Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Start eating healthy!

    Today is Start Eating Healthy Day. On this day, the American Heart Association encourages families and organizations to make small changes to incorporate healthier food choices and increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition.
    Start Eating Healthy Day is about building good cardiovascular health through making great lifestyle choices and emphasizing the benefits of a proper diet.
    The association urges people to focus on food – choosing nutritious items and preparing them in ways that promote heart health.

  • LETTER: County clerk ‘has worn out her welcome’

    I don’t usually write letters to the paper, but in this case I just couldn’t help myself. I have read several issues of The Spencer Magnet reporting on County Clerk Judy Puckett, and I must say I am absolutely appalled at the fact that she still holds an office.
    I have met Judy on several occasions and I have to say she is a rude public official.
    With this money situation, I mean, what kind of person have we elected?  She doesn’t even clerk fiscal court meetings any longer, which is part of her job, and seems to hardly ever be in the office.

  • COLUMN: Polls, Halloween and Election Day

    If you’ll notice, just a bit to your right, we have the results of this week’s poll question. Granted it’s not exactly a controversial topic, we still didn’t get very many votes this week.
    It doesn’t take a mathematical genius to see that, ahem, one-third of our voters were dressing up for Halloween and two-thirds were not.

  • 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.”

  • Extension office to offer AARP driving class

    The Spencer County Extension Service along with AARP will offer the AARP Safety Driver’s Class on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Extension Office at 66 Spears Drive.
    The class will last from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with a short break around 11 a.m.
    The class is open to any senior age 55 and older. AARP members pay $12 and nonmembers pay $14.  Make checks payable to AARP and bring your driver’s license and AARP cards, if applicable.

  • 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.