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  • 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.

  • Taylorsville man indicted on charges of promoting sexual performance by a minor

    A 36-year-old Taylorsville man has been arrested and indicted on two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and one count of tampering with physical evidence, all felonies.

  • Commission candidates speak out at forum

    The six candidates vying for Taylorsville City Commission next Tuesday all participated in a community forum Thursday evening that revealed the candidates’ feelings on the issues of water rate increases, bidding professional services, unsafe structures, economic development and the commission’s policy for accepting public comment.

    Questions for the candidates

  • Fogle found not guilty in death of off-duty Louisville Metro police officer

    Collapsing into the arms of family members, Daryl Fogle, 42, sobbed Thursday afternoon after a Spencer County jury acquitted him in the Sept. 30, 2010, death of cyclist Paul Pegram on Ky. 248 outside of Taylorsville.

  • State police remind drivers to be on lookout for deer in the roadways

    State police are reminding Kentucky drivers that it’s fall and that means the state’s deer population is very active. Motorists will see more deer crossing roadways. And deer hunting season begins Nov. 10 and that means motorists will see even more of the animals on or near highways.

    Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, state police spokesman, said in a news release that motorists need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.

  • Trick or Treat on Main Street is Oct. 31

    The annual Trick or Treat on Main Street event is scheduled for Halloween night, 5-8 p.m., in Taylorsville. Check out these tips and tricks for a safe and fun event!

    • Main Street between Jefferson and Point Streets will be closed from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. to allow for foot traffic only, but please note, the event runs from 5-8 p.m. Early or late trick or treaters will most likely miss out on the fun!