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Today's News

  • What's Happening — Week of April 17

    Tea Party to meet Thursday
    The Spencer County Tea Party will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Farm Bureau building, 695 Taylorsville Road.
    The speaker will be David Adams, former campaign manager for Sen. Rand Paul.  Adams has recently filed a lawsuit to halt the implementation of “Obamacare” in Kentucky. For more information on the Tea Party, call Carol at 502-618-1940 or Rick at 502-641-2346.

    Ky. 55 yard sale set for this weekend

  • BIRTH: Sanders family welcomes baby Zachary

    Chris and Ashley Sanders of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Zachary Chase Sanders, on April 4, 2013, at 7:29 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his siblings, Brianna and Cameron Sanders.
    His grandparents are Martin and Teresa Bruce of Waddy, David and Janice Cox of Shelbyville, Chris Sanders Sr. of Cincinnati, and Donna and Wilson Cox of Slade City.

  • BIRTH: Zahdyn Thomas born Jan. 29

    Roy and Toni Bell announce the birth of their grandson, Zahdyn Thomas Bell, on Jan. 29, 2013.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    He is the son of Morgan Armstrong and Thomas Bell Jr.
    He is the nephew of Daniel and Makalla Bell of Taylorsville, Corey Jr., Courtney and Jasmine Bethal, and Brandon Bell of Louisville.
    He is the grandson of Tiffany and Corey Bethal Sr. of Louisville and the late Thomas Bell Jr.

  • COLUMN: Spring has sprung and it’s time to thaw out and recycle

    We have seen a break in the cooler temperatures we have had since March, so we can now plan our events. Our non-profit groups are in the middle of our Spring Roadside Litter Cleanup, so the warmer weather will be an aid for their efforts.
    If you have a collection of outdated, not needed private files accumulated (think old tax returns) do not forget that this coming Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, the Spencer County Public Library will host the Shred It Company, which offers free shredding for your old private papers. The truck will be at the library parking lot.

  • COLUMN: Lessons learned from tragedy

    On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a junior in high school. If I took you back to my hometown and we walked the halls of Bell County High, I could point to the spot where I stood when I heard about the first plane hitting the World Trade Center. I could walk you through the classrooms I sat in and watched the nonstop coverage of the attacks on America. I could recall the sick feeling in my stomach and the fear racing through my mind.
    Eleven years and seven months later, that same sick feeling returned to me as I sat at my desk here at The Spencer Magnet.

  • PHOTO: An educational lunch

    Spencer County High School Spanish I students in Miss Reno and Mrs. Dunaway’s classes traveled to Fiesta Brava for lunch on March 28. The students were finishing up a unit on restaurants and were able to use their newly learned vocabulary with the staff at Fiesta Brava.

  • PHOTO: Making a birdhouse

    Students in Janet Barnett’s SOS class learned how to make birdhouses out of gourds. SOS classes are still ongoing. For more information, visit spencerextension.com

  • AG: Fiscal court didn’t violate open meetings act

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court did not violate open meeting laws by meeting on Sept. 5, 2012, but it did violate a Kentucky statute by not responding to a complaint regarding that meeting, according to an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s office on April 3.
    The Fiscal Court met on the first Wednesday in September 2012 instead of the first Monday because the first Monday was Labor Day. This is a procedure set out in the county’s administrative code.

  • County to take legal action against former clerk, again

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is again taking legal action against former County Clerk Judy Puckett. This time the court seeks to obtain $28,399, which an audit of Puckett’s last 11 months in office indicates she owes back to the county.
    Magistrates Hobert Judd and Woodie Cheek were absent from Monday night’s meeting, but Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and Magistrates Mike Moody, David Goodlett and Jerry Davis voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to pursue these monies through all necessary legal action.

  • Radio tower issue lingers

    Though the radio tower erected at the Spencer County Fairgrounds has been up and operational for several months, it remains unclear whether the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction has had the opportunity to inspect the structure.
    Magistrate Mike Moody, who represents the district where the new tower is located, said he is concerned that the structure hasn’t been inspected or granted the proper permits by the state.
    On Tuesday, Moody said that to his knowledge, there has been no inspection by the state.