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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Columnist says one must become like a child to enter Heaven

    I saw on the news where this one state had a seat belt law that you had to buckle up your dog, and if you were caught with your dog not buckled up it was a bigger fine than it would be if you were caught with your child not buckled up. When I grew up and someone mistreated their children people would say that they are treating their children worse than you would treat a dog. A lot of dogs now are treated better than a lot of children.

  • Church Happenings, week of Oct. 3

    Revival Weekend starts Friday
    A Dowtown Taylorsville Revival Weekend is planned for Friday and Saturday on Water Street behind the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Station 1.
    The event will feature “Face to Face,” Bob Rogers Ministries, at 5 p.m. on Friday.
    Events for Saturday include a youth revival with “Seraphim” Refuge Youth Ministries from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and “Engage,” Christian Crossing Lifeline Center Pastor Marvin Redmon and other guest speakers beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Local shooting sports club fares well at state competition

    Spencer County’s 4-H Shooting Sports Club was right on target at this year’s 4-H State Shooting Sports Competition winning several awards. This two-day competition was at the Bluegrass Sportsman’s Club in Wilmore on Saturday, Sept. 15, and at the Kentucky Wildlife Management Center in Berea on Sunday, Sept. 16.  Spencer County 4-H had 17 members to compete in state this year.

  • Fall is the right time to assess winter hay supply

    The arrival of fall is an important time for livestock producers to assess their winter hay supplies. Kentucky forage and livestock producers made a lot of hay this September, and for much of the state, hay supplies should be adequate for winter feeding. However, in areas of Western Kentucky that experienced a longer, more extensive drought, some producers may have supply issues.

  • Persimmons ripening early this year, so check them out

    The apple orchard has been picked clean and some have gone to our Courtney Farms Fruit CSA subscribers, some are now applesauce, some frozen and loads are now dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten.)

  • WEDDING: Shepherd, Green wed. Sept. 25

    Carla Shepherd and Bradley Green of Taylorsville were married Sept. 25, 2012, by a justice of the peace. The bride is a daughter of Carl Shepherd and Dee Metz. The groom is a son of Charles Ernest Green and Patricia Green. The groom is employed at American Roofing Contractors. The couple will reside in Taylorsville.