Today's News

  • COLUMN: Saving up those heavenly treasures

    Matthew 6:19-21 says, Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

  • 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.

  • Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    Special to The Spencer Magnet

    Is your sulking daughter being a normal teenager, or could her change in behavior be a warning sign for depression? Could your son’s sudden bursts of anger be a passing phase, or is it a warning sign that he’s being bullied at school?

    In both scenarios, the answers could go either way, according to Stephany Pond, unit manager and master therapist at Seven Counties’ Taylorsville office.

  • Case closed on EMS building violations

    Reports that the Spencer County Emergency Medical Services building was dilapidated, with rodent excrement and holes in the ceiling and floor, led to a change in leadership at EMS and a $3,500 fine from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health Program.

    According to documents obtained from the OSH program through open records requests, the office inspected the EMS building between the dates of Feb. 8 and March 21.

    Following those inspections, several citations and notifications of penalty were issued on March 26.

  • A happy ending

    Special to The Spencer Magnett

    Most people who take training to handle emergency medical situations never have to put their knowledge to the test. During all the 20 years of her career, this was true for Vicki Thomas, a third-grade teacher at Spencer County Elementary School.

    But on Tuesday, April 30, her training in using the Heimlich maneuver literally saved the life of one of her students, Bryce Cooper.

    The two discussed the ordeal during an interview at the school yesterday.

  • County clerk’s forum this Thursday at Chamber of Commerce buildings

    The questions are in and the tallies have been counted — six reader-submitted questions have been selected as possibilities for May 10’s county clerk candidate forum sponsored by The Spencer Magnet and the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce.

    The forum will take place during the chamber’s monthly luncheon, which is from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

  • County budget proposal includes plans for new EMS facility

    In a preliminary budget discussion with Spencer County Fiscal Court members Monday morning, Judge Executive Bill Karrer said he was interested in cutting the county’s personal property tax rates and that he had to turn down some department expenditure requests because of the looming cost of a new EMS facility.

  • Narrow vote increases water rates 3.5 percent

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted Thursday night to include a water rate increase of 3.5 percent for all of its water customers in its proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

    The 3.5 percent increase passed by a vote of 3-2, with Mayor Don Pay and commissioners Kathy Spears and Larry Waldridge in favor, and commissioners Beverly Ingram and Nathan Nation opposed.

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