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  • New addition at Boatworks

    It was a year in the making, but Boatworks Pro Shop finally celebrated their newly-finished addition just in time for the boating season.

    “I think we’ve got one of the best boat shops in the state,” said Greg Loeser, who owns the Spencer County boat retail store with his wife, Patty and business partner Steve Tichenor. Since the in-board motor boat store opened 10 years ago just outside Taylorsville, boating enthusiasts have been traveling from as far away as Michigan and Mississippi to purchase high-end watercraft.

  • Taylorsville bids goodbye to a true public servant

    Taylorsville mourns the passing of one of her true public servants with the death of 85-year-old J.C. Smith. He died Monday at home in the city he served.

  • Minor injuries to homeowner, horse at Monday fire

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to an early morning fire Monday in the 1000 block of Highway to Heaven. The homeowner, who refused to give her name, stated that she was awakened by the light from the fire. After calling 9-1-1, she went out to move several horses that were corralled in the paddock near the barn. In the excitement, she suffered a minor injury to her hand and one of her horses injured his leg when he ran into a fence.  No information was available on how the fire started.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District Court

    The Honorable Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on March 13, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Natasha A. Aubrey. Charge #1, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 08 with aggravator, first offense. Pled guilty. Sentenced to 4 days, credit for time served, 30-day suspension of operator’s license, enroll in ADEP, $728 fine and court costs.

  • PHOTO: Training inside the box

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mt. Eden firefighter Tim Herndon works his way through a wooden maze during a training session Monday night. The scenario was designed to help firefighters deal with becoming entangled in a tightly-confined area. Photo by Morgan Bass.

  • PHOTO: Public meeting about realigning KY44 and replacing Blue Bridge

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Residents are encouaged to attend a public meeting organized by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.  at Spencer County Elementary. Members of the cabinet will in Taylorsville to discuss road improvements to KY 44/Mt. Washington road and the replacement of the Blue Bridge. Public input will be allowed.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Retired teachers meeting

    The Spencer County Retired Teachers are going to the Yew Dell Gardens ($5 fee) in Crestwood and to the Red Pepper restaurant for lunch on Thursday. They will meet at the First Baptist Church at 9 a.m. for a short meeting and then carpool for the trip. All retired teachers are invited and encouraged to bring a friend. Please RSVP by today.

    Crusade for Children yard sale

  • Selby joins Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes Elk Creek resident Hope Selby as our new graphic designer – bringing with her 10 years experience in the field of advertising.

    Selby will be rejoining the Magnet staff after a brief stint at the Sentinel-News, also a Landmark Enterprise, Inc. newspaper. She will be replacing former graphic designer Whitney Hardin, of Bloomfield, who took a new position in Bardstown.

  • Taxes spared county from deficit

    While neighboring counties are reporting budget shortfalls, proposing salary freezes and even 4-day work weeks, Spencer may be one of the few county governments to present a budget that balances.

    Spencer County Fiscal Court received their first glimpse of a $4.57 million proposed budget presented by Judge Executive David Jenkins earlier this month. The overall operating figure reveals a leveling-off, with a bottom line that is $2,000 less than the current year. It’s in the internal figures, however, where some juggling occurs.

  • Adams upbeat about school district’s 09-10 budget

    The best way to describe the superintendent’s tentative budget is with the words: cautiously optimistic.

    During the three-hour discussion, board members gathered information about special education and transportation efficiency, but it was the budget that took center stage. In his review, Superintendent Chuck Adams began by saying that the district’s $16.4 million general fund budget still has a few holes to fill – especially when it comes to flexible focus funds.