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  • ELECTION 2010 ANALYSIS: What went wrong?

    The Republican Party’s sweeping victory in the general election last week successfully altered Spencer County’s long-held political identity – and has left many of the Democrat faithful feeling strangely out of place.

  • Religious order moves in

    Several months ago, if you went to Captain’s Cove Resort on Taylorsville Lake, you might have found a party or a wedding reception underway.

  • PHOTO: Head-on collision

    Motorists were re-routed for more than an hour on KY 55 at Yoder Tipton Rd. last Wednesday while crews worked to rescue two victims in a head-on collision. Both motorists involved were transported to UofL Hospital: Phyllis Green, of Taylorsville, by helicopter; Joseph Scott, of Bloomfield, by ambulance. Police reports indicate that Green allegedly crossed the center line, striking Scott’s SUV.

  • Parents question coat rule

    As the weather gets cooler outside, the debate about Spencer County High School’s outerwear policy is heating up.

  • KARRER TAKES RACE

    The fact has long been established among politicians that the majority of Spencer County votes for Democrats. Not any more – at least, not for judge executive or sheriff.

    Republican challenger Bill Karrer soundly defeated Democrat incumbent David Jenkins, 4,480 to 2,451 in the 2010 general election Tuesday.

    Donald “Buddy” Stump, Jr., also a Republican challenger, narrowly defeated long-serving Democrat Sheriff Steve Coulter, 3,643 to 3,365.

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

    Trick-or-Treat on Main photos

    Photographs taken by the Spencer Magnet during Trick-or-Treat on Main will be available for pick up Monday, Nov. 8. The Spencer Magnet is located at 100 West Main St. in Taylorsville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Tree Auction to benefit the Taylorsville Main Street Renovation Project

  • New to the Taylorsville police office

    Daniel Wills and Kenny Bledsoe were recently sworn in as Taylorsville Police officers.

    They will be filling in as temporary, part-time with department.

  • Work on floodwall could begin soon

    The process of re-certifying the Taylorsville levee is expected to begin later this month, said Mayor Don Pay – now that an engineering firm has been selected. Pay announced in Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday morning that DLZ Engineering, of Frankfort, was chosen from a list of three company proposals.

    “Once the work begins, we’re going to see a start and complete date that’s shorter than it took to get to this point,” said Pay.

  • Ethics complaint against sheriff, deputies

    The Spencer Magnet has received a copy of an ethics complaint dated Oct. 21, that was reportedly filed with the Spencer County Ethics Commission.

    Ethics Chairman Dwight Greenwell said any complaints filed are to remain confidential “until it gets to the second or third step. I can not confirm or deny that we have a complaint. It would be illegal to do so according to the code of ethics.”

  • Spencer County General Election results 2010

    The following results are from Spencer County precincts only. Note that final results from federal and state races could have different outcomes. Unopposed races are not listed.

    U.S. Senator

    Jack Conway - D - 2,562

    Rand Paul - R - 4,295

    U.S. Rep., 2nd Dist.

    (I)Brett Guthrie - R - 4,732

    Ed Marksberry - D - 2,006

    KY. Senator, 20th Dist.

    David Eaton - D -2,513

    Paul Hornback - R - 4,354

    District Judge, 53 Dist.,Div. 2