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Today's News

  • 4-H centennial birthday bash

    The Kentucky 4-H Centennial is a momentous occasion for the organization that has made a positive, lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of the state’s youths over the years. To kick off a year of celebration, 4-H is planning a birthday bash. It will be Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington.

  • Cleaning up nature’s tangled mess

    For three days, Charles Walker has been reducing the wooden rubble strewn across his front yard into neat, manageable piles.

    “It was a terrible mess,” said Walker of the ice storm debris from his once majestic maples. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen.”

    As the Waterford man and his nephew, Brian Walker, cut some of the larger sections into firewood for a neighbor, the elder Walker said his plan was to pile the rest of the twigs behind his home near the woods.

  • Bright spots in business: Daugherty’s Body Shop

    Bright spots in business will be an occasional series that highlights Spencer County business owners who are not only surviving, but thriving during the current recession. With this feature, the Magnet will celebrate businesses that are helping to keep our local economy flowing and will provide some insight for those entrepreneurs in need of some good news in these bad times.

    Just as the global financial crisis was beginning to take shape in September 2008, Paul Daugherty was breaking ground on a 10,500 sq. ft. expansion project to his Taylorsville body shop.

  • Extension project presses on

    The Spencer County Extension service is one step closer to having bigger and better facilities following the district board’s vote Monday night to approve a land survey.

    “We’re at step three of 76 steps to getting something built,” said Bryce Roberts, Spencer County’s agricultural agent. “But the wheels are turning and that’s a positive.”

  • LETTER: Heartfelt thanks

    I am a relatively new resident of Taylorsville and would like to pass on some good news in this time of bad news for many.

    When the winter storm hit us last week, our power went out. It left us with no heat or way to cook our food. My wife and I were getting concerned and cold. The loud speaker which we heard telling us of the shelter at the hight school was great.

    I did not know many of our local city, county and state officials prior to Wednesday. but at the shelter, I got to see them all at work together - key word “together”.

  • Police need help with TES break-in

    Taylorsville Police are looking for information regarding a break-in at Taylorsville Elementary that occurred earlier this month.

    Two vending machines were damaged and an undetermined amount of money was taken sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday, January 8, and 5 a.m. the next morning.

    Police Chief Toby Lewis said that the suspect, or suspects, entered the school through a window.

    If you have information regarding this or any crime, please contact the Taylorsville Police Department at 477-3231.

  • Stand-off ends peacefully

    An Ashes Creek man was arrested Sunday after allegedly pointing a rifle at police during a brief stand-off.

    Ronnie Inghram, 35, of 3616 Ashes Creek Lane, is facing six charges filed by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department including wanton endangerment in the first degree. The felony charge carries a penalty of one to five years imprisonment and/or fines of $1,000 to $10,000.

    Sheriff Steve Coulter said police were called to the scene following a domestic disturbance.

  • Hope for the future

    A word that has been common in headlines all over the nation this past year is hope. We live in a time when the future seems uncertain and people are searching for something for which to hope. Taking a look at the progression of modern science, the rise in advanced technology and the tremendous medical breakthroughs, it would appear that things are getting better and better all the time. But it only takes turning on the television or opening up the newspaper to recognize that the world is actually getting worse.

  • Magnet takes 2nd in KPA

    The Spencer Magnet earned praise for its dedication to community news coverage amid fellow weekly papers at Friday night’s 2008 Kentucky Press Association awards banquet. Overall, Magnet staffers earned 13 awards for individual and collaborative efforts during the previous year.

    “My hope is that readers will see this as testament of our desire to serve them,” said Robin Bass, Magnet editor. “Awards are a good measurement of individual success, but our goal is, and always will be, to give Spencer County the best we can offer.”

  • Deep freeze

    Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon promising funds to areas coping with this week’s winter storm. Beshear said his primary concerns were roads, electric power, heating assistance and shelter.

    “We are prepared to use every available resource to help Kentuckians make it through these rough conditions,” said Beshear in a press release issued Tuesday.