Today's News

  • Church Happenings — Week of July 24

    Little Mount Baptist to host VBS
    Little Mount Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school through Friday from 6 to 8:30 each night. Friday will be family night.
    This year’s theme is “Colossal Coaster World.”
    VBS is for ages 3 through 12th grade.
    For more information or for information regarding transportation, contact Betty Armstrong at 477-8774 or Shirley Thomas at 477-2335.

    Open Door Christian Center to host Saturday concert

  • COLUMN: Jesus is for you
  • COLUMN: Caution — Watch out for spiritual blind spots

    I think it has probably happened to every driver at one time or another. We’re changing lanes on the highway after doing everything right and suddenly a car is right there beeping the horn. You checked the mirror, you glanced over your shoulder and didn’t see a thing, but there he is. The blind spot has struck.
    What was a simple lane change now holds the potential for disaster. We have to make quick adjustments, moving back into our own lane.

  • BIRTH: Caden Lane born June 13

    Bobby and Amanda McManaway of Franklin announce the birth of their son, Caden Lane McManaway, on June 13 at Centennial Women’s Hospital.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.
    He was welcomed by his brothers, Brody, 6, and Mason, 2.
    His maternal grandparents are Mark and Valerie Armstrong of Taylorsville.
    His paternal grandparents are Kim and Debbie McManaway of Reynolds Station.
    His great-grandparents are Ray Wilson and Betty Carol Armstrong and Paul and Mary Rusher.

  • UPDATED: Spencer County Middle School supply lists

    **Editor's note: Since publication, the Magnet has been informed that there will be no supply fees at SCMS. Those fees have been removed from the below lists.**


  • Public Record: District Court July 19

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases in Spencer District Court on July 19, 2013:

    Kevin E. Hood (1994), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $40 fine, $143 court costs paid.

    John McKinley (1990), possession of marijuana, guilty, 45 days to serve, $153 court costs.

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department June activity report

    Traffic stops, warnings – 49
    Traffic stops, citations – 18
    Highway Safety Checkpoint – 0
    Non-injury accidents – 14
    Injury accidents – 0
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for service – 355
    CCDW permits – 27
    Vehicle inspections – 67
    Total arrests – 17, including 3 DUIs
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons issued – 101
    Recovered property – $9,000 restitution

    Total contacts – 648

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: July 24 edition

    The Taylorsville Police Department issued the following citations July 5-15:

    Eric D. Nation, 29, of the 300 block of Stevens Lane, was arrested July 5 for alcohol intoxication in a public place (first and second offense) and first-degree disorderly conduct.

    Lowell W. Harper Jr., 29, of Naomi Drive in Louisville, was cited July 5 for no registration receipt, no registration plates, failure to wear seatbelts and operating a vehicle with expired operator’s license.

  • COLUMN: ‘A deserved tribute to my best friend’

    Today’s column will be different than any you have read over the past nearly two years. Yet, today’s may be one of the most valuable ones ever written, especially as it relates to how a lifetime of a friendship can and should get better and last forever.

  • Spud love: Grill potatoes for a unique, healthy side dish

    Potatoes are the top food eaten alongside grilled main dishes, according to the NPD Group, so why not put potatoes on the grill too? Try grilling thick potato planks, skewered potato chunks, or colorful halved fingerlings in a zesty rub like these Flame-Licked Fingerlings, created by award-winning cookbook authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, also known as the “BBQ Queens.”