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Today's News

  • 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.

     

  • Hosparus needs volunteers

    Hosparus needs volunteers in Shelby and surrounding counties and will host free training, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 at 540 Main St., Shelbyville. Training pre-registration is required. 

    To register or for more information, contact Char Kostolnik at 719-4155 or ckostolnik@hosparus.org. Those interested in volunteering who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Char about future training opportunities.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  April 2010.

    Federal National Mortgage Association, Chicago, IL to Chanton D. Patel, Taylorsville. Lot #9 Hillsborough Estates. $159,000.

    Ada Metts, Taylorsville to Melvin Hume, Taylorsville and Duane P. Hume, Taylorsville. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 232 page 506. $20,000.

  • LETTER: Reader says, Drury has been "a great magistrate"

    Of all the people in the county running for office, only three people have even bothered to ask for my vote: Kim Stump, Jerry Eye and Bill Drury.

    Is my vote not important to the others? Signs are not going to get votes, no matter how big they are or how many. It’s contact folks. We realize that if you hold a job, you may not be able to visit each house, but phone calls count, too.

    Speaking of phone calls, poor old Bill Drury probably thinks, “My goodness, what does she need now?” every time I call. But he doesn’t.