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Today's News

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Turn off the noise

    The Opinion page is a little light on letters this week. Not that The Spencer Magnet didn’t receive any. In fact, we have been emailed many endorsement letters for the dozen or so candidates who will appear on next Tuesday’s ballot. But you won’t see them in today’s paper.

    In a tradition established by one of our past editors, The Spencer Magnet has a policy to leave all the “VOTE for ME” letters off this page on the Wednesday before Election Day and just give readers a break from all the political noise.

  • High School Cafeteria still not operational

     

    The cafeteria at the Spencer County High School is still not up and running as reported during the architectural update given before the Spencer County Board at Monday’s meeting.  

  • Meet the candidates: Taylorsville City Commission

    Candidates for Taylorsville City Commission were each asked to complete a survey of questions. The following is their unedited answers to these questions. Of the seven candidates, the top four vote-getters will earn a spot on the commission. This is a non-partisan race. Responses will be listed in alphabetical order.

    Please note that a large portion of Kathy Spears' response was omitted from Wednesday's paper, but can be read in its entirety here.

    Survey questions:

    1. How long have you been a resident of Taylorsville?

  • Local student competes nationally

     

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • SCMS play this weekend: Arsenic and Old Lace

     

  • Police arrest 14 in early morning sting

    Before sunrise Monday morning, Taylorsville Police Department, along with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police, began rounding up local individuals with warrants stemming from an undercover drug investigation.

    During what the police refer to as “Fall Harvest,” 14 people in Spencer County were arrested, with 21 charges, all in connection with the one and a half year investigation which began in July 2007, said Trooper Ronald Turley of the Kentucky State Police.

  • Election 2008: School board candidates square off

    Please note that Shannon Medley, candidate for district 3, has been added to this election survey response.

    As election day draws near, it is important for voters to know something about the candidates they are to choose from for the positions opening on the Spencer County School Board.

    The following answers may help to introduce candidates to their communities.

    Please take note that Shannon Medley, running for School Board District 3 was unable to be contacted to participate, as she is out of town on business.

  • What's Happening

    OKHHS Class of 1966 reunion

    Old Kentucky Home High School Class of 1966 will have its annual reunion at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown, Saturday, at 6:30pm. The Stone Hearth is located at 1001 N. Mulberry (Hwy. 62) a short distance west of I-65 entrances and on the opposite side of the road from Ring Road in the Dolphin Springs area.

    All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Becky at 502-507-7159 or mailto:nba@bardstown.com.

    4-H pork chop

    dinner

  • Weed control options after dry summer

     Dry weather conditions this summer following another dry season last year have resulted in grazed pastures with areas that have thin vegetative cover and bare soil. Much of these areas already has evidence of weedy vegetation such as common ragweed and other summer annuals. As these plants die back naturally, cool-season weeds such as common chickweed, henbit and purple deadnettle will fill in the voids.

  • Restoration of Lincoln’s boyhood home

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is pleased to announce that during the week of October 20, 2008, restoration work will begin on the replica cabin located at the Knob Creek Unit.   The Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek is located 11 miles northeast of the Birthplace Unit on U.S.