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  • Grimes denies allegations she misused voter information

    Calling the claims against her “politically motivated and spurious,” Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes denied that she ever improperly obtained voter data or that she took inappropriate action in a contract with a state vendor.

  • Signing of Jack’s Law celebrated

     

  • What’s Happening - Week of November 1, 2017


    AMVETS to host Veterans Day Coffee and Donut event

    Spencer County AMVETS Post 129, will host a Veterans Appreciation Coffee and Donuts at the Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce on Veterans Day, November 11, at 8 a.m. The event is free for all veterans and their families.

  • Drama Club wins regional competition

     

  • Massie’s bill targets unwarranted searches

    Rep. Massie (R-KY), co-sponsored landmark legislation introduced this week that would prevent warrantless searches of Americans’ calls, emails and other communications.

    The Uniting and Strengthening America by Reforming and Improving the Government’s High-Tech Surveillance (USA RIGHTS) Act is also sponsored by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Ted Poe, R-Texas, Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Ted Lieu, D-Calif.



  • Adams blasts Bevin’s pension proposal

    Spencer County Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams predicts a mass exodus from the teaching ranks if the pension reform proposal unveiled by Governor Matt Bevin becomes reality.

    That will begin with teachers retiring as soon as they become eligible. “We’ve got two to three dozen right now that I’m aware of,” said Adams of teachers in the Spencer County district who may reach eligibility for retirement at the end of this year. “We have maybe that many more the following year.”

  • The history of All Saints’ Day

     

    Most Catholic churches in the United States celebrate All Saints’ Day to honor all saints, particularly those who do not have their own special feast day on November 1. While most saints have their own feast day on the Catholic calendar, not all of those feast days are observed. And saints who have not been canonized–those who are in Heaven, but whose sainthood is known only to God–have no particular feast day. So All Saints’ Day was instituted to be all of the saints’ feast day.

  • Woman arrested after ruckus in courtroom

     

    A Bardstown woman was arrested and charged with multiple offenses Friday after allegedly causing a ruckus in Spencer County District Court and later urinating and defecating in the Sheriff’s Office.

    Lt. Colonel Jonathan Bentley of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office, said on Monday that he couldn’t comment extensively on the incident, but from what he understands, the suspect’s phone went off during court, she refused the judge’s order to surrender the phone, and the situation escalated from there.

  • 5-time National Champs

     

    They did it again! Spencer County High School’s FFA has claimed top honors at the 2017 National FFA Dairy Judging competition held last week during the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis. It’s the eighth overall national title for Spencer County, and the fifth in a row.

  • Help us Honor our Veterans

     

    Share a photo of your military family member past or present. On Wednesday, November 8, The Spencer Magnet will publish a special page honoring those who have served. There is a $5 fee per photo. All proceeds from our Veterans page will be donated to the Spencer County AMVETS Post 129.

    Drop off or e-mail your Veteran photo by 12:00 p.m. on November 3.

    Please send or drop off a picture clearly labeled with name, rank, years of service and service branch.