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Today's News

  • Mt. Eden's new fire truck

    The Mt. Eden Fire Department has purchased this 1991 Gruman Fire Engine from the Union Fire Department in Northern Kentucky.

    The truck has a 1250 gallon per minute pump on it and it carries 750 gallons of water. It also will be used to carry the department’s Hurst rescue tools, thermal imaging camera, and other various equipment.

    It was purchased to replace a 1984 Mack fire engine that had to be removed from service. This new engine is now in service at Mt. Eden Fire Station #1.

  • Taylorsville’s 1935 typhoid epidemic

    Taylorsville has suffered through fires and floods over the years, but perhaps nothing has produced suffering to compare with the 1935 typhoid fever epidemic.

    There were 190 cases of typhoid that year in Taylorsville and 17 people died. Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States, about 400 cases occur each year so Taylorsville had nearly half the national average in 1935.

  • LETTER: Take blinders off

    I am very concerned that some people in our county wear blinders – the ones that give you tunnel vision so you never notice what is going on other than what is right in front of you.

    Not being able to see the entire picture distorts your image and ability to make good decisions. We have people running for office that have no experience, no education and no qualifications to hold the office of county judge executive, etc.

    One candidate can not settle his own financial problems without filing bankruptcy.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Cats, carnivals and baseball

    I remember many years ago a popular TV show called Rawhide starring a very young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates.  The show centered around the adventures of a bunch of cowboys out west on a cattle drive.  Every year, for the past four years, we have had our own version.  I call it “The Great Taylorsville CAT’L Roundup”.  Not cattle, but cats.

  • LETTER: Candidate responds to letter

    Birdie, you are correct, I do not judge myself.  I leave that up to my family, my friends and judgment day.  Nobody else matters.  No, I take that back.  All children matter.  And, that is why I have become so politically critical in the last few years.

     I spend a lot of time reading the paper, working on the internet and listening to the news.  I report what I hear, read, and see.  Along with my research, I only write about what I find and is reported.

  • LETTER: Upcoming Project Graduation events

    The senior and parents of Spencer County High School’s Class of 2010 are working very hard to raise funds for Project Graduation. Graduation and Project Graduation will be held this year May 29.

    This post party is designed for all seniors to have a drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free night in a safe, supervised environment filled with food, games, events and prizes. We are committed to providing this evening to our graduating class as they celebrate this achievement together.

  • Carnival for a cure

    Load up the kids. The carnival is coming to town.

    This Saturday promises non-stop thrills for all ages as the second annual Carnival for a Cure rolls into Taylorsville bringing fun with a purpose.

    Organizers hope to surpass last Spring’s success and raise $10,000 toward finding a cure for juvenile diabetes. Proceeds will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF), the world’s largest charitable organization advocating diabetes science.

  • PHOTO: Suspicious fire

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     A firefighter with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department prepares to extinguish a shed fire last Wednesday afternoon. The incident is under investigation by the Taylorsville Police Department. Anyone with information related to this fire is encouraged to call TPD at 477-3231.

  • SCHS paper mache winners

    The library media center at Spencer County High School has been displaying paper mache sculptures made by Ms. Capps’ classes. 

    Browsers to the display were encouraged to fill out an entry form finding all of the sculptures.  Prizes were given for their effort. 

    First place prize was given to Brittany Hopkins who listed the correct location for all of the sculptures. 

    Others who entered and won a prize are listed below.

    Other winners:     

    SUSAN MANN

    KYLE HOWARD

    CHRISTINA VIRES

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    County clerk office closed Saturday

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be closed Saturday due to the Juvenile Diabetes Carnival for a Cure. The carnival will be held in Taylorsville. Regular office hours will resume Monday, April 26.

    Farmers market opens