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  • 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.

  • Monroe benefit Saturday at fairgrounds

    An event to benefit the family of Mikie Monroe is planned for Saturday from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.
    Admission is $10 per person, and all money raised will go to the Monroe family to assist with funeral expenses.
    The benefit will feature raffles for a shotgun and a rifle, with raffle tickets available for purchase at Lotus Gun Works.
    Lebanon’s “Turtle Man” Ernie Brown Jr. is also confirmed to attend the benefit.
    For more information or to offer donations for the event, call Christy Girdley at 502-224-4796.

  • Local Red Cross gets donation from business

    Thanks to a contribution from a local employer, disaster relief help will be spread a little further for tornado victims in Kentucky and Indiana.
    Jim Morehead and Jerry Summers, representatives with Beam Inc. in Clermont, presented a check for $25,000 to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
    The next day, a check for $1,800 was presented to Mike Crenshaw, director of the Bullitt-Spencer County American Red Cross service chapter, from the employees of the Clermont distilling plant.

  • PHOTO: Taking a stand against child abuse

  • Collins honored at ‘Women’s Wellness Affair’

    The Spencer Magnet’s own Susan Collins, pictured at left, was honored during the annual Women’s Wellness Affair sponosored by Jewish Hospital last Tuesday.

  • 175 turn out for shoot benefiting Monroe family

    Rain could not dampen the spirits of over 175 people at the Spencer County Fish and Game Club on Sunday.