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Today's News

  • Shelby landfill will not accept dead animals

    Farmers with dead livestock on their hands will not be able to get rid of them by sending them to the convenience center in Waddy.

    The 109 (solid waste) Board voted last Monday no longer to accept dead livestock at its facility on Kings Highway near Waddy. Citing costs to the county and uncertainty about how to deal with potentially diseased animals, the board voted unanimously to bar farmers from bringing in dead livestock.

    “I just don’t think we should go there,” board chair Don Cubert said.

  • LETTER: Action must be taken to help dogs

    I was just appalled at the letter last week from Lois Allen of Taylorsville about the way the dogs in her neighborhood are being treated.

    Has anyone reported them to the ASPCA or animal control???  Has your newspaper tried to do anything??

    One dog stuck all alone in a back yard and his only shelter is a tree, left out in the cold and rain. Another in a five by five pen way in the back yard in the cold and rain and then the black dog tied in his front yard with a chain.

  • Legislative Updates: Representative Brad Montell

    This week the major discussion and media emphasis in Kentucky have been on the funding that we will receive from the federal stimulus package. It is anticipated that Spencer County will be given money for road, education, health and welfare, sewer and water issues. While the stimulus money will no doubt help with the projected budget shortfall in the near-term, I am concerned about the incredible debt this plan creates, which will take decades for our kids and grandkids (the taxpayers) to repay.

  • Legislative Updates: Senator Gary Tapp

    This week, as the 2009 Session resumed, we passed or moved along bills aimed at holding your government and electoral processes visible and publically accountable, from campaigns to officeholders to lobbyists.

  • Main Street: Second phase right around the corner

    The second phase of the Main Street renovation project was shifted into drive after Taylorsville City Commissioners approved a design concept last Tuesday night.

    Presenting the design was Main Street Committee Chairman John Shircliffe, who provided commissioners with a glimpse of what the area could look like using several computer-generated drawings. Shircliffe said plans now are to contact private property owners and businesses along the affected area to make sure they are still in agreement with the parking configuration between Main Cross and Jefferson Street.

  • Local students make 2009 all-state choir

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County High School students Danielle Curtsinger and Christi Shindlebower were selected to the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2009 All State Choir. The two joined other Kentucky music students selected for participation following auditions, and spent three days rehearsing in Louisville, culminating with a performance at the Kentucky Center for the Arts last month.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following Spencer County Grand Jury indictments were filed February 19, 2009.

    • Troy S. Waldridge, of 108 Railroad Street, was indicted on three drug-related felony charges for an incident that occurred about December 17, 2008. Waldridge faces manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking and possession of meth and possession of drug parahernalia, a Class A misdemenor.

    • Justin Stahmer, of Louisville, is facing a Class C felony indictment for assault in the second degree for an incident occurring around September 23, 2008 in Spencer County.

  • SCMS archery team heads to district

    The Spencer County Middle School archery team placed third in a regional tournament Saturday held at Moore Traditional School.

  • Faith for Today: Learning to forgive

    Mary Karr’s uncle had endured long enough!  The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to separate his own house into two halves.  He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoken in months.  He had enough.  He divided his house and moved her portion a few hundred feet away.  The two of them finished their years on earth living on the same farm, in the same house… living two very separate lives.

  • School news briefs

    Kindergarten

    registration

    Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held through March 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2009 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.

    To be fully enrolled the following must be on file:

    • Proof of residency

    • A copy of the original birth certificate (not a hospital certificate)

    • A copy of the student’s Social Security card

    • Current immunization certificate