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  • CITY RESIDENTS: CORRECTION TO YOUR CORRECTED TAX BILLS

    Spencer County property taxpayers who reside within the city should disregard the large $918.26 total printed at the bottom of their corrected tax bill.
    Sheriff Donald ‘Buddy’ Stump  said the corrected bills — which taxpayers within the city limits should receive this week — have the value $918.26 largely printed on the bottom of each of the bills. This is an error.  Stump said the property owner’s accurate amount owed is listed in smaller print at the top of the bill, and that the bills will not be recirculated a third time.

  • Much-anticipated test scores released

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about how Spencer County Public Schools faired in the first-round of the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress — known as K-PREP — assessment. The K-PREP assessment replaces the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, and, according to state and local educators, has raised academic expectations for public school students across Kentucky. This week’s story addresses the district as a whole, while next week’s story will address the scores of each individual school.

  • All signs point to Taco Bell

    Signs went up Friday indicating a Taco Bell is coming to Taylorsville. The standard purple and pink Taco Bell logo sign was hung near the entrance to Settlers Center off Taylorsville Road and the words ‘Taco Bell’ now sit atop the storefront located at 105 Settlers Center Road.

  • Trageser due back in court Nov. 16

    A Spencer County man accused of unlawfully accessing the county’s computer system and harassing a Spencer County Sheriff’s deputy officially entered a not guilty plea in Spencer District Court on Friday.

  • Can you hear me now?: Radio saga continues between county, city

    What started as an effort to improve radio communications for law enforcement officials has led to disagreements, harsh words and even name-calling between city and county officials.

  • Recanvass yields same result: Hesselbrock takes clerk's race by three votes

    A recanvass in the race for Spencer County Clerk on Thursday morning yielded the same result as the vote tally last Tuesday night: Republican Lynn Hesselbrock defeated Democrat Abbigail Nation by three votes — 4,144 to 4,141.

  • Candidate questionnaire: Bill Adkins, candidate for U.S. Representative - Fourth District

    Because of an apparent error with the U.S. Postal Service, Bill Adkins, candidate for U.S. Representative in the Fourth District did not receive his questionnaire from The Spencer Magnet. After being contacted by Adkins' campaign, our staff emailed the questionnaire to Adkins and received a prompt response. Below are Adkins' answers to the Magnet questionnaire:

     

    Name: Bill Adkins

    Party affiliation: Democrat

  • Hickstock’s annual music festival celebrates fourth year

    The Spencer County Fairgrounds was the place to be this past Saturday as singers and musicians shared their talents before an impressive crowd in the main pavilion.

    Hickstock is a music festival that showcases the middle and high school choirs as well as soloists and local bands in a full day celebration to bring awareness to the arts in Spencer County.  Along with the middle and high school choirs were performances from student soloists as well as an acoustic set by Josh Bogard, and a concert from the band who founded Hickstock, Van Waylon.

  • Trageser to be arraigned in district court Friday

    A Spencer County man, known locally for his public critique of elected officials, is set to be arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of Elmers Court, was arrested at his home Oct. 10 and charged with second-degree unlawful access to a computer, which is a Class D felony. Trageser paid his own $5,000 bond and was released.
    Trageser was arrested again Oct. 15 and charged with harassment (no physical contact), which is a Class B misdemeanor. His wife, Danita, paid his $1,500 bond and he was released from custody.

  • Wrecks numerous in last few days

    Any route that ends with a car parked on the sidewalk outside a Dairy Queen is unconventional, but the route a red Cadillac CTS took to get there Monday afternoon was especially so.