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Today's News

  • What's Happening — Week of May 1

    National Day of Prayer is Thursday
    Spencer County will host its observance of the National Day of Prayer on the steps of the Spencer County Courthouse at noon Thursday.
    Area pastors and government officials will be present to commemorate the day. This year’s theme is “Praying for America” and the key verse is Matthew 12:21, “In his name the nations will put their hope.”

    Country ham breakfast

  • COLUMN: Maybe good help isn’t so hard to find

    The old saying goes that “good help is hard to find.” With that saying, this week, I will respectfully disagree.
    Although most of you haven’t had a chance to meet the newest byline to grace the pages of The Spencer Magnet, you may have noticed that Phyllis McLaughlin has authored quite a few stories for us over the past seven weeks.

  • COLUMN: Paul: ‘Armed defense’ is only proposal to deter ‘armed madman’

    Every time I listen to the parents of the children who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, I am profoundly sad. I have three boys and the grief and pain that a parent feels when their child is taken is hard to fathom. I can only imagine the magnitude of their grief.

  • Relay for Life team fundraising events

    Relay team plans yard sale for Saturday
    The Spencer County Preschool Relay for Life team is hosting a yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the preschool, 110 Reasor Ave.
    The sale will feature a little bit of everything and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

    First Assembly of God Relay for Life team plans
    fundraisers

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Robyn Adcock shares her journey with cancer and the importance of family support

    My journey with cancer began April 25, 2012. My husband and I went to the Cleveland Clinic for my annual scan checking on an aneurysm. Just like all the other times, after finishing the scan we went to my doctor’s office for the results. My doctor had a very concerned look, which made me think the worst.

  • Who has power over the tower?

    By Phyllis McLaughlin
    Special to The Spencer Magnet
    The owner of the company that installed the new communications tower for Spencer County in December says he stands behind the quality of his work.
    Ray Willhoite of Antennas Unlimited Inc. in Lexington said last week he is not worried about the structural integrity of the tower itself, nor is he concerned about the integrity of the concrete used for the tower base and anchor blocks that secure the guy wires that keep the tower upright.

  • City begins budget talks

    The City of Taylorsville can have a balanced budget in the 2013-14 fiscal year without raising taxes or water rates, according to a draft budget presentation last Tuesday by Comptroller Randy McConnell.
    The City Commission called the special meeting last week primarily to go over the draft budget for the first time.

  • Audit finds payroll problems for county

    An annual audit of the Spencer County Fiscal Court by State Auditor Adam Edelen unearthed a host of payroll issues for the county, but states that, “the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and net assets arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.”

  • Junk item pickup to begin May 13

    The spring 2013 curbside pickup of junk items will begin May 13. Your regular garbage day will be the day to set out items.
    Scrap tires, old oil, old antifreeze, any types of pesticide containers or other hazardous materials that may contaminate air or water supplies are not accepted.
    Call Rumpke for bulk item pickup at 800-678-6753. Call Curtis Ochs at 477-3218 for more information.

  • Work to begin Monday on East River Road

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists that maintenance work will be taking place on Ky. 2885 (East River Road) in Spencer County. KYTC crews will perform cross-drain repairs on this roadway in advance of asphalt resurfacing later this summer.
    Work on Ky. 2885 will begin at Ky. 55 (mile point 7.1) and continue to mile point 5.1.