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Today's News

  • Riley takes complaints to KACo

    In a scathing letter to the Kentucky Association of Counties president, a local magistrate has called for an attorney general investigation into Judge Executive David Jenkins’ misuse of KACo credit cards and that all questionable expenditures be reimbursed. The letter also requested that Jenkins to be removed from all board positions connected with the state association.

  • LETTER: Soldiers to benefit from candy buyback

    We would like to say thanks for the support and donations during our “Candy Buyback Treats For The Troops” event November 2. The event was a huge success!

     We collected over 420 lbs. of candy and it is in the process of being sent to our troops. We enjoyed handing out flashing toothbrushes, popcorn, drinks and prizes to all who attended. The weather was great and everyone had a lot of fun.

  • H1N1 vaccines available Friday

    Spencer County Health Department will provide 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine on Friday, November 20 from 12 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The vaccine will be available to eligible population on first come first serve basis. The clinic will follow the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and administer vaccine to the following target groups:

    • Pregnant women

    • Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age

    • Health care and emergency medical services personnel

  • Shawver 7th in state

    Three SCHS runners represented their school at the KHSAA AA State Cross Country meet on November 14. 

    The tough, slow course at the Kentucky Horse Park, along with the unseasonably warm weather, had many runners struggling to perform, and several others falling out of the race altogether. 

  • Dog Gone Wild Chapter 10

    “You want me to do what?” I asked Chloe! “You heard me, Woody. I want you to take the prize money.” My ears must have still been water logged. “Why, Chloe?” I asked. “Because you are a survivor. It’s hard to believe that the pup who survived alone in the rain is the same one who packed a plug-in blanket.” Everyone giggled. “But Chloe, we’re tied in the challenges.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Apology needed?

    Apologizes may mean something on school playgrounds, but what do they really say in the labyrinth of politics?

     Magistrate John Riley has now asked twice for Judge Executive David Jenkins to say he is sorry for the extravagant, and sometimes questionable, spending while serving as the 2008 Kentucky Association of Counties president. The statewide media coverage of Jenkins’ actions has been an embarrassment for Spencer County, Riley has said, and residents in this community deserve not only an explanation, but an appeal for their forgiveness.

  • Shaping up for next year

    The Spencer County Bears finished up their fifth year of playing a full varsity football schedule earlier this month with a 3-8 record for first-year coach Wes Napper. While in terms of wins and losses, the season might not seem to be a success, the program itself looks to be in pretty good shape for next year.

  • SCHS donates $791.75 to Habitat for Humanity

    Kaitlyn Culver could only stand by and watch last year as volunteers power-tooled their way toward building the county’s first Habitat for Humanity house. Instead, the then high school junior found other ways to help, like serving homemade ham sandwiches and potato salad to hungry workers.

    “It’s just a good organization to be involved with,” said Culver, now a senior at Spencer County High School. “Out of all the organizations I’ve been involved with, it seemed to have the biggest impact. It completely changes people’s lives.”

  • ELECTION 2010: Travelstead, Fulkerson file

    Last week, two more political newcomers filed their intentions to run for public offices in 2010.

    Richard Travelstead will be running as a Republican for the Taylorsville magisterial seat and Laura Nation Fulkerson has chosen to run for county clerk on the Democratic ticket.

  • Silver Dollar Cafe is open for business

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Silver Dollar Cafe, located in the heart of Mt. Eden, is a family-owned and operated restaurant. They feature daily specials Monday through Friday and are open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Several people joined owner Jim Henson and his wife, Linda, recently in celebrating their opening with a ribbon cutting.