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Today's News

  • Mayoral candidates face off

    Candidates for Taylorsville mayor fielded questions ranging from taxes to economic development during a recent political forum held at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce.

    About 75 residents participated in the chance to learn more about the four people seeking to become mayor. Voters will be heading to the polls in less than five weeks to determine the outcome of this and other local, state and federal races.

  • Room to be creative

    Adina Milburn’s craft room is a source of joy and stress relief for her.

    “I can be having the worst day, and I can come in here, work on a scrapbook and it helps me out,” said Milburn.

    Milburn moved her craft room from the basement to a dedicated space on the first floor about five years ago. She has been scrapbooking for eighteen years.

    “I started scrapbooking when the kids were real young,” said Milburn. She has two sons who are now seventeen and twenty.

  • LETTER: The place to be

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    We were lucky enough to get tickets for the sold out Progressive Dinner. We, again, were joined by 4 friends from 3 different counties, for the event. Actually, they pestered us since the last Progressive Dinner because they didn’t want to miss it, this year! That says a lot.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Foreclosure doesn't feel over
  • District makes notable gains

    It’s no secret between teachers in the Spencer County Public Schools that fighting for progress, especially within the auspices of the No Child Left Behind Act, has been and will continue to be an uphill battle.

    Educators in the county and across Kentucky have just received their Kentucky Core Content Test and NCLB scores and, for most Spencer County schools in most content areas, there are reasons to celebrate.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The following cases were heard by Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County Distrit Court Sept. 9, 2010.

    Traffic:

    Steven D. Howe, speeding 19 mph over limit. $180.

    Glen R. Jackson, Jr., speeding 13 mph over limit. $168.

    Ashley N. Nash, speeding 17 mph over limit. $177.

    Robert A. Tomes Jr., speeding 15 mph over limit. $143 court cost and state traffic school.

    Adan O. Alverez, no operators/moped license. Amended to resident not to use operators license from another state. $173 court cost and fine.

  • LETTER: Uninformed of Arizona facts

    I would like to say “thank you” to Magistrates, John Riley and Hobert Judd, for recognizing the truth about the Arizona immigration bill and voting in favor of the resolution supporting Arizona. The article featured in the Sept. 15 edition of the Spencer Magnet revealed an incredible lack of comprehension of the issue by Magistrates Drury, Goodlett, and Henry, and by Carmin Gaines, Spencer County Democratic Party president, who voiced her opinion in the article.

  • Burn ban issued

    A ban on all outside burning has been issued in Spencer County.

    Judge Executive David Jenkins signed an executive order Thursday afternoon prohibiting all open burning until further notice. He cited an increase in the number of wildfire emergencies in recent weeks and a concern for public safety as contributing to his decision.

    The county ban comes less than a week after the state issued a Level I Drought Declaration Sept. 17. Spencer County was among 26 western and central Kentucky counties that were added to a list of 24 others already at Level 1.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Soil test results affected by dry autumn

    Maintaining the proper pH and fertility in soil is important for higher crop yields. An important tool to assess fertility levels is to sample soil and have it tested. Kentucky is experiencing an unusually dry fall.

    Soil samples taken during dry falls tend to result in soil pH and soil test K being unusually low. This results in recommendations that overestimate lime and K fertilizer that may be needed.

  • PHOTO: Blue Lick 15 U runners-up

    Pictured above are the 15U runners-up in the Blue Lick tournament. In front, from left, are: Westin Pittman, Kylar Corbett, Evan Flener, Trevor Sparks, Austin Gregory, (back, left) Blake Lambdin. Ausin Heilman, Lance Shelton, Brennan Noel and Joey Hollinsworth. Not pictured are Dylan Barmore and Jacob Gray.