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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Elk Creek Baptist Youth attend ‘IAMJONAH’ retreat

    ‘Fearless’ Youth Ministry members from Elk Creek Baptist Church attended the ‘IAMJONAH’ Crossings 2012 Retreat at Camp Cedarmore from June 29 through July 1.

  • COLUMN: America has taken turn for the worse

    Our country has gotten so evil sometimes one has to wonder how long God will wait before he burns the whole world up. God has blessed us so and we are supposed to be the nation who is a witness for God to the other nations. I’m afraid we have become a bad witness.
    Our Supreme Court ruled a 2,700-page Health Care bill was constitutional; 39 years ago, our Supreme Court ruled that abortion was constitutional and last year three churches in Louisville got together and celebrated the 38th anniversary of this event.

  • COLUMN: Keep Jesus close every day

    Today I had one of those moments when I thought I had everything under control. That was my first big mistake. My second was thinking I knew where the one vital piece of paperwork I needed was sitting. As you can probably guess, it was not there.
    Panic ensued. Like most men would do, I called my wife because she always knows where everything is. But then again, the mess in my office could probably qualify for federal disaster relief funding, so I was grasping at straws.
    To my disappointment, but not my surprise, she only thought of the places I had already looked.

  • COLUMN: Hello, friends, won’t you visit with us a while?

    Well, hello there.
    Whether you’re a die-hard, faithful weekly reader of our paper or whether you’re wondering why you have a newspaper in your mailbox this week, allow me to welcome you to our back to school edition of The Spencer Magnet.
    Twice each year, our staff puts together a countywide sample — meaning our newspaper is mailed to every household in Spencer County to let you “sample” what we have to offer.

  • COLUMN: Main Street streetscape project should start soon

    A couple of weeks ago, your Historic Taylorsville Main Street Committee shared the exciting news that the long awaited Phase II Streetscape project was about to begin. The section of Main Street from the Courthouse to Jefferson Street is beginning a face-lift effort that will not only increase our pride for our beautiful town, but improve the economic viability of our downtown.

  • PHOTO: Lightning sparks barn fire

    Friday evening’s severe storms that rolled through the area caused this barn fire in the 700 block of Chatman Lane  shortly after 9 p.m.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation confirmed a lightning strike caused the blaze, which totally engulfed the barn. Nation said the barn belonged to Thomas Morsey of Spencer County. Nation said there was a planter and a sprayer in the barn that were also destroyed. Firefighters fought the blaze despite the frequent and severe lightning and heavy rains.

  • Readifest set for Saturday at SCHS

    The Spencer County Health fair and Readifest has become one of the essential back to school events for Spencer County Public School students, and it is scheduled for this Saturday at Spencer County High School from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

  • PHOTO: Fairytales come true at the fair

    Emily Hume tries to hold back tears as she is crowned Miss Spencer County Fair 2012 by reigning queen Caitlyn Wolz last Tuesday evening.

    For more pictures of this year's pageant winners, click here.

  • Federal mandate forces school lunch prices to go up 10 cents

    As Spencer County Public School students prepare to return to class next week, parents should know that they will have to dig a bit deeper into their pocketbooks to pay for school lunches.
    The increase is attributed to a federal mandate handed down by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. In Spencer County, the increase is 10 cents for lunches. At the elementary level, prices are increasing from $2.10 to $2.20 and at the high school, a full-priced lunch will now be $2.35 as compared to last year’s $2.25.

  • Two Spencer school district employees served short-term suspensions

    The public can know very little about the recent short-term suspensions of two Spencer County Schools employees, but Superintendent Chuck Adams said that child safety was not compromised in either situation.
    Documents approved in the consent agenda by the Board of Education on July 23 revealed that Bear Care child care worker LeDora Holbrook was suspended with pay from July 12-20 and suspended without pay July 25-27.  Spencer County Middle School principal Ed Downs was also suspended without pay July 19-20.