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Today's News

  • SCHS student’s essay on Holocaust wins her a trip to D.C.

    “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana.

    With thoughts like this in mind, the Jewish people of our country observe remembrance days.    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 was the most recent Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah).

  • Help for homeowners
  • PHOTO: 1st big bird

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Shawn Dickerson of Taylorsville shot his first turkey on Sunday April 26, on a family farm in Nelson County.  Dickerson is the son of Jennifer Banta.

  • PHOTO: Signature HealthCARE training

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • School board wants roofs fixed

    The need to repair roofs dominated much of the conversation at Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County School Board.

    The discussion resulted from a request by Superintendent Chuck Adams asking the board to itemize a list of needs in the event that federal stimulus money – also referred to as stabilization funds – were made available to the district. Board members selected roof repairs to the high school and Taylorsville Elementary as being at the top of their list.

  • National Day of Prayer next Thursday

    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday May 7, 2009, to honor the 58th  Annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • PHOTOs: SCMS spring football

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School wrapped up a weeklong spring football practice Friday with a mixture of work and play. Following two hours of intense drills, the boys, parents and coaches spent some time relaxing together with a cookout.

  • High school principal resigns post

    After three years serving as principal at Spencer County High School, Tracy Bale said it is time to expand his horizons.

    “Professionally, I have reached a point where I need a different challenge,” said Bale. “When (my family) first came here, we were on the five-year plan. Our five years are up and we’re going to look for a new adventure.”

  • A clash of opinions

    More than two dozen people crammed inside the EDA’s small office Monday night to discuss what will undoubtedly be Spencer County’s biggest issue this year – legalizing the sale of alcohol.

    The temperature inside the cramped space rose uncomfortably, but citizens and EDA board members managed to maintain their  composure, even when put on the spot.

  • Church happenings

    Biblical advice in difficult times featuring Dave Ramsey

    Elk Creek Baptist Church invites you to join them on Sunday night at 6 p.m.,  May 3 and May 17  for a video driven series by financial expert Dave Ramsey.  Topics covered include: The Basics of Biblical Finance, Breaking the Bondage of Debt, & The #1 Myth about Money.  A discussion group will meet at 7 p.m.  the Wednesday following each session to further discuss the topics covered.  For more info, call 477-2730.

    Honor service for Armed Forces