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  • Stand-off ends peacefully

    An Ashes Creek man was arrested Sunday after allegedly pointing a rifle at police during a brief stand-off.

    Ronnie Inghram, 35, of 3616 Ashes Creek Lane, is facing six charges filed by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department including wanton endangerment in the first degree. The felony charge carries a penalty of one to five years imprisonment and/or fines of $1,000 to $10,000.

    Sheriff Steve Coulter said police were called to the scene following a domestic disturbance.

  • Magnet takes 2nd in KPA

    The Spencer Magnet earned praise for its dedication to community news coverage amid fellow weekly papers at Friday night’s 2008 Kentucky Press Association awards banquet. Overall, Magnet staffers earned 13 awards for individual and collaborative efforts during the previous year.

    “My hope is that readers will see this as testament of our desire to serve them,” said Robin Bass, Magnet editor. “Awards are a good measurement of individual success, but our goal is, and always will be, to give Spencer County the best we can offer.”

  • Deep freeze

    Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon promising funds to areas coping with this week’s winter storm. Beshear said his primary concerns were roads, electric power, heating assistance and shelter.

    “We are prepared to use every available resource to help Kentuckians make it through these rough conditions,” said Beshear in a press release issued Tuesday.

  • District sets 09-10 school calendar

    The 2009-10 school calendar will be a virtual repeat of this year if the school board goes ahead with their expected approval. The Spencer County School Board was scheduled to meet last night, but due to this week’s weather will have a special meeting next Monday.

    If the draft calendar is approved, more than 2,000 Spencer County students will return to classes next fall on Tuesday, August 10. The last day of the 09-10 school year would be May 20, 2010 – as long as there were no snow days to make-up.

  • Winter storm mixes fire with ice

    Weather-related emergencies this past week have resulted in three house fires and the carbon monoxide poisoning of 11 people, but fortunately no deaths, said Nathan Nation, chief of Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • Revard hearing set for February

    The preliminary hearing for Raymond J. Revard, Jr. scheduled last Friday has been postponed until February 13.

    Revard, 41, was charged January 15 by Spencer County Sheriff’s Department with murder and tampering with physical evidence in relation to the shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, 39.

    According to court documents, Revard’s family has hired attorney Stephen H. Miller of Fore, Miller and Schwartz in Louisville.

  • Thousands without power

    Widespread power outages have left thousands in the county without electricity -- and many without means to cook or heat their homes. In response, local authorities opened an emergency shelter at Spencer County High School Wednesday afternoon to provide residents with a warm, safe place to go.

    If residents can not get to the shelter, local authorities advised anyone in need to call Spencer Dispatch at 477-5533 and a ride will be provided. Currently 30 cots are available, but more could be obtained through the American Red Cross if needed.

  • Witnessing history: The inauguration of President Barack Obama

    Before he headed off to Washington, D.C. Monday morning, Dr. Charles Burton said he was uncertain how much of the Presidential Inauguration he would be able to witness. Some estimates have placed the number of people wanting to be a part of the historical event of upwards to two million. Burton said his hopes were to at least catch a glimpse of the parade as Barack Obama marched his way into being America’s first black president.

  • What's Happening

    Senior center’s Ice Cream Social

    Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is inviting all seniors 60 years and older to their “Ice Cream Social” Friday, at 12:30 p.m. Come and join in on the fun festivities, and meet new friends along the way.

    Please RSVP Linda at 477-8296.

    The Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is the place to be for ages 60 and older. There is food, crafts, games, and education. Lunch is served daily. Contributions are accepted for meals but no one is denied a lunch due to inability to pay.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Distric court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on November 21, 2008.

    Traffic:

    Michael Allen Cooper. Charge #1, no operator’s/moped license. Charge #2, possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Pled guilty to both charges. $85 fines plus $143 court costs.