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Today's News

  • Agreement reached on levee repairs

    An agreement has apparently finally been reached on the repayment of a loan that will pay for a study and repairs to the floodwall around Taylorsville.

    There was no shortage of frustration, anger and even raised voices last Wednesday during a special meeting held between city leaders, county leaders and a representative of the Levee Commission, but in the end, they were able to work out differences that has delayed progress on the effort for well over a year.

  • Mt. Eden Fire Department raises $11,860 for Crusade for Children

    The Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department raised nearly $12,000 during the Crusade for Children earlier this month.

    The department, which is dealing with the construction of a new fire house after a devastating fire destroyed their existing building in 2014, collected a total of $11,860, which is about $1,000 more than they collected last year.

    Harold Herndon, a member of the fire district’s board, said he was pleased with the collection considering the small population of the community. Mt. Eden straddles both Spencer and Shelby counties.
     

  • Search for new TES principal continues

     

    After just two years, Taylorsville Elementary School is again searching for a new principal.

    MariAnn Arnold, who held the post until this month, announced her resignation in mid May.

    Arnold said, “I elected to make a career change for personal reasons.” She declined to make further comments on her decision and Superintendent Chuck Adams also declined to discuss Arnold’s resignation, citing that it was a private personnel matter.

  • Spencer Christian dedicates santuary

     

    Members of Spencer Christian Church dedicated their new sanctuary over the weekend, two years after breaking ground for the 800-seat facility.

    In three special services held over the weekend, the church briefly looked back at its history, but most of the excitement was reserved for what awaits as the church committed to use the building to pursue ministries to reach Spencer County.

  • Youth center opens in Settlers Center

     

    Spencer County’s young adults ages 16-25 now have a place to go if they are looking for a fun place to hang out or are searching for community services, such as job placement, mental health services and more.

  • Youth center opens in Settlers Center

     

    Spencer County’s young adults ages 16-25 now have a place to go if they are looking for a fun place to hang out or are searching for community services, such as job placement, mental health services and more.

  • Feral cat problem worsening in county

     

    The staff of Salt River Veterinary Clinic arrived at their office on a recent morning to find two small, black kittens left on their doorstep. It wasn’t the first time and the fear is it won’t be the last.

    “They were dropped off at the back door and it’s an all too common occurrence said Dr. Dan Bension.

  • State advises caution when working in heat

    The Kentucky Labor Cabinet wants to remind all employers and employees that high temperatures and humidity can have devastating effects if workers do not take proper precautions and procedures.

    “Hot weather can make for dangerous conditions both outdoors and inside,” Labor Secretary Larry L. Roberts said in a state news release. “In many cases, precautions such as water, rest and shade can be the difference between life and death for workers.”

  • New laws taking effect in July

    Interim activity continues, and in our meetings, there has been very significant data provided. During the IJC on Labor and Industry last week, Dr. Kate Akers of the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics reported that nearly 63 percent of Kentucky public high school graduates were college and/or career ready in 2014. While the numbers are an increase over previous years, it is difficult to compare with other states because Kentucky is unique in this measurement.

  • Several phone scams reported in county

    Thieves do not have to break into your house to steal. Sophisticated scams on the internet, through the mail, and over the phone have become all too common in recent years.

    Two local residents contacted the Spencer Magnet about such scam attempts they’ve thwarted recently.

    Bill Kiser said he has long entered the Publishers’ Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, but knew something was fishy when he received a phone call from them, asking if he’d received notice that he was a winner.

    “They said I won $2 million,” said Kiser.