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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Troop 176 attends Merit Badge Fair

    Boy Scout Troop 176 attended the Merit Badge Fair in Bardstown over the weekend of Oct. 26. Despite the frigid winds and rain, the troop had a great time and earned several merit badges. Pictured, from back left, are Paul Codner, Scoutmaster Doug Hayes, Robert Osborne, Dwight Greenwell and James Osborne. From front left are Logan Kurtz, Nathan Hedden, Ethan Codner, Joe Hayes, Trevor Codner and Owen Baxter.

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 7

    2013 Relay for Life kick off Thursday
    The 2013 Spencer County Relay for Life kick off is Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Taylorsville United Methodist Church. Taylorsville UMC is located at 145 W. Main Street. The meeting has a Thanksgiving theme and attendants are asked to bring their favorite Thanksgiving food!

    SCHS yard sale to benefit scholarship fund
    Spencer County High School will host a large, indoor yard sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

  • CITY RESIDENTS: CORRECTION TO YOUR CORRECTED TAX BILLS

    Spencer County property taxpayers who reside within the city should disregard the large $918.26 total printed at the bottom of their corrected tax bill.
    Sheriff Donald ‘Buddy’ Stump  said the corrected bills — which taxpayers within the city limits should receive this week — have the value $918.26 largely printed on the bottom of each of the bills. This is an error.  Stump said the property owner’s accurate amount owed is listed in smaller print at the top of the bill, and that the bills will not be recirculated a third time.

  • Much-anticipated test scores released

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about how Spencer County Public Schools faired in the first-round of the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress — known as K-PREP — assessment. The K-PREP assessment replaces the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, and, according to state and local educators, has raised academic expectations for public school students across Kentucky. This week’s story addresses the district as a whole, while next week’s story will address the scores of each individual school.

  • All signs point to Taco Bell

    Signs went up Friday indicating a Taco Bell is coming to Taylorsville. The standard purple and pink Taco Bell logo sign was hung near the entrance to Settlers Center off Taylorsville Road and the words ‘Taco Bell’ now sit atop the storefront located at 105 Settlers Center Road.

  • Trageser due back in court Nov. 16

    A Spencer County man accused of unlawfully accessing the county’s computer system and harassing a Spencer County Sheriff’s deputy officially entered a not guilty plea in Spencer District Court on Friday.

  • Can you hear me now?: Radio saga continues between county, city

    What started as an effort to improve radio communications for law enforcement officials has led to disagreements, harsh words and even name-calling between city and county officials.

  • Recanvass yields same result: Hesselbrock takes clerk's race by three votes

    A recanvass in the race for Spencer County Clerk on Thursday morning yielded the same result as the vote tally last Tuesday night: Republican Lynn Hesselbrock defeated Democrat Abbigail Nation by three votes — 4,144 to 4,141.

  • Candidate questionnaire: Bill Adkins, candidate for U.S. Representative - Fourth District

    Because of an apparent error with the U.S. Postal Service, Bill Adkins, candidate for U.S. Representative in the Fourth District did not receive his questionnaire from The Spencer Magnet. After being contacted by Adkins' campaign, our staff emailed the questionnaire to Adkins and received a prompt response. Below are Adkins' answers to the Magnet questionnaire:

     

    Name: Bill Adkins

    Party affiliation: Democrat

  • ANNIVERSARY: Celebrating 50 years

    Pastor Joseph and Betty Chesser Vires will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at New Hope Tabernacle Church. They are the parents of Scott Vires of Mount Washington, Trevor Vires and Chris Vires, both of Taylorsville.  Mrs. Vires has retired from General Electric Company and works for the Spencer County school system. Mr. Vires is the pastor of New Hope Tabernacle Church, which is located at 722 Townhill Road in Taylorsville. All friends and family are invited.