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Today's News

  • GUEST COLUMN: Cutting Saturday delivery no answer to USPS dilemma

    To ensure its future the United States Postal Service (USPS) must do more than seek short-term fixes to its long-term financial problems. Year after year, the United States Postal Service continues to raise postal rates to cover its growing expenses without adequately addressing its significant underlying organizational and operational issues. Instead it is offering to cut service by eliminating Saturday mail delivery.

  • COLUMN: Introducing and adding solid waste goals

    We have now completed our state-managed waste tire amnesty program of 2011. It started on a wet note, but, although windy, Friday and Saturday were much better than they could have been. I do not have a final tally, but Martin Tire Service hauled several trailer loads to the shredder.
    We now have a four-year wait until our name comes up again, so please make a note to dispose of any scrap tires you may accumulate in a proper manner. It seems that Simpson Creek will have to be added to Salt River on our list of waste tire contaminated streams in Spencer County.

  • COLUMN: Halloween leads us toward family tradition

    Halloween isn’t typically thought of as a holiday steeped in family tradition – at least not for my family.
    Sure, I went trick-or-treating as a child and dressed up in my fair share of costumes, but I can’t put my finger on anything I would count as a tradition.
    However, this year, just a few days before Halloween, I find myself thinking about family quite a bit.
    Halloween is a surefire sign that it’s fall and with fall comes my favorite holiday – my birthday, of course – followed by Thanksgiving and then Christmas.

  • Locals participate in senior games

    Signature Healthcare of Spencer County was one of eight nursing homes that gathered recently to compete in Signature Healthcare’s first Louisville-area Senior Olympics games.

  • Police department to host drug drop Saturday

    The Taylorsville Police Department is hosting a “drug drop” Saturday where local citizens can drop off any unwanted or expired medications in liquid or pill form.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said the department will have a tent set up in its parking lot located at 70 Taylorsville Road. Participants can drive through and drop off the medications.
    All medications must be in sealed containers. Any loose pills will not be accepted.
    For additional information and times, contact the department at 502-477-3231.

  • Construction temporarily halted on Gray’s Run bridge

    Construction on a bridge on Ky. 1392/Gray’s Run Road was temporarily halted earlier this month after contractors discovered the project was larger than originally anticipated.
    Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said the bridge, which goes over Simpson Creek and is at mile point 1.9 on Gray’s Run Road, was slated for a deck restoration.
    However, when representatives from Intech Contracting began their work, they found “more deterioration than originally thought to be there,” Clifford said.

  • County awarded funds for dead animal removal program

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $5,988 at its October meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Spencer County.
    The Spencer County Fiscal Court submitted a proposal to the Spencer County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, and was approved for the funding.

  • Two indicted on multiple drug charges

    A Springfield man and a Taylorsville man were indicted on multiple, unrelated drug charges by a Spencer County Grand Jury on Thursday.

  • Tips for a safe, happy Halloween

    As Spencer County’s smallest ghouls and goblins prepare to take to the streets Monday, The Spencer Magnet has collected some smart tips from local experts for a safe and fun Halloween celebration.

    Safety Tips
    The community’s annual Trick-or-Treat on Main Street celebration offers children and their families a safe opportunity to get the candy that children want without having to dodge traffic and approach strangers’ homes.

  • Stuck without a costume?

    At best, as your eyes are scanning these words, Halloween is five days away.

    Don’t have a costume for yourself or your little one? Never fear, The Spencer Magnet is here with some last-minute solutions.

    We combed the Internet to come up with 10 costume ideas that will be extra cute on the kids and workable for moms and dads if blown up proportionally.

    Try these on for size: