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  • 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.

  • Campaign signs on rights of way

    With fall elections nearing, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds candidates and their supporters that campaign signs are not allowed along state rights of way.

    “Our preference is that campaign signs be placed on privately owned property,” Transportation Secretary Joe Prather said. “We want to support and encourage the democratic process, but not at the expense of our motorists’ safety. We absolutely appreciate the cooperation received in years past from all of the various campaigns.”

  • Octoberfest 2008 lures hundreds downtown

    The Octoberfest Committee didn’t officially count the number of folks who participated in last weekend’s event – but one thing is for sure, the 2008 Spencer County Octoberfest was very well attended.

    “That was the biggest crowd since the Rock and Rhythm Kings,” said Karen Spencer, committee president.  “I am so happy. We were out until three in the morning cleaning the streets, but I’m happy.”

  • Are bigger banks better?

    Financial fears are being felt by Americans everywhere.  Large banks whose names in the past brought feelings of safety and security,  are now in trouble themselves.  Add the bailout everyone is talking about and one must ask the question:  If the big banks can fall, what about the small community banks and how can the consumer find out?

  • Precinct election officers needed across state

    Secretary of State Trey Grayson encouraged citizens to take an active role in the upcoming general election by signing up to become a precinct election officer.  Precinct election officers, or poll workers as they are sometimes called, are still needed in many counties across the state, and now is the time to sign up and participate.

  • PHOTO: Success at Fair

    Emily Booth, 8th grader at Spencer County Middle School, came out a winner during the KY State Fair Quarter Horse Show held the first week of August.  Riding two different horses, Emily competed in the youth classes placing in the top 10 on both horses.  Riding Tinys Shoot Luke Two, a horse purchased by her late grandfather, Norman Stallings, Emily won first place and placed seventh on her new horse Tally Wise.  Emily is sponsored by Total Health Enhancement Nutritional Solutions and will be competiting at the 42nd Annual All-American Quarter Horse Congress Show held in Ohio

  • Networking works for business

    When it comes to promoting your business, word of mouth can sometimes be the best form of advertisement.

    At least that’s what Brian Helm has discovered while working as a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments for the past eight years.

    His office can be found along a congested road in Southern Louisville known as Dixie Highway. Nestled amid the many restaurant chains, gas stations and retail stores – it can be difficult for small businesses to stand out in a crowd.