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  • Paul to speak Saturday

    Some big names in Kentucky politics are planning to make a stop in Taylorsville this weekend.

    U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul will be attending the Spencer County Republican Party Family Picnic and Barbecue this Saturday, said Lynn Hesselbrock, party chair.

    Paul, who is facing democratic challenger Attorney General Jack Conway this fall, is scheduled to speak sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Mount Eden man killed

    FRANKFORT-- A Mount Eden man is dead after suffering gunshot wounds near a Frankfort apartment complex Monday afternoon.

    Frankfort police are investigating a series of events including the alleged shooting death of Mount Eden resident Obie Murphy, 40, who was transported by EMS to University of Kentucky Medical Center and pronounced dead on arrival.

  • Mayoral debate Thursday

    The general election is seven weeks away. Do you know who you will select as mayor of Taylorsville?

    In an effort to help citizens make that decision, the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Spencer Magnet, is hosting a mayoral debate tomorrow evening. Doors will open at the Chamber building at 5:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Cornhole King

    At 12 years old, it’s pretty impressive to be named world champion of almost anything and Spencer County’s own 12-year-old Derrick King can say that he is a world champion in the wildly popular game of Cornhole.

    Cornhole is a lawn game in which partners take turns tossing corn-filled bags at raised platforms with a hole in the end. Although rules differ from competition to competition, teams generally play to 21. A bag on the board is worth one point where a bag in the hole is worth three.

  • Man could get 20 years in death of Taylorsville man

    A man has entered a plea to spend 20 years in prison following a traffic accident last year that took the life of a Taylorsville man.

    Kevin Sterling Sullivan, 23, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in the second degree and five counts of wanton endangerment.

    According to Nick Raley, assistant commonwealth attorney, a plea agreement was reached earlier this month after a five-hour mediation session was conducted by Senior Status Judge Julia Adams.

  • Fiscal court has no love for Arizona

    While citizens across the U.S. have poured $3.6 million into a legal defense fund supporting Arizona’s immigration law, there was no love for the border-state’s plight by county magistrates last Wednesday.

  • PHOTO: Ready for lights, baseball action

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Parks Director Randy Wise and volunteer Bob Whiteley pour concrete to support lights at Ray Jewell and Waterford Parks baseball fields. The poles were donated by UPS, and the Spencer County Youth Baseball Association is looking for donations to help buy the lights.

     

  • Library: Tax cut not an option

    In the age of digital technology, electronic books and Internet on almost every street corner, the public library’s value could be in decline.

    But Spencer County Public Library Interim Director Lisa Lewis-Brown believes library services are more valuable than ever – and so do many of its more than 67,000 yearly patrons.

    From free wireless Internet to public computers, books, videos, music, public programs and more, Lewis-Brown said the resources available at Spencer County’s library are being accessed more than ever.

  • ACT shows gains with 'plenty of room to grow'

    Spencer County’s 2010 ACT scores improved across all four categories that measure college-readiness in high school juniors in English, math, reading and science, but there is plenty of room for improvement, according to SCHS Principal Jocelyn Lyons.

    With a higher percentage of local students meeting ACT benchmarks, SCHS is now ranked 168th out of 229 Kentucky schools. The rating places Spencer County better than 27 percent of Kentucky schools and up from 198th in 2009.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court August 20, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Andrea M. Engle, failure of owner to maintain required insurance. $643 court cost and fine with $400 conditionally discharged.

    Jeffrey S. Klotz, speeding 15 mph over limit. Paid $173.

    Bradley J. Norris, speeding 17 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

    Jeremiah C. Waugh, speeding 19 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.