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Today's News

  • LETTER: Alternatives to alcohol-based businesses

    Let us not cloud our county, which exudes innocence and purity for children and adults, with an unhealthy lifestyle of alcohol sales.  Let us build upon our positive qualities and create additional healthy businesses to work in and recreation in rather than offer bars, ABC stores, and “Happy Hours” in restaurants for our citizens. 

  • Carnival for juvenile diabetes expected to attract hundreds

    What’s better than a huge carnival? How ‘bout a huge carnival with a cause?

    That’s what you’ll find in downtown Taylorsville this Saturday during the first annual Carnival for a Cure, an event that will help raise awareness and funds for the fight against Juvenile Diabetes.

    Debby Cannon has worked with other families in the community with children dealing with this disease and have banded together to create the event.

  • Foreclosure intervention help for residents

    Judge Charles Hickman, circuit court judge for Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties met with members of the Spencer County Foreclosure Intervention Program on April 9.  While Judge Hickman clearly stated his commitment to neutrality regarding petitioners of the court, he also encourages efforts to save their homes through counseling, modifications or other means. 

    In Judge Hickman’s words, “…most of the cases where I issue judgments are due to default of appearance by the homeowner.” 

  • Farmers Market opens Saturday

    The Farmers Market in Taylorsville will open up this weekend and organizers are hoping for bigger and better things this growing season.

    Sandy Deutsch said there more than a dozen local growers who brought their plants and produce to sell at market last year, and that number could expand this season.

    “We’ve had more people ask about it so I expect to have that many or more this year.”

  • Elk Creek traffic at a stand-still after Friday car wreck

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Emergency personel responded to a two-car accident Friday afternoon on Taylorsville Road in front of Elk Creek Grocery. The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m., just as most folks were heading home from work. Traffic was  blocked in both directions for over 30 minutes while EMS transported one patient to the hospital. No  information on injuries was given.

  • LETTER: “Popping the top” on the real alcohol issues

    Organizers of the move to bring alcohol sales into Spencer County have attempted to frame this debate by ignoring the real issue.

    B.J. Smith says this isn’t a moral issue, but rather an economic one. Others have said it’s not about alcohol, but about choice.

    That’s a familiar tactic that’s been used often to mask a controversial topic. Proponents simply disguise it as something more defensible.

  • Help support Project Graduation

    The Spencer County High School Class of 2009 will be graduating next month and in what has become an annual tradition, the class will gather back at the high school one last time following their commencement ceremonies for Project Graduation.

    The event is designed to give the seniors a safe and fun alternative to post-graduation parties and will be highlighted by free food, entertainment, games and prizes. The event takes months of planning and the community has long been wonderful about donating prizes, money and food for the event.

  • A revelation from God

    Revelation 21:1-7 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

  • Entering the “Hall” and checking out pictures

    Induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame was a humbling experience and so satisfying to know the honor came from my peers.

    As far as I know, I’m the only Spencer Countian to make it. Jim Russell wasn’t a native of Spencer County, but the Courier-Journal writer resided here and died at Little Mount.

    He was one of the finest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. I predict he will be voted into the Hall of Fame soon.

  • Revard indicted for murder

    A Spencer County Grand Jury has decided that there is enough evidence to place Raymond Revard. Jr. on trial for the murder of his wife.

    Revard, 41, was charged in January for the alleged shooting death of his wife,  Lea Revard. When police arrived at the couple’s Normandy Station Road home, they found the 39-year-old woman laying on the kitchen floor with a gun shot wound at the back of her head. In his call to 9-1-1, Revard reportedly told dispatchers that his wife had shot herself.