http://www.spencermagnet.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Digging in on a hot day http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/digging-hot-day <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/061_0.jpg" alt="Participants in the watermelon eating contest chow down to see who is the best. From left to right: Sharon Thomas, Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Melissa Butler, Elk Creek Fire Department, Bill Wood, Taylorsville Fire Department, Zac Moore Spencer County EMS and Corey Raisor, Taylorsville Fire Department. Thomas won the contest." title="Participants in the watermelon eating contest chow down to see who is the best. From left to right: Sharon Thomas, Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Melissa Butler, Elk Creek Fire Department, Bill Wood, Taylorsville Fire Department, Zac Moore Spencer County EMS and Corey Raisor, Taylorsville Fire Department. Thomas won the contest." align="left" hspace="6" width="165" height="85" /> Cheek faces hearing on campaign finance violations http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/cheek-faces-hearing-campaign-finance-violations <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cheekwoodie2014.jpg" alt="Woodie Cheek" title="Woodie Cheek" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Road department to remove campaign signs http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/road-department-remove-campaign-signs <p> Spencer County Fiscal Court Judge Executive Bill Karrer issued an order effective September 17, which authorizes and directs the Spencer County Road Department to remove any and all objects, signs, features, structures or other encroachments from county right-of-ways.<br /> Karrer said that the policy was instituted because the judge received complaints from adjoining property owners to right of ways regarding the placing of political signs. Karrer said that while he couldn&rsquo;t do anything about state and city right of ways, he could do something about county right of ways.<br /> City approves Ingram as Main St. manager http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/city-approves-ingram-main-st-manager <p> The Taylorsville City Commission approved appointing Commissioner Beverly Ingram to temporarily fill the position of Main Street manager upon the resignation of Annette King and approved hiring Kenneth Stewart to fill the recently created major position with the Taylorsville Police Department last Tuesday during the commission&rsquo;s regularly scheduled meeting.<br /> Spencer native makes every day count http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/spencer-native-makes-every-day-count <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/heart_walk_2.jpg" alt="Steve Travis, a Spencer County native, and his daughter Tovah, 4, prepare a healthy batch of popcorn at home." title="Steve Travis, a Spencer County native, and his daughter Tovah, 4, prepare a healthy batch of popcorn at home." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> by Zach Morgan</p> Team Blake is ready to celebrate http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/team-blake-ready-celebrate <p> by Ashley Wilkins</p> <p> Landmark News Service</p> Elementary school students work with community leaders http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/elementary-school-students-work-community-leaders <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/leadership.jpg" alt="Spencer County Elementary School students present famous quotes from leaders throughout history. Students broke off into groups of three to six and met with local area leaders to learn more about their assigned leaders backgrounds." title="Spencer County Elementary School students present famous quotes from leaders throughout history. Students broke off into groups of three to six and met with local area leaders to learn more about their assigned leaders backgrounds." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /> Burglars pose as electric company personnel http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/burglars-pose-electric-company-personnel <p> Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump spoke with the Spencer Magnet Friday afternoon to alert citizens in Spencer County to two suspected burglars who have been posing as electric company personnel to gain access to victim&#39;s homes.<br /> According to Stump the two suspects went to a home on Townhill Road and a home on Bloomfield Road posing as electric company employees Wednesday afternoon. The individuals are identified as a white female, approximately 30 years of age with blond hair and a male, possibly Hispanic.<br />