Today's News

  • Roundtable discussion addresses test scores

    Improving student achievement across the district while addressing immediate areas of concern was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion during which Spencer County Board of Education members had the opportunity to question representatives of each school’s site-based decision making council on strategies for improvement.
    SBDM councils are comprised of parent and teacher representatives. Each school’s principal also sits on each respective council.

  • Clerk a no-show at fiscal court meeting

    Despite a written invitation from Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, County Clerk Judy Puckett did not attend Monday’s fiscal court meeting to explain how she plans to pay thousands owed to the county after an unfavorable audit report was released earlier this year.

    During Monday’s meeting, Karrer read aloud a letter he sent to Puckett acknowledging the funds she owes back to the county and inviting her to appear before the fiscal court to discuss how she plans to pay back those funds.

  • Mayor: We can’t let bad economy slow development

    Editors note: Since the city and county voted to dissolve the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority earlier this year, The Spencer Magnet decided to check in with local government officials to discuss their economic development plans for the future. This week, Editor Shannon Brock spoke with Taylorsville Mayor Don  Pay to discuss the city’s perspective.

    A bad economy can’t and won’t stymie the city’s efforts to move forward in economic development, Mayor Don Pay said Monday afternoon.

  • Service honors local veterans

    Veteran and retired Army Master General John Tindall had these words Saturday for a crowd that turned out to honor United States veterans: Remember them.

    Don’t just think of them with kind thoughts, but pick up the phone and call them to see if they are doing alright. Check on them after they have returned home from deployments. Thank them for their service as often as possible.

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  • Doghouse Divided: Week 8

    “Civil War Battle Reenactment. Calling for Volunteers.”
    “In commemoration of Kentucky’s sesquicentennial Civil War anniversary, the History Society will be holding a battle reenactment. In addition to those who will reenact the battle, we’re looking for volunteers in the following areas: refreshments, greeters, parking attendants, musical entertainment ... .”

  • Public record: District court Aug. 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court on Aug. 5, 2011:

    Torres Luis A. Agust (1989), resident fishing without a license/permit, guilty, $203 in court costs and fines.

    Daniel S. Gregory (1985), failure to operate a boat at idle speed in the harbor/congested area, guilty, $203 court costs and fines.

    John Cornett (no birth year provided), noncompliance with local county ordinance, guilty, restitution of $162.64 to be paid.

  • The one-room schoolhouse teacher

    Spencer County’s Hilda Snider is one of the featured interviews in a book called “Tales From Kentucky’s One-Room School Teachers.”

  • BIRTH: Savannah Joy born Sept. 2

    Eric and Emily Moore of Taylorsville announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Joy Moore, on Sept. 2, 2011.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Roger and Cindy Monroe of Taylorsville and Tim and Dottie Moore of Louisville. Great-grandparents are Henry and Evelyn Monroe of Taylorsville, Woody and Joyce Vermillion of New Albany, Ind., Lonnie and Betty Foster of Mt. Washington, Henry and Judy Livers of Louisville and Lloyd and Jan Moore of Scottsville.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Sweazys celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Winford and Marilyn (Shelburne) Sweazy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m.  at the First Baptist Church located at 115 W. Main St. in Taylorsville. They were married on Nov. 3, 1961, at the Shawnee Christian Church located in Louisville by Ivan Shelburne Jr.