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  • Food pantry now offers fresh produce for needy

    Before last week, Spencer Countians in need of food assistance could acquire a substantial amount of boxed or canned food – but no fresh fruits or vegetables.

    “Starting today, we will have fresh produce every week,” said Jill Whitehouse, Family Service Coordinator for Spencer County’s Multipurpose Community Action Agency.

    Fresh apples, potatoes and cabbages were delivered to the food pantry Friday. Whitehouse said the selection will vary depending on what Dare to Care is able to provide, but that fresh items will be delivered every Thursday.

  • Just what are the duties, pay for elected officials?

    Judge Executive

    The judge executive:

    • is specifically charged with executing all ordinances and resolutions of the fiscal court, all contracts entered into by the fiscal court, and all state laws subject to enforcement by the judge executive or by officers under his or her supervision.

    • has the primary responsibility for the administration of county government.

    • is responsible for keeping the fiscal court informed of the operations of county departments, boards, and commissions.

  • Magisterial candidates square off at forum

    The following are excerpts taken from the responses of magisterial candidates at the Primary Election Forum held Friday, May 7. Please note that only candidates in primary contested offices were asked to participate.

    As members of fiscal court, magistrates are responsible for supervising the fiscal affairs of the county. What qualifications, experiences and skills do you have that would reveal your ability to comprehend and execute these duties?

    Taylorsville, Dist. 1

  • Inspections of eating establishments

    The following retail food establishment reports were conducted by the Spencer County Health Department during the month of April.

    Editor’s note: This is a new feature of the Spencer Magnet designed to educate our readers about the conditions of area eating establishments.

    Silver Dollar, owner Linda Henson, located at 40 Van Buren Rd. in Mt. Eden scored a 100 with no violations. Inspection was April 21, 2010.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  April 2010.

    Federal National Mortgage Association, Chicago, IL to Chanton D. Patel, Taylorsville. Lot #9 Hillsborough Estates. $159,000.

    Ada Metts, Taylorsville to Melvin Hume, Taylorsville and Duane P. Hume, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 232 page 506. $20,000.

  • Teen severely injured in explosion

    A 15-year-old male was severely injured Sunday afternoon when the homemade explosive device he was making ignited.

    Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the teen was in a field behind his home in McClain Heights subdivision when the accident occurred.

    The juvenile, whose name was withheld, was transported by Spencer County EMS to University of Louisville Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

    Bennett said one leg suffered more serious injuries than the other, but that both were hit by shrapnel from the device.

  • Bear Care services to continue

    The more than 60 families that rely upon the Spencer County School District’s Bear Care childcare program should be relieved to learn that the school board has voted not to discontinue the services, but families will now pay more for their children to participate.

  • Meet the candidates at Friday's forum

    Political signs are everywhere you look. Candidates are knocking on doors and leaving their brochures. Several voters may have even been lucky enough to have a conversation with someone seeking public office. But with 13 days until the primary election, do you really know how each candidate stands on the issues?

  • Teen author publishes first novel

    When Jessica Jeffries gets an idea for a story, she has to stop what she is doing and write it down.

    The fantasy-filled ideas usually come to the 19-year-old Spencer County High School graduate in the middle of the night, during her college classes at Jefferson Community and Technical College or while she is listening to music.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court February 2, 2010.

    Civil:

    First Federal Investment Fund II, LLC, vs. James G. Crump. Default judgement for the plaintiff.

    Arrow Financial Services, LLC, vs. Amanda Hanson. Default judgement for the plaintiff.

    Arrow Financial Services vs. Amber Hopkins. Denied. No service.

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County District Court February 5, 2010.

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