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Today's News

  • State AG Andy Beshear launches training to fight child sex abuse

     

    As a father of a five- and six-year-old, preventing child abuse is personal to me. I’m committed to do everything I can as Attorney General to protect all of Kentucky’s children from abuse.

    Like me, Kentucky’s First Lady Glenna Bevin feels a duty to advocate for the welfare of Kentucky’s children. We decided that the best way to help keep our children and your children safe is to better educate professionals and the public on prevention. That’s why we teamed up to launch three statewide child sexual abuse training programs.

  • Groundbreaking for TES expected to begin in May

     

    A new Taylorsville Elementary School is on track to open in August 2017 despite a groundbreaking delay and an ongoing struggle to rein in the project’s cost.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams said a contractor will hopefully break ground at the site on Kentucky 44 sometime in May. Once blasting and excavation are complete, construction of the building will begin. The contractor will be required to finish the school by July 2017.

  • Agriculture - Kentucky Volunteer Forum

     

  • Agriculture - Classes for everyone

    As spring has finally arrived, we have several upcoming trainings that may be of interest to you. All of these are part of our annual set of SOS classes. If you are a resident of Spencer County, you should have received a flyer in the mail a couple of weeks ago. If not, you can call our office to get one, or go to our website (address is at the end of this article) and view the class listing and register online.

  • Agriculture - Start with soil for gardening success

    With spring just around the corner, I thought it was time to brush up on some garden nomenclature. I have long been convinced in the value of understanding more about plants than the mere fact that they need sun, soil and water. The more we learn about what it is that plants need and how to determine if they are getting it, the more we will enjoy the act of gardening. What exactly do I mean about “understanding more”? Things like tilth, loam and pH can make or break your azalea garden, and adding sulfur or lime can change the growing environment, for better or worse.

  • Public Record - Week of March 23, 2016

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on January 18, 2016, in Spencer District Court:

  • Efforts to fight litter gear up

     

    Spring has sprung in Spencer County and the colors are beginning to pop.

    Unfortunately, many of the bright colors lining our roadsides are not the result of flowers and buds on the trees, but rather beer cans, fast food wrappers and a wide assortment of trash that’s been carelessly discarded over the past several months.

    It’s not just unsightly, it can be repelling to visitors and potential businesses.

  • Taylorsville Police arrest reports

    Taylorsville City Police reported the following activity last week:

    • Arrested Joshua Barnett, age 22, of Bloomfield, on a Nelson County warrant for nonpayment of fines and two counts of failure to appear.

    • Arrested Lynnsay Haymond, of Shelbyville, age 22, for possession of a controlled substance 1st offense, and public intoxication.

    • Served a Henry County Circuit Court probation violation warrant on John McKinley, age 25, of Taylorsville.

  • FINS a good way to share the joy of fishing

     

    Most anglers are beneficiaries of the “pay it forward” philosophy. That is to say, somebody once took time to introduce them to fishing.

    Spring is an opportune time to further the legacy, and any of the 40 lakes across Kentucky that comprise the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) lineup make great places to teach a beginner the basics.

  • League champions

     

    A group of fourth and fifth graders from Spencer County recently won their tournament in the Nelson County Youth League.