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Today's News

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District Court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in district court on August 14, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Ross D. Jones (b. 1968). Charge #1, disregarding stop sign. Pled guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs. Charge #2, no/expired registration plates. Pled guilty. $20 fine.

    Nicholas S. Steiden (b. 1986). Failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense. Pled guilty. $500 fine, $400 conditionally discharged with 12 months insurance monitoring plus $143 court costs.

  • District notes bright spots in mixed results of NCLB

    The sentiment expressed at Monday night’s school board meeting was one of disappointment over the “mixed results” of recently released test scores.

    The Kentucky Department of Education released data last Wednesday indicating how well schools and districts performed in relation to the federal-mandated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and in the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) administered in the 2008-09 school year. 

  • Teacher nabs robbery suspect

    A 20-year-old Mt. Washington man was arrested by police shortly after holding up a gas station in Taylorsville Wednesday afternoon.

    Curtis A. Blandford, of 270 Harrison Circle, was charged with second degree robbery and taken to Shelby County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $10,000.

    Blandford was in police custody within 30 minutes of his alleged robbery of Country Mart’s fuel station. Lt. Rick Jewell, of the Taylorsville Police Department, said credit for the quick arrest goes to Jacob Barmore, a teacher at Spencer County High School.

  • Church happenings

    Yard Sale at First Baptist

    The youth at First Baptist Church will hold their annual yard sale Saturday. Items include clothing (all sizes), miscellaneous household items, holiday decorations, toys, electronics, furniture, and many more treasures. Sale hours will be from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with super discounts starting at noon. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to fund the youth trip to Centrifuge.

    Lighthouse Baptist New Fall Schedule

  • LETTER: Stump driver trainer of year

    Congratulations to Mitzi Stump who has been awarded State Driver Trainer of the year by the Kentucky Association for Pupil Transportation.

    She was selected by the Directors of Transportation in our state. She will also be KAPT’s quest at the annual fall conference in Lexington September 29 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center.

    I want to personally thank her for her dedication to the Transportation Department and helping to keep riding the bus safe for our kids. Excellent job Mitzi!

    Jack Senior

    SCPS Transportation Department

  • Suspect turns himself into police

    After being on the run for three months, a Bloomfield man turned himself over to police last Wednesday.

    Steven K. Waldridge, 44, was wanted by police for one count of incest by forcible compulsion/incapable of consent by someone under 18 and one count of rape in the first degree. He allegedly ran from Kentucky State Police earlier this summer while they were attempting to serve a warrant.

  • LETTER: Youth baseball thanks sponsors

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association would like to thank everyone who helped out this year to make our season great.

  • Foutch indicted on drug charges

    James T. Foutch was indicted by Spencer County Grand Jury Sept. 10 for the felony count of trafficking methamphetamine in the county on or about May 26, 2009.

    Other related felony indictments include possession of the illegal drug, possession by a subsequent offender and possession of drug paraphernalia, in the form of needles and a scale.

    Foutch was also cited with two misdemeanor indictments of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of marijuana. According to court records, Foutch was carrying brass knuckles.

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

    What’s Happening is intended for publicizing public meetings, notices, non-profit and events that are free to the community. The Spencer Magnet will make every effort to run announcements that meet our guidelines at least once, but will not guarantee publication. Announcements will be published as space is available.

    Absentee machine for Wet/Dry vote now open

  • Exploring faith factor in the alcohol vote

    Evangelicals could impede a referendum to allow alcohol sales in Spencer County – a high turnout from spiritual voters in the Oct. 20 special election, would likely keep the county spirits-less.

    Despite proponents who cite economic advantages, as well as studies which show few links between alcohol and increased crime, some say the vote to allow alcohol sales here could come down to a matter of faith.