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Local News

  • Getting students college ready

    Spencer County students could be graduating from high school a bit more prepared thanks to a AmeriCorps grant received by the Kentucky Campus Compact organization that will benefit dozens of school districts in the state including Spencer County.

  • Mixed predictions on Tuesday's voter turnout

    As the competition surrounding this year’s heated election reaches a fever pitch, it’s hard to tell if voters will actually exercise their rights Nov. 2 and make an appearance at the polls.

    Although the election season in Spencer County and across the nation has been very active with political candidates sounding off on all sorts of issues, Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett isn’t sure that voters will be knocking down the doors of the polling places on election day.

  • Audit questions clerk's expenditures

    A state audit reveals the Spencer County Clerk’s office inappropriately spent $210 last year on Sam’s Club memberships for at least six office employees.

    Itemized receipts and spending statements relating to the County Clerk’s purchases could not be obtained by the Spencer Magnet as early as today, after the newspaper filed an open records request to view those records.

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

    4-H Shooting Sports and Teen Council to host Haunted trail

    The 4-H Shooting Sports and Teen Council is sponsoring a Haunted Trail on Oct. 29 at The Fish and Game Club.

    For more information, contact Spencer County Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent Mollie Tichenor at 502-477-2217.

    Fall roadside litter pickup

  • ELECTION 2010: Check out our election coverage in today's newspaper!

    Make sure to pick up a copy of this week's Spencer Magnet to check out part 1 of the 2010 Voter Guide.

    This week candidates running for Spencer County magistrate, clerk, jailer, constable and Taylorsville City Commission responded to questionnaires prepared by The Spencer Magnet.

    Pick up your copy today so you can be informed about the upcoming election!

  • Community mourns a friend in Tichenor

    When close friends shared their memories of Steve Tichenor, they all agreed that he loved Spencer County and wanted to make it a better place.

    Tichenor, a well-known local businessman, farmer, public servant and developer, died at the age of 61 Friday after battling cancer.

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Pig Roast fundraiser at Pleasant Hill

    Pleasant Hill Christian Church is hosting a pig roast fundraiser Oct. 23 to benefit the church’s building fund.

    The event will be from 1 p.m. until dark and will include special musical guests.

    Pleasant Hill is located at the intersection of Highways 44 and 1579 between the Glensboro and Mount Eden communities.

    For more information, call 502-220-6275.

    Promiseland Pentecostal to host benefit gospel sing

  • 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.