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Today's News

  • Shaving heads, saving lives

    At least 11 people will shave their heads here Saturday to raise money for childhood cancer.  It’s part of a national effort, known as St. Baldrick’s Day, to bring awareness to the cause.  

    “This is something that really hits close to home for me,” said Aimee Barr, event organizer for the Spencer County project.

  • Volunteers needed for Taylorsville clean up

    It’s time for a spring spruce up.

    Volunteers are needed Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to noon to help with the annual Taylorsville Spring Cleanup Day. Efforts will be focused on the ditch line between the Spencer County High School football field and U.S. 155, across from Taylorsville City Hall.

    “It is grown up and needs a lot of work,” said John Shir-cliffe, chairman for the Main Street Committee and an organ- izer of the event. “This is our Main Street into downtown and with a good group of volunteers we can really make a difference.”

  • Wet vote could spur more businesses

    Economic growth.

    That is the number one reason petition organizers say they are looking to give voters the opportunity to legalize the sale of alcohol in Spencer County.

    “We need to keep those revenue dollars here,” said petition spokesperson B.J. Smith, rather than sending potential customers to neighboring counties to purchase their beer, wine and distilled spirits.

  • Church happenings

    Dave Ramsey event

    Plum Creek Baptist Church will be hosting a live broadcast event, “Town Hall for Hope – The Economy, Your Money, Real Answers”, April 23 in the church sanctuary.  This event is free.  Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the broadcast begins at 8 p.m.

  • City continues street improvements

    Homeowners on Washington Street don’t need to look far to see what Taylorsville City Commissioners have in store for them. Just look one street over at the recent improvements to Main Cross.

    Residents along Main Cross are beginning to fully see the benefit of new sidewalks, drainage pipes and a fresh black top after months of construction.

    At a meeting last Tuesday, commissioners approved several measures for work to be done along Washington Street, including tree removal.

  • FROM THE MAYOR: In praise of Taylorsville’s finest

    Three weeks ago I listed several accomplishments in the city of Taylorsville over the past year.  I also made mention of our goals for the future.  However, there was one department I did not report; The city Police Department.  I felt this department needed some space of its own.

  • Youth football and cheerleading camp

    Spencer County Youth  Football Association will be hosting the 2009 Spring Football and Cheerleading Camp April 19 and 26 beginning at 2 p.m at the Taylorsville Elementary School field.

    All youth in Spencer County are invited to attend the Spring Football and Cheerleading Camp for the Spencer County Stallions’ upcoming 2009 season.  This event is free to all Spencer County youth.

    There are 4 levels of competition:

    • Mighty Mite age 5-7

    • Pee Wee age 8-9

    • Juniors age 10-11

    • Seniors age 12-13

  • The story of Easter

    Pastor Josh McFarland taught a group of children the Easter story Saturday using plastic eggs with symbols of the Bible story tucked inside. The children were participating in Elk Creek Baptist Church’s annual Easter egg hunt.

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • LETTERS: Knights thank community
  • SCHS distinguished band students

    Spencer County High School Band students recently performed at the 2009 Kentucky Music Educators Association Central KY Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival/Performance Assessment Event.  Over 800 students from the surrounding counties participated.  South Oldham Middle School, Crestwood,  hosted this year’s festival.