Local News

  • Sheriff’s office now fully staffed

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has expanded its staff in recent months, adding two full-time deputies, one special deputy and two court security officers to its staff.

  • Fair picks up again Tuesday

    Round One of the 2011 Spencer County Fair is in the history books, and Round Two is set to kick off on Tuesday.

  • County seeks unpaid rent

    Edgewater Resort owes the Spencer County Fiscal Court two years worth of rent, and the county is making every effort to get paid.
    The fiscal court voted Monday night to authorize County Attorney Ruth Hollan to take all legal actions necessary to secure the payments and arrears.
    In making the motion to do so, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said the resort has an agreement to pay the county $24,000 each year in rent and hasn’t paid in two years. That brings the total amount owed to $48,000.

  • Finding land for new school a top priority

    Finding land on which to locate a new elementary school has been deemed top priority by the Spencer County School District’s Local Planning Committee, which formulates the district facilities plan.

  • OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL: The ‘60s bring cheap lunches, later start time to school

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series looking back at “back to school” and gearing up for this year’s school year in Spencer County.

    What if $1 would cover the cost of your child’s school lunch for an entire week?
    Or, if boys’ parents could purchase school shirts for 87 cents each?
    Fifty years ago, that was exactly the case. That’s right, for less than the cost of a morning latte students could be fed and clothed.

  • Coupons are back!

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend.
    Starting July 20, The Spencer Magnet will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside The Spencer Magnet each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Mount Eden Post Office meeting draws large crowd

    Mount Eden residents came out in full force Thursday night in an effort to keep their post office from closing later this year.

    Hoping there is strength in numbers, about 200 residents filled the fellowship hall of Mount Moriah Baptist Church seeking answers from United States Postal Service representatives. Expecting an overflow, a speaker was also set up outside the hall so everyone could hear.

    The postal representatives on hand said Thursday’s crowd was the largest they have seen from about 40 meetings this year.

  • Library gets grant to fund ‘mobile computer lab’

    Spencer County is among 45 Kentucky counties selected to share a $1.3 million federal grant for the creation of a new Public Library Workforce Center to be housed at the county’s public library.

    Library Director Debra Lawson said she couldn’t yet release details on the total amount of money received at the local level because bids were still being collected for equipment, but could confirm the grant would fund a mobile computer lab to be located in the library’s public meeting room.

  • Police seize 32 guns from convicted felon

    Police seized 32 guns from a Bloomfield Road residence on July 5 after finding out a man at the residence was a convicted felon.

    After investigating, Kentucky State Police and the Spencer County
    Sheriff’s Department arrested Tony D. Hilbert, 41, according to a news release.

    Police seized 26 long guns and six handguns.

  • Granny's little hero

    What started as an ordinary day in June, ended as anything but for Ochs Lane resident Betty Shouse and her great-granddaughter, Hayleigh Whittington.

    Eight-year-old Hayleigh and her 18-month-old sister, Lydia, spent the day with Shouse – as they often do – and all the way up until 4 p.m., the day was a normal one.

    Shouse spent a few minutes talking on the phone to Hayleigh’s dad, Josh, who was in California at the time, then sat down in a chair in her living room.