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  • Out with the old utility poles

    The Main Street renovation project was given a glowing green light by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after being awarded $360,000 in enhancement funds last Thursday.

    The second phase of the downtown improvements will consist of relocating utility poles to the rear of residences and businesses along Main Street from Main Cross to Jefferson Street. It will also include replacing old, uneven sidewalks, and the addition of new street lights, benches, planters and landscaping – identical to those in phase I.

  • Mt. Eden man fed up with loose livestock

    The grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence.

    Just ask Carl Joseph, a Spencer transplant, who owns about 5 acres near Mt. Eden. He alleges his neighbor’s cows especially notice the “greenness” of his grass –  and often escape to graze and cause destruction in his yard. 

    “I have been woken up on several occasions with the cattle at my bedroom window bellowing and mooing,” Joseph wrote in a letter to his neighbor, filed in Spencer County District Court earlier this year.

  • Fleeing suspect found in Tenn.

    The suspect wanted for allegedly hitting his wife with his truck in Taylorsville last week, was apprehended by police at a Knoxville hospital on Sunday.

    According to Knoxville’s Channel 6-WATE,  Grubb showed up Sunday at a relative’s house in Oneida, Tennessee. The relative, concerned because Grubb had suffered a head wound and appeared highly agitated, took him to Lakeshore Mental Health Institute in Knoxville. Police reported that Lakeshore refused to admit Grubb because of his injury and because he admitted to being on drugs.

  • Many eligible Kentuckians have not yet claimed stimulus checks

     More than 67,000 eligible Kentuckians may have money coming to them from the Internal Revenue Service, but they must act by Oct. 15, 2008 to claim it.

     

    Last year, Congress passed an economic stimulus package that provided most low and moderate income American families a check for hundreds of dollars.

     

  • Pollsters and political analysts predict the state will again be “red” this November

    Experts believe Republican presidential nominee John McCain will easily carry Kentucky’s eight electoral votes – beating Barack Obama here by as much as a 2-to-1 margin, according to some predictions. Most polls also indicate incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will defeat Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford.

  • New center of information

    New to the area and need information on how to get the gas, electric and phone turned on?  Or wondering where to get drivers licenses, auto registrations or groceries?  Contact the newly formed Information Center located in the front office of the Chamber of Commerce office for this and more information or ask for a relocation packet containing everything one would need to get settled in to Spencer County.

  • Register to vote before Oct. 6

    If Kentuckians want to participate in the upcoming general election on November 4,  they have one week to make sure they are registered to vote, Kentucky’s chief election official, Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced today.

  • Judge denies summary judgement in Charter case

    Supporters of the Charter government effort were dealt another blow when the county’s request for a summary judgement was denied recently in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    Senior Status Judge Tom McDonald’s decision overruled the county’s request for a ruling without a trial and granted the city’s motion to bifurcate, or separate certain issues in the case for further examination.

  • PHOTO: Taylorsville Lake Clean Sweep

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Approximately 270 people participated in the annual Taylorsville Lake’s Clean Sweep last Saturday.

  • Octoberfest: Fun starts Friday

    This weekend’s festivities may have a new name, but organizers say the 2008 Octoberfest will feature all the same family fun residents have come to expect after four decades as the Spencer County Homecoming.

    In fact, there may even be more adventures packed into the two-day event than folks might be accustomed.