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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase

    Cauley attends educational seminar
    John Cauley of Taylorsville, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, recently completed a five-day training program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill.
    The program focused on helping families plan for life and reach their financial goals with Modern Woodmen. Speakers also covered topics including technology, fraternalism, underwriting and a number of other areas vital for success.

  • Basham leaves desk job to share her love for people, animals at Groomingdales

     

  • ‘PALS’ visit Spencer Elementary

    Bland Baird and his “PALS” (Partners in Active Learning Support) visited and taught the students at Spencer County Elementary. The students enjoyed their high energy and teaching techniques.

  • COLUMN: New writer joins Magnet staff for 10-week internship

    Readers will have a new writer for the Spencer Magnet, but not for long. I’m the summer intern and will be spending 10 weeks in Taylorsville working at the paper.
    I’m 20 years old and will be starting my third year at the University of Kentucky this fall. With Spencer County’s relative close proximity to Louisville and the Cardinals, I only hope that won’t be held against me.

  • Fire districts raise more than $41,000 for WHAS Crusade for Children

    Cameron Canan, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District collects donations during a road block last Friday for the WHAS Crusade for children. Through its collections, the TSCFD raised $15,885.
    The Mount Eden Fire Department raised $25,600, as well, through door-to-door collections and road blocks, according to Chief Doug Herndon.

  • Barnett graduates from basic training

    Army National Guard Spec. Alexander T. Barnett recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

  • 2013 Pet Idol contest starts now!

    Is your kitten the cat’s meow? Or maybe your dog is too cute for words. Enter your furry feline, dog, horse, pig, turtle or any other pet for a chance to be named the 2013 Pet Idol.
    Beginning this week, The Spencer Magnet will accept entries into its Pet Idol contest, the proceeds from which will benefit the Magnet’s Newspapers in Education program.
    Pets can be entered for a $10 donation to the program. The entry deadline is July 5 at noon.

  • What's Happening — Week of June 5

    Sign ups for Spencer County Stallions Football
    Sign ups for the Spencer County Stallions Youth Football Association will be Saturday at the Ray Jewell Park baseball fields from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.
    Teams practice three days a week and games are on Saturdays.
    Spencer County Stallions are also in need of a cheer coordinator. If you may be interested in the position please contact us on the Spencer County Stallions Facebook page.

    Mud bog at fairground set for Saturday

  • Main Street meth bust

    Taylorsville Police located a clandestine methamphetamine lab in a Main Street apartment on Sunday, but have yet to arrest the person responsible for making it.

  • A BROKEN BRIDGE?

    The Salt River blue bridge is one of the busiest in the county with more than 4,000 cars zooming across its worn deck every day. And while the large, rusty structure is quickly reaching a major state of disrepair, plans for its replacement are slowly moving forward.