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  • Two indicted on multiple drug charges

    A Springfield man and a Taylorsville man were indicted on multiple, unrelated drug charges by a Spencer County Grand Jury on Thursday.

  • Tips for a safe, happy Halloween

    As Spencer County’s smallest ghouls and goblins prepare to take to the streets Monday, The Spencer Magnet has collected some smart tips from local experts for a safe and fun Halloween celebration.

    Safety Tips
    The community’s annual Trick-or-Treat on Main Street celebration offers children and their families a safe opportunity to get the candy that children want without having to dodge traffic and approach strangers’ homes.

  • Stuck without a costume?

    At best, as your eyes are scanning these words, Halloween is five days away.

    Don’t have a costume for yourself or your little one? Never fear, The Spencer Magnet is here with some last-minute solutions.

    We combed the Internet to come up with 10 costume ideas that will be extra cute on the kids and workable for moms and dads if blown up proportionally.

    Try these on for size:

  • New Main Street manager up to the challenge

    Kim McManus knows being Taylorsville’s new Main Street manager will be a learning experience, but she’s up to the challenge.

    “It may be challenging,” she said. “But anything you jump into can be challenging, but it can also be very rewarding.”

    McManus hasn’t quite been on the job two weeks, but said she’s interested in diving right in and getting involved in the Taylorsville community.

  • Vandalism: Local man confesses to spray-painting obscenities on county, private property

    A local teenager confessed to spray painting obscene messages on county and private property early Tuesday morning.

    Dakota Scott Atcher, 18, of Taylorsville, is facing felony charges of first-degree criminal mischief after Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis discovered the graffiti around 6:24 a.m.

  • POLL: New or Blue?

    Would you rather see the Blue Bridge repaired or replaced?

    Click here to vote!

  • Montell pre-files bill dealing with the hiring of illegal aliens

    Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville (58th District), announced Tuesday he is prefiling legislation for the 2012 Regular Legislative Session that, if passed, would require all employers who either have contracts with public agencies, or those with 11 or more employees to use E-verify for the purpose of cutting down on the number of illegal aliens seeking work in Kentucky.

  • Main Street hires new manager

    The search for the next Main Street manager is officially over.

    The Taylorsville City Commission approved the Main Street committee’s recommendation at its Oct. 4 meeting and hired Kim McManus as the new manager.

    McManus attended her first Main Street meeting Thursday evening.

    McManus is a 33-year-old nursing student who hopes to become a nurse practitioner. She has been a certified nursing assistant since 1997, and along with CNA work, she has worked as an office manager for several years.

  • Trick or Treat on Main Street

    Trick or Treat on Main Street will again attract thousands of children and their families to the streets of downtown Taylorsville for some kid-friendly candy collecting Oct. 31.

    Representatives of local businesses, organizations and churches will commune upon Main Street between Jefferson and Point streets Halloween night from 5-8 p.m. to offer a safe and controlled environment for trick or treaters across Spencer County.

  • OOPS: Road, driveway mix-up sparks county to look at its maintenance policy on roads servicing only one house

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is hoping to learn from a mistake the county made about five months ago.

    During communications from the judge-executive at Monday night’s fiscal court meeting, Bill Karrer told those in attendance that the county had made an error.