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  • ELECTION 2010: Drury files for judge executive

    After much community speculation, Magistrate Bill Drury finally answered a popular question when he filed to run for Spencer County Judge Executive Monday afternoon. The Democrat has represented the Campbranch voting district since being elected to the position in 1998.

    “I have the knowledge. I have the contacts and I have the ability,” said Drury. “It’s time to make the change.”

  • Remote trailer fire

    Spencer County-Taylorsville Fire Department responded to a trailer fire near the Shelby County line in the 4000 block of Little Mount Church Rd.

    State Fire Deputy Marshall Rob Goodwin said the blaze is being investigated because there were no occupants and the electricity was cut off.

    Owner Andy Newton, of Finchville, said the structure is only used in the summer for migrant workers on his farm.

  • ELECTION 2010: Candidate list grows by 7

    Seven Spencer Countians announced their intentions to run for public office last week, adding their names to a growing list of candidates participating in the 2010 election. Candidates filed for the offices of judge executive, magistrate, jailer, county attorney and constable.

    Republican David Hesse, 42, a senior auditor with Tichenor and Associates, said that it was the state of county affairs and the selection of judge executive candidates thus far that prompted him to file.

  • ELECTION 2010: Stevens announces re-election bid

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) figured he had a pretty good idea what to expect after being elected in 2008 to the state’s House of Representatives.

    What he’s learned since is that politics, meetings and special sessions were only the beginning.

    “The thing about this position is that there are a lot of people out there who have situations I had never even thought about,” Stevens said between committee meetings Monday afternoon in Frankfort.

  • Ribbon cutting: Taylorsville Barber Shop

    Taylorsville Barber Shop on Main Street recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. In attendance were (from left) Kara Lewis, Mayor Don Pay, Magistrate Hobert Judd, City Commissioner Beverly Ingram, Judge Executive David Jenkins, shop co-owner Dawn Cox and EDA Director Annette King. Not pictured is co-owner Brent Cox.

  • Magnet moving up Main

    December 2 is moving day for the Spencer Magnet. The newspaper will be relocating their offices to 100 W. Main St.

    Customers of the weekly paper should expect to receive the same great service, said General Manager Lynette Mason, just in a different location.

    “We’re so happy to be moving,” Mason said. “It’s a beautiful office.”

  • Car fire on Taylorsville Rd.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    This reader-submitted photo by Deborah Kaye Montgomery shows a vehicle fire in the northbound lane of Taylorsville Road/KY 155 Friday afternoon. Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to the call and put out the blaze. If you capture news in the making, send your photographs to Robin Bass at editor@spencermagnet.com.

     

  • District works on closing gaps

    Two reports submitted to the Spencer County Board of Education Monday night assessed student achievement and the changes being made to advance those students.

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Lyons addressed the culture of success needed to promote higher education and Director of Special Education Jackie Risden-Smith addressed the needs of children with disabilities.

    The reading and math proficiency scores between students with disabilities and students without in Spencer County is about 30 percent.

  • ELECTION 2010: Montell to seek fifth term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is seeking his fifth term in the 58th District, which includes Shelby and Spencer counties.

    At last week’s monthly meeting of the Shelby County Republican Party, Montell reminisced about his beginnings in his current seat.

    “It was eight years ago almost to the night that I first met with a group of people in my basement, and I was the only one who really thought I could win, because I didn’t know any better,” he said.

  • Land donation answers Habitat prayers

    Another family will have the chance at a fresh start, thanks to a land donation by Taylorsville’s Citizen’s Union Bank, said Spencer County Habitat for Humanity President Bill Drury. Applications to become a partner family will be accepted through December 19.

    Habitat volunteers gathered along a quiet country road Friday morning to witness the land transaction between CUB President Sammy Crafton and Drury. A couple of signatures, some applause and a prayer sealed the deal that will provide Habitat one acre on Little Mount Church Road to build their second home.