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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Decorating Main St. for Christmas

    JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Volunteers turned out in force to help decorate Main Street last Saturday for the Christmas holiday with garland, ribbon and bows.

  • ELECTION 2010: Montell to seek fifth term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is seeking his fifth term in the 58th District, which includes Shelby and Spencer counties.

    At last week’s monthly meeting of the Shelby County Republican Party, Montell reminisced about his beginnings in his current seat.

    “It was eight years ago almost to the night that I first met with a group of people in my basement, and I was the only one who really thought I could win, because I didn’t know any better,” he said.

  • Land donation answers Habitat prayers

    Another family will have the chance at a fresh start, thanks to a land donation by Taylorsville’s Citizen’s Union Bank, said Spencer County Habitat for Humanity President Bill Drury. Applications to become a partner family will be accepted through December 19.

    Habitat volunteers gathered along a quiet country road Friday morning to witness the land transaction between CUB President Sammy Crafton and Drury. A couple of signatures, some applause and a prayer sealed the deal that will provide Habitat one acre on Little Mount Church Road to build their second home.

  • Taylorsville looks at becoming a 4th class city

    Some Taylorsville restaurants could be allowed to serve liquor by-the-drink, if commissioners are able to re-classify the town as a fourth-class city. The classification would also permit the city to have its own Alcohol Beverage Control administrator.

    Commissioners hope to review a draft resolution outlining their request at the next meeting. In order to become a fourth-class city, legislation would have to be approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • UK's Georgia win wasn't pretty, it was gorgeous

    Amid the fickle peculiarities in sports is the short memory. Two years ago Mark Richt was Mahatma of Athens, Georgia. This week he’s a bum.

    Kentucky? Punctuating the victory chants after beating Georgia, analysis was about style points and winning ugly.

    Laughable? Yes.

    Not so many autumns ago the common UK coach complaint was, “...we need to be better in the fourth quarter.”  and “...we need more depth to finish a game.”

  • BLUE vs. WHITE: Boys basketball preview

    At first glance, a look at the 09-10 roster might suggest a very raw, inexperienced Spencer County Bears basketball team. While the list of players does reflect youth, much of that youth does have experience and that could pave the way for a much-improved season from last year’s 6-22 record.

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

    Magnet closes early today

    The Spencer Magnet office will close at noon today in order for the staff to attend the funeral of Samuel Todd Collins, husband of Susan Collins. 

    Spencer Magnet closed for holiday

    The Spencer  Magnet will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular office hours will be observed Friday.

    Post office holiday closings

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Stopping the flip-flopping

    It will undoubtedly become known as the great tree debate. City commissioners wrangling for an hour over whether or not to plant trees. First, deciding to go through with the project – only to take a one-eighty before the night was over.

    Not many of you were there to witness it, so let me break it down from the beginning of this telling tree story.

  • Small business fraud only matter of time

    It’s not a matter of if, but when a small business will be affected by theft. Whether it is from scams, counterfeiters or even employees, experts speaking at a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting provided advice on how business owners can protect themselves.

    “There’s more and more fraud happening every day,” said Pam Mason, vice president of operations at the Peoples Bank. “It’s unbelievable how many fraudulent cashier’s checks we see in this small community.”

  • Making their mark to fight against drugs

    From ‘Putting a CAP on drugs’ to ‘Saying BOO to drugs’, TES had a week full of fun ways to remind students to stay drug free.

    Students also designed bookmarks for the annual contest.  Copies of the first place winners were taken to the public library to help get the word out to all about how dangerous drugs can be.

    Bookmark winners        

    K/1 - Stranger Danger

    Emily Roberts 1st place

    Ian Moore 2nd place

    Brooklyn Patton 3rd place

    Sierra Knapper 1st place