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  • City proposes water rate hike

    Starting in July, city and county customers of Taylorsville Water Works could see a jump in their water bills.
    In an effort to lessen the gap between the base rate for city customers ($7.50) and the base rate for county customers ($14.70), the city commission is proposing a rate increase of 35 percent for city customers and 12.44 percent for those in the county.
    That would bring the city base rate up to $10.13 and the county base rate up to $16.53.

  • SBDMs won’t see cuts to next year’s funding

    Since no additional cuts in state education funding are being handed down to the local school district, the Spencer County Site-based Decision Making Councils won’t have to devise a plan to work with less funding next school year.
    Despite talks in March that SBDM per-student funds could be reduced from the current $135 to $110 in order to preserve faculty positions, the board moved at its April meeting not to cut the funding. Kentucky House Bill 1 requires that school boards allot a minimum of $100 per student to the SBDM councils.  

  • Native American festival seeks support

    Without some community support, the Spirit of the Warrior Native American Festival is at risk of being canceled for the second consecutive year, said Jerry Thornton.

  • Accused burglar arrested in Mt. Washington

    A Bullitt County man has been charged with burglaries that stretch into two adjoining counties.
    James A. Underwood, 27, of Mount Washington, was caught Saturday morning in an apartment in Mount Washington.

  • Students ‘take on a new life’ in play

    Nearly three months of hard work and preparation will culminate this weekend, when Spencer County middle and high school students premiere their production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

  • Rain dampens hope for local crops

    Spencer County farmers are getting a bit nervous as last month went down in the history books as Kentucky’s wettest on record, hindering crop and vegetable planting.

  • ONLINE ONLY: West River Road repairs rescheduled

    UPDATED FRIDAY, MAY 6: State road crews are planning repairs between mile points 6.5 and 6.7 on Ky. 2885 – also known as West River Road – for Wednesday night, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    "Due to equipment availability, the repairs on Ky. 2885 in Spencer County have been postponed until Wednesday evening," spokesperson Andrea Clifford said in an email to the Spencer Magnet. "Work is expected to be complete by 6 a.m. on Thursday."

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  • Middle, high school students to present ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

    Katie Smith, left, an eighth-grader, Makaiah Lyons, an eighth-grader, and Robert Shaw, a seventh-grader, rehearse a scene from the Spencer County Middle School production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

    The students are portraying Scout, Calpurnia and Dill, respectively. The show debuts Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the middle school. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Students from both the middle school and Spencer County High School are participating.

  • Circuit Court Clerks recognized by governor

    On April 13, Gov. Steven L. Beshear recognized the circuit court clerks of Kentucky for their efforts to raise awareness about organ donation. He urged all Kentuckians to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.