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Today's News

  • Jenkins addresses state of Spencer County

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins presented his annual State of the County address Thursday. Below are the highlights of his speech given at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    TAXES:

    Spencer County is looking at a 9.2 percent decrease in revenue because of lower-than-projected tax base.

    “For far too long, property tax has been the main source of revenue for the county,” Jenkins said.

  • PHOTO: Scouting luncheon

    Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry was the guest speaker at the annual Spencer County Friends of Scouting luncheon – an event to raise funds for local Boy Scout programs. Henry discussed how her experience with Girl Scouts influenced her life, how it helped her to be successful and be focused.

    Organizers raised $4,800 at the event, just shy of their $5,000 goal. The Boy Scouts of America thrives, in large part, due to support it receives in the community.

     Over 50 patrons attended the event and enjoyed lunch served by The Tea Cup.

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  • A look at the Bible and what it says about adultery

    One of the biggest sins the devil has to use on us is adultery.

    As we look at five different people we see all five committing adultery, regardless of what we call it today.

    King David, President Clinton, John Edwards, Rick Pitino, and Tiger Woods.

    Now let’s look at what the Bible says about adultery.

    Exodus 20:14 Thou shall not commit adultery, this is one of the Ten Commandments.

    Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding, he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

  • LETTER: 'Bad behavior' by judge-executive

    Enough is enough! 

    While the country struggles to re-write it’s ethics code, our county judge executive continued his fall from grace last weekend.  He added to his misuse of the Kentucky Association of Counties credit cards, by being arrested by the state police near Fisherville for drunk driving!

    How bad must his behavior get? 

    He has made Spencer County the laughing stock of the Louisville Metro area.  He has shrugged off every misconduct and now dares to run for re-election!

  • Century-old barn destroyed by winds

    Strong winds destroyed an Elk Creek livestock barn Wednesday night, scattering planks and debris more than 100 yards from the site of the century-old structure.

    Nathan Lawson–whose family has owned the barn since the 1950s–said it was used daily to feed cattle. It also stored hay and equipment.

    “It was in good shape,” he said. Repairs had been done to the foundation and posts just last year.  

    Lawson initially believed a tornado caused the damage.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Absentee voting machine open

    Spencer County residents who will be out of the county on Primary Election Day, May 18, will be eligible to vote absentee at the county clerk’s office during regular business hours. For more information, please call the clerk’s office at 477-3215.

    Youth football, cheerleading camp

  • PHOTOS: Youth turkey hunt weekend

    During the recently concluded youth-only turkey weekend, April 3-4, hunters took more than 1,800 gobblers statewide. Some local youth hunters are pictured here with their spring harvests. Send your prize photographs to be published in the Spencer Magnet in care of Robin Bass at editor@spencermagnet.com

     

  • Top Flight burglary

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary that occurred in the Top Flight subdivision April 7.

    A homeowner on Wills Way returned from work last Wednesday evening to discover several items missing.

    “It was a typical daytime burglary,” said Deputy Kyle Bennett.

    The suspect, or suspects, had pried open the back door to the residence. Missing items included a 47-inch flat screen television, a 24-inch flat screen television, a Dell computer and jewelry.

  • Turkey season opens April 17

    Kentucky’s general spring season for wild turkeys opens Saturday. Some 90,000 hunters are expected to turkey hunt this spring. The number of 2-year-old gobblers is at record levels, and biologists predict a good season this year. During the recently concluded youth-only turkey weekend, April 3-4, hunters took more than 1,800 gobblers.

    Complete details of all current hunting regulations are listed in the spring hunting guide, available wherever hunting licenses are sold or online at fw.ky.gov.

    Some basics that hunters need to know before going afield include:

  • LETTER: Unhappy with all but Drury

    The Spencer Magnet reads like everyone is running for something this election year.

    The candidate John Riley seems like he is in no hurry to say his two cents worth. Is that because he has already said too much? He had to go for the insurance premium tax.

    Woodie Cheek does not have to be elected for he is already a judge. He judges everyone but himself.