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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Singing for someone else's supper

    Taylorsville Elementary’s ensemble, chorus, drama and community engagement clubs entertained a large crowd last Thursday with their Christmas production. Audience members were asked to bring cans of food as admission and the students were able to raise over 200 cans for TES’s Book Bag Buddies program. Staff, faculty and students would like to thank the community for supporting Taylorsville Elementary.

     

    photo submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Volunteers provide 500 with a Christmas meal

    Daniel Cox admitted he was feeling a bit Scrooge-ish when his father first woke him from a winter slumber early Monday morning. Shuffling canned goods into Christmas baskets for hours didn’t sound quite as inviting as the sugarplum dreams he was leaving behind.

    But by mid-morning, the nineteen-year-old admitted, “I’m glad my dad woke me up. We have so much and there are people out there that don’t.”

  • FROM THE WORD: God wants us to share this season’s gift with others

    This is the way most celebrate Christmas – we start shopping on the day after Thanksgiving and continue to do so for many days after. Then after three or four weeks, we start wondering who we have left off our shopping list. Or we start worrying if someone will like the present we got for them. When Christmas Eve or Christmas Day rolls around, we begin the massive exchange of gifts and partake in bountiful meals. Most of us eat way too much and gain at least 10 pounds, feeling miserable. During these big meals, we briefly forget about the presents under the tree.

  • Charter members will be named to suit

    All 32 members of the Charter Commission will be added as parties to a lawsuit between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman told lawyers during a hearing Thursday that commission members needed to have a voice in any decisions that may effect whether they are forced to resume meetings. Attorney Carol Pettit was instructed to subpoena members of the commission in time for another hearing mid-February.

  • LETTER: Recycle Christmas trees

    This year, when at last the party’s over, remnants of the christmas tree can be taken to the park for chipping. This will give us the opportunity to create mulch from the discarded trees. Waste not, want not, the adage goes.

    Happy New Year!

    Curtis Ochs

    Solid Waste

    Coordinator

     

  • Young, Travis win VFW essay contest

    Nelson County junior Ashley Young and Collin Travis, an eighth-grader at Spencer County Middle School, were recently announced as winners in a local VFW essay contest. Their winning entries will now go on to compete at the district level. Winners at the district level will continue on to compete at the state level and have the opportunity to win as much as a $30,000 scholarship. Spencer County’s chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary sponsored the local contest for area middle and high school students. Below are the winning essays:

  • Best Buy gives $1,000 to Habitat

    Mike Ratchford, General Manager of the Best Buy in St. Matthews, presented a $1,000 check to Spencer County Habitat for Humanity board members Friday.

    Best Buy employees had also donated 40 hours of volunteer labor on the Habitat house.

    Ratchford said there was another check coming soon, for a second 40 hours the employees volunteered.

    Pictured are: (from left) Bill Drury, SCHFH President; Sue Schaefer, Vice President; Mike Ratchford, GM Best Buy St. Matthews; James Allen Tipton, Chair, Church Relations; and Darren Esterle, Chair, Construction.

  • Berries add winter interest

    We all say we want winter interest but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season. Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January? Look out the window and tell yourself what you see and then take some notes. What window do you gaze out the most and where, in that view, would a colorful tree or shrub make the most difference? Now, consider planting something with the best winter interest there is: berries. Berries come in all sorts of colors; and they will bring in wildlife to enjoy, as well.

  • Gray recognized for community service

    Logan Gray, senior of Spencer County High School, was recently nominated for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and the Toyota Community Scholars Program. Both programs recognize students for their outstanding commitment to community service and present awards based on the student’s academic performance and the overall impact of the student’s contribution(s) in the area of community service.

  • Programs to help with winter energy needs

    Because of the colder weather which translates into greater energy usage, E.ON U.S./KU will make additional funds available to customers in need who struggle to pay their winter heating bills.

    Specifically, E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for the heating assistance program WinterCare and Winterhelp, from 25-cents to $1 -- four times the traditional match. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning November 1 and continuing through April 30, 2009.