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  • ELECTION 2011: Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars

  • ELECTION 2011: Farmer vs. a farmer in race for Commissioner of Agriculture

    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • ELECTION 2011: Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because
    Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.
    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • ELECTION 2011: Conway, P’Pool square off for attorney general

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P’Pool do have a few things in common.
    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P’Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.
    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general’s office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Middle, high schoolers to present fall play

    Some of Spencer County’s finest actors and actresses will take the stage starting Thursday evening as Spencer County middle school and high school students present their fall production, “You Can’t Take it With You.”

  • Home energy assistance program to help low-income households begins Nov. 7

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that provides heating assistance to eligible households on Nov. 7.  The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm.
    Last Year, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. was able to assist 230 households in Spencer County during the LIHEAP Subsidy Component, according to a MPCAA press release.

  • Man enters not guilty plea in sex abuse, indecent exposure case

    A Taylorsville man facing misdemeanor charges of second-degree indecent exposure and third-degree sexual abuse in connection to alleged incidents that happened at his former Louisville workplace has entered a not guilty plea in Jefferson District Court.

    Justin D. Oliver, 31, of Taylorsville, was arraigned Oct. 26 and pled not guilty to charges involving alleged incidents that took place July 2011 and around late September/early October 2010.  

  • FFA team wins national dairy judging title

    Four Spencer County High School students have recently been named national champions — but not in sports, music or even in an essay writing contest.

  • ELECTION 2011: Three face off in race for governor

    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.
    The Central Kentucky News-Journal sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses.

    Steve Beshear
    Currently serving his first term as governor, Steve Beshear, whose running mate is former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, is a Clark County native.

  • Judge-exec: economic development in Spencer County is two-fold

    Editors note: Since the city and county voted to dissolve the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority earlier this year, The Spencer Magnet decided to check in with local government officials to discuss their economic development plans for the future. This week, Editor Shannon Brock sat down with Judge-Executive Bill Karrer to discuss the county’s perspective.

    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer says his thoughts about economic development in Spencer County have always been two-fold: business development and tourism.