http://www.spencermagnet.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Murder mars Easter Day http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/murder-mars-easter-day <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/inmateimg042017zzz2012056447_04172017025635.jpg" alt="KANDY R. BENNETT" title="KANDY R. BENNETT" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The calm of Easter afternoon was shattered by gunfire Sunday, as police say a woman shot and killed her husband at their home in Cottonwood Estates.</p> <p> Mark Bennett, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday evening a little after 6 p.m. and his wife, Kandy Bennett, 40, was arrested and charged with murder in an incident that left neighbors shocked and unsettled. Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert said an autopsy was being conducted Monday, but noted that Bennett had been shot multiple times.</p> Lack of Sheriff Office activity concerns Riley http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/lack-sheriff-office-activity-concerns-riley <p> Citing an increase of calls that Taylorsville City Police and Kentucky State Police are responding to in the county, Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley said the court needs to review the office and duties of Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.</p> <p> Riley handed members of the court with records documenting the increase in calls being taken by law enforcement agencies other than the sheriff&rsquo;s office, and said he&rsquo;s had conversations with city officials who are also concerned.</p> Board eyes athletic complex, bus garage http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/board-eyes-athletic-complex-bus-garage <p> Spencer County High School&rsquo;s athletic program could get a much-needed facelift as members of the school board are considering a $2.8 million project for an athletic and academic complex to be build near the school&rsquo;s athletic fields. It&rsquo;s part of a possible $5 million investment that will also include refurbishing the track around the football field, improved tennis courts and lights for the baseball field, as well as bus garage and maintenance facility to be located near the new Taylorsville Elementary School.</p> Drama club to present “Annie” http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/drama-club-present-%E2%80%9Cannie%E2%80%9D <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/annie_rehearsal.jpg" alt="Cast members of “ANNIE” practiced Monday at the Spencer County Middle School in preparation for the production that will begin a three-day run this Friday." title="Cast members of “ANNIE” practiced Monday at the Spencer County Middle School in preparation for the production that will begin a three-day run this Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Dressed in costume and rehearsing their lines, songs and dances, the cast of the Spencer County Middle School and High School Drama Club&rsquo;s production of &ldquo;Annie&rdquo; labored earlier this week to prepare for their upcoming performance.<br /> The three-day run of the show will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. Two shows will be held on Saturday and Sunday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a benefit dinner held Saturday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. (See details in &ldquo;What&rsquo;s Happening&rdquo; on page A2).</p> Online voting could net Stidger House $100,000 for repairs http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/online-voting-could-net-stidger-house-100000-repairs <p> Efforts to help refurbish the Stidger House and establish a museum for Spencer County history could get a boost from social media, thanks to the work of some volunteers who trying to bring attention to the historical site.<br /> <br /> County exits Edgewater lease http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/county-exits-edgewater-lease <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edgewater_sign_feb_17_1.jpg" alt="The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted last week to exit a lease agreement they had on 300 acres of property that is home to Edgewater Resort." title="The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted last week to exit a lease agreement they had on 300 acres of property that is home to Edgewater Resort." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Earth Day 2017 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/earth-day-2017 <p> <strong>The importance of environmental literacy</strong></p> Community-wide Easter Event http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/community-wide-easter-event <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8609.jpg" alt="Natalie Johnson held a young chick at a booth during the event. " title="Natalie Johnson held a young chick at a booth during the event. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Saturday provided a picture-perfect day for the community to celebrate Easter. Spencer Christian Church and Taylorsville Community Church came together to host a community-wide event at the high school that featured egg hunts, free food, activities and fun for area families.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>