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Today's News

  • Letters to the editor

    The Spencer Magnet asks that readers adhere to the following guidelines when submitting letters:

    • No form letters or photocopies.

    • Letters must include signature, address and phone number of writer. No unsigned letters will be published.

    • The Spencer Magnet reserves the right to reject or edit any letter submitted.

    • Readers are limited to one letter every 30 days.

    Submit letters to The Spencer Magnet, Box 219, Taylorsville, KY 40071 or email to editor@spencermagnet.com.

     

  • Yuletide dream fillers and things

    Christmas. What would be your ultimate joy? Be Santa Claus for 24 hours? Own a mystical and bottomless sack of feel goods? Be a bearer of good tidings, raised hopes and sparkles unburdened by bail-out blues and the rest.

    Maybe a one night fly-over, leave gifts practical and not, pricey and not, but most of all, dream fillers under Christmas trees. Anonymously.

    If I could be the white whiskered man in a red suit, these would be my top 10 dream fillers.

    1. Mike Casey. Return to good health. Period.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys home

    A Christmas Eve fire ravaged one family's home early Wednesday morning in western Spencer County.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to the fully-involved structure fire in the 2800 block of Max Rouse Road around 3:30 a.m. Firefighters worked through high winds and rain as they attempted to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes.

    A total of six fire engines responded to the scene along the narrow one lane road. Three tankers were used shuttled water to the remote area.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on November 14, 2008

    Traffic:

    Kenneth Harold McGaughey. Charge #1, improper start from parked position. Guilty. $50 fine. Charge #2, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, second offense. Guilty. $1000 fine. Charge #3, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Guilty. $50 fine plus $143 court costs.

    Misdemeanor:

    Stacie L. Stevens. Sentencing hearing. Sentenced to 365 days conditionally discharged. Restitution due by 12/11/09.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Are you a Christmas carol?

    One of my favorite Christmas stories is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In it we have a miser named Scrooge who not only doesn’t know the meaning of Christmas but goes out of his way to make everyone as miserable as he is. He is visited by a ghost and three spirits of Christmas, the past, present, and future. After this experience he is a changed man, Charles Dickens wrote in his epilogue that if there was anyone who could keep Christmas the whole year through it was Scrooge.

  • Deer harvest third highest ever recorded

    With several weeks still left in the season, deer hunters have already recorded one of the state’s highest harvest totals ever. Kentucky hunters telechecked 117,124 deer as of December 22.

  • Search for missing teen leads to meth lab bust

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Department discovered an active meth lab in Taylorsville early Wednesday morning while investigating a report of a missing Winchester teen.

    The female juvenile, whose name was not released because of her age, was said to have last been seen in a silver, compact car with Troy S. Waldridge, 37, of Taylorsville. Spencer County Deputy Gordon Miles said that he went to Waldridge’s Railroad Street home to locate the girl and was granted access to search the premises.

  • Check it out: Fourth graders donate book to public library

    Ten-year-old Kelly Herndon said being a published author at her tender age has lost some of its allure – after all, she’s been in three books already.

    So, when her fourth grade teacher at Spencer County Elementary told her class earlier this school year that they were going to create a book of poems, Kelly had no problem containing her excitement. That is, until she discovered a copy was to be given to the public library.

    “I thought it was amazing,” said Kelly. “I mean, everybody goes to that library.”

  • LETTER: Where hope comes from

    It is hard to believe that another year has almost gone by and 2009 is just around the corner. We have all been witness to many newsworthy events in our local community, state and nation during this past year, that will impact us all. On January 20 of next year our country will have a new president who will be faced with many difficult problems to overcome. We have all grown accustomed to hearing in the news about bailouts, job layoffs, increases in foreclosures and the drop in the stock market.

  • Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of October 2008.

    Nalley Construction Inc., New Haven to James C. and Tracey R. Tennill, Taylorsville. Lot 79 Highview Estates. $152,000.

    John T. and Sue Snider, Taylorsville to Shawn E. and Julie R. Honaker, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 223 page 431. $6,500.

    PK Contracting LLC, Shepherdsville to David and Mary Lauren Huff, Taylorsville. Lot 17 Elk Creek Ridge. $251,000.