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  • Highgrove Rd. to be closed for repair work

    Highgrove Road, KY 48, will be temporarily closed over the next few weeks for repairs.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that maintenance stff will be replacing cross-drains on a three-mile section of this road between KY 623 (Lilly Pike) in Spencer County, and U.S. 31E (Bardstown Road) in Nelson County.

    KY 48 will be closed on weekdays beginning Monday, April 25. The road will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Local access will be maintained for residents living on KY 48.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 20, 2016

    Board of Elections meeting

    The Spencer County Board of Elections will have a special meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the County Clerk’s office.

    Spencer County Preschool & Headstart Early Childhood screening

  • Are your kids Kindergarten ready?

     

    A building is only as strong as its foundation. The same is true of a child’s education and Spencer County Public Schools are working to shore up the educational foundations of the county’s youth by focusing on those formative years.

    “The home is the child’s first classroom,” said Spencer County Assistant Superintendent Chuck Abell. “The initial learning takes place there.”

  • What’s happening - Week of April 13, 2016

    Board of Elections meeting

    The Spencer County Board of Elections will have a special meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Clerk’s Office.

    Dinner in Jail

  • Kindergarten Readiness

     

    See next week’s Magnet for a story on district efforts to improve readiness levels in Spencer County.

  • S.O.S. classes at Extension Office offers something for everyone

     

    If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn about, this might be your chance.
    The Spencer Cooperative Extension Service’s Sharing-Our-Selves classes are underway and will continue through late May.

    The S.O.S. classes are held at either the Extension Office or the Spencer County Fish and Game Club. Unless otherwise noted, they’re free. Just bring an approved nonperishable food item for the Backpack Buddy program, which provides food to about 180 local students from preschool through high school.

  • Resort at lake closes

     

    Edgewater Resort, a development that seemed to hold promise for Spencer County’s tourism industry, has ceased operation, leaving the owners of its lakeside rental cottages without revenue.

    The company that owns the resort, Premier Resorts LLC, has handed the property over to King Southern Bank, according to Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley.

    The bank is searching for a buyer, he said.

    “The only thing I know is that it is in transition,” said Riley, “and that they expect it to be resolved.”

  • Child hit at Ray Jewell Park; drivers urged to use caution

     

    Officials are urging caution at Ray Jewell Memorial Park after a boy sustained minor injuries last month when he accidentally collided his scooter with a van.

    Spencer County Youth Baseball president Steven Hume said police and an ambulance responded to the scene. The boy, who was not significantly hurt, declined treatment.

    “When I was notified of it,” said Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, “I immediately said: ‘Let’s get a report on it.’”

  • City moves ahead with Sunday alcohol sales

     

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted last week to move ahead with Sunday alcohol sales. In a unanimous vote, commissioners asked City Attorney John Dudley Dale to prepare an amended alcohol ordinance for the commission to approve at a later date.

    The issue came up earlier this year after the Spencer County Fiscal Court discussed, but failed to approve, changing the county alcohol ordinance to allow sales of alcohol on Sunday.

  • Sheriff defends pay raises

    In the midst of debates over his budget that have lingered for more than a year, Sheriff Buddy Stump gave his two top deputies very significant raises.

    In July of 2015, Major Carl Reesor was given a raise from $48,495 to $64,400. Last month, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Bentley received a raise from $49,900 to $67,000. This past fall, Bentley also received a lump sum overtime check for more than $14,000.

    On Friday, Stump defended those moves, saying “you get what you pay for.”