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  • Local farm boy turned soldier killed in Vietnam

    Dale Yates remembers the knock on the door. It was a methodical, official sounding knock at their Mt. Eden farm house early in the morning that caught the attention of he and his brother as they were getting ready for school in late September, 1969.

  • An Angel in the Outfield

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association honored the memory of Stephanie Bleemel-Huff Saturady during a ceremony at Ray Jewell Park. Huff, a dedicated volunteer for youth baseball, died unexpectedly earlier this year. Her family, which included her husband Chuck, pictured at right, and their three children, along with her parents and siblings,  stood on the field as teams participated in a balloon release in her honor. Afterwards, the  teams filed by the family for handshakes and hugs.

  • Election changes court

    The votes have been counted, some hotly contested races have been decided, and Spencer County residents will get a brief respite from electioneering before the November General Election.
    The voters were clear that they wanted change in some races, while they opted for the incumbent in others. One major change coming to Spencer County government in 2019 will be that fiscal court will see at least four new faces.

  • Budget debate begains

    Old wounds continue to fester among the members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, and that became evident during a special meeting held last week to discuss the 2018-19 budget.
    Issues that have plagued the court, from the mold issue at the sheriff’s office two years ago, to the purchase of a vacant lot next to the courthouse, were raised as some magistrates reacted to an austere budget proposal put forth by Judge-Executive John Riley.

  • An Angel in the Outfield
  • Decision 2018

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In an effort to help citizens make an informed decision during the  upcoming elections, The Spencer Magnet is conducting surveys of candidates who will be facing opposition in the upcoming May Primary.
    Two candidates have filed for the office of Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk. Both are Republicans and the winner will not be opposed in the November election.

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  • Budget debate begins

    Old wounds continue to fester among the members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, and that became evident during a special meeting held last week to discuss the 2018-19 budget.
    Issues that have plagued the court, from the mold issue at the sheriff’s office two years ago, to the purchase of a vacant lot next to the courthouse, were raised as some magistrates reacted to an austere budget proposal put forth by Judge-Executive John Riley.

  • Fundraiser helps family with Haitian adoption

     

  • Loop road already on the fast track as state budgets $2 million for study

    A project to build a loop road from Interstate 65 to Interstate 71 is on the fast track to getting started.
    Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget included $2 million for a study on the road.
    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts announced on Tuesday that a request for proposal for the study has been let and the deadline to submit quotes will be May 30.
    The notice to proceed will be given by Aug. 10, 2018, with the final report due by Oct. 2, 2019.