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Today's News

  • 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

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Happy New Year, Kid
  • Carrying resolutions from one year to the next

    Sticking to New Year’s resolutions has never been something I’m particularly good at — but then again, who is?
    I made four resolutions at the end of 2009, all of which I intended to fulfill in 2010. At the end of the year in 2010, I outed my epic failures in a column for readers of The Anderson News and carried forward those resolutions into 2011.
    So, as not to slight my “new” readership in Spencer County, I decided to do the same.
    Here were my resolutions for 2011:

  • COLUMN: Sen. Hornback previews 2012 session

    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

    By PAUL HORNBACK, State Senator