http://www.spencermagnet.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en In the dog house - Local woman spends weekend in animal shelter to prove a point http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/dog-house-local-woman-spends-weekend-animal-shelter-prove-point <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sparrow_in_shelter.jpg" alt="Paula Sparrow spent the weekend living the life of a shelter dog to demonstrate that the facilities are clean and humane, although small. Her efforts garnered a number of donations, to the shelter including a check for $1,000." title="Paula Sparrow spent the weekend living the life of a shelter dog to demonstrate that the facilities are clean and humane, although small. Her efforts garnered a number of donations, to the shelter including a check for $1,000." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Paula Sparrow&rsquo;s roommates this weekend included a beagle/shepherd mix named Sheeba and a large pit bull, aptly named Goliath. These weren&rsquo;t dogs Sparrow had stay at her home. Instead, Sparrow crashed at their place, the Spencer County Animal Shelter.</p> <p> Spending the weekend living as one of the shelter animals was Sparrow&rsquo;s way of calling attention to what she said is the good care provided by local shelter employees and volunteers, as well as highlighting the need for a new shelter.</p> Teen hides as home is burglarized http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/teen-hides-home-burglarized <p> A local teen was able to avoid a potentially dangerous confrontation during a home invasion recently as he kept quiet and alerted authorities.</p> <p> The teenager, who is not being identified, was house sitting at a home in Elk Creek last Sunday night when two individuals broke into the home. The teen&rsquo;s mother was able to relate how the incident unfolded.</p> Nuisance ordinance OK’d http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/nuisance-ordinance-ok%E2%80%99d <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/limpp_litter.jpg" alt="EMS DIrector Chris Limpp demonstrates the ease in which first responders can remove patients using a new Rescue Tactical Litter during Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The court agreed to purchase four such litters for the Ambulance Service." title="EMS DIrector Chris Limpp demonstrates the ease in which first responders can remove patients using a new Rescue Tactical Litter during Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The court agreed to purchase four such litters for the Ambulance Service." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> After several attempts in recent months, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a county nuisance ordinance that was considerably shorter and perhaps less intrusive than the one originally proposed earlier in the year.</p> <p> Earlier versions of the ordinance proposed would have allowed for the use of aerial photography to determine if property owners were in violation, and also included broader language pertaining to vehicles, trailers and boats that could have been deemed abandoned.</p> SCMS Drama Competition Club win awards http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/scms-drama-competition-club-win-awards <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2017_kta_awards.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="179" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> SCHS band strikes up fundraising effort http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/schs-band-strikes-fundraising-effort <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/schs_band.jpg" alt="The Spencer County High School Band performed recently at the opening of the new Spencer County Public LIbrary. The band is hoping to raise money for new instruments and equipment." title="The Spencer County High School Band performed recently at the opening of the new Spencer County Public LIbrary. The band is hoping to raise money for new instruments and equipment." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Spencer County High School band provides the soundtrack to so many events in the community. From ball games, parades, grand openings and other celebrations, the band is there to make the atmosphere more festive and lively.</p> <p> But to keep the music alive, the band could use a little help. Age has taken it&rsquo;s toll on many of the instruments and other equipment and band director Tara Alcorn is spearheading a fundraising effort to snare some new drums and improve their inventory.</p> State AG seeks help from churches in fighting scams http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/state-ag-seeks-help-churches-fighting-scams <p> Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced six additional members of the faith-based community are partnering with his office to protect local congregations and the communities they serve from con artists and the latest scams.</p> <p> Congregations in Bowling Green, Frankfort, Henderson and Louisville have joined Beshear&rsquo;s 2017 Interfaith Travel Series Scam Alerts, hosted by Beshear&rsquo;s Office of Senior Protection, being held currently at 30 different locations around the state.</p> Business holds ribbon cutting http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/business-holds-ribbon-cutting <img src="http://www.spencermagnet.com/sites/www.spencermagnet.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sassybunny2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="75" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Sassy Bunny Gift and Home Decor Shop recently held a ribbon cutting to formally announce their arrival in downtown Taylorsville. The shop is located at 51 West Main Street and features a variety of unique gift items and home decor. The owner of the store is Courtney Humes and it is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.</p> What’s happening - Week of March 22, 2017 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/what%E2%80%99s-happening-week-march-22-2017 <p> <strong>Early Childhood Screenings</strong><br /> <br /> Spencer County Preschool and Headstart Early Childhood Screening is being offered on April 28th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and May 12, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.</p> <p> The Early Childhood screening is for all Spencer County children 3 and 4 years of age. The screening will assess the areas of hearing, cognitive skills, speech/language, self-help adaptive skills, socialization, and/or motor development.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p>