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Today's News

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Methodist church to have candlelight service

    Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 415 W. Main, will host the annual Community Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Friday, Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the birth of Christ.

    Risen Lord to host Advent worship services Dec. 15

    Risen Lord Lutheran church will be having special Advent worship services Dec. 15. The worship service will be at 7 p.m. preceeded by a soup supper at 6 p.m.

  • Unbeaten Bears defend St. Francis title

    Heading into Saturday night’s matchup with Lloyd Memorial, Spencer County high school basketball Coach Jacob Barmore expressed a little concern about the Juggernauts’ athleticism and size and said it should be a real test as the two teams squared off for the championship of the St. Francis Tournament in Louisville, an event the Bears won last year.

  • Clerk calls audit issue an oversight

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett said Monday that a state auditor’s report noting excessive spending for Sam’s Club memberships last year was not intended to be a misuse of taxpayer dollars.

    Puckett’s office was audited by State Auditor Crit Luallen. The audit noted that seven Sam’s Club memberships were purchased for $35 each, for a total of $245. Puckett said Monday that the office had this practice for two years, and that she preferred for each employee to have a club membership.

  • COLUMN: Keep the warmth of Christmas with you all year

    It’s always a fun time of the year for those of us that celebrate Christmas, especially for those that keep the festive season in proper perspective.

    The other night I watched for a countless time one of my favorite holiday movie favorites: “Scrooged,” the Bill Murray-driven knock-off of Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol.”

  • GUEST COLUMN: Poinsettias are a popular holiday plan

    Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.

    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Christmas Tree Auction rescheduled

    The Christmas Tree Auction at Sanctuary Arts Center has been rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., due to inclement weather.

    Stop by the Sanctuary Arts Center on Main Street to place bids on trees that are fully decorated and on other holiday decor.

    Bidding starts at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Sanctuary.

    The event will include door prizes, refreshments and entertainment.

    Everyone is welcome.

    VFW to host Christmas party

  • Food basket deadline nearing

    The Spencer County Christmas Food Basket Program that benefits local less fortunate families during the holidays will go on this year, but perhaps with a few less dollars to support it.

    Spencer County Fiscal Court recently decided it would not pledge money toward the program but that it would continue to be the hub for donations, basket distribution and applications for those seeking baskets.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Mystery surrounds the three kings of Orient

    Every year during Christmastime it is a family tradition of ours to set up the nativity scene and read from the Gospels the details concerning the birth of Christ. While most of the figurines in our nativity are easily understood, the wise men have a curiousness of mystery. There are many uncertain beliefs about who they were and why they came to visit; after all, the Bible does not say anything else about these men who traveled afar to visit the manger. So who were these magi and where did they come from?

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Lock-in at middle school

    Spencer County Middle School is hosting a lock-in Dec. 17 from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m.

    The cost of participating is $10 and will include supervised games, contests, movies, prizes and food.

    Children can come for one hour or stay all night.

    For more information, call 477-3260.

    Family fun night at library

  • Little action on ethics complaint

    An ethics complaint filed in October against Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter and two sheriff’s deputies is under review by the county’s Ethics Commission, but no public decision regarding the accusations has been made yet.

    The complaint was filed by Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser, who ran as in independent candidate for magistrate in the 2010 election.

    The complaint, which was provided to The Spencer Magnet by Trageser and dated Oct. 21, was filed against Coulter, deputy Kyle Bennett and deputy Damon Jewell.