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Today's News

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

    Cancer awareness

    The Spencer County Extension Office will be holding a Lunch and Learn program tomorrow, from noon until 1 p.m. to raise awareness about cervical and breast cancer, for women in the community. The program is free. Please call the Spencer County Extension Office to sign up at 477-2217.

    Halloween fun at the library

    On Friday dress like your favorite book character and visit the Spencer County Library.  Tell a staff member or have them guess which character you are to win a prize.   

    Cody Goodlett benefit

  • IN THE WORD: Better to be a begger, than rich

    I preached a sermon on the fifth chapter of James about the rich men taking advantage of the poor men and what was waiting for those who did this. When we had dismissed the congregation, one of our members said, “When I grew up, we lived in a place that was well kept and a lot of people would gather in and have parties. But all up and down the valley where we lived were poor people that lived in shacks or anywhere they could. I have heard people say that Jesus will have a place separate in heaven for us from this poor trash, where we won’t have to congregate with them.

  • The turnip tells the tale of a real Hallow’s Eve

    Pumpkins have been on sale for weeks, children have obsessed over their costumes and somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.  

    Halloween, as it is known today, has its origins in something a bit more interesting than just pumpkin carving and candy collecting.  In fact, the evening’s festivities marked the beginning of winter for the ancient Celtic race of the Druids. 

  • Church happenings

    Trunk or Treat at Risen Lord Lutheran

    Risen Lord Lutheran church would like to invite you to Trunk or Treat from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. There will be trophies for best costumes, an inflatable and food. The church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Road near the Elk Creek Grocery/Restaurant. Call 502-477-6557 for information.

    Harvest Festival at Parkland Hills Baptist

  • Family night at TES Thursday

    Taylorsville Elementary is hosting a Title I family night Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be a CATS celebration, balloon toss and cook out from 4:30-5:30. Bring a chair if you would like to sit outside to eat and to watch the balloon toss.

    There will be family math, reading and science games indoors, along with story telling and a pumpkin decoration contest from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

    Pumpkins will be on display in the library with ribbons of achievement. Students have been asked to decorate a pumpkin like their favorite book character.

  • PHOTO: Youthful deer hunter

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Seven-year-old Alex Matherly, son of Tony and Stephanie Matherly of Magnolia, KY shot his first deer Oct. 10, 2009. He was hunting with his dad at the family’s farm in Hart county when he shot this 8-point, 160 lbs. buck. Alex is in 2nd grade at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. His grandparents are Steve & Elaine Snyder of Mount Washington and the late Leo “Key-hole” and Marie Matherly of Taylorsville.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Matthew K. Eckert presided over the following cases in District Court on September 11, 2009.

    Traffic:

    John S. Bullock (b. 1991). Speeding 18 mph over the limit. Traffic diversion agreement. Paid $143.

    Michael Chesser (b. 1985). Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. Traffic school plus court costs.

    Terry L. Farris (b. 1960). Speeding 22 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. $44 fine plus court costs.

  • Helping children for Christmas

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • County gamblers net $1.5 million

    Spencer County gamblers won more than $1.5 million in prizes from the Kentucky Lottery this fiscal year, a report released last week by the agency showed.

    Revenue in Spencer County, from scratch-off tickets and other Kentucky Lottery products totaled about $2.3 million, the report showed, while pay outs here topped $1,525,529.

    The Kentucky Lottery has paid more than $3 billion to the Commonwealth since it began in April 1989.  Money generated from the lottery has funded more than 120,000 college grants and scholarships.

  • LETTER: Saddened by vote

    I was saddened when I went to bed on the night Spencer County went from a dry county to a wet county.

    I grew up in Spencer County from the time I was four to about 19 when I graduated, left home and got married. At that time, it was a much different from now. I grew up in a christian home were values were taught. They were taught not only by words, but by example. I was raised in a church and taught to love God and live my life accordingly.