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Today's News

  • SCHS Tennis
  • Sports Briefs - Week of April 20, 2016

    Lady Bears Youth Basketball Camp

    The SCHS Lady Bears Basketball team will be hosting a youth basketball camp June 6-9 for girls in grades K-8th. The camp will be held at the high school from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50, and includes a t-shirt. If you register by June 1st, the cost is $40. There are also family discounts available for siblings. For more information, contact Coach Brandy Scott at brandy.scott@spencer.kyschools.us or call 558-9646.

    Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble

  • Agriculture - Terminating termites

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.

    Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 13, 2016

    Board of Elections meeting

    The Spencer County Board of Elections will have a special meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Clerk’s Office.

    Dinner in Jail

  • Kindergarten Readiness

     

    See next week’s Magnet for a story on district efforts to improve readiness levels in Spencer County.

  • S.O.S. classes at Extension Office offers something for everyone

     

    If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn about, this might be your chance.
    The Spencer Cooperative Extension Service’s Sharing-Our-Selves classes are underway and will continue through late May.

    The S.O.S. classes are held at either the Extension Office or the Spencer County Fish and Game Club. Unless otherwise noted, they’re free. Just bring an approved nonperishable food item for the Backpack Buddy program, which provides food to about 180 local students from preschool through high school.

  • Resort at lake closes

     

    Edgewater Resort, a development that seemed to hold promise for Spencer County’s tourism industry, has ceased operation, leaving the owners of its lakeside rental cottages without revenue.

    The company that owns the resort, Premier Resorts LLC, has handed the property over to King Southern Bank, according to Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley.

    The bank is searching for a buyer, he said.

    “The only thing I know is that it is in transition,” said Riley, “and that they expect it to be resolved.”

  • Child hit at Ray Jewell Park; drivers urged to use caution

     

    Officials are urging caution at Ray Jewell Memorial Park after a boy sustained minor injuries last month when he accidentally collided his scooter with a van.

    Spencer County Youth Baseball president Steven Hume said police and an ambulance responded to the scene. The boy, who was not significantly hurt, declined treatment.

    “When I was notified of it,” said Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, “I immediately said: ‘Let’s get a report on it.’”

  • City moves ahead with Sunday alcohol sales

     

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted last week to move ahead with Sunday alcohol sales. In a unanimous vote, commissioners asked City Attorney John Dudley Dale to prepare an amended alcohol ordinance for the commission to approve at a later date.

    The issue came up earlier this year after the Spencer County Fiscal Court discussed, but failed to approve, changing the county alcohol ordinance to allow sales of alcohol on Sunday.

  • Sheriff defends pay raises

    In the midst of debates over his budget that have lingered for more than a year, Sheriff Buddy Stump gave his two top deputies very significant raises.

    In July of 2015, Major Carl Reesor was given a raise from $48,495 to $64,400. Last month, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Bentley received a raise from $49,900 to $67,000. This past fall, Bentley also received a lump sum overtime check for more than $14,000.

    On Friday, Stump defended those moves, saying “you get what you pay for.”