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  • Judge executive candidate respond to forum questions

    The following are excerpts taken from the responses of judge executive candidates at the Primary Election Forum held Friday, May 7.

    1. The judge-executive is responsible for overseeing the county’s finances, providing recommendations to fiscal court about how to best spend tax revenue, recommending persons for various county boards, and representing our interests in Frankfort. What qualifications, experiences and skills do you have that would make you the best candidate for judge-executive?

  • Candidate forum draws few

    The judge executive candidates were walking to their seats as Patty Davis reached down into her purse and pulled out a pen and a small pad of paper. Taking notes had become a habit, she explained; a way to confirm if she heard correctly. And in the case of Friday’s Primary Election Forum, Patty wanted to remember every word.

    As for her husband, David Davis, he was more focused on what he did not want to hear – anything that would involve increasing his taxes or spending more taxpayer money.

  • Art for the senses at the Kentucky Gourd Show

    Art isn’t just about seeing it with your eyes – it’s about touching, exploring and experiencing – and that is exactly what Kentucky Gourd Society member and artist Patrice Will is hoping will make this weekend’s 16th annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show unique.

  • Questions arise after sewage backflows into Early Wyne home

    Imagine the horror of finding untreated sewage bubbling up the shower drain. As if that’s not bad enough, then you discover the vile liquid has managed to seep into the wall and is now pooling in the basement.

    This is the nightmare that one Early Wyne couple wad living one recent Sunday afternoon.

    “We were lucky we were home,” said Rick Sienkowski, “and that it was concentrated in one area.”

  • Food pantry now offers fresh produce for needy

    Before last week, Spencer Countians in need of food assistance could acquire a substantial amount of boxed or canned food – but no fresh fruits or vegetables.

    “Starting today, we will have fresh produce every week,” said Jill Whitehouse, Family Service Coordinator for Spencer County’s Multipurpose Community Action Agency.

    Fresh apples, potatoes and cabbages were delivered to the food pantry Friday. Whitehouse said the selection will vary depending on what Dare to Care is able to provide, but that fresh items will be delivered every Thursday.

  • Just what are the duties, pay for elected officials?

    Judge Executive

    The judge executive:

    • is specifically charged with executing all ordinances and resolutions of the fiscal court, all contracts entered into by the fiscal court, and all state laws subject to enforcement by the judge executive or by officers under his or her supervision.

    • has the primary responsibility for the administration of county government.

    • is responsible for keeping the fiscal court informed of the operations of county departments, boards, and commissions.

  • Magisterial candidates square off at forum

    The following are excerpts taken from the responses of magisterial candidates at the Primary Election Forum held Friday, May 7. Please note that only candidates in primary contested offices were asked to participate.

    As members of fiscal court, magistrates are responsible for supervising the fiscal affairs of the county. What qualifications, experiences and skills do you have that would reveal your ability to comprehend and execute these duties?

    Taylorsville, Dist. 1

  • Inspections of eating establishments

    The following retail food establishment reports were conducted by the Spencer County Health Department during the month of April.

    Editor’s note: This is a new feature of the Spencer Magnet designed to educate our readers about the conditions of area eating establishments.

    Silver Dollar, owner Linda Henson, located at 40 Van Buren Rd. in Mt. Eden scored a 100 with no violations. Inspection was April 21, 2010.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  April 2010.

    Federal National Mortgage Association, Chicago, IL to Chanton D. Patel, Taylorsville. Lot #9 Hillsborough Estates. $159,000.

    Ada Metts, Taylorsville to Melvin Hume, Taylorsville and Duane P. Hume, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 232 page 506. $20,000.

  • Teen severely injured in explosion

    A 15-year-old male was severely injured Sunday afternoon when the homemade explosive device he was making ignited.

    Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the teen was in a field behind his home in McClain Heights subdivision when the accident occurred.

    The juvenile, whose name was withheld, was transported by Spencer County EMS to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

    Bennett said one leg suffered more serious injuries than the other, but that both were hit by shrapnel from the device.