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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Changes are on the way in 2013

    Changes are coming regarding The Spencer Magnet’s editorial and advertising deadlines, and if you ever buy ads, submit letters to the editor, community announcements, wedding or birth announcements — or anything really — you will be affected.
    Beginning the week of Jan. 7, The Spencer Magnet will begin printing its paper in Shepherdsville due to its company’s Shelbyville plant closing.

  • County’s switch to new radios providing clear communications

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS made the switch to their NXDN protocol ICOM radios over a week ago and the results are just as Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump hoped they would be, he said Thursday.
    “There’s no place in Spencer County where we haven’t been able to communicate,” Stump said.
    Communications have been crystal clear even transporting prisoners outside of the county to Shelby and Bullitt counties, Elizabethtown and the University of Louisville Hospital, Stump said.

  • Few facts public about board of education settlement involving special education

    Little public information is available regarding a recent settlement reached by the Spencer County Board of Education regarding a special education-related proceeding handled in closed session.

  • What's Happening — Week of Dec. 26

    Chamber to award best dressed holiday businesses
    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce will give out awards to the best dressed holiday businesses. Awards will be given for first, second and third place at the January Chamber luncheon.

    Magnet office announces holiday closings
    The Spencer Magnet office will be closed Tuesday, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. The office will be open Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Talks to continue between city, schools about resource officer

    Discussions between the City of Taylorsville, the Taylorsville Police Department and Spencer County Schools about adding a school resource officer will continue, with official blessing from the outgoing Taylorsville City Commission.
    In the wake of the Dec.14 shootings in Newtown, Conn., Commissioner Nathan Nation asked for the matter of a school resource officer to be put on the agenda for last Thursday afternoon’s special meeting.

  • PHOTO: High school FCA presents live nativity

    Members of the Spencer County High School FCA portray the nativity in front of the high school during the Farm Toy Show earlier this month. Pictured from left are Jacob Barnett, Sierra Andrade, Rachel Sibert, Shelby Hughes, Clay Abell, Caleb Fulkerson, Daniel Cooper, Jarett Canon, Tyler Nichols and portraying Joseph and Mary are Cody Rowe and Lauren Stevens.

  • Severe accident on Ky. 44 near Goose Creek

    A Spencer County woman was seriously injured in this motor vehicle accident last Tuesday afternoon.

  • Flu strikes early in Kentucky

    ‘Tis the season for sneezing and wheezing, coughing and aching, upset stomachs and headaches. Pretty much everyone has personally experienced or knows someone who has experienced the myriad of nasty viruses that love to spread this time of year, and, as usual, the one garnering the most attention regionally is influenza.

  • Trial likely in Divine case

    After going back and forth with offers and counteroffers, a Spencer County man looks likely to face a jury trial on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest.
    Robert Anthony Divine, 33, appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday with his attorney Stephen Wright.
    Wright told Judge Charles Hickman that his client hadn’t been able to reach an agreement with Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Witt Donnell, but asked for the two sides to meet one more time before a trial date is set.

  • Sammy Mobley arraigned, enters not guilty plea in Spencer Circuit Court

    A Waddy man charged with attempting to run over his uncle’s girlfriend with a motorcycle was arraigned in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday morning.
    Waddy resident Sammy F. Mobley, 36, faces a first-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane, allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is of Mount Eden. Benjamin Mobley faces charges of first-degree attempted murder - domestic violence; first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree assault - domestic violence.