Today's News

  • More than 500 say no to privatizing Spencer County EMS

    Last Wednesday’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting was packed with nearly standing room only.
    The crowd appeared to be interested in what the court would say, if anything, about possibly privatizing the county EMS service because after that issue was addressed, the crowd thinned out.
    As far as the court was concerned, little was reported on that issue, but several citizens in attendance spoke their opinions to the court.

  • Polling places to remain the same as May primary

    Spencer County voters who cast ballots at the Little Mount, Little Union, Ashes Creek and Taylorsville fire houses in the May primary election will vote there again this fall.
    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection Board of Trustees agreed to make its fire houses available to the Spencer County Board of Elections at its meeting Monday morning.
    “If they don’t use the fire stations, it will be a big problem to the voters,” Trustee G.W. Washburn said during Monday’s meeting.
    Trustee Bill Greenwell agreed.

  • Brandenburg man dies in crash on 31E

    A Brandenburg man died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 31E.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, a 2004 Jeep operated by Joseph D. Powers, 50, of Brandenburg, was traveling south on U.S. 31E when it crossed into the north and south lanes several times. The driver lost control and struck a tree on the northbound side of the roadway.
    The 911 call reporting an injury collision came into the KSP Post 12 at approximately 12:21 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Spencer County Coroner pronounced the driver dead at the collision scene.

  • PHOTOS: Block party honors 9/11 memories

    A large crowd gathered at Waterford Park on Sunday afternoon to remember lives lost on 9/11/01 and honor local heroes. Children and adults alike enjoyed a car show, face painting, music and more.
    Take a look at some of the images from Sunday’s event.

  • Superintendent to board on raising tax rate: ‘Either we act, or we do without’

    In an action that many Spencer County Board of Education members believed was inevitable in order to keep the district afloat, the board moved to raise 2012 tax rates at a special meeting following a public hearing on the matter Thursday night.

  • BACK IN TIME: Cattle and softball
  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court Aug. 17 & 24

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on Aug. 17, 2012, by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Ryan P. Burress (1990), no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, guilty, $20 fine, $163 court costs.

    Danielle N. Newton (1977), speeding 20 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $40 fine and court costs.

    John R. Settles (1993), disregarding stop sign, guilty, $20 fine, court costs.

    Michael S. Summitt (1983), speeding 10 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 fine.

  • COLUMN: A welcomed, unexpected guest

    Well, this month begins the second year since this column was first presented in The Spencer Magnet. It has been a privilege to come to you each and every week with articles that can benefit most of the readers. I have had many occasions for personal feedback when I am shopping at our local business establishments. In fact, many of my latest office appointments have come directly from readers who have called and present a problem that is being experienced.
    This week’s column is something very, very personal and I continue to be amazed at this event.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Paying for nursing home care with Medicaid is tricky business

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care?
    Looking Ahead

    Dear Looking,
    The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are somewhat complicated and will vary according to the state you live in. With that said, here’s a general, simplified rundown of what it takes to qualify, along with some resources you can turn to for help.

    Medicaid Rules

  • PHOTO: Boys’ soccer picks up first win

    Spencer County’s Bradley Reynolds (14) races a Bullitt East player to the ball as Matthew Sieja follows the action. The Bears are 1-4-1 on the season after a 3-0 win over North Bullitt and a 5-1 loss to Oldham County last week. This week, the Bears were to have hosted Collins on Tuesday, will be at Fort Knox on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and will be at Henry County next Monday at 7 p.m.