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  • Middle, high school drama students to perform ‘The Hobbit’

    Magic descends on Taylorsville this week as the Spencer County middle and high school drama students perform their production of “The Hobbit.”

    The show opens on Thursday, May 10 at 7pm in the middle school theater. The cost is $2 for students and $4 for adults. Other performances are on May 11 and 12 at 7pm and Sunday, May 13 at 2pm.

    Auditions for the play were in February. Twenty-eight actors and twenty-three crew members have worked hard to get the play ready. Approximately 70% of the students involved are from the middle school.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Community Calendar

    Sanctuary Arts Center to feature local artist exhibits
    The Sanctuary Arts Center is sponsoring a weeklong Art Appreciation Exhibition, dedicated to resident artists Jim Johnson, Joe Maupin, and Lois Platt, and featuring Kentucky Gourd Society artists and others.
    The show continues daily through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited.
    As a cap to the weeklong exhibition, the public is invited to mingle with the artists on Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Pretty in pink: Spencer County’s Grayson Lawson to be youngest participant in Oaks Day Survivors’ Parade

    Eight-year-old Grayson Lawson has to remind her mom not to cry when telling others about her daughter’s frightening cancer battle.

  • PHOTO: That’s a lot of pills!

    The Taylorsville Police Department collected 56 pounds of pills and 21 pounds of liquid medicine during Saturday’s drug drop off, held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency. Residents could bring any expired/unused/unwanted pills, liquids, needles or other medications for free and safe disposal, no questions asked.

  • An unexpected guest blows in...

    This hot air balloon, at left, landed on Bailey Court in Allen Place North on Saturday evening — right in the yard of Terri Cooper.

    ‘[The kids and I] ran out on the back porch to watch it fly over and to our surprise the hot air balloon pilot yells out, “Hey, can we land in your yard?” Well, of course our answer was yes! The pilot had to negotiate a very hard landing between houses and trees, but was able to land expertly even with the heavier winds,’ Cooper said in an email to The Spencer Magnet.

  • Police department hosting drug drop this Saturday

    The Taylorsville Police Department will be hosting a drug drop off in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Taylorsville City Hall parking lot at 70 Taylorsville Road. Residents can bring any expired/unused/unwanted pills, liquids, needles or other medications for free and safe disposal, no questions asked. Officials asked that all medications be in sealed containers. Pills should not be mixed with any liquid medications.

  • Spencer County Relay for Life 2012 update

    The information below was provided by the local Relay planning committee and is to help participants and the community better understand the purpose of the event and to keep abreast of upcoming events.

    So why the all night walk-a-thon?

  • PHOTO: County attorney shares community effort in helping tornado victims

    During Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting, Spencer County Attorney Ruth Hollan, center, discussed how Spencer Countians came together to help fellow Kentuckians in West Liberty after tornadoes hit the area March 2.

  • Check out these library events in April

    •Make it, Take it Teen Night
    Make it, Take it Teen Night at the Spencer County Public Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  Get your henna tattoo to start the summer off right. We travel to India for hot spices and a taste of another culture.

    •Book/movie sale
    April 20-21
    Need books or movies? Spencer County Public Library Book Sale April 20 and 21.

    •Adult computer classes April 7, 18, 21

  • Local officials share tips on recognizing, reporting child abuse

    In 2011, Spencer County had 163 child abuse and neglect cases reported, and the hope of local officials is that one day that number will be zero.
    Spencer County’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services employees are working together this month with organizations across the nation to shed light on the issue of child abuse and neglect, with the goal that more citizens will be educated and empowered to report possible incidents to law enforcement and the cabinet.