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Today's News

  • POLL: How would you rate the superintendent?

    How would you rate the performance of the Spencer County Schools superintendent?

    Click here to vote!

  • COLUMN: Everyone deserves a vacation

    I’m sure you didn’t notice, but I was absent from my post at The Spencer Magnet at the end of the week last week. My husband and I took a much needed trip to Chicago.
    I won’t linger on that, except to mention my bravery in stepping out onto the Skydeck at the Willis Tower. It makes one a wee bit woozy to step out onto glass, see-through flooring 103 floors up in the air. But I did it and have pictures to prove it.

  • Daughertys celebrate 65 years

    Archie and Rena Daugherty will be celebrating 65 years together this weekend. The couple was married July 3, 1946.

  • Sluchers celebrate 70 years

    Earl and Hazel Slucher celebrated 70 years of marriage June 27. The late Rev. Earl Curry united the couple in marriage.

  • Tea Party gets footing in Spencer

    Tea Party advocates in Spencer County now have an official forum in which they can voice their political opinions to like-minded individuals and soon rally support for candidates.

  • Road closures possible this week

    Lane closures and delays are possible on two state roadways this week because of pavement patching and roadway paving, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced in a news release.
    Ky. 636/Van Buren Road may be affected between Ky. 248 and Smitha Road (mile points 0 and 1) due to pavement patching.
    Ky. 2885/Bowman Lane may be affected between mile points six and seven due to roadway paving.

  • Activities available to seniors

    The Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is the place to be for ages 60 and older. There is food, crafts, games, and education. Lunch is served daily. Please call in advance to let them know you will be having lunch. Transportation is provided by Wheels. The facility is located at 44 Creekside Drive in Taylorsville and is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please call Susan at 477-8296.

  • Officials host groundbreaking for water project

    The City of Taylorsville broke ground on its $3.4 million wastewater expansion plant project June 23.

  • Bear Care moves to TES

    The Spencer County School District’s Bear Care child enrichment program is again facing change as school board members voted last week to move its location from Spencer County Elementary to Taylorsville Elementary due to space constraints.
    The program’s existence has been questioned several times by the board because of its ability to financially sustain itself and now has been moved to TES because SCES is expected to be at capacity this school year. The room the program currently operates out of is needed for instruction space, Superintendent Chuck Adams said.

  • Competency hearing set for Mount Eden man accused in nephew’s stabbing death

    A Mount Eden man accused in the stabbing death of his nephew in December 2007 is scheduled for a competency hearing in circuit court Thursday.
    George T. Henderson allegedly stabbed his nephew, Phillip Ray Bentley Jr., two days before Christmas in 2007.
    Bentley was 48 years old at the time of his death.
    Police reports indicated that the victim likely bled to death after being stabbed once near the left shoulder with a seven-inch butcher knife.