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Today's News

  • Adams’ contract extended

     

    Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams got impressive marks during his annual evaluation Monday night during a lengthy meeting of the school board, one that ended with a vote to extend his contract out to the year 2021.
    An executive session to conduct an annual evaluation for Adams took up the bulk of the four hour meeting.

  • Fine feathered friends

     

    A volunteer from Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky displays a red-tailed hawk during a program at the Spencer County Library last week. Teens got to see some large birds of prey up close and learn about the efforts to help injured birds rehabilitate.

  • Riley intends to push for animal shelter

    Judge-Executive John Riley said it’s his intention to start on a new animal shelter this calendar year, but cautioned that such a project will take approval from the entire court. His comments came during Monday  night’s regular meeting when two citizens asked for an update on the animal shelter.

  • New park manager seeks more visitors

    There’s a 1,250 acre backyard in Spencer County perfect for fishing, hiking, biking and all sorts of other outdoor activities. However, lack of planning and promotion renders it virtually unused by most of the residents here.

    Troy Koon hopes to the change that. The new manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park has been tasked with revitalizing the park, and he said that mostly will involve improved organization, promotion and creation of exciting events and activities for people of all ages.

  • From student to teacher, Perry leaves mark at SCHS

     

  • What’s Happening - Week of June 21, 2017

    THS Class of 1967 Reunion

    Taylorsville High School Class of 1967 will have a 50 year class reunion on Tuesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. at Driscoll’s Event Center. All graduates and any who started with the class are invited to attend. Please contact Sue Washburn, Connie Cherry, Jimmy Travis, or Ronald Snider by July 1.

    Stidger House Preservation Foundation to meet Tuesday

  • Levee pipes installed

     

    Work began last week on installing permanent pipes through the floodwall that will eliminate the need to  lay temporary pipes and hoses during heavy rain events in Taylorsville. The project was one of the requirements of the levee recertification process.

  • County approves budget

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted unanimously last week to approve the 2017-18 county budget, even though it didn’t meet the preferences of everyone voting for it.

    The court voted 6-0 to approve the $6.582 million spending plan after only brief discussion in the special meeting Wednesday morning.

  • Public record - Week of June 21, 2017

    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 March 3, 2017 in Spencer District Court:

  • Minutes should not take hours

    Of all the issues local government entities face, it’s hard to imagine that approving the minutes from previous meetings would generate controversy. Never underestimate small town politics.

    For several months, some on the Spencer County Fiscal Court have taken issue with County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock’s insistence upon providing word-for-word transcripts of some discussions held in fiscal court meetings as part of the minutes.