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Today's News

  • Choosing and caring for live Christmas trees

    It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. I have family visiting for Christmas, so this means a bigger tree than normal; if you are going to travel to come see us, this is the least I can do. Plus, it is fun to find the “perfect” tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.

  • Agriculture - About that mistletoe

    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoe extracts—steals— water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts; hence the name.

  • Small fire inside Sheriff’s trailer

     

  • Local magistrate dies

     

    District 1 Magistrate Jim Williams, of Taylorsville, passed away early Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.
    Williams, who was in the middle of his first term as magistrate, was a long-time contractor and real estate figure in Spencer County.

    He is survived by his wife Billie and his children. Complete obituary information will be printed in next week’s Magnet.

  • Riley left with big legal bill

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley has been stuck with nearly $6,000 in legal fees he paid when he hired a private attorney to defend him in a lawsuit filed against the fiscal court by Sheriff Buddy Stump in October.

    Riley’s attorney, Carol Petitt, successfully defended Riley in the suit, in which Stump claimed that Riley and the county’s five magistrates did not act to provide the sheriff with adequate office space in the wake of a possible outbreak of mold in the Sheriff’s office, that led to Stump closing the office down.

  • Deer meat helps feed local families

    Deer season doesn’t just feed the desire of local hunters who dream of lining up that perfect shot from their stand out the woods. The annual hunt also literally feeds many families here in Spencer County who will have quality meat on their table for many months because of the local deer harvest.

    Scott Herndon, who operates Herndon’s Taxidermy and Deer Processing, recently donated about 630 pounds of deer meat to First Baptist Church’s Dare to Care program, one of three organizations he provides with donated meat each year.

  • Local firefighters help with E. KY wildfires

     

  • Burn ban lifted

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley lifted a burn ban that had been in place for over a week in Spencer County. Unusually dry weather had created the threat for grass and wood fires in the county when Riley issued the ban earlier this month.

    The county received a little rain last week, but Monday’s heavy rains drenched the area to alleviate much of the concern.

  • State road crews ready for winter

    The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.

  • What’s happening - Week of November 30, 2016

    Annual Christmas Home Tour

    The Annual Christmas Home Tour will be Saturday, December 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Red Scooter. There will also be a Christmas Tea at the Red Scooter for $5, and a van will be available to take groups on the tour, with van tickets available for $5. Call 502-477-6608 for info.