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  • PHOTO: Talking agriculture

    Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg (55th District), speaks with Rep. C.B. Embry, Jr, R-Morgantown (17th District), before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture meeting in Frankfort.

  • Holidays are a season for scams, too

    With the amount of shopping and purchasing Americans do from Black Friday through December, the holiday season makes for a natural time for a variety of scams to surface.
    The Better Business Bureau warns of a number of scams that can have a bigger impact during the consumer-driven winter months.
    Internet scams in the form of fake websites offering deals on merchandise are popular, said Reanna Smith-Hamblin, the vice president of communications for the Louisville-area Better Business Bureau.

  • County votes to follow ‘Leads Online’

    Thieves beware — the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department has a new tool to help recover stolen property.
    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Nov. 21 to allow Sheriff Buddy Stump to purchase a year’s subscription to “Leads Online.”
    Leads Online, whose slogan is “Catching crooks and cooks since 2000,” is a nationwide online pawn shop database and law enforcement database.

  • Judges attend Circuit Judge College

    Circuit Court Judge Charles R. Hickman and Family Court Judge John David Myles, who serve Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College that took place Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s Circuit Court and Family Court judges.

  • Christmas events for all ages planned this weekend

    Spencer Countians will have plenty of chances to get in the holiday spirit this weekend with multiple Christmas events planned in Mount Eden and Taylorsville.

    All events are open to the community.

    Christmas in Mount Eden
    This year’s annual Christmas in Mount Eden event is set for Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and will take place at two venues.

    Tony Carriss, who is heading up the event this year, said the first venue is the Mount Eden Ruritan Club.

  • A ‘Hometown’ Christmas: Part 2

    This week The Spencer Magnet finishes out its two-part series on Spencer County’s 2011 Christmas Home Tour by featuring two stops on the tour.

  • Grants fund cleanup of illegal dumps

    The county has received grant money to aid in cleaning up two of what Spencer County Solid Waste Coordinator Curtis Ochs estimates are many of the area’s obscure dumps located on local farm land.

  • New clerk sworn in, to take office Thursday

    Spencer County’s newest official was sworn into office Monday morning before a crowd of friends, family and community members.

  • POLL: What is your Thanksgiving staple?

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  • Judges attend District Judges College

    District Court Judges Linda S. Armstrong and Donna G. Dutton, who serve Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky District Judges College that took place Oct. 18-21 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the judicial education program for the state’s District Court judges.