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Today's News

  • Church happenings

     Thanksgiving eve services at 

    Risen Lord Lutheran

  • A change of seasons

    The changing of the seasons is at hand.

    Football is winding down across the state and soon the sounds of squeaking sneakers and bouncing balls will be echoing through high school gyms across Kentucky.

  • A thankful heart during the giving season

    From here, the holiday spirit begins with most precious of all things ... your time.” Thank you.

    Above all else on the thankful list, our troops. Then ...

    1. Our Commonwealth had newspaper publisher Tom Gish 82 years. The Mountain Eagle publisher in Whitesburg who died last week was a hero and beacon of straight-forward, honest journalism. Fitting that his alma mater University of Kentucky created a Gish Award in 2004 to honor Tom and wife Pat. What higher praise for a person of words than recognition for courage, integrity and tenacity in journalism?

  • The Normans of Normandy

     Isaac Norman, the first of the Norman families to reside in Kentucky came here in 1793 with his wife and five of his eight children.  Isaac, was born in Virginia, and migrated to Shelby County from Culpepper, Virginia and North Carolina, after his grandfather died, and the family settled in the Elk Creek community of that area of Shelby County that became Spencer County. He was part of the westward migration following the Revolutionary War.   Isaac Jr.

  • SCHS Italian Dinner

     

  • Taylorsville’s students of the month

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Congratulations to Taylorsville Elementary School’s October Students of the Month. Pictured are: (front, from left) Kari Underwood, Braden Castle, Ivy Hou, (back, from left) Megan Beard, Liz Walker, and Zachary Tipton. These students maintained GREAT behavior for the entire month of October. They each receive a Tiger Pride T-shirt and attend a special lunch with the school counselor.

  • Forcing Charter to meet

    The Charter Commission must reconvene, said Attorney Carol Petitt, and she’s asking a Spencer County court to make it happen.

    “They never should have stopped. They are required by statute to meet and they are violating the law,” said Petitt, a lawyer with KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties).

  • Fall Harvest goes to Grand Jury

    The 14 individuals that were arrested during the Fall Harvest round up by local authorities, as previously reported in The Spencer Magnet, all went before the Grand Jury of Spencer County on November 6 and were indicted as follows:

    Terry L. Farris, 105 Davis Lane, Taylorsville : one Count - trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree, schedule III Hydrocodone complicity; Class D felony.

  • Stallions Mighty Mites rumble in the River City

    A combined team of Spencer County Stallions Mighty Mites and PeeWees competed in the River City Rumble this past weekend at Southern High School. They defeated both the Derby City Cardinals & Valley Vikings. They lost to a team from Indianapolis. Jake Phillips won MVP of both winning games and Kalen Temple received a trophy for Hardest Hit in the Indy game. The team played excellant and shows the talent the PeeWee team will have next season for the Stallions. The team was coached by Mark Huckleberry, Scott Lawson, John Phillips, Stan Shivers and Tommy Shelburne.

  • What's Happening

    Gingerbread houses due this Friday

    Time to get out those aprons and rolling pins. It’s the annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Red Scooter. Past entries have ranged from an elaborate reproduction of the courthouse to miniature homes made of graham crackers and icing. Creativity is encouraged, but remember that all entries must be your own creation and of edible products.

    Categories:

    Adult 18+; over 6”, under 6”, made from kit

    Junior; ages 5 & under, 6 - 8, 9-12, 13-17

    School Project; 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade