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Today's News

  • County to buy current extension building

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Nov. 19 to move forward in purchasing the current Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service Building, which is set to become the new headquarters of Spencer County Emergency Medical Services.
    Magistrate David Goodlett, member of the building committee, reported that the extension building was appraised at $290,000 — that’s $40,000 higher than the $250,000 purchase price discussed between the Extension Board and the Fiscal Court.

  • Lifelong friends served in World War II together

    Editor’s note: The Spencer Magnet contacted Earl Slucher earlier this month in hopes of writing a story about his time spent serving in World War II. Slucher pointed us in the direction of an article that first ran in a Spencer Magnet special section in February 2004 featuring his story as well as the story of J.R. Smith. At the request of Mr. Slucher, that story appears below. Mr. Smith died last year.

  • Ballinger ruled not competent to stand trial; sodomy charge dismissed

    A first-degree sodomy charge was dismissed without prejudice Wednesday against a Taylorsville man after the court found him not competent to stand trial.
    Willard J. Ballinger, 30, of the 300 block of Washington Street, was indicted Dec. 22, 2011, on a first-degree sodomy charge when he allegedly engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 years of age.

  • New community outreach to offer those in need assistance through store, other ministries

    For more than a year, Spencer County residents Jason Cox and Chad Goodlett have envisioned starting a Christian ministry that meets the needs of the community’s most struggling individuals and families by providing clothing, appliances and furniture at low or no cost to the those in need.

  • Jury recommends 20 years for Seabolt

    A Spencer County jury earlier this month found a Louisville man guilty of burglarizing a Cochran Hill Road home and recommended he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

  • BACK IN TIME: 1992 recanvass yields three-vote difference in school board race

    50 years ago
    Nov. 22, 1962
    City Receives Grant For Sewage Plant;
    $21,793 Approved
    The Public Health Service this week approved a $21,793 grant to be applied to construction of a sewage disposal plant for Taylorsville.
    Proposed by the Phelps Engineering Company is a package disposal plant, which would operate above or below ground, but would require supervision. The unit would accomodate 2,000 to 3,000 families.

    40 years ago
    Nov. 23, 1972
    Homemakers Meet

  • Public Record: District Court October-November

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on Oct. 26, 2012, by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Traffic:
    Kerstin J. Keys (no birth year provided), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 court costs paid, state traffic school.

    Bruce Readus (1992), speeding 13 miles over the legal limit, guilty; operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, amended to no license in possession, guilty, $189 in total fines and fees for all charges, to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Is a longevity annuity right for you?

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about longevity annuities? I come from a family with long life expectancies and I would like to protect myself from running out of money in my old age. Looking Ahead

    Dear Looking
    If you’re worried about outliving your retirement savings, longevity annuities are definitely an option worth looking into.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving or Turkey Day?

    It seems that the tradition of turkey on the day we refer to as Thanksgiving Day will be here forever. I noticed this week at Country Mart in Taylorsville (my favorite place to shop) the huge display of “gobblers” from small to large, just in time to have our mouths water at the soon-to-be experience of that aroma that beats all other aromas ... roasted turkey.
    But with all the opportunities to have our taste buds stimulated, let’s now turn our attention to the topic: “what are you thankful for, not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day?”

  • COLUMN: Try this yummy, pumpkin twist on snickerdoodles

    Last week, I shared a recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies, which I discovered through a search on Pinterest, an online visual search tool. When I was looking around Pinterest for pumpkin whoopie pie recipes, I found another recipe for cookies made with pumpkin that I decided I had to try: snickerdoodle and pumpkin cream cheese sandwiches. Since I did not use the entire can of pumpkin for the whoopie pies, I had just enough left to make half of a batch of pumpkin cream cheese.