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Today's News

  • Turning back the clock on zoning?

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission will consider turning back the clock on several zoning classification ordinances at a meeting Thursday night.
    The meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Court meeting room on Main Street, will serve as a second reading of the proposed repeal of Articles III, V, VI and VII pertaining to agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications adopted as county ordinances and city ordinances in 2010.

  • Escareno now home in Arizona

    After three and a half months at the University of Louisville Hospital, much of that time spent in a coma in the intensive care unit, Denisse Escareno finally was going home.

  • County to vote Monday on fake pot ban

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance that would ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.

  • POLL: Should the county ban synthetic marijuana?

    Do you think the Fiscal Court should ban synthetic marijuana?

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  • BACK IN TIME: ‘62 Bears defeat Lebanon Junction Bulldogs, have three in double figures

    50 years ago
    Feb. 22, 1962

    Editor’s note: In 1962, The Spencer Magnet published on Thursdays.

    The Spencer County High School boys’ varsity basketball team beat the Lebanon Junction Bulldogs by a score of 64-59.
    The Bears hustled, and teamwork was exceptionally good. They had three men in double figures: Larry Hickman with 20, Bobby Coots with 15 and Charlie Stout with 10.

  • Public Record: District Court February 2012

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court Feb. 17, 2012:

    Traffic:
    Samantha J. Jackson (1991), failure to wear seat belt, guilty, $25 fine.

    Daniel K. Broaddus (1992), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 fine paid.

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in area

    Kentucky State Police Post 12, which provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Too old to be an organ donor?

    Dear Savvy Senior
    Is there an age limit on being an organ donor? At age 73, I’m interested in being a donor when I die, but am wondering if they would still want my organs. What can you tell me, and what do I need to do to sign up?
    Willing But Old

    Dear Willing,

  • COLUMN: Resolving conflict has little to do with who is right or wrong

    Disagreements and conflict are normal in any relationship, and, although most of the content of this week’s topic will relate to marriage, much of it can be applied to other relationships as well.
    Conflicts can be a serious problem for some couples who find themselves continually hassling, fighting, arguing, often about things that may seem to be trivial or minor. These couples will often find that the arguments end up with either or both developing bad feelings, even resentments and serious anger episodes, with very little, if anything getting resolved.

  • The potluck’s back — let’s eat!

    Call it a sign of the times or just plain good luck for those of us yearning to swap fast food fare for some tasty home cooking. Potluck gatherings are back and one of this year’s hottest trends in entertaining.