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Today's News

  • Helping children for Christmas

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • County gamblers net $1.5 million

    Spencer County gamblers won more than $1.5 million in prizes from the Kentucky Lottery this fiscal year, a report released last week by the agency showed.

    Revenue in Spencer County, from scratch-off tickets and other Kentucky Lottery products totaled about $2.3 million, the report showed, while pay outs here topped $1,525,529.

    The Kentucky Lottery has paid more than $3 billion to the Commonwealth since it began in April 1989.  Money generated from the lottery has funded more than 120,000 college grants and scholarships.

  • LETTER: Saddened by vote

    I was saddened when I went to bed on the night Spencer County went from a dry county to a wet county.

    I grew up in Spencer County from the time I was four to about 19 when I graduated, left home and got married. At that time, it was a much different from now. I grew up in a christian home were values were taught. They were taught not only by words, but by example. I was raised in a church and taught to love God and live my life accordingly.

  • Quick action leads to arrests

    Two Louisville men were arrested Friday evening after a failed burglary attempt in northern Spencer County.

    Within hours of the incident, Tony E. Casey, 33, and Marvin Deacon, Jr., 36, were apprehended and charged with second-degree burglary.

    The homeowner told police that she was coming downstairs to answer the doorbell when one of the suspects kicked in the door and entered her home, said Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Spencer County Grand Jury filed the following indictments Oct. 8 in Spencer Circuit Court:

    • Jeremy Bowling, 613 Third St., Taylorsville; third-degree burglary, felony; theft by unlawful taking, over $300, felony

    • Roy D. Inghram, 841 East River Road, Taylorsville; planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with the intent to sell or transfer (five plants or more), felony;

    • Ronald Inghram, 3616 Ashes Creek Road, Taylorsville; persistent felony offender II

  • Judge rules school board violated law

    A Spencer County judge ruled Oct. 9, that the local school board violated Kentucky’s open-meetings law when it conducted a private evaluation of Superintendent Chuck Adams last year. The ruling could set precedent for other such cases across the state.

  • 'Mum'ma mia!

    Spencer Magnet reader Lynn Noel sent in these photographs of one healthy chrysanthemum owned by Ted and Betty Goodlett of Bloomfield.

    Noel said that the five-inch pot mum was purchased in the spring and later transplanted under this flag pole.

    “It seems to have found new life,” said Noel. “I pray that our service men and our country find new life under her too.”

     

  • LETTER: A difficult issue for the community

    I commend the Magnet for the attention they have given the Wet/Dry vote.   I have been both informed and motivated by what I have read.   I especially commend Brent Schanding for all of his hard work. 

    I would also like to thank Pastor Goodlett for his thoughts.

    I believe the Magnet has gone above and beyond in this special topic in detail, fairness and openness. I hope that we are able to continue to be blessed by this local resource.

  • Passion for animals central to Mt. Eden woman's book

    Sure, the Mount Eden woman’s book is filled with fascinating facts about chimpanzees, surprising specifics about kangaroos and pleasant pictures of pooches -- and even portraits of pigs. But Paula Sparrow’s Kentucky Living’s Creature Comforts is more than 147 pages highlighting the state’s animal sanctuaries.

    Just ask Teresa Bottom, founder of Lifebridge for Animals, an organization in Shelbyville dedicated to cutting down on pet overpopulation.

  • Lady Bears' district runner-up title earns trip to regional

    The Spencer County Lady Bears Volleyball team bowed out of postseason play Monday night after dropping two sets to Shelby County in the opening round of the 8th region tournament in Shelbyville.

    The girls dropped a tough 25-21 decision in the first set, then lost the second by a score of 25-16. The loss ended the girls’ season after they compiled a record of 11-18.