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Today's News

  • Sheriff gets clean audit on tax settlement account

    State Auditor Crit Luallen recently released the audit of the Sheriff’s Settlement - 2010 Taxes for Spencer County Sheriff, Donald “Buddy” Stump, for the period Jan. 1, 2011 through April 15, 2011.
    State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Redistricting to lead off 2012 session

    Right up front I want to thank the Kentucky Standard, the Pioneer News, and the Spencer Magnet for faithfully printing these columns. I know they don’t do it as a favor to me, but rather to you, their readers. They know that these columns are my writing to you, rather than a stock piece from a staffer in the House. A friend from Spencer County told me once that he liked my writing; said it was at fourth-grade level, so he could understand it. I’m pretty sure he meant it as a compliment, even though he has a college degree or two.

  • PHOTO: Local woman‘s poem selected for book

    Taylorsville resident Kathy S. Shingleton Jamison recently had a poem entitled, “Shining Star” published in Eber and Wein’s 2011 “From a Window: Sights Unseen” contest series.

    Jamison said she has been writing all of her life and this was not the first time she’s been selected for publication. Her poem, “Shining Star,” highlights the story of the Christmas star, which shined above the stable where Jesus was kept in his first days. The poetry book can be purchased through Amazon.com.

  • PHOTO: Local officer recognized

    On Dec. 15, in Lexington, Taylorsville Police Officer Daniel Wills received an award for his efforts in combating intoxicated drivers on the streets in the community.
     

  • PHOTOS: Shop with a Trooper assists local families this Christmas

    Kentucky State Police’s Shop with a Trooper program helped 28 Spencer County children and youth have a merry Christmas this year.

  • Police chief offers tips for safe, responsible holiday parties

    Hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year? Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis shared the following tips to host your party responsibly:
    1. Control access to the alcohol you provide.
    • Avoid serving from common sources such as kegs or punch bowls.
    • Consider hiring a trained professional to serve drinks at your party.
    • Be sure that whoever does pour the drinks is not consuming alcohol and monitors other guests’ consumption.

  • Heating assistance program’s crisis component to begin Jan. 4
  • Email, text alert service returns to Taylorsville Police Department

    Nixle, the alert service used to provide Taylorsville residents with text message and email alerts in emergency situations, is back in action.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis sent a message to former subscribers a couple of weeks ago to let them know the service was back in use.

    “Taylorsville Police are back on line with Nixle,” the alert said. “We will try to keep you updated on community events. Tell your friends to register.”

  • District improvement plan to focus on individualized learning

    Editor’s note: This is the first 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. In this week’s article, readers can find the goals and objectives set for the district during the 2012-2013 school year. Make sure to pick up next week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet for part two, which will outline how the district plans to fund and implement its objectives.

  • On Christmas Day, she moved

    By Lisa King | Landmark News Service
    Denisse Escareno’s family members were praying for a Christmas miracle. They hoped the doctors were wrong about her being brain dead.

    On Christmas Day, they got that miracle.

    Escareno, 24, the assault victim viciously beaten and left by the side of the road, moved her fingers and toes, her roommate Melody Riddle said Tuesday.

    “We went up to see her on Christmas Day, and Krissi took the kids,” she said.