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  • Library to host essay contest; winners receive a book

    Spencer County Public Library recently announced a new contest. Entrants are asked to write an essay about a book that they would give as a gift and why.
    The best essay in each group will win a book. Entries need to be turned in by Dec. 19.
    Groups are as follows:

    Toddler to preschool: Parents can write just the title of the book with the name of the child on the back of the paper. When they turn in the paper they can tell a librarian why they chose that book.

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 28

    Chili for charity
    The Spencer County FFA is hosting a chili cook-off Thursday in the Spencer County High School cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. to help raise funds to shop for angels from the Angel Tree.
    Admission is free, but any and all donations are appreciated.
    Community members are invited to come vote for their favorite chili by donating to the cause.

    Country Ham Breakfast

  • PHOTO: Montell talks public pensions

    Rep. Brad Montell, right, R-Shelbyville (58th District), discusses the final report of the Task Force on Kentucky Public Pensions with Rep. Marie Rader, R-McKee (89th District), following the group’s final meeting on Nov. 22 in Frankfort.  The recommendations on how to overhaul the Commonwealth’s public pension system will be forwarded to the Kentucky General Assembly, which could take legislative action in the 2013 session scheduled to begin in January.

     

  • Eagle Scouts Clay Abell and Tyler Nichols from Troop 63 in Finchville

    Tyler Nichols, 15, and Clay Abell, 15, of Taylorsville, pictured at right, have earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

  • PHOTO: Sheriff’s Shining Stars

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is currently collecting funds to support the second-annual Sheriff’s Shining Stars Christmas gift-giving program which benefits the children of local families.

  • PHOTO: Taylorsville Police, KSP sponsor ‘Cram the Cruiser’

    The Taylorsville Police Department and Kentucky State Police Post 12 in Frankfort are partnering to “Cram the Cruiser” — two cruisers, actually.  A Taylorsville Police cruiser and a KSP cruiser are parked outside of Country Mart with the agencies’ goal of collecting enough food to fill them both, then deliver to families in need in the community. To help, drop off non-perishable items at The Spencer Magnet, Hometown Pizza, Country Mart or The Tea Cup. Pictured are TPD Chief Toby Lewis and KSP Sgt. Scott Felder.

  • Photo: Follow the banner

    Pictured are Buckle Up Committee members, from left, Kristen Benham, Kristen Smith, Danny Hilbert, Janet Oliver, and Niki Ethington. “Wishing you a safe Thanksgiving holiday,” committee members said. “Please always buckle up.”

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 21

    Trick or Treat on Main Street photos now available for pickup
    If you purchased a photo (or two, or three) at Trick or Treat on Main Street, the photos are now available for pickup at The Spencer Magnet office, located at 100 W. Main St. in Taylorsville.
    Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Magnet closed for Thanksgiving
    The Spencer Magnet office will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Donate food, decrease your library fines

    The Spencer County Public Library’s third annual Food for Fines program kicks off on Friday. Patrons with late fees on books or DVDs can help the community and wipe out the fines on their accounts by donating canned goods or other nonperishable food items to the library.
    The Library is offering $1 credit toward any fine for each canned or boxed item brought into the library between Friday and Monday, Dec. 31.

  • Toy sale sign-ups Friday, Monday

    This year, the toy sale sponsored by the Spencer County Ministerial Association will partner with local toy store, Toytopia, to let parents choose toys for their children at reduced rates.
    Each year at the annual Community Thanksgiving Service, the association collects an offering to support the toy sale.  Then, after registration, the association determines how much is available to spend on each child.