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Today's News

  • Coroner doesn't think death was suicide in Revard case

    An attorney for accused murderer Raymond Revard Jr. says one of the keys for his defense is that the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has never ruled on the manner of death.

    “Here it is two years later and the coroner’s office hasn’t said it’s a homicide,” said defense attorney Stephen H. Miller of the report on the death of Revard’s deceased wife, Lea Revard.

  • Audit identifies deficiencies

    The Spencer County School District recently received the results of its annual audit and, although three significant deficiencies were identified, the report states that the district is within federal compliance guidelines.

    The audit was conducted by Brown and Company Certified Public Accountants and examined the district’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • Santa to visit Christmas on Main

    The Taylorsville square will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland this Saturday as the residents gather for the 2010 Christmas on Main Street festival.

    Planning Committee Chair Gordon Deapen said this year’s event was moved from Friday to Saturday to help accommodate more families, in hopes that anyone who couldn’t attend Friday evening could participate in the planned Saturday afternoon and evening events.

    “It just keeps getting better and better,” Deapen said at a committee planning meeting Monday afternoon.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property Transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August.

    Goodlett & Klempner, Inc, Mt. Eden to Edgar L. Lemle and Angela M. Lemle, Taylorsville. Lot 30 Elk Creek Ridge. $32,500.

    The Kehne Company, Inc., Taylorsville to Jonathan H. Steele, Taylorsville. Lot 53 Hickory Woods Subdivision. $141,900.

  • CARTOON: Bubs Comics
  • Lady Bears fall short: drop first four games of season

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are off to a rough start, dropping their first four games of the season, three of them at home.

    The girls got their season underway by hosting Bardstown last Tuesday night and fell, 58-46. They hit the court two nights later when they hosted Western Hills, and dropped a close 53-50 contest  in a game that came down to the wire.

  • EDITORIAL: Legislators should review state retirement system

    Regardless of their merit, some bills proposed in the General Assembly never receive serious discussion or consideration.

    One overlooked measure from the 2010 legislative session has been refiled and deserves consideration and passage. It deals with state pensions for future legislators.

  • Revard case inching slowly toward trial

    While a trial date may be shortly forthcoming in the Commonwealth’s murder case against Raymond Revard Jr., both sides are standing strong in their respective beliefs of guilt or innocence of the accused.

    Revard, who is charged with murder in the 2009 shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, was present in Spencer County Circuit Court last Thursday as attorneys debated various pre-trial issues before Judge Charles R. Hickman.

  • LETTER TO EDITOR: Disputes business figures

    Editor:

    In the Spencer Magnet Nov. 10, there was an article about services offered by the EDA.

    In the article it was claimed in the last two years there were 681 new businesses in Spencer County with a loss of 105 so that leaves 576 in business. I have given that some thought and find that hard to believe so I began checking.

    I asked EDA for a list and they said they don’t have a list and referred me to the Occupational License Administration. I was told I could download the list and did so. Then I started detailing it out and here is what I found.