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  • Clerk calls audit issue an oversight

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett said Monday that a state auditor’s report noting excessive spending for Sam’s Club memberships last year was not intended to be a misuse of taxpayer dollars.

    Puckett’s office was audited by State Auditor Crit Luallen. The audit noted that seven Sam’s Club memberships were purchased for $35 each, for a total of $245. Puckett said Monday that the office had this practice for two years, and that she preferred for each employee to have a club membership.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Christmas Tree Auction rescheduled

    The Christmas Tree Auction at Sanctuary Arts Center has been rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., due to inclement weather.

    Stop by the Sanctuary Arts Center on Main Street to place bids on trees that are fully decorated and on other holiday decor.

    Bidding starts at 7 p.m. on the second floor of Sanctuary.

    The event will include door prizes, refreshments and entertainment.

    Everyone is welcome.

    VFW to host Christmas party

  • Food basket deadline nearing

    The Spencer County Christmas Food Basket Program that benefits local less fortunate families during the holidays will go on this year, but perhaps with a few less dollars to support it.

    Spencer County Fiscal Court recently decided it would not pledge money toward the program but that it would continue to be the hub for donations, basket distribution and applications for those seeking baskets.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Lock-in at middle school

    Spencer County Middle School is hosting a lock-in Dec. 17 from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m.

    The cost of participating is $10 and will include supervised games, contests, movies, prizes and food.

    Children can come for one hour or stay all night.

    For more information, call 477-3260.

    Family fun night at library

  • Little action on ethics complaint

    An ethics complaint filed in October against Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter and two sheriff’s deputies is under review by the county’s Ethics Commission, but no public decision regarding the accusations has been made yet.

    The complaint was filed by Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser, who ran as in independent candidate for magistrate in the 2010 election.

    The complaint, which was provided to The Spencer Magnet by Trageser and dated Oct. 21, was filed against Coulter, deputy Kyle Bennett and deputy Damon Jewell.

  • NEWS UPDATE: Spencer County schools closed Monday

    The Spencer County School Board has closed schools Monday, Dec. 13 due to inclement weather.

    As of shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, no decision had been made concerning Bear Care services.

    For more information, visit publicschools.spencercounty.ky.gov.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Grace Chapel to host revival

    Grace Chapel will host a revival Dec. 8, 9, 11, 12.

    The evening services will be held 7 p.m. and the Sunday service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

    The revival will be held by evangelist and former pastor David Nichols.

    Everyone is welcome.

    Mount Eden Christian to host breakfast

    Mount Eden Christian Church will host its annual Community Breakfast Dec. 11 from 8-11 a.m.

    The men of the congregation will prepare the food and Santa might make an appearance.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Ruritan club hosts Christmas party

    The Finchville Ruritan Club’s annual community Christmas party is Dec. 18 at 5 p.m.

    It will be held at the old Finchville school on Ky. 55, four miles south of I-64.

    Everyone is welcome. A visit is expected from Santa and his elves. Snacks and drinks will be served.

    Bethlehem to offer placement test

    Bethlehem High School will administer its Placement Test on Saturday, Dec. 11. 

  • Magistrate questions EDA executive director

    Spencer County Magistrate Bill Drury said he will formally request a state audit of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority and requested open records from that entity during its regular meeting last Monday night.

  • State police investigating local woman’s death

    Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Taylorsville woman after a family member found her dead Nov. 23.

    Chrissa L. Phillips, 26, of Dogwood Circle, was found at her residence unresponsive. According to state police, Phillips was transported to Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville where she was pronounced dead by the Shelby County coroner.

    An autopsy has been ordered. Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said Wednesday that a toxicology report had been ordered and results were expected in about 10 days.