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Today's News

  • Hosparus needs volunteers

    Hosparus needs volunteers in Shelby and surrounding counties and will host free training, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at 540 Main St., Shelbyville. Training pre-registration is required. 

    To register or for more information, contact Char Kostolnik at 719-4155 or ckostolnik@hosparus.org. Those interested in volunteering who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Char about future training opportunities.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  April 2010.

    Federal National Mortgage Association, Chicago, IL to Chanton D. Patel, Taylorsville. Lot #9 Hillsborough Estates. $159,000.

    Ada Metts, Taylorsville to Melvin Hume, Taylorsville and Duane P. Hume, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 232 page 506. $20,000.

  • LETTER: Reader says, Drury has been "a great magistrate"

    Of all the people in the county running for office, only three people have even bothered to ask for my vote: Kim Stump, Jerry Eye and Bill Drury.

    Is my vote not important to the others? Signs are not going to get votes, no matter how big they are or how many. It’s contact folks. We realize that if you hold a job, you may not be able to visit each house, but phone calls count, too.

    Speaking of phone calls, poor old Bill Drury probably thinks, “My goodness, what does she need now?” every time I call. But he doesn’t.

  • Good fellowship with fellow quilters

    The New Hope Tabernacle Quilters attended the Paducah Quilt Show in Paducah April 21.

    Pictured at right are (from left) Emma Ingram, Charlotte Shouse, Edna Mac Rogers and Marie Patton.

    The quilting group meets each Thursday at the church. All quilters are invited.

    New Hope Tabernacle is located on Townhill Rd. in Taylorsville.

  • LETTER: Grays Run flooding more frequent

    Once again the water is over Grays Run Rd. in front of my house from the bridge past the curve so I do not know how far it goes.  This used to happen about once every 10 years and now is happening once every 18 months. 

    No doubt my and the house next to me culverts should be once again replaced.  Now on a Sunday this is not too bad but during the week many people travel this state road to get to work, using it as a short cut.

  • LETTER: "Promises are cheap"

    “Promises are cheap”

    This letter is in response to the article, “Community Center Update” published in the Spencer Magnet April 14, 2010.

    In the article, Richard Travelstead stated that the largest portion of the $250,000 from a multiple of entities was the promise of a five acre donation from Tanglewood Golf Course.

  • Teen severely injured in explosion

    A 15-year-old male was severely injured Sunday afternoon when the homemade explosive device he was making ignited.

    Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the teen was in a field behind his home in McClain Heights subdivision when the accident occurred.

    The juvenile, whose name was withheld, was transported by Spencer County EMS to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

    Bennett said one leg suffered more serious injuries than the other, but that both were hit by shrapnel from the device.

  • Food acidity determines canning method

    An upsurge of interest in locally-grown foods, food safety issues and tough economic times has led to resurgence in food preservation in the past few years. Canning is a great way to have fresh produce year round, but if it’s not done correctly, it could lead to the growth of bacteria or toxins in the food, which could cause botulism – a deadly food borne illness. By using USDA research-based recipe and methods, you can lower the risk of food borne illness.

  • LETTER: Endorsement for John Riley

    I have known John Riley for eight years and have never met a man who is more qualified to serve in public office than he is. In the years before John was elected magistrate, he became active in virtually all aspects of the Spencer County community and government.

  • Bear Care services to continue

    The more than 60 families that rely upon the Spencer County School District’s Bear Care childcare program should be relieved to learn that the school board has voted not to discontinue the services, but families will now pay more for their children to participate.