencercountylibrary.us or call 477-8137 for details. Make sure you register for Summer Reading at the Spencer County Public Library.
    Every child under 10 that  reads 10 books or has them read to them receives a prize package.

    Teen summer reading