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Today's News

  • Contempt of court motion ‘remanded’ in Trageser case

    A motion filed last month by County Attorney Ruth Hollan to hold Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser in contempt of court was orally remanded by Hollan’s office Monday, April 1.
    A hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Spencer District Court was cancelled as a result.
    Trageser’s attorney William Stewart said Tuesday morning that he was given no other information about the recent turn of events, and said it is unclear what this means for his client.

  • What's Happening — Week of April 3

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 210 will host an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    Library seeks community input through survey
    The Spencer County Public Library is seeking help from the community to plan for its future.
    Visit the library’s website at spencercountylibrary.us to fill out a brief survey.

  • Motorcycle road skills testing resumes April 11

    Motorcycle road skills testing will resume beginning Thursday, April 11, and continue until Oct. 10. Testing will be on the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. if weather permits.
    If on the day of testing, interested parties are unsure about the testing due to weather conditions, the examiner will have made a decision by 9:30 a.m. Call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 502-477-3220 to find out his decision.
    The location for the testing has been moved to Waterford Park on Ky. 44, five miles west of Taylorsville.

  • Ridgeview Baptist launches new community ministries

    Ridgeview Baptist Church is launching two new ministries aimed to help teens and young children who may be dealing with difficult issues at home.
    The church is hosting a kickoff party at 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the expansion of Celebration Recovery, which helps adults deal with drug and alcohol dependency, addiction, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse and other issues. The Landing is a new program for teenagers and Celebration Station will focus on children and pre-teens, said Lola Shelburne, the church’s ministry leader.

  • Mount Eden Saddle Club announces 2013 schedule

    The Mount Eden Saddle Club is sponsoring a horse show on April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds on Mount Eden Road (Ky. 53).
    The show will feature young, adult western, gaited pleasure and contest classes.
    For more information, contact Leslie Smitha, 502-321-8166; Sharon Gilbert, 502-738-9741; Chasidy Hawkins, 502-680-0497; or Brooke Gilbert 502-902-1754. Or you can visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com
    2013 Show Schedule:
    April 13
    May 11
    June 8
    July 13
    Aug. 10
    Sept. 14

  • ANNIVERSARY: 49 years and counting (Keelings)

    Evan and Donna Keeling recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary at their home in the Little Union area.

    They were married in Livingston, Tenn., on March 7, 1964.
    They have three children: Timothy Keeling and his wife, Nina; Amy Mattingly and her husband, Charlie; and Stephen Keeling and his wife, Stacy. They also have 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    They are members of Little Union Baptist Church.

  • COLUMN: Many accomplishments in 2013

    The 30-day session of the General Assembly concluded at midnight this past Tuesday, after two long days of hard work and bipartisan collaboration to ensure the state’s most pressing issues were addressed.

  • COLUMN: Recap: 2013 session ends

    The final two days of the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly were filled with a mix of emotions ranging from frustration to exhilaration. The Republican Caucus began at 10 a.m. with a meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the Kentucky public employee pension systems; we moved quickly to the floor of the House at noon and found ourselves in recess shortly before 2 p.m. The recess would last late into the evening, little action was taken and day one ended in deep frustration the issue that had overshadowed the session would remain unresolved.

  • PHOTO: National champs!

    The Spencer County Middle School Dance Team competed at Jamfest Nationals on March 23-24. The team took first place in their division and are now national champions. The team members, in no particular order, are Ilona Kovacs, Meredith Barnett, Allie Thomas, Hallie Helton, Beth Hill, Kaylee Smith, Mckenzie Potts, Lily Mitchell, Ali Henderson, Allison Dunbar, Lindsey Miller, Lindsey Bush, Molly Marlow, Jena Ellis, Kassidy Pulliam, Rikki Urquhart, Peyton Forberger, Morgan Forkey, Cayla Perkins, Cate Jarboe and Lydia Rowe.

  • Spencer County High School senior project letters - 2013

    Editor’s note: Throughout the remainder of the school year, The Spencer Magnet will publish letters from Spencer County High School seniors written as part of their senior projects. The students chose their own topics and did their own research. As with all letters submitted to The Spencer Magnet, they may appear edited for space or content purposes.