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Today's News

  • What's Happening — Week of February 11

    Spencer County Democrats Meeting February 16
    The Spencer County Democratic Party is hosting a monthly meeting at the Farm Bureau building at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 16, and all democrats are encouraged to attend.

    Spencer County Historical Society Meeting Monday, Feb. 23
    The Spencer County Historical Society is hosting a monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Spencer County Public Library meeting room.

  • Backpack buddies program reaches 300 students

    By Stan Chesnut, Jr.

  • Representative Thomas Massie wants U.S. to stop double taxing social security benefits

    On January 28, 2015, I introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589). This bill would assist our struggling middle class by eliminating an unnecessary and unjust double-tax on seniors.

  • Legislative update

    After a three-week recess, we in the General Assembly returned to Frankfort to begin part two of the 2015 Regular Session. Between now and early March the House and Senate will debate numerous pieces of legislation. Because this is a 30-day session, the pace promises to be fast and furious with more than 200 bills and resolutions being introduced in the House in the first two days of this week.

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 11 15

    The children of this community mean more to me than anything in Spencer County. With that please let me give you some history and insight.
    About ten years ago I served on the board of education here in Spencer County. At that time and after decades of school politics our school system had been academically destroyed. Our system was a total embarrassment state wide.

  • School board resignation points to issues

    Last week we covered a story regarding the resignation of Spencer County Board of Education member Ange McKinney. The story began an interesting week involving people contacting the Magnet to offer their own opinions on the situation, and I understand quite a lot of chatter on social media sites like Facebook regarding the issues discussed by McKinney.

  • Board of education selects chair

    The Spencer County Board of Education selected a board chairperson at last week’s special called meeting held on Thursday, after failing to do so during a previous meeting this month to name a chair.
    Board member Debbie Herndon was selected unanimously as board chair, with member Janet Bonham also being unanimously selected as vice chair after previously tendering her resignation from the board.

  • Mt. Eden Fire responds to complaints

    The Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees spent a significant portion of their meeting last Monday dealing with complaints and allegations filed against them from various non-citizens of the district, including an ethics complaint made against board member and former chairperson Bob Jones regarding a $105 gift certificate to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, various public record requests and a complaint filed with the Kentucky Department of Finance regarding the bidding process for the department’s new fire station.

  • City approves new personnel policy

    A project several months in the making reached its conclusion as the Taylorsville City Commission voted to adopt a new personnel policy.

  • Community rallies around Nick Burns