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  • Many eligible Kentuckians have not yet claimed stimulus checks

     More than 67,000 eligible Kentuckians may have money coming to them from the Internal Revenue Service, but they must act by Oct. 15, 2008 to claim it.

     

    Last year, Congress passed an economic stimulus package that provided most low and moderate income American families a check for hundreds of dollars.

     

  • Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be “red” this November

    Experts believe Republican presidential nominee John McCain will easily carry Kentucky’s eight electoral votes – beating Barack Obama here by as much as a 2-to-1 margin, according to some predictions. Most polls also indicate incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will defeat Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford.

  • New center of information

    New to the area and need information on how to get the gas, electric and phone turned on?  Or wondering where to get drivers licenses, auto registrations or groceries?  Contact the newly formed Information Center located in the front office of the Chamber of Commerce office for this and more information or ask for a relocation packet containing everything one would need to get settled in to Spencer County.

  • Register to vote before Oct. 6

    If Kentuckians want to participate in the upcoming general election on November 4,  they have one week to make sure they are registered to vote, Kentucky’s chief election official, Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced today.

  • Judge denies summary judgement in Charter case

    Supporters of the Charter government effort were dealt another blow when the county’s request for a summary judgement was denied recently in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    Senior Status Judge Tom McDonald’s decision overruled the county’s request for a ruling without a trial and granted the city’s motion to bifurcate, or separate certain issues in the case for further examination.

  • PHOTO: Taylorsville Lake Clean Sweep

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Approximately 270 people participated in the annual Taylorsville Lake’s Clean Sweep last Saturday.

  • Octoberfest: Fun starts Friday

    This weekend’s festivities may have a new name, but organizers say the 2008 Octoberfest will feature all the same family fun residents have come to expect after four decades as the Spencer County Homecoming.

    In fact, there may even be more adventures packed into the two-day event than folks might be accustomed.

  • Campaign signs on rights of way

    With fall elections nearing, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds candidates and their supporters that campaign signs are not allowed along state rights of way.

    “Our preference is that campaign signs be placed on privately owned property,” Transportation Secretary Joe Prather said. “We want to support and encourage the democratic process, but not at the expense of our motorists’ safety. We absolutely appreciate the cooperation received in years past from all of the various campaigns.”

  • Octoberfest 2008 lures hundreds downtown

    The Octoberfest Committee didn’t officially count the number of folks who participated in last weekend’s event – but one thing is for sure, the 2008 Spencer County Octoberfest was very well attended.

    “That was the biggest crowd since the Rock and Rhythm Kings,” said Karen Spencer, committee president.  “I am so happy. We were out until three in the morning cleaning the streets, but I’m happy.”

  • Are bigger banks better?

    Financial fears are being felt by Americans everywhere.  Large banks whose names in the past brought feelings of safety and security,  are now in trouble themselves.  Add the bailout everyone is talking about and one must ask the question:  If the big banks can fall, what about the small community banks and how can the consumer find out?