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Today's News

  • Riley wants a review of county occupational tax

    Elk Creek Magistrate John Riley asked that fiscal court review the county’s budget at the April 20 meeting to see if the occupational tax could be lowered.

    “In 2007, we found ourselves in a very different budget crisis,” said Riley. “We were past the deadline to impose an insurance premium tax to get us out of the hole we were in. At that point, our only option was an occupational tax.”

  • Old Taylorsville may become a boom town

     Many times you hear Spencer County referred to as a “bedroom community” because so many people who live here work in Louisville, Shelbyville or elsewhere. These commuters return to their bedrooms in Spencer, sack out for the night, and head to work again the next day.

    A major reason for this is, of course, that Spencer County doesn’t have enough large employers.

  • Field of dreams: Grizzlies grab wins on new playing turf

    Hours before the first pitch, coaches and volunteers of the Spencer County Middle School baseball team were busy trying to prep a field that had been soaked by two inches of rain just a little more than 24 hours before.

    But by game time, the field was playable and those who wandered in early got to see an example of the work and dedication that made the day possible in the first place.

    Two years ago, the middle school did not have a baseball program, and now they’ve got a winning product on the field, and just as importantly, a winning field to call their own.

  • Habitat success result of volunteer efforts and donations

    Thanks to the individuals and businesses that have devoted time and given donations to make our local Habitat a success story. Not only have we been able to build a home, locally - a tithe has been sent to Latin America where a second home was built, through the generosity of Spencer Countians! Last month’s Habitat Board meeting went high-tech and video-conferenced with the Habitat affiliate, in Honduras, where the home was built. They were so appreciative of the kindness shown by our County.

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  • Schubert takes grand and reserve grand champion

    APS Eneta Rose won grand champion female and APS Forever Lady 128 won reserve grand champion female at the 2009 Tennessee Angus Association Show & Sale, March 14 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Anne Patton Schubert, of Taylorsville, (seen in middle) consigned both animals.

  • Last day for students May 29

    Spencer County won’t accept a governor’s pardon for school days missed because of winter ice storms. Instead, the district will extend its calendar to account for lost instructional time, according to Superintendent Chuck Adams.

    The last school day for students will likely be May 29, he said.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill late last month to allow districts to waive up to 10 missed days of school because of February’s havoc-wreaking ice storm. At its peak, the storm left almost 800,000 without power and cut off drinking water to more than 200,000.

  • New Snappy Tomato franchise to employ 20

    Snappy Tomato Pizza –– the Northern Kentucky-based franchise specializing in homemade pizzas, hoagies, salads and “snappetizers “ –– will open a site here as early as May. It will occupy a more than 1,000 square-foot unit in Settlers Center off KY 155. The restaurant will offer carry-out service and home delivery within a 10-mile radius, a company spokesperson said. 

  • BUSINESS MATTERS: Free edition today

    Many of you found something that you did not expect to see when you went to your mailbox and found today’s edition of the Spencer Magnet. Customarily, it is towards the end of July each year, as families work hard to prepare for the upcoming school year that we, too, are working hard at the Magnet to publish and distribute our annual Back to School countywide  sample edition.  Last summer, over 9,300 copies of the Magnet were printed and distributed not only to our regular subscribers, but to every household and business in the entire county.

  • Eastern tent caterpillars grow in population

    Experts report that eastern tent caterpillars have begun hatching in central Kentucky and that their population numbers are trending up.