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Today's News

  • Only in America is craziness in vogue during March

    March. Synonym for Craziness without threat of jail time. Sort of. Basketball fans are cut some slack to whoop it up this month long as nobody burns a mattress, turns over a police car or DUI.

    A month of mud and screwball weather outdoors, with bracketology surprises and upset promise inside as arenas across America crank up to host Big Dance.

    America. I love this place.

    This week ...

  • LETTER: Hungry children here need your help

    Not so very long ago I was talking with someone about the ad that I ran in the Spencer Magnet and they wanted to know if I was satisfied with the results?

    The ad was designed to help the Back Pack Buddies Program here in Spencer County. Unfortunately, I had to say, “No”. I might as well have written them a check for $319.00 or purchased that amount of food.

    For those of you who do not know what this program is about, it is as simple as this.

  • SCES wins first at nationals

    The Spencer County Elementary School Dance Team took first place in their division at the Jamfest Super National Champion competition Feb. 14 in Cincinnati. The team received a banner and a trophy and each girl was awarded a jacket. This will make the dance team’s fifth consecutive first place trophy. Their most recent competition was in Sevierville, Tenn. Feb. 27.

  • Supporting shooting sports

    The Salt River Strutters chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presented a $250 check in support of Spencer County 4-H Shooting Sports. Pictured at left are: Mary Bramer and her daugher Samantha accepting the award on behalf of 4-H. At right is Salt River Strutters Chapter President Ernie Ryles.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check Out week

    The cost of food in America remains affordable.

    American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

    That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • Lessons learned in Haiti

    J.D. Fleming has a servant’s heart.

    When he is not working as an airplane mechanic for UPS, the part-time Spencer County paramedic is usually off on a mission trip. Over the years he has traveled to poverty-stricken areas of Jamaica and twice to the orphanages of Romania. Closer to home, Fleming volunteers weekly at Operation Care Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville. During the 2009 ice storm, he gave countless hours caring for local residents at the emergency shelter.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

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

    Goodlett & Klempner, Inc., Mt. Eden to Trevor Brown Real Estate, Inc., Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 231 page 558. $172,050.76.

    Stephen Walker, Bardstown to Thomas A. Morsey, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 231 page 561. $210,000.

  • SCHS scheduling showcase

    Parents of rising eighth through eleventh graders are encouraged to attend the Spencer County High School Scheduling Showcase Monday, March 8 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Early sign up for classes will allow students to receive first priority in scheduling. Please note that parent signature/permission is required in order to register.

  • Taking the plunge for Special Olympics

    Most people would not jump into the Ohio River in freezing temperatures during February.  However, a few choose to do this every year, and among them this year were eleven residents of Spencer County.

    This brave group of polar bears took the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics of Kentucky.  Altogether, they raised $3185.  A mix of family and friends, coaches and teachers were eager to help with supporting this organization.

  • Business news

    Free small business counseling

    In partnership with the Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce is able to bring members free, personalized, one-on-one business counseling.

    This event will take place Monday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the  Chamber of Commerce building.

    Consultations are private and on a first come-first serve basis so sign up today by emailing clewis@tpbtaylorsville.com or calling Cara Lewis at 477-2244.

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