Today's News

  • COLUMN: Thoughts from the past week

    While there was no shortage of good ideas for the new Spencer County Public Library at a public meeting last Thursday, I, for one, have to say I was quite disappointed with the turnout.
    I counted around a dozen people at the meeting — and that count included the library director, the architect in charge of the project, a representative from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, three library board members and this newspaper editor.

  • Bringing ‘new life’ to the tree

    A man-made structure posing as a Christmas tree filled with vocalists telling the life story of Jesus Christ through song is quite an oddity —and community members need not travel any further than Taylorsville to take in the unique presentation of the first-annual Tree of Life this weekend.

  • FFA plans 22nd annual Farm Toy Show for this weekend

    You don’t have to be a farmer to love farm toys, and no doubt toy enthusiasts will flock to Spencer County High School this Friday and Saturday for the 22nd-annual FFA Farm Toy Show.

  • Plea expected in prom party death case

    The case of a woman charged with reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager was set to go to trial on Tuesday, but the trial was canceled and a deal is expected to be reached on Thursday in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    Angela Barkham, of Inghram Lane, was indicted and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus Jr. after a prom party in May 2009.

  • Court approves budget amendment for clerk

    Lynn Hesselbrock appeared before the Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday for the first time in her role as Spencer County Clerk.

    Hesselbrock, who took office on Thursday, asked the court for a budget amendment of $30,000 to get her office through the end of the year in terms of deputies’ salaries.

    Last month, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer estimated that the clerk’s office was on pace to finish the year at 111 percent of the amount the court approved for deputy salaries.

  • New clerk dismisses chief deputy

    Abbigail Nation, the chief deputy clerk in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office, who worked in the office for more than a decade, was dismissed from the office Thursday morning by new County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

    In a letter provided to The Spencer Magnet by the Nation family and dated Dec. 1 — Hesselbrock’s first official day in office — Hesselbrock wrote:

    “Dear Ms. Nation,

  • Spencer County’s homegrown hero

    Spencer County’s own Tech. Sgt. Jonathon Gray of the Kentucky Air National Guard is about half way through a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan right now, but his job in the war-torn country might not be what most expect.

    Gray traditionally serves as an aircraft parts inspector for the Air Force but got the unique opportunity to volunteer for Kentucky’s Agriculture Development Team program, which is made up of members of the state’s Army and Air National Guard.

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  • Public record: District court October 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Oct. 7, 2011:

    Nanette L. Dawson (1976), speeding 24 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 fine, state traffic school.

    Steven A. Moran (1992), speeding 13 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $169 fine and court costs.

    Lucinda Steers (1965), speeding 25 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 court costs, state traffic school.

  • COLUMN: We all need nurturing, support

    When you were a child, you were aware of your need to be nurtured and supported. However, as you grow up, the need changes, but is still there.
    Everyone wants someone who is accepting, understanding, protective and genuinely caring. When, for the most part, this is absent, it is a frequent cause of dissatisfaction with a relationship, whether being single or married.