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Today's News

  • COLUMN: City website is step in right direction

    It’s no secret that we here at The Spencer Magnet are in favor of open government.
    We champion just about anything that increases the amount of information the taxpayers get to know about their government.
    And let me remind you, taxpayers, it is your government. The money in the city, county, state, etc., bank accounts no more belongs to those who decide how to spend it than it belongs in my personal checking account.

  • COLUMN: County gets ‘rolling recycling center’

    We have wrapped up the Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Drive, and I thank one and all who helped give our roadsides a good cleaning. As in the past, we will have a final cleanup in the fall during the last week of October and the first week of November. Watch the paper for final instructions.

  • PHOTOS: Horsin’ around on the new playground

    Droves of Spencer County Elementary students flocked to the school’s newest playground Monday, which was fashioned especially for children in grades kindergarten through third grade.  The equipment was officially available for use Monday.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Pearson, Loafman to wed

    Terry and Fonza Pearson of Bowling Green announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meredith Pearson, to Adam Loafman.

    The groom-to-be is a son of Gerald and Peggy Ware Loafman and a grandson of Katherine Ware and the late Howard Ware of Taylorsville. The wedding is planned for Oct. 1 at Iron Bridge Farms in Bowling Green.

  • BIRTH: Baby Simmons welcomed

    Chris Simmons and Sarah Stump announce the birth of their son, Bryan Christopher Simmons Jr., born June 27, 2011, at Baptist Hospital East.

    Bryan was born at 6:26 p.m., weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    His paternal grandparents are John Simmons and Michele Prestigiacomo. Maternal grandparents are David Stump Sr. and Ellen Darlene Shields-Stump.

  • Spencer County Public Library announces list of ongoing events

    The Spencer County Public Library has something for everyone. Check out some of the activities that are currently going on at the library:
    • Story Time is a great way to expose your child to reading and letter recognition.  There are crafts to encourage small motor skills and lots of physical play to get moving.  Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. when school is in session for toddlers thru first grade story time.  We welcome all ages to join in the fun of reading and learning on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

  • Murder charge dismissed after man found incompetent to stand trial

    A murder charge against a Mount Eden man was dismissed without prejudice Monday, nearly two months after he was ruled incompetent to stand trial.
    George T. Henderson allegedly stabbed his nephew, Phillip Ray Bentley Jr., two days before Christmas in 2007.
    After a confidential hearing in late June when testimony was heard from a medical professional identified as Dr. Drogin, Judge Charles Hickman ruled that the 73-year-old Henderson was incompetent to stand trial.

  • School board moves not to raise taxes

    The Spencer County School Board voted at its August meeting not to increase property taxes — welcomed news to constituents during tough economic times.
    Superintendent Chuck Adams recommended to the board that it take the compensating rate, which equals a .1 cent per $100 of assessed value decrease from last year.
    The board voted to approve the tax rates at the following rates:
    • 58 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property
    • 58.1 cents per $100 of assessed value on personal property

  • Local family is face of Shelby March of Dimes

    Fisherville residents Brian and Erin Crenshaw might say they have faced the best and worst scenarios that parents of premature babies could face.

  • One year later: KSP dispatch gets good reviews

    More than a year has passed since the local 911 emergency dispatching service was transferred from a county-operated office above the sheriff’s department to the Kentucky State Police Post in Frankfort.
    The official switch happened July 7, 2010. Since then, all 911 calls and non-emergency calls coming to dispatch over the 502-477-5533 line have been received by KSP-employed and specially trained emergency medical dispatchers.