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Today's News

  • SCORE offers help for Spencer County businesses

    Thinking of jumping into the shark-infested waters known at entrepreneurialism? Best not to take that leap with out a buddy swimmer watching your back.

    That is what the volunteers at SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business in Louisville can provide – someone to look out for small business owners and possibly keep them from drowning.

    “Ninety-nine percent of the business in this country is entrepreneurial. They represent the core of economic activity in a community,” said Joe Hatfield, chairman of the Louisville chapter of SCORE.

  • Citizens, leaders show support for community center

    The possibility of constructing a community center spurred over 100 local residents and county officials to attend last Tuesday night’s public form. Some had questions, a few had doubts, but over-whelming those who spoke voiced their support of the concept.

    “I’m pretty excited about this,” said Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay. “When you ask people what they want, always at the top of the list is a community center.”

  • Magnet on the move

    Native Spencer Countian Brian Stephenson stops during a site-seeing trip to pose for a photograph with a recent copy of the Spencer Magnet atop Dobong Mountain. The hilly perch is located in South Korea near the large metropolitan city of Seoul.

    Stephenson has spent the last year working as an English teacher for the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. He works year-round teaching at a private all-girls school.

    He likes working in South Korea so much, that Stephenson has signed on for two, maybe three more years.

  • FROM THE WORD: Attacking Christians at their weak points

    When I read 1 John 3:3-18, I thought of what I heard Billy Graham say years–ago that 60 percent of all church members were lost.

  • Local doctor in emergency landing

    The pilot of a small aircraft made an emergency landing the night of August 6 in Northern Nelson County.

    There were two people in the plane at the time of the landing, a Taylorsville doctor and his 15-year-old-son, according to the property owner, Donna Eaves.

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports state that the owner of the plane is Kenneth L. Oder, of Taylorsville. Oder is a physician with Spencer Family Medicine in Elk Creek.

  • LETTER: Building on park's field day

    Spencer County Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all the sponsors who helped to put on our first-ever field day. We hope to build from this event and continue to host events for our youth.

    A special thanks goes to: Peoples Bank, Citizens Union Bank, Spencer County Insurance, Spencer County Farm Bureau Insurance, Dollar General, Creekside Florist and Gifts, Shelbyville Walmart, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Hometown Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Cindy’s Consignments, Plum Creek Rentals, and all the kids who participated.

    Steve Hume

  • Alcohol vote, taxes and two-inch numbers

    Numerous issues were covered by magistrates Monday – from date of the wet/dry vote to how much property taxes will be – but the topic that drew the most  discussion in fiscal court was how to properly display addresses.

    Glen Goebel, owner/developer of Goebel Crossings, asked court members to enforce the current ordinance rather than make changes that could cost homeowners in his subdivisions hundreds.

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

    Jakes Day Saturday

    The Salt River Strutters will be holding a Jakes Day Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court ( off Dale Lane).  We will have a gun safety class, trap shooting, archery, nature walk, prizes and more.  Lunch will be served.  All children up to age 17 are welcome.  Come out for a day of fun.  Bring a friend or two.

    For more information call Keith Thomas at 477-5337 or 572-5555 or call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or 210-1960

    College wakeboard competition

  • City taxes to remain same as 2008

    Recognizing the strains placed on residents during the current economy, Taylorsville City Commissioners have decided to maintain their current property tax rates.

    “I think times are hard enough,” said Mayor Don Pay. “We need to help out where we can.”

    Commissioners voted unanimously to propose tax rates of $0.148 on real property and $0.25 on personal property. Both tax rates are applied to every $100 of the property’s assessed value. The total amount to be generated by the taxes has been estimated at $141,664.

  • PHOTO: It's a family thing

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Joining the ranks of students heading back to school are a group of nine cousins, all attending Spencer County Elementary School: 5th grader David Gregory III, 4th grader Kori Curtsinger, 3rd grader Savannah Gregory, 2nd graders Tyler and Hannah Gregory, 1st grader Dylan Curtsinger and kindergarten triplets Emma, Tori, and Devon Rahrig.