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  • Outstanding in his field: Chapter 3

    When Mr. Tom told us he couldn’t return us to our parents, my spirit sank. “I’d love to return you, but I’ve got a big load to retrieve from a packing plant!” he said. “It’s in the opposite direction from your parents’ house. We’re already several hours away from Grover’s. If I take you back to Grover’s, I’ll miss my deadline and lose that plant’s business.”

  • PHOTOS: Celebrating in fellowship at the Waterford Homecoming
  • Pothole repairs bring much needed relief to Taylorsville

    Several holes have been filled in Taylorsville, thanks to the Taylorsville City Commission. Those holes — or potholes, rather — were sizable, drew plenty of complaints and were located behind a used car lot and Dairy Queen just off of Taylorsville Road.
    The City Commission brought up the issue of the potholes, as well as some located in the parking lot of the former IGA, at its July meeting and voted to send letters to the property owners asking for the holes to be filled and the roadways, which are open to public traffic, to be fixed.

  • Numerous cases heard in circuit court

    Several criminal cases The Spencer Magnet has been following were on the Spencer Circuit Court docket last Thursday. Here are the updates in those cases:
    •Karen Cook, 39, of the 100 block of West Main Street in Taylorsville, is facing meth-related charges and appeared in court last Thursday for a hearing.
    Cook was taken into custody, at least temporarily, because the person who put up her surety bond, withdrew it and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

  • Octoberfest expands, adding 5K run and talent show

    The expansion of Spencer County’s Octoberfest from a two-day event to one running from Oct. 1-5 began with the addition of one event: a 5K.
    “We chose to do a 5K and we wanted to give it a purpose — not just Octoberfest, but a purpose,” said Patsy Lewis, Octoberfest committee member.
    After seeing Spencer Countian Dawson Moore’s battle with cancer and becoming familiar with the Thumbs Up for Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation, deciding on that purpose was easy.

  • Three of 10 local taxing entities to raise rates

    Three out of the county’s 10 taxing entities are raising at least a portion of their tax rates, while the remaining seven voted to leave their rates the same.
    As reported earlier, the Spencer County School Board voted to raise both its real and personal property taxes from 60 cents per $100 of assessed value to 61.5 cents per $100 of assessed value. This includes .3 cents per $100 of assessed value as an exoneration fee to make up for delinquent taxes in prior years.

  • COLUMN: Glasscock leaves us with many happy memories

    I learned early Tuesday morning that Spencer County stalwart C.L. Glasscock passed away. C.L. was a true friend of the newspaper and my immediate reaction was to be heartbroken.
    When had I last seen him? What had we talked about? What would be my last memories of this wonderful man?
    However, my coworker, Mallory Bilger, was quick to say to me, “I have complete certainty he is with Jesus.”
    This comment was enough to make me shed a joyous tear.

  • What's Happening — Week of Sept. 25

    SCES to host fall festival Friday
    Spencer County Elementary School is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Friday and the community is invited.
    The event will include dinner, games, an auction, a country store and there will be craft and informational booths.
    If you have a craft item you would like to sell or would like information on setting up a booth, please contact Ashley Phillips for more information by calling 477-6950 ext. 2913 or by email at ashely.phillips@spencer.kyschools.us.

  • Taylorsville police officer enters guilty plea

    The Taylorsville Police officer arrested last month was relieved of his duties on Monday after entering a guilty plea in Spencer District Court on Friday.