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Today's News

  • Food pantry now offers fresh produce for needy

    Before last week, Spencer Countians in need of food assistance could acquire a substantial amount of boxed or canned food – but no fresh fruits or vegetables.

    “Starting today, we will have fresh produce every week,” said Jill Whitehouse, Family Service Coordinator for Spencer County’s Multipurpose Community Action Agency.

    Fresh apples, potatoes and cabbages were delivered to the food pantry Friday. Whitehouse said the selection will vary depending on what Dare to Care is able to provide, but that fresh items will be delivered every Thursday.

  • LETTER: Travelstead shows 'heart'

    As a Taylorsville precinct resident, I am planning to vote for Richard Travelstead as this district’s magistrate.

    I have known Richard for over four years beginning back in the days when Guard Duty was forming. Richard is an Army veteran and was very interested in helping get the organization going. Along with being on its executive board, he was instrumental in securing our non-profit status.

  • Lady Bears knock off region foes

    The Spencer County Lady Bears are sporting an 8-10 record on the season, but they’re proving capable of competing against the top teams in 8th region.

    The girls started the week last Tuesday by hosting South Oldham and beating the Lady Dragons 4-1. The next evening, the Lady Bears traveled to North Oldham to take on the Lady Mustangs, one of the top teams in the region. Having lost an earlier match-up with North Oldham by a score of  3-0, Spencer County again made it a tight affair, this time falling 4-3.

  • Bears finish busy week with 3-3 record

    It’s been a busy week for the Spencer County Bears baseball team, with the squad getting in six games over the past week. The Bears went 3-3 on the week and their season’s record now stands at 11-16.

    They opened their busy week last Tuesday by hosting Shelby County and suffering an 11-0 shutout to the Rockets.

    The Bears bounced back two days later when they hosted Eminence and scored a big 13-1 win over the visiting Warriors.

  • LETTER: Celebrate sober

    We are nearing the time when many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals.  Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved.  Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • LETTER: 'Impressed' with Bill Karrer

    I am Linda Greenwell.  When I moved to Spencer County in 1992, I met Bill Karrer and was impressed with his knowledge of government, the political process as well as his eagerness and willingness to work hard for the county without benefit of an elected office.  His goal was not a job, but a better operating county government and improved community in which to live and raise his family, while benefiting the families of his friends and neighbors.

  • Just what are the duties, pay for elected officials?

    Judge Executive

    The judge executive:

    • is specifically charged with executing all ordinances and resolutions of the fiscal court, all contracts entered into by the fiscal court, and all state laws subject to enforcement by the judge executive or by officers under his or her supervision.

    • has the primary responsibility for the administration of county government.

    • is responsible for keeping the fiscal court informed of the operations of county departments, boards, and commissions.

  • Magisterial candidates square off at forum

    The following are excerpts taken from the responses of magisterial candidates at the Primary Election Forum held Friday, May 7. Please note that only candidates in primary contested offices were asked to participate.

    As members of fiscal court, magistrates are responsible for supervising the fiscal affairs of the county. What qualifications, experiences and skills do you have that would reveal your ability to comprehend and execute these duties?

    Taylorsville, Dist. 1

  • Inspections of eating establishments

    The following retail food establishment reports were conducted by the Spencer County Health Department during the month of April.

    Editor’s note: This is a new feature of the Spencer Magnet designed to educate our readers about the conditions of area eating establishments.

    Silver Dollar, owner Linda Henson, located at 40 Van Buren Rd. in Mt. Eden scored a 100 with no violations. Inspection was April 21, 2010.

  • Signups for youth football, cheerleading Saturday

    Registration for Spencer County Youth Fooball (SCYFA) football and cheerleading will be held Saturday May 15 and Saturday May 22 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Registration will be at Stallions football field, located at 100 Water Street behind the Fire Department in Taylorsville.

    Players and cheerleaders will be fitted for their equipment at registration. For information about registration you can contact: Chris Hutt, president at 477-9198; Allison Greer Hughes, secretary at 777-8687; or Kim Carruthers, treasurer at 500-3205.