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  • SWEET . . . Date finally set for tricks and treats

    The tricky details of Taylorsville’s Halloween on Main Street have finally been decided.

    The event’s date—which has been under question for the past several weeks—has been determined by the Taylorsville City Commission as Oct. 30. Generally the yearly kid-friendly gathering is held Oct. 31 but the event’s sponsors were forced to rethink the date after concerns were raised about Halloween falling on a Sunday this year.

  • Two visions for the future

    Challenger for Spencer County Judge Executive Bill Karrer-R says a community center could potentially be realized in the next four years, if private partnerships are forged to help offset large operational expenses for the recreational facility.

    Incumbent Judge Executive David Jenkins-D says voters should decide the contentious issue of a city-county merger if a court ruling allows the issue to advance.

  • KY LOTTO: 'Somebody's gotta win'

    Are you the lucky winner of $52,000? You could be if you purchased a Win for Life Kentucky Lottery ticket at Marrowbone Community Market prior to the Aug. 28 drawing.

    Manager Sidharth Rai said that he decided to post signs alerting customers to “check your tickets today” after going more than a month with no one claiming the prize.

    Customers of the market, formerly known as Riverbend, have obliged, but little results.

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

    Truck tug and dance to benefit funeral fund

    Two upcoming fundraisers will benefit the Renee Mobley memorial fund.

    A benefit dance will be held Oct. 16 from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #157 on Old Preston Highway in Shepherdsville.

    Admission is $10 per person and the event will feature the band, Revolver.

    Door prizes, raffles, dancing and food will be part of the evening.

    For tickets, call 502-538-0417 or 502-904-9633.

    The second event—a truck tug—will be held Oct. 23 at 5 p.m.

  • CALLING ALL CANDIDATES

    The Spencer Magnet will be providing election information for voters during the weeks leading up to Nov. 2. Look for your email that will include survey questions and deadline information. If you do not receive an email from us by Thursday, please call the Spencer Magnet at 477-2239, ext. 24.

  • Dust and Bust: Drought taking toll on farmers, fall activities

    As local farmer Scott Travis plowed a field on his Cox’s Creek farm, an ominous dust cloud billowed into the sky, choking him and turning the horizon a chalky brown color.

    “I was out in the field stirring up dust,” a laughing Travis said upon returning a phone call to The Spencer Magnet.

  • Voter information

    The last day to register to vote or make any changes in your current voter registration is Monday, Oct. 4. If you have changed your address, name or other information, you will need a new voter card from the Spencer County Clerk’s office

    Persons who are unable to go to the polls to vote due to age, illness or disability may now request a mail-in absentee ballot. The last day to request and submit a mail-in ballot is Oct. 26.

  • CRIME BRIEFS

    Mother, son indicted for drugs

    TAYLORSVILLE — A Spencer County grand jury on Friday indicted a mother and son on charges they grew, harvested and intended to sell marijuana and large amounts of hallucinogenic mushrooms at their Elk Creek subdivision home.

    Barbara Smith and her 32-year-old son, Jason T. Smith, both of 175 Allen Pace Drive, are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 21 in Spencer Circuit Court on four counts of drug production and possession.

  • 'Lucky' pilot walks away

    Dwayne Hargrove’s face was bloody and his right eye was nearly swollen shut, but he walked away from a plane crash Saturday morning.

    Fifty-year-old Hargrove, of Louisville, was attempting to land at a private air strip in Taylorsville when his right wing clipped a static line and sent his 1946 Aeroca hurtling toward the ground.

  • Bancroft makes first court appearance

    With a dozen family members of the woman he is accused of killing glaring at him, a shackled and visibly nervous Gary Bancroft made his first live appearance in an Anderson County courtroom Tuesday morning.

    Bancroft, the Bardstown Road man accused of slashing to death his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.