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  • What’s Happening - Week of May 24, 2017

    Spencer Magnet’s Office Holiday Closing

    The Spencer Magnet will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 30th at 9 a.m. Advertising and news submissions must be received by Thursday, May 25th at noon for publication in the May 31st edition.

    Circuit Clerk’s Office Holiday Closing

  • Taylorsville High School Class of 1962 Reunion


    Taylorsville High School Class of 1962 enjoyed their 55th Reunion on May 19 at The Tea Cup in Taylorsville.

  • Emergency road aid funds awarded

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that the Spencer County Fiscal Court will receive $149,530 in County Road Aid emergency funds. These funds will be used for slide repairs on Delta Road (CR 1096), making it safer for cars, school buses and other vehicles that rely upon this highway. The project location is approximately 1.2 miles east of Goose Creek Road.

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  • Bear sighting in Spencer no cause for alarm

    “It was an actual, factual bear.”

    Scott Herndon with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife confirmed that a bear seen in the Ashes Creek Road area of Spencer County was, in fact, a genuine sighting.

    The bear, caught on video shared with WHAS-11 news in Louisville, was rifling through garbage, looking for a free meal.

    Very likely, Herndon said, the bear was just passing through.

  • City to include cost of living raise in budget

    After a series of motions, the Taylorsville City Budget will be amended to reflect a 2.1 percent cost of living adjustment across the board: for employees, commissioners and the mayor.

    During a budget workshop last week, the Taylorsville City Council voted on a variety of motions, including whether or not to include the cost living adjustment for just employees or if the city’s commissioners would be included.

  • FC approves 1st reading of budget

    After some across-the-table compromises, the Spencer County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the first reading of the 2017-18 budget on Wednesday.

    Final approval came after a long discussion related to a few key areas the magistrates wanted to see changed within the initial budget presented by Judge-Executive John Riley earlier in the week.

    “I have a different budget proposed here that I’ll be happy to pass out to everybody,” Riley said. “It’s a revised budget based upon what was discussed on Monday.”

  • It is your time to fly


    In a small but powerful ceremony, nine Hillview Academy students graduated, completing journeys that, in some cases, were heart-wrenching.

    For David Wyatt, graduating was a step toward finishing something he knew his parents would have wanted him to do.

    “A year ago I lost my best friend,” he said. “My dad died. Last year, my mother lost her battle with cancer.”
    Fighting back tears, Wyatt talked about the sadness and loneliness he felt following the deaths of his parents.