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Today's News

  • Similarities between firewood and fine wine?

    What do firewood and a fine wine have in common? Both often improve with age. This is why firewood left from last year tends to burn more efficiently than wood bought during the current burning season. It’s all a matter of curing, or seasoning.

  • Spencer County FFA takes top honors at Nationals

    Move over boys. When it comes to dairy judging, these Spencer County girls know their stuff and they’re not afraid to prove it.

    SCHS seniors Kelli Smitha, Whitney Owen, Michella White and Casandra Petersen now hold the title of being first in the nation for winning the Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career Development Event at the National FFA Convention held October 22-25 in Indianapolis.

  • City of Taylorsville: Don’t call 9-1-1 in case of water outages

    The word emergency has many meanings for many people, but in the case of Taylorsville Waters Works, a water main leak doesn’t require a call to 9-1-1.

    “That’s not what dispatch is for,” said Fire Chief Nathan Nation of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Journalists, stay on the fence

    As editor of a community newspaper, I am always trying to walk the fence when it comes to writing news stories. I never want to be seen as being in someone’s camp, as they say, especially when it comes to covering local issues.

  • Sports update: Find out what's going on in area sports

     

    Youth baseball

    taking

    nominations for officers

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will hold a nomination meeting for the 2009 officers on November 16 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held above the concession stand at Ray Jewell Park. All positions are open so please come and volunteer for the kids of Spencer County.

    Youth soccer

    meeting

  • Local judges trade the courtroom for a classroom

    For those in the law profession, being a college graduate is required before going on to the difficult task of law school. After which, one must pass the bar exam and then hopefully snag a great position in an upstanding law firm – work for a few years, get to know people in the community and then, maybe, run for judge.

    One would think after all that schooling, judges would be done with sitting inside a classroom.

    But that is far from the truth.

  • Overlap season, reasons why mid-Autumn in Kentucky is the best

    Frost is on the punkin, woolen sweaters are back and an extra blanket too. High autumn in Kentucky ... clock hands turn back, sugar maple are wearing red, yellows and brown, that aroma is spiced tea, and good memories get a replay.

    This week, a few reasons why November here is like no place else. Overlap.

    1. High school football players have decals splashed across their helmets and state title on their minds. College dudes are wearing whiskers and heavy tapped ankles. That crescendo in the distance ... bouncing basketballs.

  • UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT: Home Store Florist on Main Street

     

    The Home Store Florist & Gifts located at 26 West Main Street in Taylorsville has new owners.  Michael and Jessica Nation will be offering many services including:  Fresh Floral Arrangements, Silk Floral Arrangements, Funeral Arrangements, Weddings, Balloons, Party's, Special Occasions Gift Items.

  • LETTER: Politicking at Trick-or-Treat on Main

    I want to thank the Spencer Magnet and those that helped to organize last Friday’s Trick or Treat on Main Street. I know everyone enjoyed the evening and seeing the happy faces of our community’s young people certainly made it all worthwhile.

    The opportunity to participate in events like these and to get to know our friends and neighbors better makes living in a small town so enjoyable.

  • LETTER: America Recycles Day Nov. 15

    Today is Wednesday, November 5, 2008. We, the people, exercised our right to vote yesterday on probably the largest scale ever. Today we have a new President, and a lot of new faces in our State and Federal Governments.

    Win or lose, our lives will continue, with the economy being our main issue. This week is the last week of our fall litter abatement drive, and regardless of our political leanings, the trash needs to be eliminated and, as much of it as possible, recycled.