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Today's News

  • Extension office to offer AARP driving class

    The Spencer County Extension Service along with AARP will offer the AARP Safety Driver’s Class on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Extension Office at 66 Spears Drive.
    The class will last from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with a short break around 11 a.m.
    The class is open to any senior age 55 and older. AARP members pay $12 and nonmembers pay $14.  Make checks payable to AARP and bring your driver’s license and AARP cards, if applicable.

  • Home energy assistance program to help low-income households begins Nov. 7

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. will begin the “Subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program that provides heating assistance to eligible households on Nov. 7.  The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm.
    Last Year, Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. was able to assist 230 households in Spencer County during the LIHEAP Subsidy Component, according to a MPCAA press release.

  • Man enters not guilty plea in sex abuse, indecent exposure case

    A Taylorsville man facing misdemeanor charges of second-degree indecent exposure and third-degree sexual abuse in connection to alleged incidents that happened at his former Louisville workplace has entered a not guilty plea in Jefferson District Court.

    Justin D. Oliver, 31, of Taylorsville, was arraigned Oct. 26 and pled not guilty to charges involving alleged incidents that took place July 2011 and around late September/early October 2010.  

  • FFA team wins national dairy judging title

    Four Spencer County High School students have recently been named national champions — but not in sports, music or even in an essay writing contest.

  • ELECTION 2011: Three face off in race for governor

    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.
    The Central Kentucky News-Journal sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses.

    Steve Beshear
    Currently serving his first term as governor, Steve Beshear, whose running mate is former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, is a Clark County native.

  • Judge-exec: economic development in Spencer County is two-fold

    Editors note: Since the city and county voted to dissolve the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority earlier this year, The Spencer Magnet decided to check in with local government officials to discuss their economic development plans for the future. This week, Editor Shannon Brock sat down with Judge-Executive Bill Karrer to discuss the county’s perspective.

    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer says his thoughts about economic development in Spencer County have always been two-fold: business development and tourism.

  • POLL: Are you dressing up for Halloween?

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  • ONLINE ONLY: Hunter hits gas instead of break, sinks car in Taylorsville Lake

    A Jeffersontown man emerged Saturday from Taylorsville Lake safe and sound.

    His car? Not so much.

    Ronald Berkley was attempting to launch his boat that morning at the Van Buren boat ramp when things went terribly wrong, thanks to a new pair of hunting boots.

    Berkley, who was planning to boat to a location on the lake to go turkey hunting, told rescuers that he had just purchased the boots and was wearing them while backing his car down the ramp.

  • Spiderweb munch

    Makes 12 servings

    2 cups (12-ounce package) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
    1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    3 cups toasted rice cereal
    Heat morsels and 3/4 cup peanut butter in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth; remove from heat. Add sugar; stir vigorously until smooth.

  • COLUMN: Divorce affects children, too

    As mentioned in last weeks column, divorce has many direct or indirect victims, including the children. When parents divorce it more likely was preceded by many instances, perhaps many months of fighting, arguing, even physical confrontations involving abusive behaviors.
    When this has happened for an extended period of time, children may be glad that this has finally come to an end, and divorce may be seen by them as a welcome relief, because the atmosphere has again become more tranquil or peaceful.