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Today's News

  • Recanvass yields same result: Hesselbrock takes clerk's race by three votes

    A recanvass in the race for Spencer County Clerk on Thursday morning yielded the same result as the vote tally last Tuesday night: Republican Lynn Hesselbrock defeated Democrat Abbigail Nation by three votes — 4,144 to 4,141.

  • Candidate questionnaire: Bill Adkins, candidate for U.S. Representative - Fourth District

    Because of an apparent error with the U.S. Postal Service, Bill Adkins, candidate for U.S. Representative in the Fourth District did not receive his questionnaire from The Spencer Magnet. After being contacted by Adkins' campaign, our staff emailed the questionnaire to Adkins and received a prompt response. Below are Adkins' answers to the Magnet questionnaire:

     

    Name: Bill Adkins

    Party affiliation: Democrat

  • ANNIVERSARY: Celebrating 50 years

    Pastor Joseph and Betty Chesser Vires will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at New Hope Tabernacle Church. They are the parents of Scott Vires of Mount Washington, Trevor Vires and Chris Vires, both of Taylorsville.  Mrs. Vires has retired from General Electric Company and works for the Spencer County school system. Mr. Vires is the pastor of New Hope Tabernacle Church, which is located at 722 Townhill Road in Taylorsville. All friends and family are invited.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Mathews, Hilbert to wed Dec. 1

    Kelli Mathews and Jason Hilbert announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Dec. 1.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael Mathews and Rebecca Jewell. The groom-to-be is employed with Metro Restoration in Louisville and is the son of Gayle and Rosie Hilbert. They all reside in Taylorsville. Formal invitations will be sent.

  • BACK IN TIME: Campbranch Elementary memories

    Spencer Magnet reader Severa Jacobs of Lexington submitted this clip, which first published in The Spencer Magnet on Feb. 24, 1999, and asked for it to be rerun on the Back in Time page. Have a suggestion of something you’d like to see on this page? Let us know by emailing editor@spencermagnet.com.

  • COLUMN: Perfectionism: It’s really not all that it’s cracked up to be

    Over the many years I have been a professional counselor, I have met many people who would qualify as perfectionists. Some are easy to be around, very pleasant and non-judgmental. Others seem to have an attitude that things should be done a certain way, usually projecting that too many people do things the “wrong” way, of course with the belief that they actually know the “right” way.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: You can write your own will, if you have the right resources

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you recommend some good do-it-yourself resources to help me write my will? At age 62, I want to get my affairs organized, but I hate paying a high-priced attorney fee if I can do it myself.
    Don’t Have Much

    Dear Don’t,

  • COLUMN: Moms: Make sure to get out from behind the camera

    Last week, my daughter and I went to Huber’s with some family members. It was a beautiful fall day, and I loved taking pictures of her sitting in the pumpkins and scarecrows. Often when we are on a trip, I take pictures of my daughter by herself, and with the other people with us. This day, though, I handed my camera off and asked to be in the picture, too.

  • Unleashed: Chapter 8

    Chapter 8

    Go to www.kypress.com to hear Woody read each chapter and try the interactive chapter activities. Thanks to Kentucky Utilities/LG&E, Kentucky Office for Adventure Tourism, Kentucky Press Association and Newspaper in Education for helping to make this statewide literacy project possible.
    I’d lost my breakfast over Red River Gorge, fallen off my horse in the Daniel Boone National Forest, and now I was 65 feet in the air with my nose stuck in a woodpecker hole.
    Chloe was the first to notice. “Woody, look at this.”

  • Public record: District Court Oct. 5 and 12

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court on Oct. 5, 2012, by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Traffic:
    James D. Buxton (1971), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine; possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, guilty, $35 fine, all fines waived due to indigence.

    Drue A. Obannon (1992), speeding 11 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs paid.