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  • Habitat for Humanity to offer ‘A Brush with Kindness’

    Spencer County homeowners will now have the opportunity for their very own “brush with kindness” thanks to a new program kicking off from Spencer County Habitat for Humanity.
    The program, titled “A Brush with Kindness,” “helps low-income homeowners to maintain their homes, allowing them to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity,” according to literature provided by Habitat for Humanity President Scott Street.
    The local Habitat affiliate wanted to start the program to better use its resources, Scott Street said.

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  • County picks high bidder for farm lease, reschedules vote on fake pot ban

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court received three bids after advertising a request for proposals to lease the county farm, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said during Monday’s meeting.
    The bids were to be for a one-year lease with two one-year options to renew.
    Those bids were as follows:
    •David Lee Shelburne — $500 for a one-year lease, would agree to clean up the grounds as well
    •Pat Bogar — $501 for a one-year lease
    •Byron Cunningham — $1,600.50 for a one-year lease

  • Zoning commission recommends repealing 2010 classifications

    After hearing brief testimony, the Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to recommend repealing articles pertaining to classifications passed in 2010.
    Articles recommended for repeal include those pertaining to agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications.
    Two property owners, David Jewell and Lynn McIntosh, spoke during the meeting.

  • COLUMN: Newspapers are a powerful classroom tool

    Long before I pursued a career in journalism, I remember using our hometown newspaper — The Spencer Magnet — as a valuable information and education tool. I can remember several of my teachers throughout my 13 years in the Spencer County school system using the community newspaper and other print media sources as learning tools in the classroom. As I continued on to college, the use of newspapers in the classroom only increased as professors pushed for students to be locally, nationally and globally minded.

  • Taylorsville man admits to receiving, possessing child pornography

    A more than year-long investigation by local and federal law enforcement has resulted in a Taylorsville man pleading guilty in United States District Court to charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography.

  • ‘HAIL’acious storm pummels region

    Thunder, hail and funnel clouds to a blanket of snow between two and four inches thick — in a matter of three days. Such is Kentucky weather, and such was weather in Spencer County over the weekend.

  • Supreme Court sides with King

    It took only three hours last week for the Kentucky Supreme Court to confirm what state Rep. Kim King has been saying all along — that a redistricting map approved by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor earlier this year was unconstitutional.
    That ruling means King, who represents the 55th District comprised of Anderson, Mercer and a portion of Spencer County, will be able to seek re-election here this fall.

  • Audit finds no issues of noncompliance with Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the audit of the financial statements of the Spencer County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.
    State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.
    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and net assets arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.