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  • Graduation set for Friday

    “Life will bring us tears, smiles and memories; the tears will dry, smiles will fade, but the memories will last forever.”
    —Spencer County High School Class of 2012 motto

    This Friday, 172 Spencer County High School seniors will walk the line at the Frankfort Convention Center to receive the honor that they have worked more than a decade to earn — their high school diplomas.

  • Two-car crash claims unborn baby

    A pregnant Taylorsville woman was severely injured and her unborn baby killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening on Ky. 44.

  • Local veterans recount service, sacrifice in the line of duty

    If there is one day out of the year that can transcend the intense controversy of war, it is Memorial Day, observed on the final Monday of May.

  • Hesselbrock, Nation to battle in November

    Spencer County’s voters have spoken — current county clerk Lynn Hesselbrock, a Republican, will square off against Democrat Abbigail Nation in November.

  • 7 Republicans, 2 Democrats vie for 4th Congressional District seat

    With seven Republican candidates vying for the 4th Congressional District seat, some see the primary election May 22 as important as the fall general election.
    Two Democrats are running for the congressional post currently held by Rep. Geoff Davis — Williamstown attorney Bill Adkins and Corinth businessman Greg Frank.
    The crowded Republican field includes two Oldham County residents, Brian Oerther and Walt Schumm.
    Northern Kentucky is the most populous area in the district, which includes Covington, Florence, Newport and Fort Thomas.

  • County clerk candidates publicly discuss issues affecting the office at forum

    Spencer County voters might be overwhelmed by the large pool of candidates battling for the office of Spencer County Clerk, but a candidate forum held last Thursday offered citizens an opportunity to gather more information on those vying for the office from both the democratic and republican candidates.

  • Arts on Main promises to complement gourd show festivities

    With Saturday’s forecast calling for sunshine, a zero percent chance of rain and a high in the mid-80s, organizers of this year’s Arts on Main arts fair are hoping for a stellar turnout.
    Though a separate event, the arts fair is paired on the same weekend as the Kentucky Gourd Society’s Gourd and Art Show to attract as many people as possible to the Taylorsville area.

  • Gourdi Gras 2012

    The good times will roll this weekend at the 18th-annual Kentucky Gourd Society’s Gourd Festival and Art Show, themed “Gourdi Gras.” The event will pay homage to the popular Mardi Gras festival that takes place in New Orleans each February, and will include some wildly colorful and vibrant pieces from artists across the United States.

  • A complicated history

    A divide between Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the magistrates who sit on fiscal court became apparent this week after Karrer confirmed he would prefer that Magistrate Jerry Davis step down, even while the other magistrates say they support Davis’ work on the court.
    Spencer County resident and well-known whistleblower Lawrence Trageser brought the issue to light at last Monday’s Fiscal Court meeting in open session, claiming that Karrer attempted to force Davis to vacate his seat.

  • Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Special to The Spencer Magnet

    Is your sulking daughter being a normal teenager, or could her change in behavior be a warning sign for depression? Could your son’s sudden bursts of anger be a passing phase, or is it a warning sign that he’s being bullied at school?

    In both scenarios, the answers could go either way, according to Stephany Pond, unit manager and master therapist at Seven Counties’ Taylorsville office.