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Today's News

  • KSP reports 15 deaths on roadways, including Spencer

    Preliminary statistics indicate that fifteen people died in fifteen separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, July 20 through Sunday, July 26, 2009.

     Thirteen of the crashes involved motor vehicles and seven of those victims were not wearing seat belts.  Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boone, Breckinridge, Christian, Daviess, Franklin (2), Gallatin, Graves (2), Hardin, Jefferson, Marion and Spencer counties.  Two of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Masonic Lodge Country Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    O.R.N.A.I.C. meal and meeting

  • Jenkins resigns from KACo

    In a concise, yet decisive e-mail sent to colleagues last Wednesday, Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins resigned from the executive board of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    “I feel it is in the best interest of the organization that I step aside,” wrote Jenkins. “I want the executive committee and KACo to be able to make decisions based upon facts and not personalities.”

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Light Up Salt River

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in the Light Up Salt River Festival.

    First and foremost, I would like to recognize the committee members for all of their planning and hard work. They are Carolyn Shields, Kathy Spears, Janet Barnett, Donna Forg, Leigh Ann Stratton, Sharon Thomas, David and Kristen Martin, and Troy Klaber. Without our team work this wouldn’t happen every year.

  • PHOTOS: SCMS season set into motion

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School’s football season began last Wednesday with about 60 players.  By Friday, the Grizzlies had settled into a practice routine. In one photo,  Assistant Coach Rob Richards signals players pushing the sled. In another, seventh grader Brennen Hume keeps his eyes on the ball during a scoop and score drill. The third photo shows players work on an agility drill.

  • A call for Jenkins' resignation from KACo

    An Eastern Kentucky official has called for the resignation of David Jenkins from KACo– and any other members of Kentucky Association of Counties associated with purchases to casinos and alleged charges to strip clubs and escort services.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Propery transfers

    The following property  transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of March 2009.

    William Ray Homes LLC, Elizabethtown to Carol O. and James W. Perkins, Fisherville. Lot 15 Fox Lair. $255,000.

    Jack Marion, Franklin to Waterford Holding Company LLC, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County on old Waterford Road as described in deed book 226 page 40. $65,000.

    Smith & Long Excavating LLC, Fisherville to Leslie M. Curtsinger, Taylorsville. Lot 86 Watkins Glen.$122,500.

  • Ribbon cutting: Creative Design and Imaging

    Owners Brent and Judy Broyles celebrated the opening of their new home-based business, Creative Design and Imaging. Pictured from left are: Judy Broyles, Annette King, Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority, Commissioner Beverly Ingram, Chamber Representative Cara Lewis, Magistrate John Riley, Joan Smith, vice chairman of the EDA office, Darwin Platt, Chamber Representative Kerry Stevenson, Magistrate Hobert Judd and Owner Brent Broyles. The new business will be located in Elk Creek and  offers color large format printing for banners, signs and wall graphics.

  • Need increases for foster homes

    Tonight across Kentucky, some 7,000 children are not sleeping in their own homes but rather, they have been removed to the care of foster homes or residential facilities because of some form of abuse or neglect. May is Foster Care Awareness month and a perfect time to recognize that the need for foster parents continues to rise for a number of reasons.

  • Signature HealthCARE launches compassion fund

     Signature HealthCARE of Spencer County cordially invites the community and its employees to the Compassion Fund launch on August 5, at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  

     The Compassion Fund, a 501 (c) (3) grew out of the desire to provide assistance and alleviate suffering of their employees and communities. The community and Signature HealthCARE employees are eligible to apply for awards if the recipients have experienced an unexpected, catastrophic event beyond their control and must be unable to meet the basic financial needs without assistance.