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  • Fiscal Court notes

    During Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, the court:
    - Received an update on the county’s tentative contributions to Phase II of the Main Street Project. Karrer said the county previously agreed to supply $40,000 in either cash or in-kind services during Phase II, but now the needed contribution from the county is estimated to drop to $20,000.
    - Received a copy of the proposed budget for the county clerk’s office to look over and prepare to take action on at its next meeting.

  • Schools may cut SBDM funding to keep teachers

    Site-based decision making councils at each of Spencer County’s schools could soon be facing cuts in the interest of preserving teacher positions.
    At the February board of education meeting, Superintendent Chuck Adams and board members had preliminary discussions about the district’s 2011-2012 staffing formula. The formula dictates the number of teachers allocated to each of the district’s five schools.
    Currently the district employs 419 classified and certified staff.

  • Five indicted on meth charges

    Five individuals arrested by Kentucky State Police in January were indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury March 10 on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in the Ridgeview neighborhood.
    Christopher J. Clark, 25, of Taylorsville; Williams R. Mayes, 43, of London.; Christopher T. Morris, 38, of Mount Washington; Victor G. Ellis, 47, of Taylorsville; and Andrea D. Woodrome, 33, of Taylorsville were indicted, alone or in complicity with one another, on first-degree charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Website is now subscription-based

    Beginning today, The Spencer Magnet’s website, www.spencermagnet.com, will become a subscription-based service.
    Anyone with a subscription to the newspaper will have access to all of the news and features that appear in each week’s print product, along with a number of online-only features including videos, slideshows and more.
    A digital PDF version of the newspaper is also available online.

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  • Earning a Tiger badge

    Stephen Koch, a Cub Scout with Pack 179, sits in the editor’s chair at The Spencer Magnet on Monday. By visiting the newspaper, Koch earned his Tiger badge. ‘The newspaper is more exciting than I thought it would be,’ Koch said.
     

  • City commission discusses changing solicitation rules

    The Taylorsville City Commission has discussed for some time concerns surrounding groups and organizations soliciting money at the city’s intersections, especially the busy Ky. 55 and 44 intersection near Spencer County High School.
    Events such as the Spencer County High School Project Graduation and the WHAS-11 Crusade for Children benefit from collecting at intersections, but some commissioners have received feedback that there are too many groups soliciting.

  • Prom party death trial postponed

    The trial of a woman charged with reckless homicide in the death of a teenager after a prom party in 2009 has been postponed.
    Angela Barkham, 40, of Inghram Lane, was indicted and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Donald C. DeJesus, Jr. after a prom party in May 2009.
    Barkham’s trial was scheduled to start this past Monday, but after a hearing Thursday on a motion to change the venue and move the trial out of Spencer County, Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman decided not to rule on that motion, but to continue the trial date until July 25.

  • USPS considers closing Fairfield Post Office

    Roland Moore wanted Fairfield residents to know the decision about closing the town’s post office has not been made.
    It was a point Moore, the Dunnville postmaster, stressed during Monday night’s meeting to hear feedback from Fairfield residents on the possible closure.
    As a postmaster at a small post office himself, Moore said he has been designated to talk with people in many of the communities facing possible closure of their post offices.

  • Spencer grad dies in crash

    A 2009 Spencer County High School graduate was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.
    Cody L. Klefot, 19, of Taylorsville, was traveling north on Dale Lane when he lost control of his 1999 BMW and left the roadway around 1:29 a.m., according to Kentucky State Police. Police said Klefot’s vehicle struck a tree and he sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  
    There were no other passengers in the car and Klefot was wearing his seat belt, according to police.