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Today's News

  • Plea expected in prom party death case

    The case of a woman charged with reckless homicide in the prom party death of a local teenager was set to go to trial on Tuesday, but the trial was canceled and a deal is expected to be reached on Thursday in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    Angela Barkham, of Inghram Lane, was indicted and charged with reckless homicide in the death of Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus Jr. after a prom party in May 2009.

  • Court approves budget amendment for clerk

    Lynn Hesselbrock appeared before the Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday for the first time in her role as Spencer County Clerk.

    Hesselbrock, who took office on Thursday, asked the court for a budget amendment of $30,000 to get her office through the end of the year in terms of deputies’ salaries.

    Last month, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer estimated that the clerk’s office was on pace to finish the year at 111 percent of the amount the court approved for deputy salaries.

  • New clerk dismisses chief deputy

    Abbigail Nation, the chief deputy clerk in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office, who worked in the office for more than a decade, was dismissed from the office Thursday morning by new County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock.

    In a letter provided to The Spencer Magnet by the Nation family and dated Dec. 1 — Hesselbrock’s first official day in office — Hesselbrock wrote:

    “Dear Ms. Nation,

  • Spencer County’s homegrown hero

    Spencer County’s own Tech. Sgt. Jonathon Gray of the Kentucky Air National Guard is about half way through a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan right now, but his job in the war-torn country might not be what most expect.

    Gray traditionally serves as an aircraft parts inspector for the Air Force but got the unique opportunity to volunteer for Kentucky’s Agriculture Development Team program, which is made up of members of the state’s Army and Air National Guard.

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  • Public record: District court October 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Oct. 7, 2011:

    Traffic:
    Nanette L. Dawson (1976), speeding 24 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 fine, state traffic school.

    Steven A. Moran (1992), speeding 13 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $169 fine and court costs.

    Lucinda Steers (1965), speeding 25 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 court costs, state traffic school.

  • COLUMN: We all need nurturing, support

    When you were a child, you were aware of your need to be nurtured and supported. However, as you grow up, the need changes, but is still there.
    Everyone wants someone who is accepting, understanding, protective and genuinely caring. When, for the most part, this is absent, it is a frequent cause of dissatisfaction with a relationship, whether being single or married.

  • Document those special holiday memories

    The Christmas season is such a special time, filled with lots of events and opportunities for making memories. For years I have collected Christmas photos along with stories in an album to share with my family. Last year, I changed up my formula a little and documented Christmas in two different ways.

  • Local historical marker displays inaccurate information

    After proof to the Kentucky Historical Society that Historical Marker 594 in front of the Spencer County Courthouse is wrong, the state has agreed to correct and replace it.

  • Bears 2011-12 basketball schedule

    Nov. 28     DeSales     Home
    Dec. 1    Whitefield Academy   Away
    Dec. 6    Nelson County    Away
    Dec. 13    Western Hills    Home
    Dec. 21-23    Barger Memorial    Away (at N. Bullitt)
    Dec. 27-29    Nelson County Tourney    Away  
    Jan. 5    Adair County    Home