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  • Icy roads prove deadly

     

    A Nelson County man was killed in a vehicle crash on KY 1066, just east of the Spencer County line, one of several accidents Monday caused by the icy road conditions.

    Following more than a week of sub-freezing temperatures, a front brought freezing rain to the county late Sunday and early Monday, which froze upon impact with the roadways, creating treacherous conditions for the morning commute.

  • Four more file for office

    Two incumbents and a previous four-term office holder are among four candidates who have filed election papers this past week to run in the 2018 county elections.

    Judge-Executive John Riley, a Republican, filed papers and announced last week that he would be seeking a second term in the office he’s held since January of 2015.

    “The experience and knowledge I have gained I believe will best serve Spencer County residents through the next four year term,” he said, citing his current experience as judge, and a previous term as a magistrate.

  • Ice brings a taste of the north

     

    The deep freeze of 2018 took temperatures into single digits for several days last week, and brought things to Spencer County that are typically only observed well north of the Mason-Dixon line.

    At Taylorsville Lake on Saturday, Andrew Martin of Jessamine County, brought his sons and some friends to the Possom Ridge Boat Ramp and walked out to the ice, drilled some holes and did some ice fishing.

  • Court redirects KACo loan for lot purchase

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court last week approved the redirection of KACo lease funds to purchase the vacant lot next to the County Judge-Executive’s office. The vote was 4-2, with Magistrates Brian Bayers and Hobert Judd voting no, echoing their initial opposition to the purchase last year.

    The court agreed in November to purchase the lot at an estimated price of around $90,000. It was discussed then that the money would be borrowed.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 10, 2018

    Circuit Clerk’s Holiday Closing

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, January 15th, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 am.

    Spencer County Clerk’s Holiday Closing

  • Frozen water tank is not leaking

     

    The water tower in Mt. Eden is not leaking, although the ice that’s formed on the outside of the tower and the ground below gives that impression.

  • Poll shows support for raising cigarette tax

    Seven of 10 Kentucky voters favor raising the state’s cigarette tax by $1 a pack, according to a new poll released by the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow, which favors the measure.

    The poll, conducted Dec. 13-18 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, found that 69 percent of registered voters surveyed supported a $1 cigarette-tax increase. The current 60-cent tax is about one-third of the national average of $1.71 per pack.

  • Titans shooting too much for Bears in 66-48 loss

     

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15

     

    Celebrating the courage to speak up about things that matter

    "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

    – Martin Luther King Jr.

    To remember a dream: the importance of non-violence

  • Letters policy for election season

    If you’ve been following The Spencer Magnet over the past several weeks, you’ve noticed that the list of candidates for public office has been growing week by week. The four-year election cycle has spun and we find ourselves in the middle of another campaign season, and that typically means an increase in letters to the editor.

    We welcome those letters and feel that part of a community newspaper’s job is to provide a forum for citizens to speak out on the issues that will play a vital role in the upcoming election.