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  • Court redirects KACo loan for lot purchase

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court last week approved the redirection of KACo lease funds to purchase the vacant lot next to the County Judge-Executive’s office. The vote was 4-2, with Magistrates Brian Bayers and Hobert Judd voting no, echoing their initial opposition to the purchase last year.

    The court agreed in November to purchase the lot at an estimated price of around $90,000. It was discussed then that the money would be borrowed.

  • What’s Happening - Week of January 10, 2018

    Circuit Clerk’s Holiday Closing

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, January 15th, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th at 7:30 am.

    Spencer County Clerk’s Holiday Closing

  • Frozen water tank is not leaking

     

    The water tower in Mt. Eden is not leaking, although the ice that’s formed on the outside of the tower and the ground below gives that impression.

  • Poll shows support for raising cigarette tax

    Seven of 10 Kentucky voters favor raising the state’s cigarette tax by $1 a pack, according to a new poll released by the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow, which favors the measure.

    The poll, conducted Dec. 13-18 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, found that 69 percent of registered voters surveyed supported a $1 cigarette-tax increase. The current 60-cent tax is about one-third of the national average of $1.71 per pack.

  • Titans shooting too much for Bears in 66-48 loss

     

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15

     

    Celebrating the courage to speak up about things that matter

    "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

    – Martin Luther King Jr.

    To remember a dream: the importance of non-violence

  • Letters policy for election season

    If you’ve been following The Spencer Magnet over the past several weeks, you’ve noticed that the list of candidates for public office has been growing week by week. The four-year election cycle has spun and we find ourselves in the middle of another campaign season, and that typically means an increase in letters to the editor.

    We welcome those letters and feel that part of a community newspaper’s job is to provide a forum for citizens to speak out on the issues that will play a vital role in the upcoming election.

  • Fire Dept. offers tips on dealing with bitter cold

    The bitter cold not only brings discomfort, it can also bring danger. As homeowners work to keep their houses warm in this frigid air, there are safety reminders that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department would like to share with residents.

  • Kentucky State Police battling with old, outdated vehicles and other equipment

    It’s easy to spot drivers zipping down Kentucky highways well above the speed limit. But stopping them isn’t as simple as you might think.

    Troopers must push their cruisers up to 120 mph or beyond, often crossing grassy medians and fishtailing to catch up.

    Experiencing this adrenaline-fueled bumpy ride, one thing becomes clear — you want to be in a car you trust.

    And that’s a “dire” problem for Kentucky State Police. They don’t trust their aging cars.

  • Taylorsville Lake Park manager removed over internal matter

    The former manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park has lost his job and is facing criminal charges after an internal investigation by the Department of Parks. However, County Attorney Ken Jones said it doesn’t appear the manager had any criminal intent and the charges may be dropped.

    Troy Koon took over as the park’s manager back in June. At some point in September, there were questions about receipts for firewood purchased by the park. Ultimately, Koon was charged with providing “unsworn falsification to authorities.”