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Today's News

  • Covenant churches plan 25th anniversary celebration

    The Covenant Churches of Taylorsville – All Saints Roman Catholic Church, First Christian Church of Taylorsville (Disciples of Christ) and Taylorsville United Methodist Church – are planning an anniversary celebration, marking 25 years since they entered into a covenant with one another.

    The celebration will be Sunday at 5 p.m. at First Christian Church, which is located at 403 Main Cross St. A meal will follow the service in the church’s fellowship hall.

  • COLUMN: God gets things done

    People come to me and ask me: “Why don’t the leaders promote the county like you did?” I really don’t know why; but, one thing I do know is that our fiscal court and I had a lot of faith in Jesus Christ.

    Many times we would bring up things that needed to be done and before we jumped into trying to do them we would go home and pray about them. By doing this, we would find out Jesus knew a lot more about doing the things we were trying to do than we did.

  • COLUMN: Haircuts and hope

     The other day I was sitting in the barber’s chair and I realized two things.  First, there is not nearly as much hair falling on the floor around me as there used to be.  Second, the hair that is falling has changed color!  I would still call my hair color brown overall, but grey had crept in more than I like to admit.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON

    By ED GAMBLE, Illustrator

  • Magnet staff share 9/11 memories

    Editor’s Note: With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States coming up this weekend, Spencer Magnet staff members were asked to share their memories from that tragic day.

    Sept. 11, 2001, started out as a typical Tuesday morning at The Spencer Magnet office.  As typical as a production day can be at a newspaper.

  • BIRTH: Elijah Nicholas born July 26

    Nick and Christi Davis of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Elijah Nicholas Davis, on July 26, 2011, at 1:51 a.m. at Baptist Hospital East.
    He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.
    His grandparents are John and Belinda Shindlebower and Mike and Joanie Davis. His great-grandparents are Loraine Baker, Ben and Linda Rake, and Robert and Virginia Davis.

  • Library hosts September events for the whole family

    Pre School and Elementary
    Like dogs or working on reading skills?  Come read with WAGS Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  Read to the dogs, they are patient and love to hear a good story.  Gain confidence and find out how fun it can be to read.  It’s a treat just to meet these gentle dogs.  Sophie, a Great Pyrenees and her friends will be out the second Saturday of the month, come read to her.

    Teens

  • State police to host checkpoints locally

    Kentucky State Police Post 12, which provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties, will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual, according to a news release.
    There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols.

  • COLUMN: Travel plans for the recycling trailer

    By CURTIS OCHS, Solid Waste Coordinator

    We are in the process of detailing the recycling trailer to prevent the mixing of the metal, plastic and paper products we collect.

  • Octoberfest to bring 'Nashville to Taylorsville'

    It isn’t officially fall in Spencer County until the Octoberfest/Homecoming festival – and it’s less than a month until the annual event that attracts hundreds of locals into the streets of downtown Taylorsville to celebrate the perks of small-town living.
    The 2011 Octoberfest is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and the theme is “Down Memory Lane.” This year’s festival will pay tribute to Spencer County’s rich history.