Local News

  • Clerk a no-show at fiscal court meeting

    Despite a written invitation from Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, County Clerk Judy Puckett did not attend Monday’s fiscal court meeting to explain how she plans to pay thousands owed to the county after an unfavorable audit report was released earlier this year.

    During Monday’s meeting, Karrer read aloud a letter he sent to Puckett acknowledging the funds she owes back to the county and inviting her to appear before the fiscal court to discuss how she plans to pay back those funds.

  • Mayor: We can’t let bad economy slow development

    Editors note: Since the city and county voted to dissolve the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority earlier this year, The Spencer Magnet decided to check in with local government officials to discuss their economic development plans for the future. This week, Editor Shannon Brock spoke with Taylorsville Mayor Don  Pay to discuss the city’s perspective.

    A bad economy can’t and won’t stymie the city’s efforts to move forward in economic development, Mayor Don Pay said Monday afternoon.

  • Service honors local veterans

    Veteran and retired Army Master General John Tindall had these words Saturday for a crowd that turned out to honor United States veterans: Remember them.

    Don’t just think of them with kind thoughts, but pick up the phone and call them to see if they are doing alright. Check on them after they have returned home from deployments. Thank them for their service as often as possible.

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  • ELECTION 2011: Two vie to replace Kentucky State Auditor Luallen

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen
    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • ELECTION 2011: Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars

  • ELECTION 2011: Farmer vs. a farmer in race for Commissioner of Agriculture

    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • ELECTION 2011: Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because
    Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.
    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • ELECTION 2011: Conway, P’Pool square off for attorney general

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.
    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Middle, high schoolers to present fall play

    Some of Spencer County’s finest actors and actresses will take the stage starting Thursday evening as Spencer County middle school and high school students present their fall production, “You Can’t Take it With You.”