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  • Court meets today to discuss 2016-17 budget

    In-depth debate over the county budget is likely to take place this morning in a special called meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The court briefly addressed the budget during their regular meeting Monday night, but opted to set aside a special meeting to iron out differences before a first reading of the budget can be approved.

  • Survivor Story - Spencer man beat cancer - twice

     

    One day during his long career as a microscope salesman, Preston Jeffiers suddenly felt sharp pain in his collarbone while moving a large microscope up a flight of stairs.

    Jeffiers, now 74, who’s lived in the Normandy area most of his life, had also been noticing a lump on his right cheek. At the doctor, he heard news no one wants: “You’ve got lymphoma again.”

    That was October 2005. It was the second time cancer had come calling.

  • State now offering online license plate renewal

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched a new online application that allows motorists to renew standard, specialty and personalized Kentucky license plates. The new application is easy to use and is built in a mobile-friendly framework so motorists can access the renewal application from any device.

  • Local legislators update citizens on road plans, state budget

    Roads drove much of the conversation Saturday morning when Spencer County’s two state legislators discussed issues with constituents at a legislative breakfast at the Farm Bureau office in Taylorsville.

    While State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans, spoke about budget issues and how the state has tried to get a handle on the pension issue in Frankfort, many of the questions posed to them by residents dealt with current and future road issues.

  • Court hands down sentences in three separate cases

     

    A woman who tried to sneak a bottle of pills out of her Stephanie Avenue home and refused to obey a law enforcement officer’s orders entered a guilty plea May 13 in Spencer District Court.

    Kimberly Pittman, 38, who now lives in West Louisville, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a prescription drug, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

  • Public Record - Week of May 18, 2016

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on February 5, 2016, in Spencer District Court:

  • Cross-country trek for a cause

     

    Jacob Tipton is geared up to embark on a journey. The trip will be grueling, no doubt, and he won’t reach his destination till late July.

    It will be worth it.

    Tipton, who will be a junior this fall at Western Kentucky University, will hop on his bicycle Saturday in Seattle and pedal off. The destination?

    Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Gearing up for Gourd Art Show

     

    Minnie Black, an East Bernstadt, Kentucky woman who created musical instruments from gourds, will be fitly remembered this weekend at the Kentucky Gourd Art Show.

    The show, which has a different theme each year, will commemorate Black this year under the theme “Miss Minnie’s Mi-gnons.”

  • Dr. Ben Strong, longtime dentist dies at age 82

     

    Dr. Ben L. Strong, who practiced dentistry in Taylorsville for 56 years, died Sunday in Louisville. He was 82.

    At his office on Main Street, Strong worked alongside his son, Dr. James R. Strong, until his retirement in 2014. He then continued to practice part-time until this year.

    He lived in Shelbyville with his wife, Betty Strong, who survives him.

    Throughout his career, Strong provided dental care to countless citizens of Spencer County, where he and Betty Strong have lifelong friends.

  • Shelby starts wet/dry petition

    At last week’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates voted to approve doing direct mailing to send out a survey to collect signatures for a petition needed for a wet/dry vote for the county.

    Magistrates had approved spending $15,000 to finance the effort in mid-April after a recommendation from the county’s Economic Development Committee, but had not yet decided on the method for collecting the signatures.

    The effort is the second time in Shelby County to get a wet/dry election on the ballot