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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Doctors should decide the most appropriate care

    As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds, and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.

  • COLUMN: Eat up, friends, it’s almost game time

    For the past four years or so, this upcoming Sunday has been one of my favorite days of the year. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or have sworn off sports for the past few weeks, you probably know this Sunday is none other than Super Bowl Sunday.
    Before I even understood the game of football, I celebrated the “big game” with three F’s — friends, fun and food, of course.
    I recently stumbled upon an article from SBNation.com writer Brian Floyd that included some mind-boggling statistics, even for this hard-core fan.

  • Law enforcement looking for man posing as police

    Local law enforcement officials are warning citizens of a male subject who stopped a car posing as police last Wednesday.
    A female was stopped Wednesday on Ky. 44 East at Stevens Lane by a white male with a blue light on his dash, according to a Nixle alert. (Nixle is a free online service used by the Taylorsville Police Department to inform community members of valuable information via text messages and emails.)
    The impostor looked at the woman’s license, and as another car approached, he threw her license at her and fled back to his car, the alert said.

  • Spencer County’s unemployment rate sits at 8.1 percent

    The unemployment rate in Spencer County fell 1.2 percent between December 2010 and December 2011, but increased 0.2 percent from November to December last year.
    Spencer’s unemployment rate for December 2011 was 8.1 percent, meaning it was 9.3 percent in December 2010 and 7.9 percent in November 2011.
    With an estimated 9,379 possible members of the civilian labor force, 8,617 were employed and 762 were unemployed.

  • PHOTO: Winter homecoming royalty

    The winter homecoming king and queen were crowned at Friday night’s Spencer County High School basketball game. Seniors Patrick Wafford and Morgan Swisher were chosen as the royalty this year.

  • Bullitt, Spencer Red Cross to host Valentine Gala

    The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host its annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11.
    The 14th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.
    Tickets are $50 per person or $100 per couple. A table of eight is available for $400.
    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.
    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight.
    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.

  • Taylorsville Police: Beware callers asking for personal information and claiming to be from H&R Block

    Someone has been calling residents of Spencer County claiming to be with H&R Block and asking for personal information.
    “It is not H&R Block,” said a Nixle alert from the Taylorsville Police Department. “It’s a scam.”
    The police department issued the alert last week after the local H&R Block got a number of calls about the scam from citizens, said Chief Toby Lewis.
    Calls have come from multiple numbers and show up on caller IDs as “H&R Block” or as a blocked call, Lewis said.

  • School board makes plans to weather expected budget storm

    With a shrinking student population and rumors of continued significant cuts from state education dollars, the Spencer County Board of Education is already talking about how it plans to weather what is expected to be a turbulent financial 2012-2013 school year.

  • Judge delays filing deadline for state reps., senators

    A Franklin County Circuit Court judge issued a temporary injunction Tuesday afternoon to delay the filing deadline for state legislative candidates through Feb. 7.

    That ruling keeps alive state Rep. Kim King’s hopes of keeping her seat in the 55th District after a redistricting plan signed into law last week pushed her out.

    “I’m very pleased,” said King, who represents Spencer County as part of the 55th District.

  • Seven in race for county clerk

    Seven candidates have tossed their names into the race for Spencer County Clerk.

    Five Democrats and two Republicans will be seeking their party’s nomination during May’s primary election.

    The Spencer Magnet reported on Jan. 4 that Democrats Abbigail Nation, Annette King and Barry Hume and Republicans Lynn Hesselbrock (incumbent) and Karen Spencer had filed to run for the office.

    Since then, two Democrats — CaSandra Stewart Zabenco and Joy Hall — have also filed to run.