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Today's News

  • Much-anticipated test scores released

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about how Spencer County Public Schools faired in the first-round of the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress — known as K-PREP — assessment. The K-PREP assessment replaces the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, and, according to state and local educators, has raised academic expectations for public school students across Kentucky. This week’s story addresses the district as a whole, while next week’s story will address the scores of each individual school.

  • All signs point to Taco Bell

    Signs went up Friday indicating a Taco Bell is coming to Taylorsville. The standard purple and pink Taco Bell logo sign was hung near the entrance to Settlers Center off Taylorsville Road and the words ‘Taco Bell’ now sit atop the storefront located at 105 Settlers Center Road.

  • Trageser due back in court Nov. 16

    A Spencer County man accused of unlawfully accessing the county’s computer system and harassing a Spencer County Sheriff’s deputy officially entered a not guilty plea in Spencer District Court on Friday.

  • Can you hear me now?: Radio saga continues between county, city

    What started as an effort to improve radio communications for law enforcement officials has led to disagreements, harsh words and even name-calling between city and county officials.

  • 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.