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  • End of the Blue Bridge?

    Taylorsville’s Blue Bridge will likely be demolished at the hands of the state unless a last-ditch community effort is successful or a private investor steps in.

    That was the message from Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and Mayor Don Pay on Monday when asked about the latest developments with the historical, yet run-down structure that carries Ky. 55 across the Salt River.

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  • Better Business Bureau advises on giving safely this holiday season

    Because of technology and the creativity of charities, there are many ways donors can give to a worthy cause. Whether you’re giving money, canned goods, used items, or your time, BBB wants to remind donors that how you give is just as important as what you give.

  • Citizens give input on new public library

    The new Spencer County Public Library will have nice landscaping, natural light, up-to-date technology and maybe even a generator — that is, if those attending a brainstorming meeting last Thursday have anything to say about it.
    Chris Cottongim, of 5253 Design Group, who will be designing the new library, led the meeting, which served to gather ideas from community members about what they would like to see at the new library and what they would like it to look like.

  • MAP tests provide teachers with individualized academic data

    Now more than ever individualized academic data on each student serviced by the Spencer County School District is at educator’s finger tips courtesy of the district’s new Measures of Academic Progress testing system. Spencer County Board of Education members agree that how the data is used is what is most important.

  • Bringing ‘new life’ to the tree

    A man-made structure posing as a Christmas tree filled with vocalists telling the life story of Jesus Christ through song is quite an oddity —and community members need not travel any further than Taylorsville to take in the unique presentation of the first-annual Tree of Life this weekend.

  • FFA plans 22nd annual Farm Toy Show for this weekend

    You don’t have to be a farmer to love farm toys, and no doubt toy enthusiasts will flock to Spencer County High School this Friday and Saturday for the 22nd-annual FFA Farm Toy Show.

  • Plea expected in prom party death case

    The case of a woman charged with reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager was set to go to trial on Tuesday, but the trial was canceled and a deal is expected to be reached on Thursday in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    Angela Barkham, of Inghram Lane, was indicted and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus Jr. after a prom party in May 2009.

  • Court approves budget amendment for clerk

    Lynn Hesselbrock appeared before the Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday for the first time in her role as Spencer County Clerk.

    Hesselbrock, who took office on Thursday, asked the court for a budget amendment of $30,000 to get her office through the end of the year in terms of deputies’ salaries.

    Last month, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer estimated that the clerk’s office was on pace to finish the year at 111 percent of the amount the court approved for deputy salaries.

  • New clerk dismisses chief deputy

    Abbigail Nation, the chief deputy clerk in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office, who worked in the office for more than a decade, was dismissed from the office Thursday morning by new County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

    In a letter provided to The Spencer Magnet by the Nation family and dated Dec. 1 — Hesselbrock’s first official day in office — Hesselbrock wrote:

    “Dear Ms. Nation,