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  • Homicide rocks Spencer County

    A Bardstown man found dead in a barn off Bowman Lane with a single gunshot wound through the head has left the community shocked, neighbors unsettled and the perpetrator at large.

    The investigation of 34-year-old Daniel D. Cahoe’s suspicious death started late Thursday evening after he was found slumped over in an empty barn in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. But what was once considered a death investigation has now been classified as a homicide investigation by Kentucky State Police.  

  • Police identify body found in barn

    UPDATED SUNDAY, JAN. 8, at 9:30 A.M. — Police have released the name of a man found dead Thursday in Spencer County and confirmed they are now conducting a homicide investigation.

    The body of Daniel D. Cahoe, 34, of Bardstown, was found in a barn on Bowman Lane on Thursday afternoon. The Spencer County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police spent several hours on the scene Thursday near the intersection of Bowman Lane and West River Road.

  • Stories that made honorable mention in 2011

    •Taylorsville gets 24-hour police coverage — Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis and the city commission worked through funding and scheduling conflicts in January to make sure the city police department could offer around-the-clock coverage.

  • SPENCER COUNTY'S TOP NEWS FROM 2011

    The Spencer Magnet news staff looked back through each edition of 2011 and picked its top 12 stories of the year. You’ll also see a few honorable mentions that, with so much news throughout the year, were worth noting, but didn’t quite make the top of the list. All dates referenced in the summaries are from the calendar year 2011, unless otherwise noted. The stories, compiled by Reporter Mallory Bilger and Editor Shannon Brock, are not ranked and appear in no particular order.

    Former sheriff indicted, enters plea to misdemeanor

  • Five file to run for county clerk

    As of Tuesday afternoon, five Spencer Countians have filed to run for the office of county clerk in this year’s election.
    Current County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock confirmed Tuesday morning that she has filed to run for office, as well as three other candidates — Karen Spencer (R), Abbigail Nation (D) and Annette King (D).
    Tuesday afternoon, Barry Hume (D) confirmed that he had just filed to seek the office, as well.
    Potential candidates have until Jan. 31 to file to run in the primary election.

  • Fugitive arrested in murder of Mount Eden native

    A Michigan fugitive wanted for allegedly murdering Mount Eden native Obie Murphy was arrested at a Laurel County hotel Friday evening.
    According to Frankfort Police, Marquis A. Sims, 38, of Detriot, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after the agency received information that Sims might be in the area. A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Sims in August for intentionally causing 40-year-old Murphy’s death at a Frankfort apartment complex on Sept. 13, 2010.

  • CDIP focuses on student, teacher accountability

    Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series outlining the 2012-2013 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, which was recently reviewed and unanimously accepted by the Spencer County Board of Education. This week’s article focuses how the district plans to fund and implement its objectives, which were outlined in last week’s article. Part I can be found at www.spencermagnet.com or in the Dec. 28, 2011 print edition.

  • What's Happening

    Board of elections to meet Thursday
    The Spencer County Board of Elections is holding a special working meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the county clerk’s office. The purpose of the meeting is for working on the 2012 Spencer County Redistricting Plan.

    Lodge hosts ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • Early parole sparks outcry around Kentucky

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