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  • SCHS: Major work nearly done

    The Spencer County High School cafeteria is definitely up and running and being utilized by students, faculty and staff.

    Thanks to the many windows, students will be able to enjoy the sunlight.

    “There have been studies which have shown that a lot of daylight improves the learning atmosphere,” said Brett Beaverson, director of operations for the Spencer County Public Schools. “We are following the trend, and it can prove to be healthy.”

    The construction going on at the high school is getting closer to its conclusion.

  • FEMA gives $144,000

    Thanks to FEMA and Homeland Security, Spencer County Fire Protection District is going to get a new tanker truck. It will replace the aging tanker they have now that does not meet Department of Transportation standards.

    “This new tanker will significantly increase the safety of our firefighters,” said Nathan Nation, fire chief, “as well as the effectiveness in protecting property within our community.”

  • What's Happening

    Christmas in

    Mount Eden

    Christmas in Mt. Eden will be held Friday, December 5 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ruritan Building.  There will be a chili supper, silent auction, Santa Claus and trolley rides.  There will also be gospel singing and a craft market at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.  House decorating contest within one mile of Mt. Eden.  Judging will be December 3.  If interested call Shana at 502-738-5071.

    Bread Making Class

  • Meal Plus plan could make remembering milk money easier

    During their monthly meeting, the school board approved the Mealpay Plus program for Spencer County.

    The plan would mean parents could access their child’s meal accounts, see what they have been eating, and make payments to their accounts via the Internet. Keeping track of the comings and goings of the money, which normally meant trying to get that information from their kids, was like pulling teeth and seldom did they get the numbers right.

    Parents will be able to do it themselves from work, or home and even in their pajamas if they want.

  • Christmas happenings

    Shop-With-a-Cop

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s office is now accepting donations for our Shop-With-a-Cop program. Donations can be made to any sheriff’s deputy or at the sheriff’s office on Main Street. All proceeds go directly to help needy children in the community. Any donation amount will be accepted.

    Help Santa give Diabetes

    the boot

  • Forcing Charter to meet

    The Charter Commission must reconvene, said Attorney Carol Petitt, and she’s asking a Spencer County court to make it happen.

    “They never should have stopped. They are required by statute to meet and they are violating the law,” said Petitt, a lawyer with KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties).

  • Fall Harvest goes to Grand Jury

    The 14 individuals that were arrested during the Fall Harvest round up by local authorities, as previously reported in The Spencer Magnet, all went before the Grand Jury of Spencer County on November 6 and were indicted as follows:

    Terry L. Farris, 105 Davis Lane, Taylorsville : one Count - trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree, schedule III Hydrocodone complicity; Class D felony.

  • What's Happening

    Gingerbread houses due this Friday

    Time to get out those aprons and rolling pins. It’s the annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Red Scooter. Past entries have ranged from an elaborate reproduction of the courthouse to miniature homes made of graham crackers and icing. Creativity is encouraged, but remember that all entries must be your own creation and of edible products.

    Categories:

    Adult 18+; over 6”, under 6”, made from kit

    Junior; ages 5 & under, 6 - 8, 9-12, 13-17

    School Project; 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

  • Clevenger defense: Board was instructed to keep superintendent meeting open

    Attorney Valerie Shannon stated in a response filed on behalf of Sandy Clevenger, that the Spencer County School Board had recently received instruction from Amye Bensenhaver of the Attorney Generals Office concerning open meetings in which superintendent evaluations were not an exception to the open session rules.

    “In spite of this training,” stated records, on about June 17, 2008, the board voted to go into closed session to conduct the superintendent’s evaluation. Clevenger was the only dissenting vote.

  • Early morning fire displaces family

    A mother and two children were left homeless after an early morning fire Sunday in their rental home on Washington Street in Taylorsville.

    Kathy Jamison, of 305 Washington Street, said she was awakened by her 9-year-old son who heard their smoke detector sounding. After investigating, Jamison said she saw flames in the bathroom.

    “We just got out,” said Jamison, who found shelter for her family with a neighbor down the street while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.