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Today's News

  • Bears struggle with losses over holiday break

    The Spencer County Bears struggled through the holiday tournament schedule having to cope without their point guard Brandon Miller, who is out with a knee injury.

  • COLUMN: Closing door on 2011 is a pleasure

    Kentucky throttled Louisville again. Yes, throttled. The game brought questions ...
    •What can be more scary for SEC teams than facing a Kentucky team that shot 29.8 percent and throttled the nation’s No. 4 ranked team?
    •Did Kentucky play six-on-five against Louisville? Anthony Davis left of the lane and Anthony Davis on the right.
    •With fan and media love raging for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Davis, how will John Calipari handle a Terrence Jones become third banana? Or, attempts to impress NBA scouts?

  • Stories that made honorable mention in 2011

    •Taylorsville gets 24-hour police coverage — Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis and the city commission worked through funding and scheduling conflicts in January to make sure the city police department could offer around-the-clock coverage.

  • SPENCER COUNTY'S TOP NEWS FROM 2011

    The Spencer Magnet news staff looked back through each edition of 2011 and picked its top 12 stories of the year. You’ll also see a few honorable mentions that, with so much news throughout the year, were worth noting, but didn’t quite make the top of the list. All dates referenced in the summaries are from the calendar year 2011, unless otherwise noted. The stories, compiled by Reporter Mallory Bilger and Editor Shannon Brock, are not ranked and appear in no particular order.

    Former sheriff indicted, enters plea to misdemeanor

  • Five file to run for county clerk

    As of Tuesday afternoon, five Spencer Countians have filed to run for the office of county clerk in this year’s election.
    Current County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock confirmed Tuesday morning that she has filed to run for office, as well as three other candidates — Karen Spencer (R), Abbigail Nation (D) and Annette King (D).
    Tuesday afternoon, Barry Hume (D) confirmed that he had just filed to seek the office, as well.
    Potential candidates have until Jan. 31 to file to run in the primary election.

  • Fugitive arrested in murder of Mount Eden native

    A Michigan fugitive wanted for allegedly murdering Mount Eden native Obie Murphy was arrested at a Laurel County hotel Friday evening.
    According to Frankfort Police, Marquis A. Sims, 38, of Detriot, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after the agency received information that Sims might be in the area. A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Sims in August for intentionally causing 40-year-old Murphy’s death at a Frankfort apartment complex on Sept. 13, 2010.

  • CDIP focuses on student, teacher accountability

    Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series outlining the 2012-2013 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, which was recently reviewed and unanimously accepted by the Spencer County Board of Education. This week’s article focuses how the district plans to fund and implement its objectives, which were outlined in last week’s article. Part I can be found at www.spencermagnet.com or in the Dec. 28, 2011 print edition.

  • What's Happening

    Board of elections to meet Thursday
    The Spencer County Board of Elections is holding a special working meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the county clerk’s office. The purpose of the meeting is for working on the 2012 Spencer County Redistricting Plan.

    Lodge hosts ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having 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.

  • Guthrie to host 'Listening Session' on Thursday

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will be in Spencer County on Thursday.
    Guthrie’s visit is part of his “Listening Sessions” to be conducted in each of the 21 counties in the Second District during January 2012.
    During the listening sessions, individuals will be able to ask questions or offer ideas on what Congress should be doing, according to a news release from Guthrie’s office. A constituent services representative will also be available to assist with any specific questions individuals may have about a federal government agency or service.

  • Library has lots of events planned for January

    The Spencer County Library is hosting the following events in January:
    Children’s story time
    Story time is hosted every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Story time includes reading stories and making new friends.  This month, story time will focus on time, money and bears.  Please note, if Spencer County Schools are canceled due to weather, story time is canceled also.
    Celebrate Chinese New Year