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  • 2013 Pet Idol contest starts now!

    Is your kitten the cat’s meow? Or maybe your dog is too cute for words. Enter your furry feline, dog, horse, pig, turtle or any other pet for a chance to be named the 2013 Pet Idol.
    Beginning this week, The Spencer Magnet will accept entries into its Pet Idol contest, the proceeds from which will benefit the Magnet’s Newspapers in Education program.
    Pets can be entered for a $10 donation to the program. The entry deadline is July 5 at noon.

  • Main Street meth bust

    Taylorsville Police located a clandestine methamphetamine lab in a Main Street apartment on Sunday, but have yet to arrest the person responsible for making it.

  • A BROKEN BRIDGE?

    The Salt River blue bridge is one of the busiest in the county with more than 4,000 cars zooming across its worn deck every day. And while the large, rusty structure is quickly reaching a major state of disrepair, plans for its replacement are slowly moving forward.

  • Butting heads on the budget

    Despite a long list of budget questions presented by a magistrate, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 4-2 to approve its 2013-14 budget ordinance on Monday morning.
    Magistrate Mike Moody presented three, typed pages of questions regarding the budget during Monday’s meeting.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer presented the budget during the May 6 meeting, and the first reading of the ordinance passed by a 5-1 vote. Magistrate Jerry Davis cast the only dissenting vote; Moody voted in favor after the first reading.

  • Local agencies assist at slain Bardstown police officer’s funeral

    The murder of Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis hit close to home for several Taylorsville Police officers last week, as the department assisted with traffic points and water relay for Ellis’ funeral.

  • Special district court judge and prosecutor appointed in Trageser case

    The case of a Spencer County man charged with attempting to access the county’s computer system and harassing a Spencer County sheriff’s deputy appears to be headed toward a resolution with the appointment of a special judge and prosecutor.

  • District approves agreement for resource officer

    A school resource officer will be trained and ready to serve Spencer County Public Schools this fall now that both the Taylorsville City Commission and the Spencer County Board of Education have adopted an agreement setting out the officer’s duties and pay.

  • Spencer High launches summer dual credit program

    High school is just not what it used to be. Students are increasingly headed in different academic directions, from selecting technical career paths to racking up high school and college credits simultaneously. And this summer, school can still be in session for those students wanting to get a jump on higher education.

  • Bears fall 4-3 in region championship

    Football is a game of inches. Basketball can be a game of spurts. Baseball is all about timing – getting that timely hit, or that third out just when you need it. The timing was just a bit off for the Spencer County Bears Thursday night as they fell to Collins 4-3 in the championship game of the 8th Region Tournament to end a remarkable post-season run and a memorable season.

  • Nation overcomes the odds, becomes first in family to attend college

    As 17-year-old Kimberly Nation reminisces on her high school career, she remembers all the obstacles she had to overcome — switching schools, drug use, dropping grades. Of five children, Nation will be the first in her family to attend college.