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Today's News

  • FROM THE WORD: Broad is the way to destruction

    Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Luke 13:24-28 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

  • Making cents of selling alcohol

    In this first of a three-part series leading up to an Oct. 8 public forum on the alcohol referendum, the Spencer Magnet examines the perceived economic impacts of countywide alcohol sales. Subsequent articles will focus on the perceived safety and moral consequences associated with the issue.

    Spencer County voters will decide if they want alcohol sales at a special election Oct. 20.

  • Cross country begins new season

    Spencer County Cross Country has been in action, running down the competition for the past two weekends. 

    Team members attended the Shelby County Invitational on September 5, where the boys team was lead by Cory Kleinjan’s 10th place finish in the varsity 5K race. 

    In the JV race, Nathan Hahn placed 13th and Drew Abell 15th of 111 runners.  Another highlight for the boys team was Travis O’Dell’s 11th place finish in the middle school 3K, with a time of 11:09.

  • Democracy essay contest

    The VFW Post 11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships are once again holding their Voice of Democracy essay contest.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in district court on July 31, 2009.

    This the remainder of Judge Armstrong’s July 31 docket.

    Small Claims:

    Ronnie Earls etal v River City Vinyl Supply and Trim. River City tendered check for payment of judgment in full.

    Civil:

    Country Day Apartments v Richard Mouser etal. Eviction hearing. Judgment for Country Day Apartments.

    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v Erin Mitchell. Summary judgment sustained.

  • Bring the whole family to Meet the Stallions day

    Spencer County Youth Football Association will be hosting a Meet the Stallions day Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at their new football fields located at 100 Water Street in Taylorsville. A schedule of the day’s events is as follows:

    • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. punt/kick/pass tournament

    • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. cornhole tournament

    • 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m concert featuring Jamie Lawson and Alex Shelley

    • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. concert featuring Billy Curtsinger, Eric Gilbert and Ron Harley Coffey.

  • Settler's Center sold for $2 mil

    Settler’s Center could see a few cosmetic updates after a Louisville developer paid $2 million for the county’s only shopping center last week.

    Settler’s Center, LLC sold the property to Carter Realty III, LLC, of Prospect, in a deal reached Aug. 31, according to records on file with the Spencer County Clerk’s Office.

  • Obama speech not mandatory in Spencer

    Local parents voiced their concerns about President Obama’s school speech by making calls to school administrators last week. Superintendent Chuck Adams said one parent compared the intent of the president’s address to Adolf Hitler’s recruitment of German youth.

    The concerns of locals echoed sentiments of parents across the country who said that Tuesday’s speech to America’s students was for the purpose of “indoctrinating” children into a liberal ideology.

  • LETTER: Library's influence in county

    In fiscal year 2008 there were 66,586 visitors entering the Spencer County Public Library.  The library is open 2,418 hours per year.  Our collections total 27,547 books, audios and videos, with an annual circulation of materials numbering 82,757.  Aggressive weeding of non-circulated materials in all areas, coupled with increased purchasing of new titles, has greatly improved selections available to our patrons. 

  • Dial-A-News hangs up the phone

    Dial-A-News, the phone-based news service covering Spencer and Shelby counties since the 1960s, disconnected last week.

    For no charge, callers could dial a local telephone number 24 hours a day and hear pre-recorded news briefs and advertising deals from their community.

    The service was founded by Dean Harden, and later purchased by Tom Hardin, a former WCND 940 AM radio personality whose voice gave callers the latest headlines for nearly the past 20 years.