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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Who's that Who?

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Crisis situation: Heating help available for residents in need

    Spencer County families struggling to pay the high-cost of winter heating bills may be able to fight off January’s frigid temperatures with help from the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

    Beginning January 5, the community service agency started offering assistance to low-income households deemed to be in a home-heating crisis situation. Criteria for being in a crisis situation are:

    That the household is within four days of running out of the fuel (coal, fuel oil, propane, kerosene, or wood) being used as a heating source;

  • Bears must protect ball

    The young Spencer County Bears continue to take their lumps as they struggle through a tough season, but head coach Jacob Barmore insists they’re making strides, even if it’s not evident in their 3-10 record.

    The Bears finished up their holiday tournament action with a lopsided 102-51 loss to a quick Louisville Western team that exploited possibly the biggest weakness of the Bears – the inability to protect the basketball.

  • What's Happening

    City offices closed for holiday

    The City of Taylorsville offices will be closed January 1 and 2 in recognition of the New Years Day holiday.

    Youth baseball meeting

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will have a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ray Jewell Park.

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • Local family embraces cultural exchange

    The Browning house in Elk Creek is one of those homes where all the neighborhood kids seem to gravitate. Maybe it’s the tall stack of video games in the living room, or the swimming pool and basketball goal in the back yard – but whatever the reason, Mary Browning said her home is usually packed with teenagers.

    “We just have a fun place,” said Mary.

  • Christmas Eve fire destroys Cox’s Creek home

    One Spencer County family remains homeless after an early morning Christmas Eve fire consumed their rental home and everything inside.

    Angel Brown, of 2852 Max Rouse Road, said that she was awakened by the smell of smoke around 3 a.m. Wednesday and immediately went to check on her three small children. During her search of the house, Brown said she discovered a small fire and thick smoke in her son’s room.

  • BUSINESS VIEWPOINT: The Magnet is our county’s preferred choice

    For most of us, there is some measurement used to gauge our success, or relative strength, within our markets. Schools use test scores as one of their measurements of success, banks are judged by their financial scorecards, and newspapers are judged by their respective circulation numbers as compared to other media in their competitive markets.

    Once again, the numbers are in, and once again, the Spencer Magnet is the preferred print reading material for Spencer county residents.

  • Law enforcement pleas for a safer New Year

    New Year’s Eve is filled with joy in Kentucky as friends and family gather for holiday dinners, parties and other festivities.

    Every year law enforcement officials make a plea to those who drink to stay off the roads. While drunk driving is a horrible crime any day of the year, statistics show that the holiday season is by far the worst period for crashes involving alcohol.

    KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer indicated that twenty-five people died on Kentucky roadways between December 20 and December 31 last year.

  • Making the grade in football

    It’s bowl season and if you turn on the television over the next several weeks, you’re going to see some of the best football players hitting the field as the season winds down. But come Sunday, two of those players will be Spencer County youngsters who are participating in the prestigious Football University Youth All-American Bowl at the AlamoDome in San Antonio.

  • PHOTO: Wrapped up in the season

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Iliana Rich, 5, shares a giggle with a fellow kindergartener during a recent drama club production at Spencer County Elementary School. About 80 students participated in the play titled “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”.