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Today's News

  • OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL: The ‘60s bring cheap lunches, later start time to school

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series looking back at “back to school” and gearing up for this year’s school year in Spencer County.

    What if $1 would cover the cost of your child’s school lunch for an entire week?
    Or, if boys’ parents could purchase school shirts for 87 cents each?
    Fifty years ago, that was exactly the case. That’s right, for less than the cost of a morning latte students could be fed and clothed.

  • Coupons are back!

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend.
    Starting July 20, The Spencer Magnet will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside The Spencer Magnet each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Mississippian culture liked Waterford

    The Waterford area of Spencer County has been populated for many years, dating back to the Mississippian native Americans who found life along the Salt River particularly good. There were animals to hunt through the use of spears and later the bow and arrow as hunting methods advanced into the woodland period.

  • Peterson graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman William M. Peterson recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Celebrating 50 years together

    Leonard and Joyce Phillips will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at Spencer Christian Church. The two were married Aug. 12, 1961. All family and friends are invited to the reception. The couple requests no gifts.

  • WEDDING: Jamison, Jewell to wed Saturday

    Beth Jamison and Derrick Jewell, both of Taylorsville, will exchange wedding vows Saturday at the Mellwood Art Center in Louisville.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Paula and Jimmy Thompson and Steve and Donna Jamison. She is a recent graduate of Spalding University. The groom-to-be is a son of Betty and Larry T. Goodlett and Rick and Pat Jewell. He is employed with the Louisville Bats.
    The couple will make their home in Taylorsville.
    Formal invitations have been sent.

  • BIRTH: Cambree welcomed as the newest addition to the Cox family

    Matthew and Jessica Cox announce the birth of their baby girl, Cambree Jane Cox.
    She was born on June 16 and weighed 8 pounds, 9.5 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. Cambree is welcomed home by her sisters, Jalei, Makenna and Lorelae, and her big brother, Josiah.
    Cambree is the granddaughter of Dwight and Carla Martin and Randall and Glenna Jump of Waterford and George and Rebecca Cox of Elk Creek.

  • BIRTH: Maci Ann born July 7

    Dollie Heady and Justin Curtsinger of Taylorsville announce the birth of their daughter, Maci Ann Curtsinger, on July 7 at Baptist Hospital East/Kosair NICU. She weighed 8 pounds, 4.8 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by a brother, Andrew Curtsinger, 3, and a sister, Gaberialla Heady, 1. Her maternal grandparents are Paula Heady and Wayne Heady of Mount Eden. Her paternal grandparents are Jesse and Amanda Curtsinger and the late Rebecca Fair of Taylorsville. Her great-grandparents are Dollie and Haskell Bentley, Anna May, and James Leon Curtsinger.

  • BIRTH: Horn family welcomes baby Logan

    Heather and Greg Horn of Richmond announce the birth of their son, Logan Taylor Horn, on June 8 at Saint Joseph East Women’s Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Brett and Dorothy Beaverson of Taylorsville. His paternal grandparents are Dale and the late Dee Dee Horn of Shelbyville.

  • BIRTH: Keri Ann born May 18

    Edward and Kim Stump announce the birth of their daughter, Keri Ann Stump, on May 18 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by two sisters, Jordan and Emily, and two brothers, Brandon and Eric.
    Her grandparents are James and Anna Stump of Taylorsville and Deborah Buster of Shepherdsville.