Local News

  • FFA plans 22nd annual Farm Toy Show for this weekend

    You don’t have to be a farmer to love farm toys, and no doubt toy enthusiasts will flock to Spencer County High School this Friday and Saturday for the 22nd-annual FFA Farm Toy Show.

  • Plea expected in prom party death case

    The case of a woman charged with reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager was set to go to trial on Tuesday, but the trial was canceled and a deal is expected to be reached on Thursday in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    Angela Barkham, of Inghram Lane, was indicted and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus Jr. after a prom party in May 2009.

  • Court approves budget amendment for clerk

    Lynn Hesselbrock appeared before the Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday for the first time in her role as Spencer County Clerk.

    Hesselbrock, who took office on Thursday, asked the court for a budget amendment of $30,000 to get her office through the end of the year in terms of deputies’ salaries.

    Last month, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer estimated that the clerk’s office was on pace to finish the year at 111 percent of the amount the court approved for deputy salaries.

  • New clerk dismisses chief deputy

    Abbigail Nation, the chief deputy clerk in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office, who worked in the office for more than a decade, was dismissed from the office Thursday morning by new County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

    In a letter provided to The Spencer Magnet by the Nation family and dated Dec. 1 — Hesselbrock’s first official day in office — Hesselbrock wrote:

    “Dear Ms. Nation,

  • Spencer County’s homegrown hero

    Spencer County’s own Tech. Sgt. Jonathon Gray of the Kentucky Air National Guard is about half way through a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan right now, but his job in the war-torn country might not be what most expect.

    Gray traditionally serves as an aircraft parts inspector for the Air Force but got the unique opportunity to volunteer for Kentucky’s Agriculture Development Team program, which is made up of members of the state’s Army and Air National Guard.

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  • PHOTO: Talking agriculture

    Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg (55th District), speaks with Rep. C.B. Embry, Jr, R-Morgantown (17th District), before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture meeting in Frankfort.

  • Holidays are a season for scams, too

    With the amount of shopping and purchasing Americans do from Black Friday through December, the holiday season makes for a natural time for a variety of scams to surface.
    The Better Business Bureau warns of a number of scams that can have a bigger impact during the consumer-driven winter months.
    Internet scams in the form of fake websites offering deals on merchandise are popular, said Reanna Smith-Hamblin, the vice president of communications for the Louisville-area Better Business Bureau.

  • County votes to follow ‘Leads Online’

    Thieves beware — the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has a new tool to help recover stolen property.
    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Nov. 21 to allow Sheriff Buddy Stump to purchase a year’s subscription to “Leads Online.”
    Leads Online, whose slogan is “Catching crooks and cooks since 2000,” is a nationwide online pawn shop database and law enforcement database.

  • Judges attend Circuit Judge College

    Circuit Court Judge Charles R. Hickman and Family Court Judge John David Myles, who serve Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College that took place Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s Circuit Court and Family Court judges.