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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Gathering facts and putting out fires

    Rumors in small towns spread like wildfire, and in some ways, it’s the job of the local newspaper to put those fires out.
    My first case in point is discussed at length in this week’s newspaper. At its last regularly scheduled meeting, the Spencer County Board of Education voted not to allow students to have the junior-senior prom off campus.
    Less than 24 hours after that vote was taken, the word on the street was that the prom had been canceled altogether.

  • COLUMN: Recycle and reuse your ‘scraps’

    We are rapidly approaching fall. We have endured many hot summer days, and some very dry conditions this year. I am putting this on paper while Isaac, the hurricane, is drowning the Northern Gulf Coast in the New Orleans area. They promised us some rain by the upcoming weekend, which happened to be Labor Day Weekend, and we got it.
    If you planned an indoor picnic over the weekend, please remember to recycle all items that can be renewed and reused.

  • Spencer County represented well in Little Miss and Mister pageant at State Fair

    Spencer County was well-represented at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair, especially in the Little Miss and Mister Pageant.

  • PHOTO: Sidewalk closed, but businesses open

    The sidewalk on Main Street in front of the Chamber of Commerce building, the courthouse annex and several local businesses is currently closed as construction continues on the Main Street Phase II renovations, but businesses are still open. The streetscape project is nearly complete on the opposite side of the road.

  • PHOTOS: Creating awareness

    Police Chief Toby Lewis spoke to students at Hillview Academy on Wednesday about drug awareness and encouraged them not to surround themselves with people they know are involved with drugs.

  • Board, students butt heads on prom plans

    If a Spencer County Board of Education decision stands, local high school students will not be allowed to travel off campus for the junior-senior prom.

  • Klotz arraigned in Spencer District Court, to appear again on Friday

    A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested was arraigned Friday on a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Deborah Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, was arrested July 27 at 4:30 p.m. by Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump after Master Commissioner and local attorney Charles Tichenor reported that an attempt to follow a court order to execute an auction contract on behalf of Klotz pursuant to a divorce settlement went awry.

  • Big changes on horizon for Spencer school board

    The Spencer County Board of Education will change drastically in January when three seats are vacated by current members not seeking reelection.

  • RESTORING TAYLORSVILLE: City ordinance sets forth guidelines for structure safety and violation penalties

    Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series. Last week, The Spencer Magnet started a look at buildings that have been dubbed “unsafe structures” in the City of Taylorsville. This week’s story explains the city’s unsafe structure ordinance, including how it has been applied lately, and next Wednesday, we’ll present some of the plans in motion and visions for restoring Taylorsville.

  • Mount Eden man charged with growing ‘medical’ marijuana

    A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.
    John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road, was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.
    Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”