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Today's News

  • SCES principal resigns; replacement could be named by next week

    After three years as principal of Spencer County Elementary School, Mark Thomas has resigned. He will work through June 30.

    Though he hasn’t officially been awarded a new job yet, Thomas expects to move into one of several central office positions he’s been considering. The positions are located in at least two nearby school districts and in Spencer County.

    After conversations with superintendent Chuck Adams, Thomas submitted his resignation May 13 and informed SCES teachers that he would be leaving the school.

  • State program will aid aging foster children

    Young adults aging out of the foster care system now have the opportunity to access employment, job training and leadership skills through a collaborative program that places young people in entry-level positions in Department for Community Based Services offices around the state.

    Gov. Matt Bevin, first lady Glenna Bevin and Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson made the announcement Tuesday in Louisville, where they joined several program participants and state leaders who have helped launch the initiative.

  • Mistrial declared in pedestrian injury case

     

    After two and a half hours of testimony, the trial May 31 of a Taylorsville woman accused of backing her car into a pedestrian came to an abrupt halt.

    “Information has been provided to the court’s attention which requires me to declare a mistrial in this matter,” Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said to the jury, “which means that you will be excused, and you will not need to return.”

    A new pre-trial conference is scheduled for Aug. 4.

  • County OKs Sunday sales

     

    Just four months after defeating a similar measure, the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance to allow Sunday alcohol sales across the county.

    The move came following similar action by the Taylorsville City Commission that took effect on Memorial Day weekend. City commissioners voted unanimously in May to allow Sunday sales by the drink in restaurants and the sale of beer and alcohol in package stores within the city limits.

  • County OKs Sunday sales

     

    Just four months after defeating a similar measure, the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance to allow Sunday alcohol sales across the county.

    The move came following similar action by the Taylorsville City Commission that took effect on Memorial Day weekend. City commissioners voted unanimously in May to allow Sunday sales by the drink in restaurants and the sale of beer and alcohol in package stores within the city limits.

  • Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office from May 16 through June 1:
    Steve Eifler, Sr., and Karen Eifler, Louisville, KY., to Paul B. and Cindi Brooksher, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 38 of Hillsborough Estates. $259.900.
    Danny J. Cunagin, Louisville, KY., to Donna Crist, Fairdale, KY. Lot 8 of Lakeview Acres. $5,000.
    Danny J. Cunagin, Louisville, KY., and James B. Cunagin and Charlotte Cunagin, Louisville, KY., to Donna Crist, Fairdale, KY. Lot 7 of Lakeview Acres. $5,000. Estate of Frances Carletta Jewell

  • Court Records

    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 4, in Spencer District Court:

    Felony:

  • SCHS athletes in state track meet

     

    A school record was set during the Spencer County High School track and field team’s performance at the KHSAA State Track Meet in Richmond during the last weekend of May.

    The boys 4x800 relay team of Zach Williams, Riley McClain, Joel Wafford and Hunter Wethington set the new SCHS mark with a time of 8:36.70, chipping nine seconds off the previous school best time, and finishing 12th in the state 2A meet.

  • Relay for Life this Friday

    Local cancer survivors will gather Friday with friends and supporters at the Spencer County High School parking lot for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life.

    With activities starting at 5 p.m., this year’s Relay will have a Dr. Seuss-inspired theme: “I don’t like cancer here or there; I don’t like cancer anywhere.” A judged contest will seek the best character from a Dr. Seuss book, and each team will incorporate the theme at its tent.

  • Bright future for Lady Bears

     

    With the tying run just 60 feet away and a monumental upset within reach, you might excuse Spencer County High School softball coach Jimmy Schmidt for being down in the dumps when his Lady Bears came up just short last Monday night, falling 2-1 to eighth-ranked Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament.