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Today's News

  • Attempt to calm fears

    Developers defended their plans Thursday to build 24 low-income housing units on Turnpike Avenue, across from Spencer County Elementary School.

    Roy Lowenstein, vice president of Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, the Ohio-based company seeking to break ground this spring, attempted to suppress fear and anger from neighbors who complained the project will decrease their home values and attract undesirable, largely transient occupants.

    Once completed, Lowenstein said the project would be an “asset to the community.”

  • Justice dazzles UofL fans

    Weekend all-star game gems bring sparkle to basketball fans along I-64.

    Louisville. Elisha Justice gave Cardinal fans an eyeful in the Derby Festival all-star game. Mr. Basketball dazzled with numbers: dozen points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals, and determination. Walk-on? No, a steal.

  • Mt. Eden man hurt in ATV wreck

    A Spencer County resident was injured when he overturned his four-wheeler Monday afternoon in the vicinity of his home near Mount Eden.

    Officials at Spencer County dispatch said Dewey Case of 185 Murphy Lane was transported to Baptist East Hospital in Louisville and was being treated for a laceration on his head. The injury was not presumed to be life-threatening, an official said.

    The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. and clogged roads in the area.

  • Bye-bye burley

    Spencer County’s dwindling number of burley tobacco farmers are facing increased uncertainty as many are unsure if they will be able to sell their product this growing season.

    Many area farmers have yet to secure a buyer for their burley—if they find one at all. And that’s an expensive and scary reality for families who have relied upon burley as an important part of their livelihoods for years.

  • Preparing for the job hunt

    Joyce Baxter has been scouring the Internet everyday for jobs since being laid off as a supervisor at American Greeting company last June.

    “I’m not getting any bites,” said the Cox’s Creek woman.

    After two years with the company earning an annual salary of $50,000, Baxter said the loss of employment has reduced her family income by half. Even with her husband taking extra shifts and picking up jobs on the side, it is not even close to what the couple was making before the layoff.

  • Duke, Butler championship game redeemed college basketball

    Monday night’s NCAA Championship proves there is hope for a great sport.

    For the past year or so, I’ve kind of soured on college basketball. Not on the game itself really, but the false notions that schools must embrace so-called necessary evils in order to reach the highest levels.

  • Register by May 18 to vote in primary

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett announced last week that the last day to register to vote in the May 18, 2010 Primary Election is April 19.

    Persons who are not registered may go to the county clerk’s office and fill out a voter registration card. Anyone who is not sure of their registration status should call the office at 477-3215 before the deadline.

    “Please do not wait until election day,” said Puckett. “If you are not registered before the April 19 deadline, you will not be able to vote.”

  • CAUTION: Speed limit change on Glenview Drive

    County officials will reduce the speed limit on one residential street after neighbors there complained about fast drivers and dangerous conditions.  

    A speeding driver on Glenview Drive hit Tina Piercy’s family dog last week — it could’ve easily been a neighborhood child, she said.  

    The frustrated mother said neighbors have considered throwing a box of nails in the street to slow dangerous drivers.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • GUEST COLUMN: More work needed to stop prescription drug abuse

    by Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiard